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STICKERS 101

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by levbot>>>LTP, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. levbot>>>LTP

    levbot>>>LTP New Jack

    Joined: Jul 8, 2004 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    alright, i make a rediculous amount of stickers, like 30 a day, then go put them in crazy ass places. I have put together a little guide on making them for all you newbies to the art, it is really fun.

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    GETTING STICKERS:
    UPS- the best spots to get stickers are, of course, the UPS stickers. but not everybody can get those, like people in the UK and in places where UPS stickers are only used by toys.

    Factory- You can look in your phonebook and find companies that manufacture stickers, even if the factory is hours away, it is worth it. go into their recycling/trash, and you will find THOUSANDS OF SHEETS of "defective" stickers, usually they just have a smudge on them, and they throw them out. that can get you enough stickers to last a year or so if you go at a good time.

    Others- At stores, you can find permanent labels in almost every size and form, and nice little 25 packs for a few bucks. just bring a knife to the store and slit them open, and slip the blank stickers in your pocket. if they search you and find blank stickers, they gewt really confused and will probabaly let you go.

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    PENS:
    this is how you spot a toy: a sticker with the writing hella faded because he used a shitty sticker pen.

    Good pens: Deco-color pens rock at this.. they roll really smooth, and last longer than the sticker itself. BLACK sharpies also work, but marks-a-lot pens are better, and last longer. just use common sense, don't waste good krink on a sticker that might get ripped off the next day by some do-gooder.

    Bad Pens: Prismacolor pens look hella fine, but fade in days, especially in summer, tavura nailed it when he said that they fade like hell in summer conditions. colored sharpies have the exact same effect, i was really dissapointed to see a sticker i worked hard on literally dissepear off the sticker in the blazing hot summer. use common sense with pens, if it dosen't work well on a wall, it will do the same, if not worse, on a sticker. also, do not use really good ink (like krink or price marking ink), it's just stupid.

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    STYLE
    here's the deal, nothing pisses a writer more than seeing some shitty piece on a little sticker next to his work. so only do throws, handstyles, or characters... try doing some simple household object, those are the coolest. seeing a thermostat sticker is so fucking awesome. if you cannot piece, then don't. not sure if you can? then post it here, and prepare to get grilled.

    try cutting you stickers to the outline of your throw or character, you will look more professional. also, add a backgound, because most things you put them on will be light shades, so a nice dark color in the background really makes it stand out.


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    GETTING UP
    getting up with stickers is simple. make about 50 wallet-sze ones, and wherever you go, just unstick them, put them on your palm, and casually rest your hand on an object. when you get home, put them in you wallet. when you run out, make 50 more. do not try to look cool by "slapping it" you will just end up with a red palm, a wrinkled sticker, and some old retard chasing you down the street.

    Height: the higher, the better. last halloween, i was hella drunk and put 30 stickers in a line on the white crosswalk lines. they stuck hella well due to cars going over them, but lost hella respect. so climb a tree, and put you shit as high up. make sure it is big enough writing to read from below, and if you see a special circumstance to put up a high sticker (like a ladder or some crates) then put it on hella high, so when the ladder is gone people will see a random sticker 30 feet up and scratch their heads.

    A monkey: if you have a friend or sibling who seems like he can climb like fuck, give him a quarter and tell them to put a sticker up on top of a sign. works like a charm. I have a little friend who can climb everthing. I pay him 25 cents for each sticker over 20 feet up.

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    FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE

    Toys suck. don't be a douche and end up putting 30 stickers in one block, then, no matter how cool the stickers are, you will be labeled a toy. stickers are hella easier than pen on wall shit, so you have no exuse for covering a lot of ground.

    Also, ACTUALLY TAG! don't just put up stickers of your tag and expect to be a king. in fact, you might want to consider going on a few bombs before putting up stickers, so people will realize you are actually a seriuos writer. stickers have a subculture, but are still graffiti, and you are not a real tagger if you don't have tags, this is common sense. Don't get into trouble, and realize that people realy do not give a shit. maybe people who see you putting a sticker on the sin outside their house, but cars WILL NOT STOP, so don't be a pussy about putting them up right in front of heavy traffic. in fact, i encourage it.

    if you are wondering f your sticker has enought style to be put up, POST IT HERE. the denziens of 12oz may be a little harsh, but they're usually right, most people are toys, so dont whine like a little emo bitch, just suck it up, go into the sticker threads, get some more information and inspiritaion (but don't bite, of course, just get the style down) and practice some more.

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    I hope this guide helps you.... thanks ppl for helping me get idea, and the people in the sticker help thread for helping me compile some data. any other shit, my AIM is robfanmail

    made by : Net ~~> BERKELEY 510
     
  2. saim-one

    saim-one Member

    Joined: Dec 1, 2005 Messages: 504 Likes Received: 18
    Also, I have some stickers that are paper-ish, if you do your bomb, peice, tag, whatever if you put clear tape over it it will last much longer. Try it on all your stickers first, cut em out and watch them last.
     
