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Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! [Paperback]

Kathy Sheldon
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Book Description

19 Nov 2012
Fast, fresh and fun shrink plastic jewellery! Popular with kids for decades, shrink plastic is back and all grown up as an exciting trend in jewellery making. You can now buy many types of shrink plastic in craft stores and online. Best-selling craft author Kathy Sheldon teaches you to draw, colour, stamp and even print designs and photos onto the plastic, cut or punch it into various shapes and then shrink it in an oven, toaster oven, or with a heat gun. Add some basic findings, such as jump rings or ear wires, to make your own stylish jewellery. Sixteen leading jewellery designers and crafters present instructions for more than 30 gorgeous and inspiring projects - from fantastic necklaces and bracelets to stylish brooches and rings - so you can take shrink plastic to a whole new level! With bonus doodles from Aimee Ray and 15 pages filled with graphics to trace or print right onto your shrink plastic!

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lark; 1 edition (19 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1454703490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454703495
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 21.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Children of the 1970s and '80s may remember Shrinky Dinks--preprinted pieces of shrink plastic to color and cut out. Modern shrink plastic comes in a variety of finishes, and some plastics can be imprinted with an inkjet printer, but the preparation is the same: color, cut out, and bake until the plastic shrinks. Standout projects include whimsical paper-airplane earrings, a Liberty-esque floral-print earring and necklace set, and several minimalist pendant projects that resemble glass, rather than shrink plastic. VERDICT: Gen X crafters will be intrigued by the retro raw materials, but the projects highlight all of the possibilities of shrink plastic. The pieces are eye-catching and bear little resemblance to the Shrinky Dinks of yore." --Library Journal "Clearly written, beautifully illustrated, clear, concise and I have to admit that I am planning to give several of the suggested projects a whirl because they are 'that' nice looking. I guess my comment would be 'this is not your grandmother's--or mother's--shrink plastic art.' The projects that are presented, designed by some really excellent artists, are things that will catch your eye as well as your imagination. You'll find all necessary information about what supplies you will need, none of which are very costly. It's a really fun book, filled with really nice projects that will be sure to please any crafty gal or guy. With adult supervision and assistance, I think that older kids can join in the fun with you, too." --Marie Z. Johansen, Books by the Willow Tree "I was totally surprised. Happily surprised! This book written by Kathy Sheldon makes me want to go out and buy some shrink plastic. "Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!" is a fabulous book for so many reasons. Kathy has a fun and energetic writing skill. From cover to cover Kathy explains each step and then allows you to add your own touches. If you have ever wanted to use shrink plastic, then this book is for you. Kathy accomplishes what a true craft book write

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Author and editor Kathy Sheldon loves following her hunches to find trends in that sweet spot where the online-crafting world and book-buyers meet. She developed the popular Fa la la la Felt and is co-author of the follow-up book, Heartfelt Holidays.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No shrinking of expectations 17 July 2013
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Great book. Explains what shrink plastic is and how to use it and tools you might need. Some really useful tips. Great ideas for jewellery using the many different kinds of shrink plastic and styels, translucent, opaque, bending the plastic, making your own, printable shrink plastic and comes with templates in the back for the projects.

I think it's very good for beginners and people with more experience there are a lot of easy projects but they have also included some much harder projects and techniques.

Some of the projects are a little similar but they give you an idea of what you can do with shrink plastic and hopefully fuel your own imagination.

If you want to learn how to use/make jewellery from shrink plastic then this is ideal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book 7 Feb 2013
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As a newcomer to the wonderful world of shrink plastic I was very pleased with the projects in this book, and most particularly with the useful tips for novices. Well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 17 Dec 2013
By Ewa
The book is great! Gives lots of ideas! Nice pictures and easy step-by-step instructions!
Perfect for beginners, and craft people :)
I really enojoy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book 29 July 2013
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I couldn't wait to get this book and I wasn't disappointed when it arrived. It covers many different kinds of shrink plastic and shows you how to make a diverse range of jewellery items. The language used is clear and concise, making the instructions very easy to follow and every project is very pretty, but at the same time you could still see the items being used every day. Really nice book and would recommend as a book for those who have yet to explore shrink plastic, or for those who'd like to use their plastic in different ways
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good book for a novice 23 Mar 2013
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a very helpful introduction to using shrink plastic in imaginative ways
clear explanation of techniques
i as a novice i found it very helpful
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