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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. :)

Date: 2009-09-06 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennifleur.livejournal.com
You look like a kid in candy store! lol... Love Boris!!

Date: 2009-09-06 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarrabellum.livejournal.com

Date: 2009-09-06 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theblackdeer.livejournal.com
Nice! I bet it's not long before you're making resin castings :)

Date: 2009-09-06 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broken-alice.livejournal.com
Exactly. And opening an Etsy shop! LOL

Date: 2009-09-07 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spookygrrrly.livejournal.com
I'm resisting the call of Etsy. ;)

Date: 2009-09-07 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spookygrrrly.livejournal.com
I totally want to play with resin!!! :) Though I'm trying to figure out how to do it without asphyxiating Arwen and myself since I have a small place and no secure outdoor space.

Once I figure that out though it's on!


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