When I was young, I collected stickers. I had an old photo album that I filled with my finds and I looked forward to meeting and trading with other sticker collectors.
Even though I no longer put them in an album, I still enjoy playing with stickers and I love using them on my layouts. Besides reminding me of my youth, they are quick and easy and often provide just the right accent.
I have some friends who disagree. They never use stickers.
But, stickers do not have to be flat and, according to them, boring. With a few simple tricks, you can make your stickers fantastic.
On this page, using products by Basic Grey, I added dimension to the stickers by adding foam squares underneath the stickers.
The process is simple.
1. Take the sticker off its backing and turn it upside down.
2. Place foam squares on the back, but leave the paper covering the top layer of adhesive on.
3. With a small paint brush, or your finger, apply baby powder to the back of the sticker. This will render the adhesive useless, so your sticker will no longer be sticky.
4. Then, remove the backing off your foam adhesive and stick it to the page.
I used this technique on both the title and the owl to add dimension.
Stickers can also be layered, trimmed off the edges and accented with glitter, Stickles, brads and other things.
Or, you could buy already embellished felt stickers, like the butterfly on this page.
My cat, Winnifred, certainly loved this page. She came by when I was trying to photograph the page.
Every time I tried to take the page, she grabbed hold of that butterfly. Silly, kitty!