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All the charms made here are available for sale in my shop ! www.kittyalyst.storenvy.com

Reblog it HERE on Tumblr!

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Yoooooooo I made a tutorial 
Sorry it sucks orz
Also sorry for those wishing for art tutorials ; u ; Although I don't really feel qualified to give any kind of art advice, I've realized that making tutorials isn't that hard?? xD haha
If there is anything you are ITCHING to know leave a comment and I'll mozy my way around to making something potentially, or at least answering it for you. 

ANYWAYS SHRINKY CHARMS
Here are some links to places to buy supplies for cheap:

:bulletblue:Graphix Shrink Film can be ordered from here. So far, it's the place that you can get it for the cheapest I've seen. 
:bulletgreen:Bells from this tutorial were ordered from eBay here.
:bulletblue:Lariats were also from eBay, here.

The rest, except for the printer, were bought from local craft stores. In my case Micheal's. 

If anything is unclear or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Have fun making these!

Some more photos of the finished product: maomiii.deviantart.com/art/Cel…


Characters (c) respectful owners
Artwork(c)kittyalyst

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[Stock & Resources] This is a great tutorial that clearly explains how to make adorable charms. [Tutorial] Shrink Film Charms! by maomiii ( Featured by CelticStrm-Stock )
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Tigris-Lilium Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
I love this tutorial, but I'm having issues when using mod podge: whenever I'm brushing the mod podge onto the design the ink starts to run and now I got ink smudges all over the design! :/ I was sure i got shrink film that works on both sides so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
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KnightNicole Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I've found your tutorial really usefull, but i'm not sure i'm able to made them on my own ;-; is it possible to commish you for some charms if i send you the images? 
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'm glad you found the tutorial useful :) 
Unfortunately I don't really make these anymore due to a lack of time. I don't even have the supplies right now so even if I could take the commission I wouldn't be able to do it :') sorry!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Awesome, do you think this would work for stamped shrink charms too? I've had awful luck with shrinks distorting all to heck, I'll try your temperature and books trick :)
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why not! I'm not sure though that you would need the inkjet kind for stamped ones though, regular shrink film might work just fine!
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ofsilenceandsnow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should add, reheating them doesn't seem to do much either. Sorry if my last comment wasn't specific enough;;
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ofsilenceandsnow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there anything that can be done to prevent them from curling up too much? I've attempted two batches of charms, and both distort in odd ways and cool too quickly for me to fix them.
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How fast is too fast? For me, I take them out of the oven really quickly and throw a textbook on the tray to squash them. You can also try baking them with a second piece of parchment on top of the charms, though in some cases it could make things worse if the charms curl up a lot. 
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ofsilenceandsnow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ack, sorry about how late I got to this! I've done the textbook trick too, but some of them still come out with deformities, and a recent experimental batch wouldn't flatten out at all even with a heavy textbook after reheating them. It seems like my window to get the textbook on there is only a few seconds, is that normal?
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yeah, that is normal! You have to be very quick. You can also maybe try keeping them in the oven and just opening the door to flatten them with a spatula ? One you would not cook with that it.
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ofsilenceandsnow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, ok!! Just gotta practice then uvu;; Thank you!
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QuistisNoir Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great Tutorial! *O* I tried it myself, but the colors are all veeeery yellowish after baking :/ everything looks yellow, i wonder what i do wrong...
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh no :s did they look fine before baking? 
You might've overbaked them? how long were they in the oven?
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Penny-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
I actually have this exact same problem. I know it's not the temperature (as I used the bare minimum temp), or the type of ink I used (as I have the same printer as a friend). I was thinking it might be the brand I used, but yours are fine. So I'm stumped as to why they look so yellow once shrunk :( 

