Label Stamping Technique – Revisited

I was once asked to show someone in person how to do this technique in person because they couldnt imagine how you get all those little labels lined up so neatly – they imagined that Id peeled them all off one by one and stuck em on singly – I may be mad but I aint THAT mad 😉

For the benefit of anyone who never quite grasped this technique first time around Ive took a coupla shots with the digital camera to show the steps of how you do the transferring the labels to the card part – a picture is worth a 1000 words right?

Label Stamping Technique Instructions:

1. One sheet of labels still on the adhesive backing all stamped and ready to be transferred over onto card:

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2. Slightly peel off the labels on the left most edge as seen below:

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3. Flip the sheet around and fold the adhesive backing back onto itself like below:

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4. Place the stickers down onto a sheet of card stock and gently pull the backing paper from behind till they have all stuck down onto the card like so:

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5. Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the next row of labels:

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6. Place the labels onto the card and carefully align them with the labels which youve already stuck down on the card:

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7: Gently peel the backing paper from behind till all the labels have stuck down:

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8. If your label sheet has more rows repeat these steps till they are all stuck down and its finished:

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Finished Artwork:

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Sticky Labels Meets The Bandana’s

I was playing around last night with my brayer and my dye inks like you do; brayering everything I could get my hands on within easy reach 🙂 As I was playing I spied a packet of sticky labels across the room and decided to brayer them too! I love labels as they are glossy and take the inks so well!

Of course having added bright colours to the sheets of sticky labels I figured Id best USE them somehow – so I stamped them using some of my favourite collage stamps which were in easy reach as Im far too lazy to go look through the drawers…before I knew it I realised I was paying a visit to a very old technique – STAMPING ON STICKY LABELS!!!

I LOVE this technique! Do you remember it? All you need is a sheet of small sticky labels, your stamps and inkpad – stamp your images randomly all over the labels and then add colour to the labels using dtp or whatever method you want. Once youve done that you peel your labels off and mount them onto card….brilliant for instant collage style art cards!

Anyways back to the labels I was working on last night, once Id stamped my images I decided to do the bandana technique using my favourite white pen 😀 Once I was happy with how it looked I transfered the labels onto black card for contrast.

You can see the latest 2 I made last night – more on the way when Ive finished them:

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