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bodacious
« on: September 02, 2005 09:08:24 AM »

Does anyone know how one could reproduce wallies like the ones seen allover?  I found a ton of sweet ones but @ $40. to 60. for a set, I am motivatedd to create them @ home!  I thought this would be the place for a how-to.  I've heard/seen people do it with fabric, but that can get expensive. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005 09:18:27 AM »

What are Wallies?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005 12:52:05 PM »

wallies are like stickers for your walls.  They adhere yet are removeable withouth ruining the wall.  I guess kinda like...uh...those stickie things for windows or glass.  Here's a site with some sorta what I'm looking for:

http://www.whatisblik.com/sg.html

Hope that was helpful   Undecided  .
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005 07:06:15 AM »

couldn't you do the design on the computer or freehand or stencil, then use repositionable adhesive so you can move them around or take them off?The designs on the site you posted are really simple and seem easy to do, you could do them on art paper or whatever then use the repositionable adhesive so you could manipulate them or reuse them for another home.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2005 04:42:17 PM »

Cheesy Hooray a solution!!  Great Idea!  Repositional adhesive, though is unknown to me.  I had a run-in with Elmer's Rubber Cement once. It allowed the photos I'd glued to my dorm dresser to come off, but it left little gummie yickies, like used eraser dust.  Is that what you were talking about?  If not what kind of adhesive do you suggest?  Thanks-again GREAT   idea! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005 04:45:39 PM »

if you would like to use fabric, you can use plain bottled starch to stick it to the wall. works with the whole sheet as well as it does for a cut out design. peels right off when you're ready to move, also. (better to not let kids know that, btw)
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2005 04:47:19 PM »

wow, that's amazing.  i had no idea these things existed.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2005 05:11:17 PM »

I was originally thinking of fabric, but it's $$$ and I want a new car...I was thinking 'goodwill, salvation Army' etc for hordes of fabric, but then, I all the sudden wanted the colors uniform, and became cautious of fraying fabric.  I've seen the starch idea on the television before.  Good idea, thanks!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2005 07:43:34 AM »

Two words:  Contact Paper.  It's the stuff you normally line shelves and drawers with.  It's not very sticky, but sticky enough that it would stay up on your wall (if thoroughly washed with water and dried).  You can buy it in a variety of colors, and cut to the shape you want with a craft knife.  I'm guessing you could also paint it.  You can do the details in electrical tape (I've seen racing stripes done in electrical tape all the way around a room, and it looked really cool). 
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2005 07:47:11 AM »

I just made a bumper sticker the other day using contact paper and a stencil, GO FOR IT!
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