Stickers are very widely used as ornament. Lots of people are willing to pay for stickers. But have you ever wondered that if we can make stickers by ourselves? It’s quite interesting to do DIY stuff.
Today here we introduce how to make glue stickers to you, which is easy for people who are new to this.
The first thing you need to do is the design.
When you’re making your own stickers, the sky is the limit in terms of design. Please make sure your drawing utensil is not washable, you can use whatever drawing materials you want: colored pencils, markers, pastels, crayons, anything. Then draw the sticker designs on a thin piece of paper, such as loose leaf paper or paper from a notepad. Consider these creative options when you're thinking up sticker designs:
- Draw a self-portrait, or portraits of your friends or pets.
- Cut out neat pictures and words from magazines and newspapers.
- Print out pictures you find online, or pictures you've uploaded to your computer. Print them on thin computer paper, rather than photo paper, for best results.
- Use sticker sheets you find online with premade stickers you can print out.
- Make pictures using rubber stamps.
- Decorate the picture with glitter.
Secondly, you need to cut out the stickers.
Use scissors to cut out the designs you drew or printed. Make the stickers as large or as small as you like. For an added touch, use scrapbook scissors that cut decorative designs around the edges. Try using a paper puncher to make heart, star, and other shaped stickers from patterned paper.
Then, make the glue.
This glue is similar to the adhesive on envelope flaps and is safe for kids to use. It will bind the stickers to most surfaces but doesn't include harsh chemicals. To make the glue, mix the following ingredients in a bowl until they are thoroughly combined:
- An envelope of plain gelatin
- 4 tablespoons boiling water
- 1 teaspoon sugar or corn syrup
- A few drops of peppermint extract or vanilla, for flavoring.
When you are finished with the glue, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The glue will gel overnight. To liquefy it, place the container in a bowl of hot water.
Step 4, paint the stickers.
Turn the stickers upside down on a sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil. Use a paint brush or a pastry brush to paint the backs of the stickers with the glue mixture. When you're finished, let the mixture dry completely.
- There's no need to soak the stickers completely with the adhesive; just brush on a light coating.
- Make sure the stickers are completely dry before you use them.
- Store your stickers in a plastic bag or a box until you are ready to use them.
Finally, lick the stickers.
When you're ready to stick the stickers to various surfaces, simply lick the back, like you would a stamp, and press them down against the surface for a moment. The homemade glue is quite strong, so be careful where you stick them.
Follow the steps carefully, you will find there are so much fun!
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