Friday, 13 February 2015

Hand Made Sticky Labels

I am a little disappointed with myself for rushing this project through but I really wanted to share the idea with you so here goes!  I love to use sticky labels for gift wrapping or putting on envelopes etc; but have noticed how expensive they seem to be recently so decided to have a go at making my own bespoke labels! 

I used an A4 Universal label (289mm x 205mm) from a pack of 25 used for laser and ink jet copiers and printers.  I started to draw on pictures with a pencil and then going over them with a black pen but this got fiddly as I didn't have an eraser.  It was easier to draw directly with pen onto the paper so that's what I did. 

I think I need to practise this a lot more until I am satisfied with my images and to utilise the paper so as not to leave a lot of white space.  In my haste I forgot to colour in the images too so that will be my next 'thing' to do.  In a bid to be more methodical and organised I may divide the paper up into squares next time and draw within the border of each square.  This would make cutting out a lot easier too!

The ideas are whizzing around at the moment..... you could scan the images and print multiple copies  (with the other sheets in the pack) or photocopy them or if you do not draw you could rubber stamp images onto the sticky backed paper or write words or use different shaped punches to cut out the paper etc..........

I do hope you like this mini 'how to' tutorial of sorts!  Let me know if you try it too!

Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

They are wonderful. I love the black and white sketches they are absolutely perfect.
Julie xxxxxxx

Marigold Jam said...

What a brilliant idea! I will give it a go next time I want a sticky label for something.

Josie said...

You're too harsh on yourself, they're fantastic!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That is a great idea Simone, I do love your little images, so cute.
Happy Valentines weekend,
V x

Rosie said...

I like them black and white - love the little birds and the cats too:)

Lisa said...

Brilliant idea.
Lisa x

Anne Butera said...

What a fun project and your little drawings are so cute!

I'm so impressed by your creative burst, Simone! And I'm so happy for you. It feels good to be filled with ideas and to create, create, create!