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 Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:50 pm 
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Please remind me how I colour shrink plastic. 8)

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water colours pencils/chalks ooo OHP pens

was always told to lightly sand so colour adheres better and it does get stronger as it shrinks

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How are you getting on Carolyn?
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Well have done a couple of simple shapes...can't think what to do with them now hehe

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i remember something I learnt :oops:

if you punch a hole and stick a skewer or paper clip in it beware as you shrink as the metal gets hot

The hole will remain once shrunk to thread twine etc through



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...I have one with hole and two without.....and a watering can with a dodgy handle!

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and a watering can with a dodgy handle!


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You can colour with ink pads too. The one I've just put in Challenge #1 had Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid wiped over it then rubbed over with a tissue so there's almost nothing there because it intensifies loads when you shrink it. Then I stamped flowers over it with a Cats Eye Chalk pad (Rouge) and again blotted with a tissue. The greeting is another Brilliance pad.

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I tried the paperclip tip .. it has got stuck in well and fast .. cannot remove :roll: what did I do wrong?
Off to look at the new cards for the challenge.
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did It - mmm mine never

that doesn't help much though I know I used a bamboo bbQ skewer also

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You could try heating it again and it might free up. I did hold mine with my pointy thing and it worked ok - but it does curl up and touch it them it came away.

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I have bamboo skewers maybe will have another go. Will give the reheating a go too. Thankyou. :D
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Stardust Glitter pens work beautifully on shrink plastic.
Chalks and chalk ink pads.
Crayons.
OHP Pens.
Marvy Le Plumes.

All the above are best used on sanded shrink plastic

You can colour a background by rubbing over the surface of unsanded with a Stazon ink pad and then stamping over the top but you do have to be careful not to use the very dark colours.

I am about to experiment with H20's on sanded shrink plastic so will let you know how that goes.

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I think the plastic I've got is pre-sanded - one side is rougher than the other in any case. Are different brands different?

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...yep some comes presanded - I have some of each - as I bought some new stuff and now have found the old!

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