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Topic: J&T Challenge 2......Slurpee Bracer  (Read 4123 times)
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« on: June 16, 2010 09:47:48 PM »

My husband gave me a Slurpee cup the other day.  He know how to make me happy...and it was no.6 plastic, which I keep reading works like shrink plastics.  So I cut it up and started before I got a photo.  But here it is cut up.

I baked the littler brain freeze slogans and the bar code first..this is what happened....

so I decided to not shrink the main part of the cup, because I didn't want it to distort like that.  I shrunk the rim next and wound it round a glass jar to get it into a coil.

I love how it is all translucent like and stuff.  I did the bottom of the cup latter but it is cool who it shows the translucent.

I'm going to use it for the lens of a squids eye of some sort or other.....anyway back to the bracer...

The worst pic first....You can wear it a few ways, because the core is a spring shape.  This is one of the bulkiest ways.  It extends up over the back of my hand...which is why I'm calling it a bracer.  It's kinda armour like.

The Slurpee Spring in acction!

this is the more compact way to wear it.

Inside shot.  I first glued the cup bits to the shrunken rim with weldbond.  It didn't work Huh  So I used my glue gun I love to make it stick...but it started to pop off after a bit.  And the graphic was getting scratched up.  SO I usedclear packling tape to seal all the surfaces.  And I added double layers inside to hold the graphic to the shrunk rim.

Another view of the finished bracer.

Close up of the charm made from the scan code and the 2 brain freeze mini logos

A detail shot.

And another side shot

The tapeing part was a pain but it was fun messing around with the plastic.  It's pretty comfortable to wear, but you do have to fidget with it for a bit when you first put it on to get it to sit right.  I also mean to try it out on my ankle soon.

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010 11:15:24 PM »

i've also tried this with cups they just seem to distort the images. but works wonderfully if you can get a flat container.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010 12:23:54 AM »

How fun! Definitely summer-esque too. I love that you attached the charms to it!

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010 09:14:57 AM »

Gotta love #6 plastic!  Smiley

The little charms are really cute!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 05:06:17 AM »

this is such a great idea! it looks so juicy & colourful!

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010 12:14:54 AM »

so juicy & colourful! good ,I like it

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