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« on: April 23, 2010 05:07:23 PM »

I realize that I could have spent alot more time on these but I was more interested in experimenting and thought Id share my results. I once again used #6 plastic Cheesy

The one on the left is 3 layers of plastic and the one on the right is 2 layers. I metled them all at the same time and held it down a bit while it melted. The 3 layers I had to shuffle around a bit because it melted wonky but the 2 layer melted down perfect. The 2 layer is so TINY its like the size of a dime, but if you only have scraps to work with what can you do?

This one looks like junk in the picture but its my favorite. I did this one the same as my fishie one on a prior post. I did the water on one side and the sharks on the other, but this time I blended the water a bit with sandpaper so it would be a little softer where the colors all meshed together. I think I might need to find some sort of black backing to hang behind it to balance it off. Not sure what though.
The subject probably requires a bit of an explanation so I hope you'll bear with me Smiley One night last year when I wasn't really paying attention this documentary came on and I got sucked into it and it turned out to be probably the best one Ive ever seen. I stayed up till like 2 in the morning watching it. It was called Sharkwater. Ever since watching it Ive become fascinated with sharks. I REALLY recommend the documentary but be forewarned that it has VERY GRAPHIC film of shark finning....I got the picture off the websites wallpaper, there is supposed to be a little man in the corner but I ended up erasing him because I thought it looked better just being sharks. They do look like sharks right? 
Anyways I am now out of plastic.... Cry Maybe I will order some actual brand name stuff instead of scrounging because that almost seemed harder than looking for brand name shrink plastic. Once I actually make something with them I will probably update here and let you guys see what I did Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010 05:27:22 PM »

Really love those sharks. The others are great too. Wow.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010 05:48:46 PM »

These look awesome! I'm in love with the little sharks, and yes they definitely look like sharks!!!! Watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel has gotten me so interested in them and I've noticed them appearing more and more in my crafts.
Maybe you can use a little piece of black leather/pleather behind the sharks? I've done that for a few of my shrink jewelry and it looks pretty cool.

What did you color them with? I usually use Prismacolor colored pencils but they don't come out looking smooth like yours.

Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010 05:58:48 PM »

The shark one is so neat! It looks like you're looking at them from underneath, like you're way deep in the water. Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010 08:05:02 PM »

love the sharks... always been infatuated with them Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010 08:19:09 PM »

Thanks guys  Grin
And I use pencil crayons, Im not really sure what kind they are because there just a random bunch Ive had for a really long time.
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