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kaiami:

I know a ton of you have been waiting for this one. Teaching you to make your own plastic keychains!

To start off, I think the biggest question everyone has is what I use to make them. I work with shrink film. You might be familiar with Shinky Dink brand shrink film as a kid. I use Grafix brand white inkjet shrink film. The inkjet kind is relatively pricey compared to the regular kind. If you’re using regular, I don’t recommend you stick it in your printer. Sharpie markers would be good for that.

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Alright, now open up the file with the images that you’re working with. Make sure your images are a lot bigger than you want your finished product to be since they shrink significantly.

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You’ll also want to lighten the opacity to about half. I go somewhere between 50-60%.

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Now print your image out! I’ve found that it works best for me when I have it at the plain paper setting, and standard print quality.

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Holepunch with a 1/4” holepuncher BEFORE you shrink them. It’s so much more work to have to punch holes when your plastic is thick!

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Cut out your design, leaving the amount of border you want.

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Set them on a tray for convenience. An aluminum foil sheet works too, but I recommend cookie trays because they are easier and quicker to get out of the oven.

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Preset heat. Your shrink film package will tell you what temperature to set it at, but I find that it isn’t always accurate for me. I generally set temperature to 350 degrees or so.

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Put them in the oven. Remember to keep track of time! I leave them in for about a minute and a half.

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After time is up they should be super small! Magic!

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If your charms are not flat, put something heavy on it right out of the oven when they are still hot and malleable.

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If you’d like to, you can seal them now. In my last two batches, I used clear topcoat nail polish. The problem with that is that I need between 3-5 coats of it, and it takes a while to dry. I’ve been experimenting with modpodge.

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For lariats, you can use jump rings or lobster clasps.

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Here is one that I made that wasn’t sealed. The finished texture after shrinking is a little bit rough. There’s nothing wrong with leaving them unsealed, but because they are inkjet printed, the colors wash right of without protection.

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This is one that was sealed with modpodge. The colors become a little more vibrant and smooth and water resistant. Things often get stuck on when applying or drying so be careful.

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These ones down here were sealed with clear nail polish. They come out shiny if you put enough coats, but the grainy texture will still be there.

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Well, there ya go! Have fun making your own keychains!

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alternative-pokemon-art:

coolpokemonfacts:

In case anybody is curious or needs an explanation, F.E.A.R stands for Focus Sash - Endeavor - Attack - Rattata. Try it out like this:
Enter a battle with any Pokemon (preferably a high-level Pokemon so that you’re more impressed) using your Rattata, equipped with a Focus Sash, as your starter. Use Endeavor. Because of its low level, the other Pokemon will attack first, leaving your Rattata with 1 HP (because of the Focus Sash). Rattata will then use Endeavor, which brings the enemy Pokemon’s health down to 1 HP as well. Then use Quick Attack, and watch your level 1 Rattata defeat a level 70 Lugia and gain like a zillion quadrillion experience points from it.
FUCK YEAH, RATTATA


[RATTATA INTENSIFIES]

alternative-pokemon-art:

coolpokemonfacts:

In case anybody is curious or needs an explanation, F.E.A.R stands for Focus Sash - Endeavor - Attack - Rattata. Try it out like this:

Enter a battle with any Pokemon (preferably a high-level Pokemon so that you’re more impressed) using your Rattata, equipped with a Focus Sash, as your starter. Use Endeavor. Because of its low level, the other Pokemon will attack first, leaving your Rattata with 1 HP (because of the Focus Sash). Rattata will then use Endeavor, which brings the enemy Pokemon’s health down to 1 HP as well. Then use Quick Attack, and watch your level 1 Rattata defeat a level 70 Lugia and gain like a zillion quadrillion experience points from it.

FUCK YEAH, RATTATA

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[RATTATA INTENSIFIES]

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chrisbayooo:

ATTENTION COSPLAYERSSee this shit? This shit is about to change your life.This packet of stuff is called Instamorph Moldable Plastic. You literally buy a packet of this shit, and you can make any-fucking-thing.
You open it up, and you get little plastic pellets that look like this.
Doesn’t look like much, right?
WRONG.
When put in hot water (140°F, 60°C.), these pellets melt into a kind of putty-like stuff, that you can mold into whatever shape you want.They make the coolest cosplay accessories EVER because they’re plastic - they’re moderately lightweight, they’ll survive being dropped and banged around, and they’re waterproof. I made Nepeta horns and Meenah bracelets for my homestuck cosplays, but it can do a ton of other stuff too.

