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Old 01-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #19
karjor
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Originally Posted by gregzgurl View Post
The trick to shrink plastic is to let it go longer - eventually it does flatten out. I kept thinking that I was doing it wrong because all my pieces were so "wonky", but when I gave them more time they did much better... It also makes a difference if the shrink plastic is old, I think.
Another tip on Shrink Plastic is to keep a heat resistant flattener at hand (I use a bamboo cheese board I repurposed for crafting, or the bottom of a glass) and just press down on the item while it is still pretty warm - works like a charm. YOu can also always reheat repeatedly, if you were too slow to get it. I often use an oven, then just zap it with my heat gun for a few moments to flatten.
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