I have a confession to make. I kind of despise stickers. Yes, it's true. GASP! The word "stickers" reminds me of those cheesy looking things we used back in the old days of scrapbooking. I mean waaaayyy back. Back when there weren't many embellishment options. Back before the scrapbooking boom. Yeah, that far back!
Now, many stickers have depth and color and are absolutely beautiful. But I still don't purchase many stickers. Most of the stickers I do have came in the paper packs I've purchased. And many of those still go unused. But, truth be told, the only sticker I really can tolerate was and always will be the letter sticker. ;-)
Ah, the letter sticker. It can be used for so many things! Really? Scrapbooking titles, subtitles...what else? What happens when you have used up all of the A's and E's and M's or when you are stuck with a bunch of Q, U, V, X, Y and Z's? I do have a friend who has a son named Zion and she has requested to friends on Facebook to send her all of their Z's! (Hi Melda!) But what about the rest of us? What do we do with those accumulating odd letters? Certainly there's got to be a way to use them? Or are they just destined for the garbage? Time to put on our thinking caps and really get creative!
Project #1 - Create Texture for Backgrounds
- Step 1: Choose the substrate - Try cardboard, stretched canvas, tags, paper, etc.
- Step 2: Gather left-over stickers and add to substrate with abandon!
- Step 3: Coat stickers and substrate with gesso. Let dry.
- Step 4: Add your favorite coloring medium such as acrylic paints, watercolor paints, Gelatos, etc.
- Step 5: Use in your next home decor project , tags, or art journal.
Project #2 - Use Letters as a Mask
Here's a project I've made using several fonts of sticker letters to create an art journal page. A stenciled background was laid down, then stickers added, and finally a layer of white paint or gesso. Let it all dry and presto! When you remove the stickers, a simple, but beautiful art journal page or home decor canvas.
Got a ton of craft supplies, like me, and need to use up your junk? Make sure to check out my online workshop, "Creativity 365: Planner Workshop". Get using your stuff AND get organized, too! Win-win!
Or maybe you'd like to try your hand at art journaling? There's nothing to be afraid of. I'll hold your hand the whole way in "Art Journaling for the Non-Expert". Let's do this!
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Do you love or hate stickers? Have a good way to use them? Please share with us so we can use up our junk!
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