Also, the whole project takes maybe a half hour - 10 minutes to boil the water, 2 for the pellets to melt in the bowl (it leaves no residue, so you can use a regular mixing bowl and a spoon to pull it out of the water), a few minutes to sculpt and then a few minutes for it to dry into a completely solid, plastic whatever-you’re-making.
AND THE BEST PART OF THIS IS THAT THIS SHIT IS SO CHEAP
YOU’D EXPECT IT TO BE REALLY EXPENSIVE BUT IT’S NOT
I got a container on Amazon.com for $10, but here’s the actual site so you can check it out some more. http://www.instamorph.com/
SERIOUSLY THOUGH DON’T GO TO ALL THE TROUBLE OF FINDING CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MIX MATERIALS, THIS IS REALLY GREAT.

I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS POST HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES RIGHT NOW

ref for all my cosplaying followers!

kitty-lovetts-pie-shop:

ask-gallows-callibrator:

chrisbayooo:

ATTENTION COSPLAYERS

See this shit?
This shit is about to change your life.

This packet of stuff is called Instamorph Moldable Plastic. You literally buy a packet of this shit, and you can make any-fucking-thing.

You open it up, and you get little plastic pellets that look like this.
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Doesn’t look like much, right?

WRONG.

When put in hot water (140°F, 60°C.), these pellets melt into a kind of putty-like stuff, that you can mold into whatever shape you want.

They make the coolest cosplay accessories EVER because they’re plastic - they’re moderately lightweight, they’ll survive being dropped and banged around, and they’re waterproof. I made Nepeta horns and Meenah bracelets for my homestuck cosplays, but it can do a ton of other stuff too.

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Also, the whole project takes maybe a half hour - 10 minutes to boil the water, 2 for the pellets to melt in the bowl (it leaves no residue, so you can use a regular mixing bowl and a spoon to pull it out of the water), a few minutes to sculpt and then a few minutes for it to dry into a completely solid, plastic whatever-you’re-making.

AND THE BEST PART OF THIS IS THAT THIS SHIT IS SO CHEAP

YOU’D EXPECT IT TO BE REALLY EXPENSIVE BUT IT’S NOT

I got a container on Amazon.com for $10, but here’s the actual site so you can check it out some more. http://www.instamorph.com/

SERIOUSLY THOUGH DON’T GO TO ALL THE TROUBLE OF FINDING CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MIX MATERIALS, THIS IS REALLY GREAT.

I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS POST HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES RIGHT NOW

ref for all my cosplaying followers!

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nezua:

motivation-station123:

bodydiy:

How to tie shoes for running

Wait I need this for my dystonia!!!!

seems like valuable info to pass along

nezua:

motivation-station123:

bodydiy:

How to tie shoes for running

Wait I need this for my dystonia!!!!

seems like valuable info to pass along

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attitournelle:

Kill Your Heroes / Awolnation

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Angel Haze | Same Love (Cover)

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viekastv:

Halloween tip / Breaking Bad Marathon serving idea

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sweetappletea:

irmirx:

Check out this great article: 51 GREAT ANIMATION EXERCISES TO MASTER 

Here are the first 5 from the list! I’ll try to do as many as I can :)

Oooh I need to check these out

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♡ teenage kicks ♡
// foolish young and in love //
dance dance [fall out boy] hot mess [cobra starship] i bet you look good on the dancefloor [arctic monkeys] hes not a boy [the like] into your arms [the maine] barely legal [the strokes] new perspective [panic at the disco] fall into these arms [new politics] alone together [fall out boy] crush’d [say anything] teenage dirtbag [wheatus] the only hope for me is you [my chemical romance] mr brightside [the killers] peach [the front bottoms] dont leave me [blink-182] backseat serenade [all time low] im yours tonight [the academy is…] teenage kicks [nouvelle vague] dont you (forget about me) [simple minds]
listen || for charlotte

