Shrinky Dink Magnets

Posted by ginger On Sunday, August 27, 2006

Besides the nightlights I made with Shrinky Dinks last week, I also made some magnets!

What you'll need for ones made on the computer:
Shrinky Dink inkjet paper
computer, software like Photoshop, printer
scissors
oven preheated to 300*
cookie sheet
paper sack cut to fit cookie sheet
paper towels for sprinkling embossing powder
embossing powder
magnets for the size SD you make
hot glue gun, glue

For complete instructions on making SDs print on the computer, see the previous project I did.

Here, I've printed out some ads for one of Av's favorite beers onto Shrinky Dink inkjet paper:


Cut them out, put them on a paper-sack lined cookie sheet in a preheated 300* oven:


..and once they were done (about four minutes) and cool enough to touch, I put them on a paper towel:


Below, I've sprinkled them all over with clear embossing powder (the embossing powder melts in the oven and makes a nice, thick, clear layer over the top of the SD):


I put them back in the 300* oven, and they came out nice and shiny (it took 3-4 minutes for all the embossing powder to melt in the oven):


So pretty! I decided to put magnets on these so Av can put them wherever he likes:


The next shrinky-dink I did on SD inkjet paper was one based on this crazy chicken El Camino that Av and I saw in Irvington, Alabama:


That car is so funny! I love it!

So I printed it on SD inkjet, cut it out:


...and went through the same process (shinking in the oven, then covering with embossing powder, then back in the oven for the embossing powder to melt). Once it was cool enough to handle, I put a magnet on the back with my hot glue gun:




...and it looks so great & funny!


I also made a SD magnet with a picture I made of our cousin's cat, and I just know that will make her *so incredibly happy* when I give it to her! I think these will be great for no-particular-occasion gift-giving!

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