STEP 5: STICKER APPLICATION
I did thought about the sticker idea since the beginning of the project in the limbo of my mind. This doesn't bother me at all. All i mean is, unlike painting & modeling. i wasn't sure how i would do it until the moment i did it. A a matter of safety, i waited a full 24 hour for the paint to dry before applying stickers.
The 4 key things to keep in minds are:
I did The weathering part for you in the digital design already!
Draw a rough mock up of your stickers, this help determine the Scale, Position, Orientation!! Compare it with the reference constantly! Draw new iterations until it looks right. i stick them on with blutack temporarily.
Measure the rough dimensions of each sticker mock up.
Frame the Mock up with thin Masking tape.
Print the the stickers in your desire dimension, Or print the attached .pdf with friendly sizing.
Cut them out with a nice white border.
Brush a thin coat of gel medium on the BACK of the sticker.
Place the stickers in the previously made frame.
Smooth the sticker on the surface gently eliminating wrinkle without ripping.
Brush a thin coat of Gel medium on the top of the sticker.
Keep brushing the layer of gel medium non-stop, you will see the brushstroke disappear as it is drying.
Seal everything with 2 coats of splattered Lacquer to achieve the gloss look in the reference.
Even with careful planning, scaling is hard to nail. Even i removed the bomb sticker with a smaller one. It proves that the Acrylic gel medium can still be clean completely with water, since the gel stick permanently on the paper, and the paper can "dissolve" with water, you can for sure clean the paint surface clean!! Learn how to build a thunderball from watchdogs! #watchdogs2 #thunderball #following #retr0 #followforfollow #dedsec #hacker #props