Create your art and shrink it. Design, cut out and bake for instant embellishments.
Shrink film designs will shrink to 50 % of its original size creating durable embellishments, great for adding dimension to scrapbook pages and handmade cards.
Easy to cut with decorative scissors, die cut machines and punches. Decorate with permanent markers, rubber stamps, and paint pens.
The creative uses are endless.
Make one of a kind jewelry, buttons, gift tags, zipper pulls, and ornaments.
For even more fun, use your computer and Inkjet printer to create personalized shrink art.
Grafix Inkjet Printable Shrink Film is great for printing your favorite photos, clip art, and fonts.
Create personalized key chains, charms, and magnets in no time. (Note: the Inkjet Printable Films are coated on both sides to accept printer ink.
This gives the clear inkjet film a slightly translucent appearance).
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS BEFORE BEGINNING!
- Draw or trace a design on the film. Decorate with permanent inks, markers and rubberstamps. If ink jet version was purchased, this film is printable on both sides.
- Cut out the design. Use with regular/decorative scissors or die cutting systems. If needed, punch holes with a paper punch prior to baking.
- Pre-heat oven between 300°-350°F (approx. 150° – 180°C/Gas Mark 2). Test with a scrap piece to determine best baking temperature and time.
- Place design on cookie sheet lined with medium weight cardboard, teflon sheet, parchment paper or vellum. Do not bake on bare metal or any stoneware. Use gloves if handling before cooled, designs will be extremely hot.
- Heat for approximately 2-3 minutes until flat or shrinking has stopped. Bake in conventional or toaster ovens or use with an embossing tool. Not for use in microwave ovens.
- Size your design 50% larger than desired finished piece. Film will shrink to approximately 1/2 of the original size and will become thicker and harder.
- If not using Super Sanded Shrink Film, sand surface with 300-400 grit sandpaper for use with colored pencils.
- Colours will intensify/darken when heated.
- Protect designs handled often with an acrylic sealer after baking.
- The Grafix Film between two sheets of parchment
- Cover design with parchment paper or vellum to minimize curling and sticking while baking. If curling or sticking occurs, remove from oven, flatten with a spatula or pull apart with utensils or tweezers when slightly cooled and then reheat to complete the shrinking process.
- When removed from the oven, the film is still pliable and can be flattened or shaped.
- To heat evenly, turn the piece over. Use caution when handling before cooled. The designs will be HOT.
- For larger or longer designs, heat at a lower temperature to slow the shrinking process and reduce distortion. The film will not shrink perfectly proportionate. Please allow for some distortion.
- For particularly stubborn shapes, start by using a HEAVY-weight cookie sheet, layer it with parchment paper, add the shrink film, another layer of parchment paper and then a LIGHTweight cookie sheet. (An aluminum brownie pan works great on top because it doesn’t weigh much, but does the job of holding the film in place while it shrinks.)
- Try lowering the oven temperature and lengthening the baking time. It’s best to test with a scrap piece to know the best oven temperature and time.
- Bake 2-3 pieces at a time
- Consider using a heat gun which gives more control over the heating process. Hold the film with a stylus or tweezers and control the shrinking by moving the tool away and closer.
- The bigger, more intricate the design is to start, the more likely curling can occur. Rolling a drinking glass over Shrink Film is a great way to flatten it after baking.
Children require adult supervision when baking. Shrink Film is non-toxic. Grafix sheets prior to baking Before… Grafix sheets after baking and after!
If you need some accessories to use with Shrink papers you can go to materials accessories as link below
White Shrink Papers A4
- Product Code: 404026
- Availability: In Stock