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« on: May 29, 2006 07:38:40 AM »

Hey craftsters,
It's going to be my first time using shrinkydink... My plan was to draw a few designs with these awesome sharpies that I bought. BUUUT, then I thought to myself, do I really want to put sharpie ink in the oven. I mean, wouldn't it be kinda toxic/flammable? I'm thinking it should be fine. Maybe I just worry too much  Roll Eyes Any thoughts or advice on this would be great. Thanks so much
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006 10:28:17 AM »

I've used sharpies on shrinky dinks without any problems. Sometimes I just use the black to outline, others I use them for the whole thing. Selkie
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006 10:43:40 AM »

Sharpies are actually recommended for shrinkles.... don't worry, any felt pen or crayon works fine on them. BUT, I've found the designs aren't waterproof - but I just put a coat of clear nail polish over the top, and that works just fine.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006 10:48:00 AM »

I think colored pencils work better than sharpies for shrinky dinks . . . . but that's just what I've found. Sharpie always rubbed off, colored pencil didn't, even without something over it like clear nailpolish, which I know a lot of people use.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006 12:03:05 PM »

thank you so much everyone... off I go  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006 12:13:39 PM »

Sharpies and colored pencils are recommended in the packaging, but not oil paints, crayons, or anything waterbased like regular markers.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2006 11:03:40 PM »

i like colored pencils too, but have used sharpies no problem.  i should add:  i use a heat gun to shrink em, and have never smelled anything nasty, just the smell of shrinky dinking!
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