Hopefully everyone had one, maybe around 4th or 5th grade in school: that one awesome teacher who understood stickery goodness. No mere wielder of the gold star or the handwritten “good job!”, this lady had a seemingly endless collection of the very coolest stickers locked away in her grading drawer. Two-inch dancing holographic skeletons, glitter-speckled kittens, Santas with puffy cloud beards. It made getting a good grade all the sweeter.
Personally, my love of stickers never went away- it morphed into punk band logos and cutie kawaii collections. That’s why my inner child cheered with glee when I got the chance to check out StickerYou! Not only can you create your own stickers, now they have temporary tattoos as well.
Their online design tools are pretty simple to navigate. You’re given a blank page to work with- you can choose the size and type. Then you’re given the choice to upload your own artwork and logos or to choose from their large gallery of ready-made art. They have categories and a handy search feature to help narrow down your choices. Then it’s a matter of dragging and dropping the pictures you want onto the page. You can move them around and resize them as you go. There’s also an easy text tool that allows you to add writing in a variety of fonts to any artwork. I took the opportunity to add a few Outspoken Yam designs.
They have so many pictures available- some pf my favorites were the sugar skulls and the butterflies, which I thought would be really pretty fluttering down my arm.
The only issue I had with the process is that it’s a little difficult to visualize exactly how big the finished tattoos or stickers will be. I left a lot of blank space that I would have filled with smaller designs if I’d realized they would print perfectly fine. I recommend taking the time to fill every inch of your page in order to get the best value for your money. The smaller designs will make cute accent pieces to your larger artwork.
I also ended up ordering one page of tats and one of stickers because, after designing a whole page just as I wanted it, I couldn’t find a simple way to switch it from sticker mode to tattoo mode without losing my work. This worked out for the best in my case because I love both the bright, colorful tattoos – which are 100% non-toxic- and the beautifully rendered stickers.
I could easily see using these to promote a business or charity fundraiser. They’d also be fun to order for a special party- the tattoos would be adorable for group pics and the stickers would make nice mementos.
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