Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This will be the start to my DIY series hopefully happening every Tuesday. I hope to include ideas, and instructions to craft/art projects for every level of expertise.

Rub on decals/stickers

You will need : a computer, printer, transparency film( the clear plastic sheets for over head projectors), hairspray, Popsicle stick

Step 1: Make some images (or scan in a drawing) on your computer that you would like to see in decal/sticker form. Use a software program (photoshop, gimp, picnik) to create a mirror image of your drawing. You must remember this step or your drawings will print backwards.

Step 2 : Spray transparency film with a light mist of hairspray. Make sure to cover the entire sheet, but not to much (no dripping). Leave sheet to dry for an hour.

Step 3: After your transparency sheet is dry, insert it into your printer. Print on the side where you sprayed the hairspray. Allow time for ink to dry about 30 mins.

Step4: Now your decals are finished. Cut images out, or leave them in sheet form. Press with image side down to any object, use Popsicle stick to rub. Remove backing when transparency sheet turns cloudy from rubbing.

Have fun and happy crafting!


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