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« on: June 29, 2012 12:05:15 AM »

I've made these little goodies with a friend. I've been meaning to try shrink plastic for a very long time, so I'm really happy that I've finally come to it, because it really is fun, so maybe I've found a new addiction. (just maybe, as I've only found shrink plastic for a lot of money...)

The ones with the buildings and the memes are mine, the others were drawn by my friend. I'm not really good at drawing, so I chose copying images from the internet, not knowing anything better to do. This is a before picture, but then we both had to leave, so we baked our shrinks separately.

Ready for baking.

The funniest part-- shrinking. Smiley

Aand shrinked.

The finished things.
Now I will just have to find some ear-ring hooks to finish them.
I'm quite happy with how they turned out at first try, probably more to come.

Thanks for looking, comments, tips, feedback is very welcome!! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012 12:40:50 AM »

I quite like your buildings and your friend's little dino -- very nice.

I don't know how expensive the shrink plastic you found was, but you can purchase some off Amazon for ~$0.50 USD per 8.5x11" page.  Since you can fit a number of earrings per page, this might be a reasonable cost.  (You can find sheets that are printer-safe or "dry" clear, in addition to "drying" white.)

Another option (and bonus: environmentally friendly!) is to use plastic #6.  This is the same clear plastic that a lot of take-away containers are made of; you can find these in fast food places, salad bars, pre-cooked aisle of grocery stores, etc.  You can color on them with permanent marker, stick them in the oven, and get pretty much the same results as with the stuff sold as shrink plastic/Shrinky Dinks.  They will "dry" clear by default.   

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012 01:47:51 AM »

Well, I live in Hungary, and I found shrink plastic for 800 forints, which is about 3 dollars, for two small pieces of plastic. So it really is not cheap. Cheesy
Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll definitely check it!! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012 12:35:29 PM »

Those are so cute! I was just organizing my craft stash the other day and came across some shrink paper I forgot I had!

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012 07:01:03 AM »

Those are really cute!  I think your buildings turned out awesome.
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012 12:48:48 PM »

I heart shrink film, and yours are really adorable Szecsuanee! I also really love those buildings!
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