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Old 12-03-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default shrinky dinky inky? sorry, couldn't resist!

for whatever reason, when I stamp my shrink plastic with staz on, the ink smears (after it has been in the oven and shrank...or is it shrunk....) anyhow,
the ink smears when the item is done....so, what ink won't smear? or do you use some kind of sealer????
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I use a sealer just because.....
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for whatever reason, when I stamp my shrink plastic with staz on, the ink smears (after it has been in the oven and shrank...or is it shrunk....) anyhow,
the ink smears when the item is done....so, what ink won't smear? or do you use some kind of sealer????
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What are you coloring it with?

That may affect the stability of the ink.

I usually use a craft ink like Brilliance or Versacraft (formerly Fabrico), or Colorbox Crafter's Inks, etc. And, gently heat set, prior to shrinking, so it doesn't smear during melt down.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:22 AM   #4
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Did you sand your shrink plastic before stamping on it? I sand it with a sanding/buffing block in 2 directions (creating a cross hatch pattern) before stamping it then color it in.

I've used Stazon without it smearing if I'm coloring it in with pencil crayons - otherwise I use Palette ink and it works great.

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I#ve never had StazOn smudge. I do like Julie said with Brilliance, slightly heat set it before shrinking. Hope you solve your problem!
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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I've never had Stazon smudge either and I'm currently making several shrinky dink christmas/winter pins as gifts. I do use "Painters" acrylic paint pens to color in my images after I've stamped them on the shrinky dink with black Stazon and PRIOR to heating the images in my oven. I don't sand my shrinky dink paper before stamping, BUT I use the "rough and ready" white frosted shrinky dink paper.
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I stamped with Palette, then shrunk, and colored with prisma pencils. My ink didn't smear at all.
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I've stamped with StazOn and colored with Sharpies without smearing.
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i have always sanded it before stamping or coloring it in...


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Do you ladies shrink in the oven or use a heat gun?
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I always let my Staz On sit on the shrinky dink paper for awhile before I color or shrink. I have used the oven and my SU! heat tool to shrink and have never had it smear. No sealers for me.
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Do you ladies shrink in the oven or use a heat gun?
I always use the heat tool, but, honestly, I think you get better/more even results if you use the oven? I have a toaster oven that works great, and you can find used ones at the Good Will for artsy stuffs.
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Are there different brands of shrink plastic? Maybe some work better than others?
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Are there different brands of shrink plastic? Maybe some work better than others?
Oh, yeah. Definitely. I like polyshrink by Lucky Squirrel. It's an artist grade, and comes in clear, translucent, white, and black. It's my favorite to work with, but, I think there are a few other brands out there, too with same grade?
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Default HMMM, NOT sure of the brand, but it does have the

smooth side and the rougher side. I used stayzon, on the rougher side, and colored in with prisma pencils, then put it in the oven. It was fine when it came out, and then with use, the ink smeared. I had made a charm/zipper pull for my dd's coat, and a pendant, and the ink smeared on both.
I have some pallette ink, so may sand a little, use the pallette and heat set and let it sit before coloring....trying to cover all my bases here as I really want this to work!
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Ok...I have the "rough and ready" frosted shrinky dink paper. My package directions say to STAMP on the smooth side and (turn your dried image over) and then PAINT the image on the rough side. This works for me great as I've had no ink smearing at all.

ALSO....quite important....if you use your oven, do NOT set the temp any higher than 275 degrees to shrink your images. Watch them carefully and they may still curl a little initially as they heat from the outside in, BUT the curling should be minimal.

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I use a heat gun, too. Turning the oven on for 2 minutes worth of shrinking is a waste to me. Plus mine takes forever to heat up. Heat gun is faster!
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I'm not comfortable with the heat gun for this, but if that works best for you, it's all good!
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Default Use "Ruff and Ready" Shinky Dink

If you use the "Ruff and Ready" Shrinky Dink you should have no problem with a Non-Permanent Ink before shrinking...I love this stuff! Good Luck! S
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