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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2005 08:35:00 PM »

I bought a mixed pack - it came with clear, "translucent" - which is like a frosted finish, white, and black.  So far I've used the clear and translucent, but I've seen the white used and it looks really good.

I've found that all kinds of pens, pencils, permanent and non permanent textas, gel pens etc have all worked really well.  One of the things you can do with the LuckySquirrel polyshrink is sand it lightly, and then almost any marker takes to it really well.  Once its shrunk, a light coat of clear gloss - acrylic craft gloss - about $2 from Spotlight, brings the surface shiny again, and the colours are amazingly vibrant and perfect.

I'm loving it.
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2005 09:08:32 PM »

wow, i'mplannignan adventure to brisbane soon just find this fabled 'warehouse'
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2005 09:57:52 PM »

i'm about to get some from workshop it , the white, i'll let you know how it goes....
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2006 08:56:06 AM »

anybody feel like sending me some inkjet printer stuff? i will pay you handsomely in craft or funds made of money.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2006 10:38:25 PM »

Just went to workshop it (melbourne) today - and they only hv the black sheets left. It's A$14.35 for 6 sheets there. They are not sure when the new orders for the clear ones will come.

Anyhow, some online surfing got me to www.polymerclay.com.au - which has all 4 types of polyshrink - A$13.95 for 8 sheets, but don't know what the postage is.
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2006 03:57:39 AM »

About the shrinking of chip packets does anyone know how to actually doe this? I mean like how long to leave it in the oven for.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2006 11:35:14 PM »

I haven't done it in years, but when we used to do it I think we'd just watch the chip packets until they were small. And then we'd take it out, let it cool, and take a hole punch to it to make it into a keyring Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2006 09:49:08 PM »

I found some!  I found some! I found some!  I found some!  I found some!  I found some!  I found some!   Grin
He he.  Can you tell I'm a little excited about it?  I found a little book that comes with four pages of shrinky paper.  The paper isn't big, but hey, the whole deal only set me back ten Aussie bucks.  It will keep me busy while I wait for on-line purchases to arrive anyway.  Oh yeah, it was from Borders.  I wish I'd thought to look there earlier, because I already knew it was an American franchise.  And they do seem to have almost everything.  I figure most capital cities will have a Borders store, but I can assure you Brisbane is out of stock.  I took the last one.  The sales guy there said they are happy to order stuff in for folks.
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006 01:33:45 AM »

Thanks for letting us know, Miss_ Vicki, but Borders, really!?  What section of Borders was it in?
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2006 10:12:09 PM »

Yup!  Borders really.  In the childerns section.  There is a Klutz stand full of fun craft kits and books for kiddies.  There was quilting, sculpey, hair braiding, how-to-draw-Marvel-heros and shrinky dinks.
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