♡ teenage kicks ♡

// foolish young and in love //

dance dance [fall out boy] hot mess [cobra starship] i bet you look good on the dancefloor [arctic monkeys] hes not a boy [the like] into your arms [the maine] barely legal [the strokes] new perspective [panic at the disco] fall into these arms [new politics] alone together [fall out boy] crush’d [say anything] teenage dirtbag [wheatus] the only hope for me is you [my chemical romance] mr brightside [the killers] peach [the front bottoms] dont leave me [blink-182] backseat serenade [all time low] im yours tonight [the academy is…] teenage kicks [nouvelle vague] dont you (forget about me) [simple minds]

listen || for charlotte

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tatianaception:

i know y’all like the birdy cover of this song but this one is also by a girl and she didn’t change the pronouns

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quickweaves:

malaan ajang a south sudenese Australian model

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problematicbrendonurie:

we exist: songs about queer love (or at least, songs where you don’t have to squint too hard to see it)

i. vampire weekend: diplomat’s son ii. sara bareilles: brave iii. wrongchilde: falling in love will kill you (ft. gerard way) iv. the killers: andy, you’re a star v. icona pop: girlfriend vi. panic! at the disco: girls/girls/boys vii. t.A.T.u.: all the things she said viii. fall out boy: thnks fr th mmrs ix. the irrepressibles: in this shirt x. mary lambert: teenage dirtbag xi. arcade fire: we exist xii. panic! at the disco: all the boys xiii. taylor swift: 22 xiv. mika: billy brown xv. franz ferdinand: michael xvi. tegan and sara: closer xvii. against me!: transgender dysphoria blues xviii. fall out boy: g.i.n.a.s.f.s. xix. jasmine thompson: let her go xx. sufjan stevens: to be alone with you xxi. angel haze: same love

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problematicbrendonurie:

we exist: songs about queer love (or at least, songs where you don’t have to squint too hard to see it)

i. vampire weekend: diplomat’s son ii. sara bareilles: brave iii. wrongchilde: falling in love will kill you (ft. gerard way) iv. the killers: andy, you’re a star v. icona pop: girlfriend vi. panic! at the disco: girls/girls/boys vii. t.A.T.u.: all the things she said viii. fall out boy: thnks fr th mmrs ix. the irrepressibles: in this shirt x. mary lambert: teenage dirtbag xi. arcade fire: we exist xii. panic! at the disco: all the boys xiii. taylor swift: 22 xiv. mika: billy brown xv. franz ferdinand: michael xvi. tegan and sara: closer xvii. against me!: transgender dysphoria blues xviii. fall out boy: g.i.n.a.s.f.s. xix. jasmine thompson: let her go xx. sufjan stevens: to be alone with you xxi. angel haze: same love

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tomorrowx3:

seriouslyamerica:

dakhla92:

mrsmonarch:

kissmyasajj:

psychobillygore:

pothwspukepit:

nostalgicimpulsivity:

Final forms of the BottleAxes are complete. Hopefully soon it will finally be time to unleash our inner barbarians.

Super Want!

Amazing want

Sooooo…I need these….

why isnt there a fucking link to buy these! 

I have a mighty need!

As someone whose high school mascot was a lumberjack, I NEED this.

Hack hack chop chop motherfuckers

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bethechangeyouwant:

little-audrey:

comfortspringstation:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta Ingredients: 12 ounces pasta (Shown  Linguine) 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor) 1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 2 large sprigs basil, chopped 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Optional Parmesan cheese for garnish Directions: Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired . Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese if desired.
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great Zeus’s beard this stuff is good. it’s also really easy and cheap and smells wonderful when it’s cooking. MAKE THE THING.

I’ve made this multiple times before and you should too

bethechangeyouwant:

little-audrey:

comfortspringstation:

Blow your MIND” Tomato Basil Pasta! - No Straining, just Stirring
Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta

Ingredients:
12 ounces pasta (Shown  Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Optional Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .
Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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great Zeus’s beard this stuff is good. it’s also really easy and cheap and smells wonderful when it’s cooking. MAKE THE THING.

I’ve made this multiple times before and you should too

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