Polaroid Shrinky Don’ts

inspiration image: ambrosia girl

inspiration image: ambrosia girl

I thought it would be adorable to have a Polaroid style photo on a key chain. I was out of white Shrinky Dinks paper, so I used the clear rough and ready. Erm…bad idea. The ink bled all over the place. I decided to go ahead and shrink it anyway. I thought maybe it would turn out artsy and abstract or something. “Or something” was right.

I’m still in love with the idea, but I definitely need to pick up some white Shrinky Dinks. Or something.

From: Tabitha
My website: http://happycakecrafts.blogspot.com/
Subject: Scary Shrinky Dinks Key Chain

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5 Responses to Polaroid Shrinky Don’ts

  1. Tammy says:

    I love this idea! I actually bought one of these once from a seller on etsy, never tried to make one myself though… I wonder if there’s a printer kind of shrink plastic to use?

    Good luck with this! If you try it again, let me know, I”d love to see how it comes out.


  2. Tabitha says:

    Tammy, one of my readers told me that there was one specifically for printers, but I haven’t had a chance to track it down yet. I’m still in love with this idea and will be trying it again when I get the right shrink plastic. :-)

  3. John Cardero says:

    Wow, too bad about your craft. Definately food for thought though. I hope it ends up working out.

  4. This is a fabulous idea!! Sorry it didn’t turn out. But honestly, I think your mess-ups are still cute ;)

  5. Korinne says:

    It is a great idea and I know how to use regular “rough and ready” shrinky dinks in a printer. All you have to do to prevent the ink bleeding it to use the draft or economy setting when you print. They will look really light when they come out of the printer, but once you shrink them they’ll be fine. Also, since most printer ink is water based if you mess up you can just wash the ink right off the plastic and once it dries run it though again (found this out when I forgot to mirror the text).

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