How to use Shrink Art films

Grafix Shrink Art Film Instructions:

  1. Draw or trace a design on the film.
    –  Decorate with permanent inks, markers and rubber stamps.
    –  If inkjet version was purchased, this film is printable on both sides.
  2. Cut out the design.
    –  Use with regular/decorative scissors or die cutting systems.
    –  If needed, punch holes with a paper punch prior to baking.
  3. Pre-heat oven between 300°- 350°.
    – Test with a scrap piece to determine best baking temperature and time.
  4.  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.
  5.  Heat for approximately 2-3 minutes until flat or shrinking has stopped.
    –  Bake in conventional or toaster ovens or use with an embossing tool.

Baking Tips

  • 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.
  • If using an embossing tool, control the shrinking by moving the tool away and closer. 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.