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Plastic Shrink Charm tutorial by Capukat Plastic Shrink Charm tutorial by Capukat
For making inkjet charms!


 If you want a backside to your charm, make sure you line up the images correctly so that the backside is an INVERSE of the front side. If you simply do a horizontal image flip, it might not be perfectly aligned so make sure the border width on all sides remains the same. If it isn't, be sure to measure and change accordingly!

■ Your shrinky dink sheets may curl when you are CUTTING them. Like when you cut tough corners and the scissors bend the plastic. It's hard to describe but if you've done it, you will notice :( And unfortunately this is nearly impossible to fix! Your best bet is to bake, see how bad the damage is, and quickly slam a textbook on top of it! Cross your fingers it'll flatten, otherwise you'll just have to redo and try not to bend the plastic will cutting.


 You can get most of the materials in an arts & crafts store. If there isn't one near you, you can find these items on! Just make sure you get them from a reputable seller!


■ Titles: Got heroin?
■ Body Text: Turkeyface

Answered Questions:
[1] Why do I need to lower the opacity?
     Because when the charms bake, they will darken and regain their color saturation. 50% is the instructed opacity change!
[2] What is the pixel size of this specific canvas for the charms?
     2975 x 3850 px (You take the dimensions in inches, and multiply by the dots-per-inch resolution [in this case it's 8.5 x 350, 11 x 350])


The charms I made:
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KavaTheWolfie9149 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
how thick do these charms typically come out after baking?
Capukat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   General Artist
a few millimeters thick! Pretty decent :)
KavaTheWolfie9149 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Oh wow! That's pretty good.
Thanks for the speedy response~
Capukat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   General Artist
It sure is!

No probs! 
Chocolace Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
In pixels, what size did you use? for the whole sheet. o:
Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   General Artist
That would be 8.5 inches x 350dpi for width to get 

2975 pixels

and 11 x 350dpi for height to get 

3850 pixels

so 2975 x 3850 :)
qears Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
hello!! i heard that when shrinky dinks are out in the oven it tends to curl up like crazy,, 

 I've drawn on some shrinky dink paper recently, and I was wondering how should I tackle the curling part ? are there any specific objects I should be using? I've seen people trying to uncurl it but they ended up making dents and bending the plastics and they ruined everything ;;n;;
Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   General Artist
Ah if they curl in the oven, I suggest leaving them for a while to see if they'll flatten again! 

I would use really heavy textbooks or something! And even push on those!

And yeah don't uncurl using your hands!  Bad idea XD
Sometimes if you're cutting them you might curl the plastic while cutting fine corners, be careful of that!
SilverKiti Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this!! uvu

I'll have to order the Shrinky Dinks online...but other then that I have everything.

Could you make a charm with these for a necklace too? It would be neat if I could make one of my fursona to wear around.
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
My pleasure!

And yeah for about anything really!
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