When I was little, I remember my mom using clear contact paper frequently. She used it for a lot of school things (we now have a laminator...such fun!). But mostly I remember it being not so fun to work with, and that the patterned contact paper was NOT something that we would ever buy. Now I'm really loving it. Especially the wood grained kind, and especially for making stickers. I have a wee "wooden" heart on my computer, but I needed to take it further.
So why not paint some stickers? I wasn't sure how they would work, but they did! I used regular acrylic craft paint, and let it dry for a while, but yay!
Trimmed them, and peeled the backing...
And then stuck them on!
I also tried making a teeny one with permanent markers. Also fun, but clearly a different look.
Trust me, you so need to make some of these!