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 Post subject: Heating Shrink Plastic
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:25 pm 
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Having watched a couple of people today at the Stamperama show I have found that the fool proof method is to keep moving the heat source and trun it over and over ....perfect

Although I managed to smudge it at the very end....so maybe I should have stamped it wth something else.

Linda said she used ranger archival - but maybe I should have left it for a few minutes after

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:59 pm 
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I do love playing with shrink plastic! I got hooked when I watched it being demonstrated at the NEC ages ago.

I found the trick was using it on a baking tray covered with a layer of Teflon film on the top. I got quite carried away and was amazed at the effects you could create using all sorts of stuff - beads, glitter etc. My most successful project was when I pressed some vintage lace and small Mother of pearl buttons into it......... ooh, I feel the urge to get 'shrinking' as I type!! :D

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:18 pm 
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oven is def the easiest and fool proof way


I always use a heat gun but yeah you heat from both sides depending where it curls

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