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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Stickers On The Cheap (err...On The Free) on: January 20, 2007 07:41:47 PM
another way to make stickers on the cheap is to get some gelatin (flavoured or not, your choice), some magazines, scissors, and a paintbrush.  Cut pictures you like out of magazines, and use the paintbrush to brush some gelatin on the back.  Let them dry, and when your ready to stick them, lick the back of the "sticker" and away you go!  It works well with kids, or for those young at heart.  Wink

Grand idea, except I can't draw to save my life!  Tongue
That's pretty neat. Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a shot tomorrow for sure.

Also, they don't necessarily have to be drawings. I like to put lyrics/quotes on them and stick them up.


Andddd thanks for the kind words, everyone.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Stickers On The Cheap (err...On The Free) on: January 13, 2007 08:54:46 PM
Again thanks for your ingenuity! Smiley
As much as I'd like to say it was my idea, it wasn't. I've seen a few street artists use this to put up their own stickers on utility boxes and posts and stuff like that. Just passing it along.


Micol,

I'll definitely get to work on some.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Stickers On The Cheap (err...On The Free) on: January 13, 2007 08:39:20 PM
Sorry if I missed this, but how do you make them sticky?
That's the best part, they're already sticky, so after you cut them out you just peel off the back and stick it where you want.

I love your art!  Have you done any ATC swaps on the ATC board?  You should if you haven't!
Thanks! I really appreciate that. No, I haven't, but I'm reading up on them right now and I think I'll join in. Looks pretty neat. Thanks for the heads up.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Homemade Stickers On The Cheap (err...On The Free) on: January 13, 2007 05:44:14 PM
So I looked for this method of sticker making on here for a while, but didn't find it. So don't yell at me too much if it's a repost.

But anyway, let's not be boring. Today I'm gonna show you how to make stickers without having to make anything or buy sticker paper or any of that junk. Let's get started.

Step 1: The Paper

Okay, first we're gonna need the paper that we'll draw our design on.  I used a shipping label. You can get these for free, and so craftster doesn't get in trouble I can't tell you how. Let me just say that pretty much all major shipping companies give these away. You can order them online. Google it, mannnn.*

Ahem. Use a spare one or something. Yea. Totally.


*I do not (and craftster does not) condone the wasting of mailing materials just to make stickers. Lawlllll. I do, however, condone making awesome viking helmet and moustache stickers.


Step 2: Supplies!
It's time to get started. Let's gather all the supplies we're going to need.
  • Shipping Label
  • Pen
  • Exacto (or scissors)
  • Colored Pencils and/or Sharpies

Step 3: Draw!
Now it's time to draw what you want. No, seriously. Whatever you want! Go ahead!



After you draw you can color it in if you want to. This is where the colored pencils and sharpies come in.

Either works, but sharpie generally makes it so you can't see the words "priority mail" in the background of the sticker. So that's a plus. The downside of sharpies is they tend to bleed if you don't draw your line fast enough. Example:



As you can see, I drew the second line too slow and it bled. Test it out before you do it on a sticker you're really attached to.

Step 4: Cut!
You get the idea.


Step 4: Stick!
Heyyyy! You're done. Fantastic. Admire your work and then find a place to stick 'em.




Side Note: I have no idea if these would work with a printer, but it seems like they would.


Let me know if you have any tips or questions or anything. Yes, I know the lighting in the pictures is bad. Sorry.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: space giraffe journal. on: January 13, 2007 05:40:51 PM
Neato. Did it take you very long to make? It's really well done.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: present for tree hugger boyfriend? on: January 13, 2007 04:41:55 PM
A few of my friends have made homemade moccasins and they've turned out pretty well. You could add some nice details to them and make them super comfortable.
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: re: best way to stencil ever... on: January 13, 2007 04:13:28 PM
Freezer paper is simply that a paper that you use to put things like meat in and freeze them.

It makes wonderful paper for stencils because you can cut your stencil out of it and iron it directly to your fabric and it will stick very nicely. You can also remove it without any trouble!!

Makes stenciling much more enjoyable!
Does it stick well enough that there's no need to tape it down? Or would it be smart to tape it as well?

Would I be able to walk into Albertson's and buy some freezer paper, or would it be a bit harder than that?
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Apple iPhone shirt! Pics... on: January 13, 2007 04:08:52 PM
Haha well done. Maybe the iPhone papercraft model will also help to tide you over 'til June.
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: squid on: January 13, 2007 01:37:55 PM
I would definitely wear a shirt with this on it.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Marshmallow Launcher on: January 13, 2007 12:29:33 PM
I used this one to make mine a few months ago and it came out great.
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