  3. bleeeeegh

    bleeeeegh Member

    Joined: Apr 20, 2003 Messages: 430 Likes Received: 0
    Woah fuck me mate thats some bait ass shit goin on right there.

    Christ.

    Make sure youre careful with that many stickers man, thats some serious coverage. damn.
     
  4. Funktastk

    Funktastk New Jack

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005 Messages: 16 Likes Received: 0
    thanks alot bro..it helps alot!!
     
  5. NeRVe54

    NeRVe54 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005 Messages: 1,279 Likes Received: 13
    30 stickers a day can be unless your doing some really simple shit
     
  6. levbot>>>LTP

    levbot>>>LTP New Jack

    Joined: Jul 8, 2004 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    i walk a mile home every day, and there are about 7 different routes i can take, all that are on major streets (telegraph, shattuck...)
     
  7. NeRVe54

    NeRVe54 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005 Messages: 1,279 Likes Received: 13
    oh, ok. good






































    :rolleyes:
     
  8. bears_with_knives

    bears_with_knives Junior Member

    Joined: May 16, 2005 Messages: 139 Likes Received: 0
    free blank stickers:

    USPS:
    If you go to the usps store on the internet, you need to be a member but thats just a couple minutes of your time. you can make an order up to 500 labels maximum. if you want to make them last, there are these clear thing that looks like this:

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    on the back of these, there is a thin clear sticky thing like lamenate. you'll have to cut around the edges to get only the clear stuff because it's part of the clear pouch thing. once you cut around the edges you'll have the clear sticky thing. these a pain to work with because its thin and it's sticky and once it touches paper or another part of the clear thing it's not comming off.

    DHL
    Another good site is the DHL site, you don't have to be a member and when you order, your blanks could come at you door step the next day. the site doesn't show what the stickers look like, but the ones i've used is the Saturday Delivery Sticker(the orange reddish color stickers, smaller than the usps label, maximum amount is 75 stickers), Next Day 10:30 Sticker(bright green stickers, smaller than the Saturday delivery ones, maximum amount 75 stickers), and the WebShip/CorporateShip Label(they come in full sheets, but only half of it is the sticker, maximum amount 50 stickers)

    Making them:

    Hand drawn stickers are self explanitory and levbot pretty much covered everything about what kind of markers to use. But heres how I make my stickers(printed peices of paper glued on to labels)

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    an opportunity to promote them(I'm also the one that makes the awesome thermostat stickers mentioned in the guide).

    You'll need:
    1. Paper with your design on it(cut into individual peices)
    1. Labels(i mainly use the USPS ones)
    2. Adhesive spray(any spray would do)
    3. A well ventilated area.
    4. A cardboard box, or something to pevent making the ground sticky.
    5. And some skissors :biglaugh:

    What you do is lay one label(or many) on the cardboard and with the adhesive, spray the label(s) with a decent amount of glue. Then put your individually cut papers onto the the label(note: my stickers are smaller than the usps labels, make sure that your design doesn't go off the label). Then let the glue dry for maybe 15-20 minutes. then comback with your skissors and cut them out. Viola! your stickers have been made... Take a picture of them, post it up in the NEW STICKER THREAD, or the Sticker Collector Trades thread and hope that someone likes them and wants to trade with you. Also put some up in your city and take a picture of them to put in the Street Sticker Thread.

    I think that's all i have to say... Questions, comments?
     
  9. xdontsleepx

    xdontsleepx New Jack

    Joined: Sep 1, 2005 Messages: 51 Likes Received: 0
    saim-one

    im gonna try that tape thing. just like clear box tape over it?
     
  10. beardofzeus

    beardofzeus Member

    Joined: Aug 5, 2005 Messages: 408 Likes Received: 0
    Stickers are for pussies.



    and thats an understatement
     
  11. levbot>>>LTP

    levbot>>>LTP New Jack

    Joined: Jul 8, 2004 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    dude, people don't only put up stickers, but sometimes there are things you can do with stickers that you can't do with paint/pens, and vice versa.
     
  12. levbot>>>LTP

    levbot>>>LTP New Jack

    Joined: Jul 8, 2004 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    look, if you want to bash stickers, go and make a thread to do it. This thread is for techniques, not for bitching about how "stickers are for pussies"
     
  13. NeRVe54

    NeRVe54 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005 Messages: 1,279 Likes Received: 13
    :huh2:
    shit talking online is for pussies.
     
  14. What If...

    What If... New Jack

    Joined: Dec 5, 2005 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 0
    is it "cool" to print out stickers or should i write em all

    i love those hello my name is stickers...
     
  15. levbot>>>LTP

    levbot>>>LTP New Jack

    Joined: Jul 8, 2004 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    well, it depends. if it is like the thermostat or outlet stickers, then can print them out. but if it is just a tag or a throw, and it's just promoting yourself, then hell no. if it's a band or group sticker (not a crew, an organization) then it's okay
     
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