I would like to make a confession, I’m a sticker hoarder.
I’ve been addicted to stationery since I was little girl, always eager to grab the coolest pencil cases, milky color rollerball pens, and food-shaped erasers. However, my greatest addiction are stickers, lots and lots of stickers.
I had a plastic sticker book where I store my collection of Hello Kitty sticker flakes, Dragon Ball manga characters, and even action figures such as Power Ranger and Superman. As the stationery market become more developed in Taiwan, I grow to be a sophisticated planner user, and stickers are necessary decorations to my daily diaries. There are daily diary stickers (the cute and expressive ones are from South Korea), sticker flakes designed by Taiwanese illustrators, and endless selection of envelope seal stickers from giant Japan stationery manufactures. I hoard stickers like there’s no tomorrow, and I’m reluctant to use them because they are too pretty!
It’s no wonder that I soon wanted to create my own stickers. Using label sticker papers from wholesale office supplies, I started to design my own round stickers featuring my penguins. I have a few pieces of these sticker papers lying around, and I thought, why not make customised sticker flakes for my Hobonichi Journal entry?
In this video, I wanted to create a colourful edition of a picnic spread I had today with my friends. To draw everything with water-colour would require too much caution where the dishes meet the lines of the picnic blanket in the background. So I decided to use the layering technique by drawing my doodles on sticker paper, and paste it onto a water-colour painted background.
Like the concept of using stickers to decorate the page, it keeps the colours clean, and the layering makes the page look more lively!