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Kirsty

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PostSubject: shrinkies   Wed May 07, 2008 6:15 pm

i so spoke about these before but we finally got a hobbycraft open in scotland (woooop! love it in there) and on sunday i bought a 50 pack of shrinkie paper.

but what to do?!

I want to make somethings like the mini necklaces on LLROK





maybe something with my name...

it obviously needs to be easy to draw...or i guess i could trace if i wanted it *perfect* but i dont want anything too detailed or difficult atm.

gimme ideas guys!
cool things, aside from the obvious like wee hearts, stars and stuff
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed May 07, 2008 6:21 pm

Oh boy. Animals! Like squirells and cows and roosters. Oooh a rooster would be sick. But probably really difficult with all the colors and such.
Shrooomies!
Food. Like a hot dog. Or a pickle. Or cheese.
Hmm. I'll have to think for some more.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed May 07, 2008 6:35 pm

oh another thing i want to steal (haha not exactly but the idea of it) is stuff like paraphernalia:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=60178

but idk how it'd do it because i could probably not be bothered to draw that >.<

oh and theres a hot dog in the LLROK set;


and a rollerskate;


i might do like ice cream, cupcakes (OBVIOUSLY) and like...rockets and stuff. maybe come geekyish stuff like batman symbol/superman logo etc
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed May 07, 2008 6:39 pm

Wow that paraphernalia stuff is so cool. I want to make shrinkies too!
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed May 07, 2008 9:32 pm

oh thats cool Smile you could do an anti war series wiht like grenades with rainbows or soemthing ahaha
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed May 07, 2008 10:11 pm

Just remember to make them really big, but after that, you've got 50 pages! I say just go to and have fun.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Thu May 08, 2008 2:13 am

yeh im looking forward to it Razz gonna do some tonight once this interview is over.

they're not huge sheets so ill experiment with the size and see what works for what i want. i'd quite like the smallish (those necklaces are actually reeeeeally tiny)
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Thu May 08, 2008 1:57 pm

Awww... we make our buttons out of that where I work. People always laugh when I tell them the plastic sheets are called shrinky dink...hahaha, seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Thu May 08, 2008 1:59 pm

how big roughly should i make it? i want it quite small anyway...
the sheets i have are about 1/4 a4.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Thu May 08, 2008 2:06 pm

I don't understand that measurement but, usually we make them about double the size we want to end up with. I would however reccomend doing one test one first.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Thu May 08, 2008 2:16 pm

A4 = typical letter paper. So 1/4 of that really. I'll do a few tests tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Thu May 08, 2008 5:07 pm

Remember to use a hole punch or something to make a large enough hole that it'll leave you enough space to get the jewelry ring through. I remember trying a teeny little hole and it basically disappears.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 9:23 am

oh i made them just now! so cool!!!!

theyre a little smudgey in bits cos i didnt clean up the white bit but theyre awesome Razz
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 10:15 am

Yayyy... pictures!!!
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 10:26 am

You can also drill a hole in them afterwards. I find it easier that way. And yeah, I wanna see pictures too!
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 11:25 am

What is shrinkie paper, cosI saw it on futurama 2day, but I didnt get it lol?
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 11:46 am

It's paper that shrinks and hardens when you put it in the oven. And you can draw designs on it before you harden it. You can do it with cut up polystyrene cups too, I think.

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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 12:39 pm

wow that's awesome! I may have to hunt some out to buy hee hee.

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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Fri May 09, 2008 5:37 pm

ok when im not tupsy Razz
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:59 pm

Hey, sorry to bring this back up again - how did you get on with this stuff Kiki - are you still using it?

I was looking for it in town and couldn't find it annnyywhere - and the weather was horrible - so it wasn't a good day! Have you seen it in Edin?
Allssoo, where is the Hobbycraft you got it from before and how much did the 50 sheets cost?

Thankyouu!
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:16 am

i've not found it anywhere in edinburgh.
hobbycraft is in glasgow, at the glasgow fort just outside the city.
it was about nine pounds for 50 A6 sized sheets.
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PostSubject: Re: shrinkies   Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:09 pm

Thanks! I love Hobbycraft so may have to take a trip anyway and spend my student loan Razz

The sheets seem really good value, I got a set of 6 for 2 on the internet so if I get along with those, the big packs seem like a better plan!
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