Paper Crafting | Handmade Stickers & Stenciling On Stationery Paper

9.16.2014

I always wanted to turn my illustrations into stickers, sticker flakes in particular. Unfortunately, I've never found a resource searching the web so I attempted to make stickers myself. My sister has this handy device for paper crafting called a Silhouette. I'm pretty much behind on these things and never knew what it was or what it was capable of, believe it or not. If it weren't for the machine I'd be cutting everything by hand with a scissors. Ahh technology.
I printed a bunch of my pineapple illustrations on paper with my inkjet and handed them to my sister for cutting. After the cut outs were made I noticed that they left really neat shapes of my pineapples. I pondered on using it somehow and by the time I stared at them for a while, stenciling popped up in my head.

I stenciled pineapples on my precious Kate Spade letter paper (I say precious because I don't have much left on hand and I adore the quality) and stenciled pineapples on tiny yellow notecards which I then drew over with my Gelly Roll pens. I also made stickers..haha which was my first plan. Since I didn't have any sticker paper I ran each pineapple through a Xyron, I love Xyron tools

Several weeks ago, maybe it was last month August actually, I posted a photo from this project on my Instagram, if you follow me on IG this may already look familiar. However, I took more than that one photo so I'm sharing those photos now before they end up lost in my hard drive along with hundreds of other photos I never got the chance to work on or post. Photographing, editing photos, posting, writing words for a post, phew! It's really time consuming and to think it's just my hobby. It would be amazing to get paid for this stuff one day...





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4 comments :

  1. Love these little creations! Your illustrated stickers are so cute and the Silhouette technology blows my mind as well. I know what you mean about finding time to blog and always dreaming of getting paid for posts. Your blog has always inspired me a lot and I always look forward to your updates. :) xo

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    1. Aw thanks Sarah! I'm so happy to know that you've been inspired here. I'm still trying to figure out the Silhouette as the images I want to cut are not vector, so I'm Youtubing tutorials. It's a good system if you know how to use it ;) Someday I'll know how. Thank you, thank you for your kind words as always xo ,Merissa

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  2. I love your illustrations and designs! You're so creative. I'm definitely a fan :)

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  3. Bright & beautiful work!

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