For years I have been printing my images on Shrinky Dink to make earrings. Recently I was extremely disappointed when I purchased a new package from Micheal's Craft. Upon opening the package I immediately I noticed the paper was different, it was thinner material and less plasticy then before. Upon printing the color was completely off and green (I checked my ink on a test page and it was perfectly fine). I went ahead and heated them in the oven to be sure and was unhappy to find not only did the color not improve but the images had completely warped. I had to promptly return my purchase for a full refund from Micheal's, who to my amazement has know about the issue for quite a while but still carries the product. Here is an image of the original Shrinky Dink vs the new product. It hard to tell from the photo but there is a lot of distortion and a big problem with the uniformity of the shrinkage rate as well as a problem with the color change.
Wednesday, February 22
Sunday, February 19
Wednesday, November 2
These illustrations are from an old book called 'Nursery Tales'. published by 'W.B. Conkey Company', no date of publication. I scanned the cleaned them up to be used as coloring pages.
Tuesday, October 25
Thursday, October 13
Here is the lovely Aimee sitting on her newly made Squirtle Pokemon bean bag chair. It takes about 2-3 meters of fabric and 2 bags of Styrofoam beans, bought at Wal-Mart.
Cut 6 side panels, a top and a bottom. Sew the side panel together leaving a hole in one of the seams to turn it out and add filling. (You can also add a zipper here too.) Add on the top, then the bottom. Stuff. Done. Side note: I added some arms and a round squirtle head to spice thing up.
Sunday, September 18
Check out these awesome creepy pined paper spiders and paper butterflies that you can make at home! They look so real! Just download, print, cut and glue! Also be sure to check out the huge selection of paper toys, miniature haunted houses and crafts you can get free from Raven's Blight.