Sep. 5th, 2009

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I am now in the possession of actual shrinky dink brand shrinky dinks. :)

As well as an ink pad that will actually work on them...yay!

Though I did forget to get a black sharpie marker....booo. It's all good. I have some other markers that may work plus it's the kind that's rough on one side so I can use my colored pencils at the very least.

I think I'm going to spend the afternoon playing with these. :)

I also picked up some black and orange paint (for future halloween crafting), a few sponge paint brushed (so Arwen can help without me risking some of my better brushes), black enamel paint (for a craft project that Arwen and I are going to work on later)....and the best thing ever...

Twinkles Glitter Paint!!!!

Oh's one step beyond glitter glue (which I have a bit of an obsession with). Now I have four different glitter paints. This makes me so happy...and well...I probably can't be trusted with these but I don't care.

I still need to make a trip to JoAnnes for a couple other craft supplies (some jewelry findings, jump rings and such) but it can wait till later this week. In the meantime I have a bunch of new stuff to finally play with. :)
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So what can you end up making with shrinky dinks?

Why this:


This was my first successful shrinky dink project. :)

I spent a good chunk of the afternoon just playing and testing. Seeing what the SD material would and wouldn't do before I actually attempted to spend much time on an actual piece.

I love the pendant..but I'm trying to decide if it's done or if I want to tweet it a bit.

Their were casualties:


Those were a couple charms that were starting to come out pretty cool....before they got over cooked.
I had even more tragic trial and error failures...but I forgot to take pictures.

Frank though...he came out pretty cool. :) For you crafty types: The pendant is two pieces fused after shrinking. The image isn't a stamp, nor did I print it out btw. I traced a picture of boris karloff and then tweeked the coloring and shading. So I made the image on one...and shrunk an equal sized piece that had nothing on it. After they shrunk and cooled down I painted green glitter paint on the rough side of both pieces. Letting that dry for a bit I then placed them glitter side together and fused the pieces.

The fusing is the tricky part since they can go from "almost there" to "ACK! THEY ARE RUINED!" in a second.
I kept a sharp eye out and turned down the heat just a bit.

Oh and here is an action shot so you can get a sense of proportion:


I can see much more shrinky dinking in my future. :)


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