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Friday, June 5, 2009

Shrinky Stinks: The sequel

Everyone knows (BWAHAHAHAHAHA!) I don't mind making fun of myself, especially when it's so easy to do. But a normal person learns from her mistakes--or at least, learns not to replicate the same gigantic FAIL as last time. Pas moi, mes amis. I barge on, leaving ever more crafty humiliation in my wake.

To pour salt in my wounds, 6-year-olds can do homemade Shrinky Dinks successfully. However, I and I alone can go from this:



to this:



in under 90 seconds.

Yes, I used #6 plastic and permanent markers in a 350F-degree oven. Yes, I watched it carefully. In fact, I was witness as it curled itself into its now locked and deformed position...mocking me all the way, no doubt.

My Shrinky quest continues. I will someday make nice shrunken plastic foofies, even though what works for others apparently does not wish to cooperate with me.

Still, hope springs eternal. Or something.

3 comments:

Patty said...

Can't you chalk this up to creativity and make some serendipitous mod art jewelry out of this? Or a key chain or something?

Dot said...

don't blame yourself... sometimes the plastic just doesn't work right :) (especially on the bottom, or non flat areas) Try again with another piece! (but note that larger pieces can be problematic, and I'd try a lower setting on your oven.)

Dot
(self proclaimed shrinky queen who's had her share of failures!)

Sharon said...

Dot, thanks for your comment and the encouragement! What temp would you suggest I try? It seems the experts don't all agree...