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« on: June 13, 2010 04:16:29 PM »

After seeing the idea here on craftster I decided to give remelting SD plastic a go to use up some scraps!


This is the grass one


And this is the underwater scene. Sadly I didn't know which way up to place the pieces with this one so the fish got slightly cindered but I now know for next time!

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010 04:35:12 PM »

I love this! It looks almost like painted glass.

Can you tell us more about the "re-melting" process? What have you used for the clear backing? Is that shrinky material, as well?

Have you made any more of these? They're very cute, clever, and stylish!

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010 04:41:22 PM »

Thank you!  Grin

Its all SD plastic. All you do is shrink them separately first, then stack them to form overall project and reheat until they fuse. For the roundness of the grassy one which I love I melted it a little longer then the fish one.
 
I also made a seahorse one but sold it before I managed to photograph it!

I have about another 10 ready for melting, I just need the time!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010 04:48:39 PM »

. . .I also made a seahorse one but sold it before I managed to photograph it!

Ah, phooey! I'm a big fan of seahorses (as you can probably tell from my avatar), I would love to have seen it! I'm sure it's adorable.

I just happen to have some shrinky dink sheets  and now I'm feeling all inspired. I suspect I may be up late tonight. I blame you . . .  Tongue

I'd love to see the rest of your creations when you bake them up!

Good luck,
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p.s. Is another seahorse type among the next 10?
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010 04:58:11 PM »

Yay! I'm glad I have inspired you (so hope you don't mind loosing sleep!  Wink )

I will add another to my collection tomorrow in a distinctive sea-horse shape Smiley
and will add more photos as I bake more up!

Hope you post your photos up too!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010 08:42:15 AM »

These look wonderful!  I haven't managed to find the original idea/instructions that you mentioned, but these look so clear that I'm wondering if you used a particular type of shrink plastic, or if the 2nd heating somehow made them transparent instead of translucent??

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010 10:50:20 AM »

Those came out fabulous! I love how clear you got them!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010 11:08:24 AM »

Thanks everyone for your comments  Grin

As I was adding another post for the remelted SD today I thought I could answer some of your questions! (you can see the post here- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350837.0)

The plastic I used in this post was 'crystal clear' Shrink plastic, the latest post shows you what the frosted plastic looks like once its remelted!
This is a photo of another fish pendant I've been commissioned to make showing the stacking of the pieces before remelting.

You can see here the edges are much sharper then they appear after the remelting

And ..... Just for crazydoc I've managed to find a picture of the little seahorse I used for the pendant I sadly sold before photographing  Grin


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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010 12:24:37 PM »

And ..... Just for crazydoc I've managed to find a picture of the little seahorse I used for the pendant I sadly sold before photographing  Grin
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/216408_15Jun10_P1130049.JPG


PRECIOUS! Thanks so much for posting it. It's just adorable. I'm going to have a little extra time this week, and think these double-melt shrinkies are calling my name. I need to find some of that crystal clear sort first, though.

On an off chance, are you majoring in teaching? I ask b/c I think you'd make a great one!

~CD~

p.s. MUCH better pic of the necklace! I couldn't see the awesome pendant before. Did you present your gift yet? I'll bet the recipient has rarely received a more thoughtful gift from a student in her life! You should snap a pic of her as she opens it!
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010 01:12:20 PM »

I'm glad you like him  Grin he was woven into sea weed (strips melted and then cut in half to lay around him a little nicer as some of the thickness was then reduced) I have drawn up the outline of the next seahorse so will set about colouring him in shortly

Thank you but alas I am not a teacher in the making... maybe I'll hold some crafting classes someday if someone will allow me!  Wink

Hehe I wrapped the gift in a bow, placed a post-it note on the top with a small note and left it on her desk for her to find after her holiday at the end of term. She emailed me to let me know she received it and to thank me for a lovely surprise as she apparently loved them Grin
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