Decal Papers
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Decal Papers

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Hey guys, I just wanted to know what kind of decal paper do you guys use and where do you get em' and what's the best way of using em'? Thanks!

~Gj

Posted by Gee_jays_Customs
on Tuesday, September 5, 2006
User Comments
Ianarchy -
Monday, September 18, 2006
Doc - yeah, that's awesome. I kinda got into a school of thought where decals are "taboo" to some extent, but in an emergecy I would break that.

Gee Jay - yeah man, give it a go. I was really paranoid the first time I tried it, but it is so much easier than you think. Good luck with it.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Thanks anarchy! Maybe I'll try that and hope not to mess up ...lol ^_^

~Gj
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, September 16, 2006
I believe we used to call it "decoupage" or some French-sounding term like that

Now people have all sorts of nifty gadgets to make decals with! @_@
Ianarchy -
Saturday, September 16, 2006
I don't know about most of you guys, but the old-school way for decals that I remember is to print off the photo on paper, cut it out and then use a 50/50 mixture of white school glue and water (mixed in to a paste) and paint on the print-out. After it dries a little bit, paint over it with the water/glue mixture and it's on there smooth and clear.
Shinobitron -
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
You just spray the label before applying it to the figure. Then use water to loosen and attache to the fig. After the label has dried and adhered to the figure you freely use top coats on it without the label or fig being harmed. The STARS logos on my Jill custom are all testors labels.

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... iew&id=766
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Thank Shin, but I read to use the special coating or something to protect the decal and ink from bleeding and stuff....like a sealer. If I spray that on a figure with paint, would the paint come off? Thanks!

~Gj
Shinobitron -
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
I use testors print your own decals. I got em at Wal mart for $7.00 just follow the instructions that come with it and it works out awesome.
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