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Topic: Experiment #1 with Shrinky Dinks: Acrylic Paint  (Read 17430 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010 08:03:55 AM »

Awesome work! I love shrinky dinks, but haven't been able to make anything that looks as professsional and polished as your stuff. What kind of paint and sealer did you use? Great Job!
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010 09:17:22 AM »

Very nice!... and fantabulous bargain! 

Love your experiments but my head hurts thinking of cutting those all with an Xacto blade, though guess it's necessary when you don't have the punch or die cutter pattern you'd like and can't just use scissors.

Just goes to show too that any level of "art" can be made with any medium too... and all kinds of things can be used on shrink plastic too --inks, chalks (oil ones too, I think), pencils, various kinds of paint, various kinds of markers, metallic powders, etc...they can also go through printers, be shaped while still warm, be used with polymer clay (or air-dry clays too, I guess) after shrinking, etc, etc. 
(there's more info on some of those things on this page, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/MISC.htm > Shrinking Plastics )
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2010 11:26:20 AM »

Holy moly I didn't know it was possible to have shrinky dinks look like that! I thought they were metal pieces at first, especially the gold butterfly ones. Also what a super awesome find you got, ~4000 pcs of Shrinky Dink papers!!! Hopefully I can come across a good find like that!

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010 03:54:45 PM »

what a fab find. . .aaand you found a good use for it! your pendants look great - i never would have thought these were made from shrink plastic!

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010 07:03:00 PM »

I love the atom necklace! Chemistry jewelry makes me happy!

But why is the rum gone?
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2010 03:03:51 AM »

This is absolutely amazing! I use shrinky dinks a lot but worry that you can't make very professional, serious looking jewellery with them. You've proved me wrong!

Couple of questions - do you paint them before you shrink them, and if so, doesn't the paint flake or anything?

Also, did you have problems with cutting them out? Often when I cut very fiddly bits of shrinky dink out, they snap.

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2010 03:52:18 PM »

Couple of questions - do you paint them before you shrink them, and if so, doesn't the paint flake or anything?

Also, did you have problems with cutting them out? Often when I cut very fiddly bits of shrinky dink out, they snap.

No, I paint them after I shrink them. I haven't tried painting them before I shrink them but it may be a later topic for experimentation.

As for the problems with cutting them out: Yes, I had problems cutting them out without breakage. I got better at it as I went along but there was always a casualty or two in the process. I found that using a very sharp knife to score the plastic, then carefully tearing the image out worked the best. I then used a file after it was baked and shrunk to clean up the image and make it look sharp.

« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2010 06:14:12 AM »

Those are phenominal!! I would be worried about cutting it so thin that it might break, but it looks fantastic. And what an amazing score for $5.. so jealous!

« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010 07:47:12 AM »

I really love the pink flowers!

« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2010 07:44:09 AM »

These are fabulous! Way to take a popular craft idea to the next level!
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