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« on: March 31, 2007 09:58:53 PM »

Have any of you who work with shrinky dinks found a good way to seal the designs?  I made a bunch of pieces into jewelry a while back, and over time the sharpie on the glossy side wore off.  The pencil rough side is mostly intact, though maybe a tiny bit smeary.

I tried painting polyurethane sealer on the pieces after they were shrunk and cooled, and this seemed to work, but over time, this starts to flake and/or peel off, taking the design with it.

Has anyone tried spray-on sealer, like Krylon?  Or has anyone come up with a better idea?


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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007 09:46:10 PM »

With the printable shrinky dink paper I've used clear nail polish and it works well.

« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007 01:03:56 AM »

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In this link you can found your answer regarding spray. It's approximately at the first page.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007 09:00:57 AM »

The Krylon works great.  Everyone else may already know this but the trick is to not get the spray really close to the plastic.  I kept holding the can too close and the design would bleed and look blurry. The can says to hold the spray 10-12 in. away, but for me that was still too close.  I would hold it farther away and just press the nozzle quickly once or twice and then go back and do another few coats later.  After I started doing it this way, no more bleeding!  Grin

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