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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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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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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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Arulein Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
here in the US it used to be called Shrinky Dinks, so, yeah I feel you ^_^
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Nekkohime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pffff lol xD I wished they would just change it to "krimpfolie" (dutch for shrinkfilm) but yeah......it's mostly used by kids in elementary school....so I don't think that will happen ^^;
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LadyYumiko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I am soooo going to try this! OuO
This is amazing, thank you so much for a tutorial like that! :'D
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you liked it <3 Post a picture if you do, I'd love to see them <3
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LadyYumiko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally going to do that :'D
And you are very welcome <3
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Mario-Bros1998 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic idea know wut just for this im gunna watch you yep theres no stoping me.
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you so much <3
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Mario-Bros1998 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome:)
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Beautiful-unDeath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very briliant!

but I have a question
when you print it and all Do you need to use normal paper or some specific one?
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kittyalyst Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Nope, you insert the shrink film directly into your printer :> One sheet at a time, though. 
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matomiki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist
You use 'shrink film'. That's the purpose of this whole tutorial. Lol
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Beautiful-unDeath Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :3 yes I got that LOL
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matomiki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist
XD No worries~~
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Beautiful-unDeath Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD it's very cool to make lol because of this I learned how to print pictures on mah shirt
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