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Topic: More Shrinkydink Earrings! (Cherry blossoms) [with process pictures- IMG heavy]  (Read 8167 times)
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« on: January 21, 2010 10:58:14 PM »

Another pair of shrinkydink earrings Smiley

Step bah step Smiley:
a quickie sketch to help both sides to be identical-ish

Shrunk (frontside)

Shrunk (backside clouds)

« Last Edit: January 21, 2010 10:59:26 PM by gwennie363 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010 11:29:37 PM »

These are really beautiful earrings!  I have not used or seen Shrinkydink in soooooo long. I am totally going to be that annoying person ( sorry) who is going to talk about safety! Crafters can never be too careful!  I know that breathing in shrinky dink is kind of bad for you... I used to use it as a kid, and then my mom did some research.. It's basically like burning plastic.. and breathing it in can cause respiratory problems. You may already know this and are taking necessary precautions, but just so you know, you should be using super adequate ventilation as in do not breath this in when it is a baking ( possibly wear a mask with an organic vapour cartridge). Also, Be wary of using this in your oven to shrink-a-dink it as you can build up residue and then that can be transferred into food you bake in your oven.  I really do think this a great set of earrings, and that you should carry making awesome ones just like it. But if you didn't know about the health concerns I just thought I would be that person who is concerned for other crafters lungs!

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010 12:05:16 AM »

I love the smell of Japanese cherry blossoms!

You did an awesome job on these. Oh so cute!!

And very good points mezcraft!
I can speak from experience that it does not smell good one bit.
Use fans, open doors and windows.

There are plenty of craft ovens on the market.
you could always use a coupon from your favorite craft store to get one also.

« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010 05:02:03 AM »

These are beautiful! Its amazing what you can do with shrinkydinks!! You've inpired me to dig out the old shrinks and give it a whirl! I havent played with them since....1993-ish!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010 05:43:26 AM »

Oooh I love these! thanks for sharing the process. It would make sense to sketch stuff out first ... Tongue I always forget that.

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010 06:40:10 AM »

Very pretty! Sometimes the best ideas are right in front of you in your craft supplies and you need someone else to show you!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010 07:28:39 AM »

Pretty!  Smiley I'm looking forward to the Spring cherry blossoms around here.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010 08:02:40 AM »

They're lovely - I bought a skeleton tree stamp to do some and royally stuffed it up, you make it look so simple! What is the white shading on the clouds?

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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010 07:43:39 PM »

Thanks guys - and thanks for the safety tips! I've been kinda sorta careful, but will definitely be more aware of it now. I should really think about getting a craftoven for this type of stuff. Ah if money only grew on trees .. lol

The white shading looks fancy, but its just white pencil crayon. At last, a use for that colour!! hehe
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010 08:34:12 PM »

Best use of shrinky-dinks EVER! I had to save them to my profile. Smiley

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