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« on: August 22, 2008 05:16:18 PM »

My Mom is a teacher at one of our local highschools. She teaches English, Spanish, and this year she has her first mythology course. One of her favorites to teach is the myth of the Raven from the Pacific Northwest Native Americans. So, I interpreted the image of the Raven from the book she has: Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest. I freehand sketched it on the shrinkydink page, used sharpies to color him, and when he was done baking I used embossing powder and put a few layers of the clear on him to seal him. Mom just has to find a chain for him. I photoed him in the window so that you can see the colors better. I would love feedback, I had alot of fun making him, and Mom loved him.

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008 05:19:14 PM »

I love it! He is so colorful! I never have good luck with shrinky dinks, maybe I should get them out and try again...
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008 05:38:59 PM »

Looks great! Will your mom be using it in her class?
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008 05:45:25 PM »

Looks great! Will your mom be using it in her class?
Yes, she's going to wear it the day that she covers that myth in class. Ofcourse now she wants one for each of the different myths she's going to do, the greedy pup!! LoL
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008 05:47:41 PM »

I love it! He is so colorful! I never have good luck with shrinky dinks, maybe I should get them out and try again...
Thanks so much! I love shrinky dinks, and they look really nice with the clear embossing powder done on top of them, it  keeps the colors from smearing if you color with pencils, and it also lends a certain amount of strength to the piece. I'm going to go to the craft store and try to find the "thick" embossing powder and try that to see if I can just do one layer. Your shrinky dink starts to move and curl with the embossing gun on it, so have something there to press it back into place!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008 04:11:50 PM »

I love your raven.  I can't blame your mom for wanting more!  The easiest way I have found to melt the embossing powder on Shrinky Dinks is to pour the powder on and just stick the piece back in the oven at about 300F and it will melt down then I don't have to worry about uneven melting or having the piece curl with the heat gun.  I've been using regular clear embossing powder so far, but like you want to go out and get some of the ultra thick stuff and see what happens.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008 06:37:43 AM »

I love your raven.  I can't blame your mom for wanting more!  The easiest way I have found to melt the embossing powder on Shrinky Dinks is to pour the powder on and just stick the piece back in the oven at about 300F and it will melt down then I don't have to worry about uneven melting or having the piece curl with the heat gun.  I've been using regular clear embossing powder so far, but like you want to go out and get some of the ultra thick stuff and see what happens.
Thanks Smiley  Wow I never thought to put it back in the oven, where was my head at? LoL I'm going to have to try that, it was such a pain in the butt to try and get the dink to stop moving all over with the heat gun in one hand. I can't wait to get some of the thick stuff, I think that it will make the process go all the smoother.
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