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« on: February 26, 2010 11:56:28 PM »

Here is an example of my latest shrink plastic exploits, I really feel like I expanded my coloring ability with this project! I was excited about how detailed the charms could be and still be a small size.







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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010 12:06:52 AM »

I want it I want it I want it!!

Whew.  Now that that is out of my system, I can calmly say that this is the coolest use of shrink plastic EVER.  Up until this second I have had no interest in trying to use the shrinky dink stuff.  I may have to try it now!

Great bracelet, great project!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010 12:07:52 AM »

This is wonderful! Gotta love chunky charm bracelets! >.< Super well done- I love the coloring/shading! Super vibrant ^_^ Did you trace the characters or freehand them? Also (this is probably a silly question), where does one purchase shrinky-plastic? ... sans the childrens kit o.O?
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010 12:26:32 AM »

Thanks BethieB! I take it as a high compliment that you would want to try a new craft medium because of my work!

Soshespeaks - I traced them, I had to make several of them and I needed them to be all the same so I really had no other choice. Although I think it would be a fun challenge to come up with my own illustrations, I get my shrink plastic at Hobby Lobby, but it is also available online. I use the Shrinky Dink Rough and Ready kind.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010 01:45:28 AM »

Awh! I love this! I wisted it!
So great!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010 04:41:54 AM »

Love it Love it Love it!   Would like permission to share your wonderful bracelet with the kids in my jewelry class?  I teach at a school for special needs kids in Pittsburgh, PA, and I'm trying to push them beyond hearts and smiley faces for their polyshrink projects... without a whole lot of success!  Wink 

Typically, I order sheets of polyshrink through Sax Arts & Craftgs catalog, but you have to sand it yourself.  If there's a Pat Catan's craft store near you, they carry ShrinkyDink brand in packets as well - I'm sure I've seen it online.

 I think our teachers have as much fun with polyshrink as the kids do! (if not more!)
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010 04:48:37 AM »

love this! wisting it for sure. I may have to pull out my old shrinky dink paper and copy the concept.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010 06:48:15 AM »

I love that bracelet, there must be a lot of work put into it.  I want to try playing with this shrinky dink stuff.  Never really knew what it was before.  You have inspired me.  I love that you have used the alice in wonderland characters.  Also I was wondering, did you use specific markers or what kind can I use, or are any old markers good for the vibrant look that you got? Also, did you seal it with anything? Thanks. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010 12:28:19 PM »

Yahooo, this rocks!

I'm loving it. Have to try this, last time I did, I was just a little girl.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010 12:41:26 PM »

I love that bracelet, there must be a lot of work put into it.  I want to try playing with this shrinky dink stuff.  Never really knew what it was before.  You have inspired me.  I love that you have used the alice in wonderland characters.  Also I was wondering, did you use specific markers or what kind can I use, or are any old markers good for the vibrant look that you got? Also, did you seal it with anything? Thanks. Wink

I used prismacolor colored pencils. They are the best thing for this! Markers will end up transparent. Also to answer your second question, yes, they are sealed with an indoor/outdoor acrylic varnish on the back side of them. The varnish I use is by Delta and it can usually be found near all the acrylic craft paint at a craft store.

Mannon2 - Go ahead and share it! If my work inspires your kids to be more creative, than thats awesome!
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