Saturday, February 21, 2009

Make Your Own Metallic Stickers! I was cleaning up, in the Lab, yesterday. I tend to "play", as I clean. I began to noodle around with some metallic tape that I got at the home improvement store and some alcohol inks that I bought at Michael's (with a Christmas gift card from Lance's Mom). I had seen, somewhere on the Internet ( I wish I could remember, now) someone using a scribing tool to make impressions on the tape. It's something I have been intending to try. The inks were sitting there, too and since they are intended for non-porous surfaces, I thought I would see what what would happen if I used them on my impressed tape. I'm really happy with the results! The tape is peel and stick, so I can save them and use them later...probably in a journal, but who knows?

Anyway, that was a fun experiment, so I decided to do another and capture myself creating it. It's my first demo-style video and it's really given me the bug to do more...and to get better at making them. This is a mini-tutorial for hand made, metallic stickers. Let me know what you think!




Kims Art said...

I watched the video and you did a great job! I have never used those inks, but you make me want to try them. I have to get some of that tape. I was just thinking how cool it would be to incorporate into the dolls in some way.

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

Ah...yes! I have some unfinished dolls just waiting for something special! I'm glad you enjoyed my video! Thanks, for taking the time!

Joyce said...

Love this idea, I'll definately try it.
I also want to thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I needed that encouragement.

MargaretR said...

I love this idea. I shall have to get some of that metalic tape!

martinia said...

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!

icandy... said...

Bettina... LOVE the stickers!!! What a great idea, how cool!!!

Christina :)