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Shrinky-Dinks Tutorial by CatharsisJB Shrinky-Dinks Tutorial by CatharsisJB
Because I got a lot of questions on this stuff, here's a tutorial. Feedback on items like these are appreciated!
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Tropicanine Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah okay thanks when theres only one with one rough side than the one i got should be frosted, while resells in germany they have other cover for it and its called kristall soo its confusing lol.
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ElectricSerge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I could imagine how confusing that must be XD; You CAN sand the smooth ones yourself, just probably won't look as good. I'm not sure if the Sepia or White ones come pre-sanded either
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Vevletaire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmmmm I don't think I can get Shrinky Dinks in my country nor do I have an e-bay or amazon account o3o...are there any alternatives for Shrinky Dinks? o3o
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Dream-Paint Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make it so it isn't clear?
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PikaBlade78 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
 There's a type of Shrinky Dinks paper that has a bright, white background instead of a clear one. But I'm not sure what to do so that a clear sheet of shrinky dinks can become white. Maybe coloring the clear spaces with white marker or colored pencil maybe?
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Dream-Paint Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay thanks! It was the bright white one you were referring to and managed to find some. 
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partywolfgirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool I'm goin 2 try this :)
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lilkaylii Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just ordered some shrink wrap paper to start trying these out, and this was the most useful tutorial I've seen. Thanks for the help, I can't wait to make my own :D
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Cinnamon-Sentrets Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, im just asking, could you use wax paper for the shrinky dinks..? Cause ALL i SEEM TO HAVE IS WAX PAPER.
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chibilama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is a nice tutorial! I hope this haven't been asked yet xP Sorry if it did; to lazy to go through all comments section here >.>

I've made a sheet full of my own design... instead of coloring it (I heard some color wash off... can't remember; saw that comment a long time ago) I glittered it...

Anyway, my question is... would 'crayon color pencil' work? (sorry if I spelled it wrong, I haven't use those pencil in so long) or must it be prismacolor brand? is there other brand of pencil color you would recommend?

I wanna save as much as I can; so just wondering what other pencil brand would work before I hit to the craft store! ^_^

Thanks you!
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I don't know about "crayon color pencil" - do you mean Crayola brand? Or an actual crayon/colored pencil mix? Crayolas are okay, but not very high-end. Prismacolor and higher end colored pencils go on more smoothly.
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chibilama Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
yes, Crayola... sorry for the typo. thank you.
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MeadowSage Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've totally been wanting to make keychains and stuff to expand my "merchandise," but I'm kind of poor at the moment sooo this is something I might try. Thanks so much for sharing this!
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DragonFlightNight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Just found out Copic Markers work fabulously on these too. Even highlighters! Test out all kinds of markers, its not just colored pencils that work :D
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Tarantula-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely great! : D I completely forgot about Shrinky-Dinks until I ran across this.
I'm running at art camp with a few kids this coming week, and I'm going to try to make a few Shrinky-Dink key-chains or magnets. Your tutorial is laid out really well and very clear with a few really nice tips! Thanks for sharing!
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InvaderLez Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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crhyoyo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ill be sure to try this out once I can head over to our local craft store and get some materials. ^^
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bassetluver Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
about how large do you want the original drawing to be?
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Enaicioh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I've been wanting to try my hand at making shrinky dink stuff for a while, but really didn't know a whole lot about the artform. :confused: This is very thorough and helpful in getting started. Thank you for the time and effort in making this!
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Kayla-the-Espeon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w< This is so awesome! eAe I was looking everywhere for a tutorial to make these cute lil' keychains! X3 Thank you so much!!
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ghostlystar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im afraid I'm gonna set the house on fire if I do this Ono
Are you sure the baking with a Paper bag is completely safe? Owo
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I've never had a problem with it - the temps you bake SDs at are pretty low. And of course you never walk away from the oven. YMMV though!
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Picklesquidly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I gotta get my shrinky dink plastic from amazon :(
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Picklesquidly Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmiglob I am SOOOO doing this!
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Galaxytown Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wonderful tutorial, can't wait to give this a try. :'D
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GreenfangVero Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
It is also in the German?
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I am sorry, I do not understand :( I don't know enough German to translate, if that is what you are asking, my apologies.
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GreenfangVero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
oh.. no problem ;)
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phishbon3s Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Myth Directions!
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Ashenee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! this is awesome! thanks! X3 also love your icon! is that a crested gecko?
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Yeahhhh... if you look through my gallery you will see I am a little obsessed with 'em
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Ashenee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I love them. :p I have two! X3 plus two leopard geckos! <:3 they're adorable! love their sticky feet
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
what do you do if you have white shiny dinks paper and not the see-through stuff?
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
You will have to color directly on the side you want visible.
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
oh right. Do you happen to know what differences there are between British shinking plastic(shrikles) and US shinking plastic(shriky dinks)?
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I apologize but I am not at all familiar with Shrikles :(
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
oh, thanks anyway
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VickyViolet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is part of the reason I wanted to make this design! [link]

Your tutorial is so good! I might have to make a tutorial myself for the printable shrinky-dinks...
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DaimonKitty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Hoo, I've never flipped design over. Have to try that too.
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MarshmellowGuinea Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been in love with Shrinky Dinks, but forgot about them some years ago. Thanks for the reminder of their awesomeness~
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JadeArx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can you buy shrinky-dinks online?
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Check amazon I would guess, or ebay
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JadeArx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks! :hug:
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The--Working-Wulf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to keep trying, but every time I go to take it out, it's already hardened, and I can't flatten it xC
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PaintedPeaches Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Great tutorial, But can you use pencil to color on the rough side? Or do you have to use colored pencils?
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Dunno, haven't tried!
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PaintedPeaches Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol, I tried it, works fine~
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sirgogglesarecool Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have a question. How do you put on the jump rings?
I've started making these but I can't get past the rings. Do you have a special tool? Thanks
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I just pry them apart with pliers and put them back together... I'm not sure how else to describe it. You may want to google a tutorial on that or something.
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