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I'm a visual and performing artist residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. I began my BA in theatre and ended with a degree in visual art. Interests include visual art, photography, and film. I write music and play flute, keys, guitar, and sing in a band. I wandered into the fun that is making shrinky dinks as an adult much to the delight of my inner eight year old.

For my banner images, I drew the white rabbit from a photographed ad and added a wooden spoon from which the bunny sips some veggie stew. In the opposite corner is a heart shaped shrinky dink I drew from a photo to honor my departed pets, my siamese cat Sophie and my seal point angora bunny Kira.

All content contained in this shop Copyrighted © 2015 Mary Jean Massie.

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  • Female
  • Born on December 3
  • Joined June 13, 2007

Favorite materials

photography, polaroids, colored pencils, shrinky dinks, wire, paint, paper, canvas, found objects, mixed media, fibers, printmaking blocks

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About

I'm a visual and performing artist residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. I began my BA in theatre and ended with a degree in visual art. Interests include visual art, photography, and film. I write music and play flute, keys, guitar, and sing in a band. I wandered into the fun that is making shrinky dinks as an adult much to the delight of my inner eight year old.

For my banner images, I drew the white rabbit from a photographed ad and added a wooden spoon from which the bunny sips some veggie stew. In the opposite corner is a heart shaped shrinky dink I drew from a photo to honor my departed pets, my siamese cat Sophie and my seal point angora bunny Kira.

All content contained in this shop Copyrighted © 2015 Mary Jean Massie.

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What are Shrinky Dinks? (Courtesy of Wiki)

Shrinky Dinks were invented in 1973 by Kate Bloomberg and Betty Morris of Brookfield, Wisconsin. The first kits were manufactured by the major toy companies of the time such as Milton Bradley, Colorforms, Western Publishing and Skyline Toys. The shrink plastic is still available from many retailers and can be used for anything from charms to pins.

Prior to heating, the thin, flexible polystyrene plastic sheets can be coloured with felt-tip pens, acrylic paint, colored pencils, etc. and cut into shapes. However, oily or waxy substances (such as cheap colored pencils, crayons, or oil paint) are not suitable because they melt or burn in high heat. When heated in the oven or with a heat gun, the plastic shrinks by about 5/8ths and becomes thicker and more rigid, while retaining the colored design.

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