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A blog post dedicated to explaining the differences between the types of Shrink Dinks plastic sheets. | alexbrands.com

You’re ready to jump into the fun world of Shrinky Dinks? Great! Not sure which types of shrinkable plastic sheets you need for your craft? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve broken down each sheet type along with best materials to use with it and special tips for success!  Remember, Shrinky Dinks shrink to 1/3 of its original size and becomes 9 times thicker so have fun creating charms, ornaments, figurine and so much more!

Check out all the cool projects and free printable templates we offer on our blog!

A blog post dedicated to explaining the differences between the types of Shrink Dinks plastic sheets. | alexbrands.com

Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic Sheets – Ink Jet

Make unique plastic pieces out of photos, screen-grabs or art created on your computer. Feed the sheet into your ink jet printer, print out your design, then color, bake and shrink.

Which side to use: Either side or both

Works best with: Photos and pictures that do not have a lot dark colors.  Lower the opacity of photos 15 – 30% to have a washed out look when printing, as colors will intensify when shrunk. Color with permanent markers, color pencils, acrylic markers, and alcohol base stamping.

Tip: You don’t have to use digital photos as you could also scan photos and digitized printed copies.

A blog post dedicated to explaining the differences between the types of Shrink Dinks plastic sheets. | alexbrands.com

Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic Sheets – Frosted Ruff N’ Ready

Make unique plastic pieces that look like frosted glass.  Draw, trace, or stamp an image on the sheet then color, bake and shrink.

Which side to use: There is a smooth and pre-sanded side to these sheets. Make sure to draw on the pre-sanded side.

Works best with: Colored pencils, acrylic paints or markers. If stamping, use alcohol-based, permanent ink.

Shrinky Dinks Potted Cactus Craft with free printable | alexbrands.com

These cool cacti were made using our Ruff n’ Ready sheets and a layered colored pencil technique! Visit the blog post to get the free printable templates.

Learn about the different types of Shrinky Dinks, including Frosted White | alexbrands.com

Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic Sheets – Frosted White

Shrinky Dinks Frosted White lets you make unique plastic pieces with designs on both sides!   The special frosted texture allows you to draw and stamp with different media.

Which side to use: Either side or both

Works Best with: Colored pencils,  alcohol-based permanent markers or pens, rubber stamps with alcohol-based permanent inks. Do not use watercolors, watercolor markers or crayons.

Tip: Experiment with tracing or stamping on one side and coloring on the other.

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Shrinky Dinks Ultra Thick Shrinkable Plastic Sheets – Misty White

Make unique pieces that look like cloudy white plastic. You can draw or write on both sides as images will not show through after baking. Draw or trace an image on the sheet then color, bake and shrink.

Which side to use: Either side or both

Works best with: Any black permanent ink pen or paint markers. If stamping, use alcohol-based, permanent ink.

Tips: You cannot trace and color with permanent ink as colors/tracing lines will smear. You can trace with paint markers and color with permanent ink or vice versa.

A blog post dedicated to explaining the differences between the types of Shrink Dinks plastic sheets. | alexbrands.com

Shrink Dinks Shrinkable Plastic Sheets – Crystal Clear

Make unique plastic pieces that look like glass. Just draw or trace an image on the sheet then color, bake and shrink.

Which side to use: either side

Works best with: alcohol-based permanent markers, acrylic paints and painters paint markers. Do NOT use water colors, water color markers or crayons. If stamping, use alcohol-based, permanent ink.

A blog post dedicated to explaining the differences between the types of Shrink Dinks plastic sheets. | alexbrands.com

Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic Sheets – Bright White

Make unique pieces that look like bright white plastic. You can draw or write on both sides as images will not show through after baking. Draw or trace an image on the sheet then color, bake and shrink.

Which side to use: Either side or both

Works best with: Any black permanent ink pen or paint markers. If stamping, use alcohol-based, permanent ink.

Tips: You cannot trace and color with permanent ink as colors/tracing lines will smear. You can trace with paint markers and color with permanent ink or vice versa.

Have you created a cool family friendly design with our Shrinky Dinks plastic sheets? We love seeing our products in play!  Post it on our Facebook wall, tweet about it or tag us on Instagram! Follow our Shrinky Dinks Pinterest account for more ideas!

Dad will be stoked when he sees the rocking guitar picks you personalized for him this Father's Day! Download and print our free printable onto Shrinky Dinks Ink Jet plastic sheets then color, bake and watch the magic unfold! | alexbrands.com

Check out all the cool Shrinky Dinks projects and free printable templates we offer on our blog, including these cool DIY guitar picks!

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