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Help Making Swizzles?
LiddleLola
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Joined: Aug 24, 2008
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From: Elk Grove, CA
Posted: 2010-10-27 3:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-17 15:22, MadDogMike wrote:
Well, so far so BAD!

The first attempt got hung up in the printer, then when I baked them to shrink they curled up and stuck to themselves. When they cooled and hardened they were all warped.



The good news is that the details and the colors were good as were the size and thickness. Out of time today, maybe I'll try again tomorrow.



Finally a topic I know something about.

I just made 35 badges for a convention with shrink film and they came out great.

First, layer your items to bake between two sheets of parchment paper.
Bake at 350 for 3-4 minutes on a flat baking sheet. When done quickly pull out the sheet and slide the parchment onto a flat surface (I use my glass cooktop). Use something flat like a another baking sheet to compress the items flat. If you aren't quick enough you can reheat them for a few minutes and try again.

I like to sand the edges since they come out a little rough. A coat or two of a sealant adds a nice gloss and you won't have to worry about your colors running.

Good luck on your next attempt. I'll be watching.

Darilyn


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-10-27 3:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks Darilyn, maybe the sheet on top will help them from sticking to themselves. I've also heard a heatgun works. I will try again weekend if I have any time left over after building a flying monkey costume

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-11-23 07:24 am   Permalink

Shrinky Dink Success!

Darilyn you were right, I put the shrinky dinks bewtween 2 pieces of parchment and it worked fine. Then I epoxied them to plastic chopsticks.



Getting ready to order some resin and RTV silicone, gonna make me some real swizzles sometime


 
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BigDaddy772
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Posted: 2010-11-23 1:22 pm   Permalink

Those came out really cool!!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-11-24 09:22 am   Permalink

Thanks Big Daddy

 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2010-11-24 6:39 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: beadtiki 2010-11-24 18:40 ]


 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2010-11-24 6:40 pm   Permalink

I LOVED Shrinky Dinks when I was a kid - I probably still do! I used to use the clear plastic lids off liver containers to do mine. I've actually never used the shrinky sheets! I loved reading this thread - funny AND informative!


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LiddleLola
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Posted: 2010-11-24 9:36 pm   Permalink

That came out great! Congratulations.
I may just have to do that myself.

Darilyn


 
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