My brain works in mysterious ways, well not really, I know how my brain works but sometimes it puts 2 things together in a way I didn’t expect.
Case in point:
I work with someone who loves fried chicken. I, also love fried chicken. We talk about all the different fried chicken places in the area. Unabashed love for fried chicken. After a few weeks of fried chicken talk, I doodled a fried chicken leg on scrap paper and presented it to her. We laughed.
Somehow I started to doodle more chicken legs, this time with the words “Fried Chicken 4 Life” in various arrangements. Then with black Posca pens and finally with some color.
When I arrived at a final image and color scheme that I liked I took a nice clear photo and then arranged it into a grid in (yes) publisher. After that I printed it off on a color laser printer to sticker paper. Finally the individual stickers were cut out of the sticker sheet.
The sticker paper I used was the most inexpensive I’d found on the ‘zon and has done well with letterpress inks and now paint pens. It also traveled through the color Xerox machine we have at work.
Overall I’m pretty happy with how this ridiculous sticker turned out, even the little hand colored version is great. The color photocopied is awesome. I’ve also run this paper through the letterpress at work with some pretty good results.
There is an affiliate link to the ‘zon here. It’s the bet price I’ve found on vinyl for making stickers that last for a decent amount of time. I will point out here that these sheets are NOT recommended for laser printers, but seemed to do okay. You do run the risk that the plastic will melt and make a mess. Outside of affiliate links (which I rarely use now) this blog is funded by my supporters at Ko-Fi. You can buy me a coffee once, or offer ongoing support. Money from ko-fi goes to renewing the fees on this blog (and RSVP) and buying coffee and art supplies.