DIY : Shrink Plastic Tutorial


Hello!

 Tutorial on making your own charms using shrink plastic :D
( I DO NOT sell shrink plastic )



I've been wanting to share this tips & techniques with everyone. 
Making your own shrink plastic charms! 

Things Needed :

Shrink plastic
Permanent Marker 
Wooden board
Plier
Small Rings
Knife
Cooking Oven
Acrylic Clear Spray 

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1. Get things ready.
Personally I prefer to use wooden board & knife.



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2. Draw your designs on the shrink plastic using permanent marker.
Personally I wouldn't recommend using Sharpie. It tends to smear.
I use Steadtler Permanent Artline instead.
You need to make it big, because it will shrink!




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3. Put it in the oven!
Don't put too many at once, it will be hard to pick them up once they are ready.



Setting : 
Whole + 150 °C



It will probably take about 3-5 minutes, 
and they will be like this! :


You will need to wait until it finished shrinking.

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4. Pick it up slowly using knife, or scissor.
The fussy part is it may be a little crooked if you put too much force.
So pick it up super slooowly.


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5. Put on the flat board as fast as possible.
You need to flatten it up when it still soft.
Do it on one go to avoid it getting smeared.



My super skinny hand.

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Tada!




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So be extra patient, 
I've done hundreds of this, one by one.


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6. Spray it using clear acrylic spray.

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7. Put a ring using plier.





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And your charm will be ready!

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Try it!
It may take several attempts to learn tids & bits of it.
It's not really hard, but it is a little fussy, yes.

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Quality :
I still keep the first batch of my shrink plastic attempt *from 6 months ago
it is still nice, not smeared or dull. 
So it depends on the use of it. I put it as a charm on my Instax.

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32 comments on "DIY : Shrink Plastic Tutorial"
  1. Thank you for sharing it with us. May Allah bless you.

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  2. wahhh...
    cantiknya.
    cantiknya.
    cantiknya.

    :)

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  3. sorry selalu stalk you.hehe really nice work. thumbs up!

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  4. Aw aww..tangannya super hansem.. ;)

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  5. nice tutorial! but wait, why do we have to shrink it? cuz it looks the same (comparing the before and after)(despite the size). sorry for asking, i just can't keep wondering :p

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  6. Kak Ida, Aen, Belle,
    thanks ya :D

    Astronautboys,
    iya ini tangan kurus yg awesome :p

    Ntalala,
    The plastic was originally thin & bendable, after baking it, it will shrink and become thick & hard.

    DySha,
    Begitu lah ia, shrink plastic memang untuk dibakar :)

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  7. azreen,
    pls check your email ya? i want to order the plastic. thanx dear.

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  8. Bless you Azreen for sharing this with us.

    *sending virtual cookies*

    :)

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  9. how if i wanna color them? what material should i use ae?

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    1. I think some magic pens and markers can work :)

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  10. salam:) hai...thanks for the tutorial,nak tanye,di mane saya boleh dpatkan shrink plastic ni kalau di malaysia? or around kl n selangor :)

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  11. azreeen chan, mana nak dapat shrink plastic tu?

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  12. 'tertekan' tak boleh tengok ni.. :(

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  13. Azreen, where do you buy these paper?

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  14. You can find them in Daiso, I think :)

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  15. Where to buy the clear acrylic spray? And what is the price?

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    1. Not sure, hardware stores, DIY, art stores (ArtFriend), etc.
      Below RM 10.

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  16. Sis.. Mana saya boleh beli shrink paper tu? Sis jual online tak? Saya tak dpt jumpa kat tempat saya..

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    1. Di daiso, situ saja sy beli dulu2.

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    2. Saya duduk Sabah sis.. Huhu T.T

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    3. OOuuu..
      Tp sy pun tak jual dah.
      Susah nak jumpa dah skrg ni :F

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  17. Hi Azreen. Where did you buy those keychain strings from? I tried looking for it but dont know where to get it.
    Thank you!

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    1. I used to find it in Daiso, but not quite sure nowadays.

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  18. Hi! I've been looking everywhere for that plastic. Do you know where I can buy some? Thanks!!

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    1. There are many question regarding where I used to buy the shrink plastic in so many previous comments, the answer is still the same : Daiso.

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  19. Hey Azreen. Do you still sell them ? I can't seem to find any shrink plastics anywhere.

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    1. This blog post was written in 2011, I no longer sell shrink plastic.

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  20. berapa cm nak buat sebelum bakar?

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    1. At least dlm 4-5 cm ? Akan jadi lebih kurang size dlm gambar.

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