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I am Zean, I will fill up this column once I learn to be more self absorbed. Just know I'm into angsty fictional teenage boys, fictional guys that are totally gay for each other hehe oh and that I draw things too!!

Tutorial: plastic keychains

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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ghostbadgers:

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I’m so done this program is my worst nightmare bye

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#danny phantom  #ghostbadgers  #AMAZEBALLS  #* O * 
Cartoon trailer assignment pre-production kindda thing

Story: Damian seeks to win the Powered Pets Tournament with his metacanine (Demon) and he makes some friends along the way. (Pokemon rip-off basically = w = “

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Damian’s Profile (Just your typical shounen hero lol)

Physical attributes: Plasters and bruises 

Cultural & societal influences: Small town boy, lives with widowed mother

Status: Elementary school student

Primary goal: Win prize money to pay for mother’s medical fees

Secondary goals: Learn more about his deceased father, care for Demon, look out for his friends

Fatal flaw: naivety

Interesting trait: Strong-willed

Likes: Food, the outdoors

Dislikes: Homework, bullies, veggies

Reactions to situations: rash, impulsive 

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Damian’s expressions’ sheet. His skin is a little patchy cause I accidentally flattened image while the skin layer had lowered opacity and there was no turning back Q w Q eyedropping the colour and then painting over the patches didn’t quite work…I would take time to fix it if I wasn’t already rushing to pass up my work lol 

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Damian’s fire type metacanine, Demon!! 

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Damian’s mother. 

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Damian’s friends that I didn’t manage to make character model sheets out of because I procrastinated waaaaay too much, the assignment’s duration was 4 weeks but I only started on digitizing my pencil drafts during the last week eheh >___<” 

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Other metapets that I might use as cameos in my trailer but they are mostly redrawn out of nostalgic (all pokemon ripoffs in this posts were my own designs that I did when I was in primary school lol) 

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Some concept board thumbnails!! But I ended up digitizing only 3 of them…

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Missed out concept arts regarding the Powered Pets tournament when fighting is quite a big deal in this series of mine…apart from that I’m pretty happy with the outcome of the concept art that I did do :) 

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Environmental design of the Powered Pets battle dome!! Not so much ‘design’ cause they are practically traced from screencaps of the Pokemon battle domes only with fewer details and different colours XD;; I’m just no architect okay Q A Q 

Completing these took 5 sleepless nights…not that I was also working on them during the day, I just seem to work better at night XD” 

Now onward to revising my Film Studies video presentation proposal and completing my pipe wrench 3D model ~.~

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#cartoon series trailer  #powered pets  #oc  #original work  #more like pokemon n digimon ripoffs  #lol  #uni assignment  #i draw things 
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To be stylish is to ignore your mom’s criticism 

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rinsfw:

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#danny phantom 
typhlosun:

Finally some work done. Cries a century. This is for bakero-sama! I’m taking commissions so hit me up in my inbox.

OMG SUN I&#8217;M SO SORRY I JUST SAW THIS DDDDDDD: I know you sent it to me on WeChat but it thought it was still a WIP but honestly it looked wonderful enough to me already &lt;3 aaaaaaaaaa thanks so so so so so so SO much for this bby &lt;3 I&#8217;ll tweet you about the payment m&#8217;kay :&#8217;D sorry it took so long, you should&#8217;ve reminded me!!!! ahhhhh 24 days ago I feel so bad&#160;; w&#160;;

typhlosun:

Finally some work done. Cries a century. This is for bakero-sama! I’m taking commissions so hit me up in my inbox.

OMG SUN I’M SO SORRY I JUST SAW THIS DDDDDDD: I know you sent it to me on WeChat but it thought it was still a WIP but honestly it looked wonderful enough to me already <3 aaaaaaaaaa thanks so so so so so so SO much for this bby <3 I’ll tweet you about the payment m’kay :’D sorry it took so long, you should’ve reminded me!!!! ahhhhh 24 days ago I feel so bad ; w ;

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bluedogeyes:

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

This movie… heart… special place… pure love T_T

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#wreck it ralph 

meccchi:

I tried the palette thing with the bae

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