Anyhow make sure the gloves are good, the hair drier a good quality otherwise it takes too long and you can lose interest rather quickly.
Step 1: Try to Find the Center
Find the center and mark it with something you can see through the center hole of the record.
Step 2: Choose Your Music
Step 3: Choose Your Weapon
Make sure you have very good gloves; the red one you saw in the first step wasn't as heat resistant as I liked :(
Step 4: Motioning for a Change
It'll start to look like that record you left outside once and found at the end of your yardsale answering your questions as to why no one bought it.
Step 5: It's Alive...., Almost
Begin to apply pressure as the record becomes softer but gently otherwise you'll end up with a pile of pieces that might make for a good project later or just a headache and a full garbage can....
Also a good idea to buy cheap wherever you can.
As you can see in the second picture the edge starts to form as you put pressure and bring your spread fingers together; move your hair drier away and hold until it holds then move onto another edge and repeat until you have about six or seven folds.
Step 6: Hopefully It Works Out
I once I can find somewhere that I can order it I will try to get some resin to fill in the middle to preserve the label, plug the hole and perhaps make something you can put chip dip in....., or all of the pieces of the other records you broke trying to make this.
I know this is short and sweet but there it is; another fun way to try this is with a camera tri-pod or a bowl, bucket or other item you can leave outside on a hot day. I add a litle wieght to the middle like rocks or a clean chain; I'll keep experimenting and see how they turn out using just the sun to melt them.
Have fun and come up with your own different methode for melting and making your own bowls, wall art perhaps or like the one in the back of the last pictures making a plastic shelf out of the thicker records by melting it in half......, remember......, good gloves......
Last pictures are the last two I left outside; the tan label in a metal bucket the blue label in a glass dish open end up. This is one day of being out in the sun...., maybe more will make them more interesting?? Or they'll just melt into a puddle of slime and be worthless :(
On another note you can get some really creepy looking labels and hang these on the walls around your decorations this year..., just a thought