Sunday, June 8, 2014

Make Your Own Sticker Art

I've been busy working on some projects for the last couple weeks, and I didn't have anything finished to share with you until this weekend. I'm so excited about this latest project - making art stickers!
I made these stickers from some of my stenciling/paintings - Roben Marie Smith style. I already had some finished journal pages from a few weeks ago that I used to copy onto white stickers.
I experimented with taping various white stickers onto a 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper. Then I used some washi tape to adhere the sticker sheets onto the paper.
Afterwards I just copied my journal pages onto the sticker sheet...cool huh?
Below is another page I copied onto circle stickers.
Next I decided to use a full sheet of stickers like the one below. I found this sticker label pack at Dollar Tree. You get 8 sheets for $1 - what a deal!
You can then use your favorite hole punches and make fun shapes from the sticker page. If you look close, you can see where I put the bow sticker in my planner, in the bottom right corner.
Below are some of my circle art pages I made this weekend...
I probably wouldn't use these as one journal page - much too busy, but in small bits, like on a small sticker - it's perfect.
I experimented with different brands of sticker paper and found that the one I bought from Daiso, a Japanese dollar store was the best. I can see cutting long narrow strips, like washi tape, from these sticker sheets.
On the left is an Avery brand. My original art is in the middle. On the right, is the brand I bought at Daiso - see how the color is so much brighter on the right side? You get 5 sticker sheets for $1.50 at Daiso. The brand from the Dollar Tree store, Polaroid, wasn't as bright either. To make my copies, I use a HP Office Jet Pro 8600 Plus and it works well for me!

I also finished 3 more Roben Marie Smith style clutch purses and journals.
Here's a few shots inside the journals..each journal has 10 pages.
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If you look close, you'll spot my new art stickers used on some of the pages.
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I'm selling these clutch/journal sets for $40 each. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing!

I have one last item I wanted to share with you. My sister and I went to see Bruno Mars in concert a couple weeks ago :-)
It was a fabulous concert - he puts on a great show!

Thanks for reading my long post. I hope you had a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. I've been wondering what you've been up to since your last blog posting - a lot I see - lots of great projects to inspire us. Can't wait to try the label making out with my journal pages. Using the punches is another great idea. Your clutch purses are the cutest things - love the bold colors and the ruffles on them. Love your journal pages with the top stitching and scraps of ephemera. Glad you enjoyed Bruno's concert.

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  2. Wow, Connie! Great idea to use your journal pages to make stickers, reinforcements, etc. It's a nice way to embellish your journals. I would love to purchase one of your journal/clutch purse set - they are adorable and what a great deal!

    I really enjoyed the Bruno Mars Concert - it was awesome!

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  3. what a great way to make stickers and economically. thanks for sharing what sticker sheets are the best.. wish you would sell your sticker sheets on etsy..

    love the hand made purses.. so beautiful. i'll take one, please.. hope they are not sold out.

    you two look great: bruno mars is so fantastic.

    lana cano kloch

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  4. the sticker paper from the daiso is in A4 size?

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