I'm gonna try other brands in white (not clear) and see if that makes a difference :I 
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Sanza-tan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
can you tell me what size jump rings you used?? I'm nervous about buying the wrong size. ;w; Thank you so much in advance, and I'm so glad you made this tutorial! 
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! They were the 0.7x6mm ones I think. Glad you like it!
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Sanza-tan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a ton! :3
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Kaiapi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Great tutorial! It really explains everything perfectly. With the modpodge, have you found that it ever yellows or feels sticky? I'm trying to figure out what would be a good sealer, was also thinking clear enamel spray might be good too.
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah so sorry for the super late reply ; _ ; Sometimes in hot/humid conditions the modepodge becomes tacky and can make charms stick together, but nothing drastic. Easily pulled apart. I have yet to seen it yellow however.
I've tried glossy polyurethane spray but the results have not been too good, but I haven't heard of the enamel before so maybe it will work!
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Kaiapi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
oh not a problem! and thankyou that really helped. I think enamel spray is probably pretty similar to polyurethane, so looks like modpodge is the way to go ^^
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hissorihaka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial! Emoji32 I have a question, instead of using mod podge, could sculpey glaze be use? bunneh icon17 
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I have no experience with sculpey glaze so unfortunately I don't have an answer for you;; If you do try it though I'd love to hear about the results!
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hissorihaka Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your reply! I think I'm gonna give it a try and see what happens! :D
By the way, one last question, on average... how small do they shrink?
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RyuuZey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly what i have been looking for, thank you so much!<3
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:iconkittyalyst:
kittyalyst Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
; 7 ; I'm glad you find it useful!
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is great i have to try it at least once in my life :') 
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're super fun to make!! Worth the try I'd say :)
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah :D 
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MissJollyollypop Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
; I ; I have a question that maybe you can help me with (if not don't worry about it ) but um
whenever I print something onto the paper the ink smudges, and this happens even after I finish cooking them, am I printing on the wrong side, or am I missing a step??
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is possible that you're printing on the wrong side. Are you sure that you have the inkjet version of the film?
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MissJollyollypop Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes ; v ; I did
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very weird, since I don't think shrink film has only one functional side... I've never experienced it xD What kind of printer are you using?
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MaroonMaverick Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
cool!!!!!
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yong-rein Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
does modpodge make it water resistant?
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you thoroughly coat it on all sides, it is only highly water resistant, but not completely waterproof. There are certain kinds of waterproof podge podge though!:>
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yong-rein Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
really?  I always wanted to try make a shrink film charm but i don't have enough money to buy xD.  IS the shipping expensive?
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The shipping for the film you mean? It depends on where you live, but it wasn't too bad
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yong-rein Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
oh i see.
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MissJollyollypop Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
; v ; how much did you pay for the shrink film?? (Cause I'm confused by the shipping fees )
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I originally got mine from eBay, where it's more expensive ; 7 ; sorry!
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MissJollyollypop Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok~ ; v ; thats fine
thank you
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Rai-A-Day Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! I have a question though. I bought the paper and I'm using it but for some reason they curl up into like a flower. Like just little curves on the side the edges heat up faster then the center so it curls up into like a weird reeses cup looking thing. I've tried different temperatures and different amounts of time and it all does the same thing. Can you guess what's going on? thank you.
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment! The "Reese's cup" shape during baking is normal, it happens to me too. You just have to wait for them to uncurl, that's all. This may take varying amounts of time depending in the size of your pieces, but the film naturally distorts itself in impossible shapes before returning to a completely (or almost) flat piece. Once it has uncurled, you may turn off the heat and remove it from the oven. :)
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Rai-A-Day Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay, I tried it again and it unfolded like you said :D Thank you! I thought I was doing something wrong lol
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Halfling-Cafe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
You use white or Matte film then? :) Would this work for clear or black as well? :) And of course for the option that you don't use? :)
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To my knowledge, the inkjet shrink film only comes in white or clear. Here I used white.
Any would be fine, as long as you make sure that it's the inkjet kind !
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Halfling-Cafe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Okay ^-^ Thank you! :D
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Nekkohime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome. I'm gonna try this!

Btw at first I was like: I don't think they sell shrink film in the netherlands. *cry*
Then I asked my dad if they sell it here and he was like: Oh but that isn't called shrink film here! That's krimpy dinkie!!
........seriously Holland............can it get any lamer?.........
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Krimpy dinkie ahahahhaah that's amazing xD Gotta love europe~
Glad you liked it ! :D
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