Sunday, September 28, 2008
Love Shrinky Dink and Melanie M's stamps
Here is my first try at making earrings for my Walk to Cure Diabetes. I used the frosted Shrinky Dink, which is a little harder to color as the colors seem to run a bit and then when you do two colors side by side there's a lil mixing going on...which does not satisfy my anal retentiveness ;) So I have some clear and I have been working on it. I have learned a very important lesson about Shrinky Dink that took me a while to figure out. At first I thought I had a bad sheet of Shrinky Dink, it kept not shrinking up quite right, warping a bit. Then I went back to try something on the sheet of frosted that I knew had worked just fine, and I made a mistake, like I had repetitively on the clear sheets and I used my Staz On cleaner to wipe it off...when I had the AHA moment of I bet the Staz On cleaner is what is causing the Shrinky Dink to warp when I heat it up. Low and behold, my AHA moment was exactly right...I'll take a pic later or what the warped ones look like, it warped the frosted on the worst. Each person on our Walk team picked what they wanted for the center of their shirt. The girls are getting earrings, the boys pins, and lil Miss Sierra will get a necklace, as her ears are not pierced yet. Will post my final products when they are all done!!