Saturday, August 24, 2013

Celebrate with Shrinky Dink!

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uh, I mean Custom Made Accents!  Okay, I can’t be the ONLY one who still calls polyshrink, Shrinky Dinks!  When I worked as a McDonald’s hostess in my teens, we had all the characters in Shrinky Dink form.  LOL  Fast forward to 2013 and I bought some “polyshrink” at Michaels so we could make Father’s Day charms.  The woman was like me and called it Shrinky Dink.  So I’m no newbie to this technique.  I made several shapes at one time, not knowing what I would create from kitchen to studio.  I do know that you can stamp on the medium with StazOn so that’s what I did, making a couple of little clear banners with some Think Big favourites :)  Oh, I LOVE clear banners!  Here they are just before entering the oven…

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And here they are, some clear, some matte/opaque, after the oven…

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I didn’t use any vellum or wax paper…just on the pan at 350 degrees for about 2 to 3 minutes…I just kept watch until they shrunk.  I think the clear banners are my favourite and need to make a whole batch more :)  Well, that’s it for me for today.  My tea stained items and salted paper should be dry by tomorrow.  I’ll start with those in the morning.  Sweet Stampafaire dreams, everyone!

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6 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen I am leaving you one big fat A+ for all of your efforts today. I am super impressed. It would seem your loneliness payed off. All such fantastic creations!!

Lynn said...

Oh these little shrinky dinks are so cool. That is exactly what I would have called them. Collin would love to do this technique. I can see why you love the adorable banners!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the banner idea! Yes, I also call it shrinky dinks :)

Jenny said...

LOL! I call it shrinky dink too ;)

Marisa said...

Same name used here too! LOVE the clear sentiment tag! You can also colour them with pencil crayons before baking them - my daughter made a gorgeous bracelet doing that. Great take on the challenge!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

Oh, you're having so much fun! I wish I'd had time to play. Love all of your beautiful projects Maureen.

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