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    Hi all

    Have spent some time looking at various fimo charms and tutorials and I was wondering how clayers manage to make 'branded' charms i.e. Marmite, Ben and Jerrys. Are there stickers that are put onto the fimo models as all the charms I've seen are incredibly life like...and definately don't look like they have been drawn on!

  • #2
    I'd like to know how this is done too...anyone willing to share?

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    • #3
      I am just guessing, but maybe they print them from Doll house miniatures like in this link.

      http://www.jensprintables2.com/grocerymenu.htm

      Could be wrong, they may use transfers.
      I will watch see if anyone knows.


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      • #4
        I have done similar things both ways before. Either doing it with a transfer method or by sticking a print out onto the clay using Fimo Gel in both cases.

        I prefer the transfer method - although you will need to have an ink-jet print out of the picture you want to transfer, with all the words done in reverse (photoshop is your friend)

        Then, you just smear some rolled out white clay with Fimo Gel and lay the printed picture face down and bake. Once baked, when you peel off the picture, the image should be transfered to the clay and you can use that piece of clay in further projects.

        If you want to just stick the print out to the clay, again, just cover it with a layer of Fimo gel and bake. I have done this with decorative papers, dried pressed flowers and various other things. It can be effective, but you do have the problem of things fading in the light over time.

        You can also get blank waterslide transfers that you can print out with your chosen design. I am out of stock of those right now but should have them available again soon
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        • #5
          Hmmmmm! I do this for a living lol x
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          • #6
            Do the manufacturers of these products not own the copyright to this type of image though?
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            • #7
              They do but its an artistic interpretation not endorsed by manufacturers and disclaimers have to be used
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              • #8
                @ejralph - Thankyou, I'll give the transfer method a try first...but the waterslides sound interesting. Is this like the old decals I used as a kid on model aeroplanes?...wet them and slide them off onto the parts?. I've seen the transfer method being used and thought it looked a bit hit & miss at times...sometimes really grainy looking. Printing to transparencies might give a decent result and then bake with a gel. I wonder if adding a UV blocking agent would stop them fading so fast?

                - I've just looked up the Waterslides...they look like a good thing, I'll keep an eye on your site for when they come back in stock.

                @Bubbleicious - Helpful.
                Last edited by Teutatis; 22-11-2010, 10:31 AM.

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                • #9
                  Right, first thing is to decide what you want to make, then go onto google images and find a suitable clear image as there can be hundreds. Download the image, i then use publisher to resize and make the image the required size. Next print it off onto really good quality photo paper and make sure your settings are right on your printer!!! print it off. Then you have your images you can cut to put onto your hardened fimo marmite, ben and jerrys jars etc. Most important is you need to protect the image with a non water based varnish ( i usually do this before cutting them out and gluing them down) at least 4 coats letting them dry properly. Glue them on and then use your usual fimo varnish over the entire finished piece again a few coats. It does sound a lot of work but its not once you have practised. Try the water decal as well see which way suits you best. If anyone wants anymore advice feel free to pm me x
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                  • #10
                    Thank you for replies.....didn't mean to rock the boat with regard to people who sell these...just genuinely curious..the explanations have sailed over my head...I'm a very 'beginner' beginner and don't really understand or am capable of doing it..very impressed by those who do..many thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bubbleicious View Post
                      Right, first thing is to decide what you want to make, then go onto google images and find a suitable clear image as there can be hundreds. Download the image, i then use publisher to resize and make the image the required size. Next print it off onto really good quality photo paper and make sure your settings are right on your printer!!! print it off. Then you have your images you can cut to put onto your hardened fimo marmite, ben and jerrys jars etc. Most important is you need to protect the image with a non water based varnish ( i usually do this before cutting them out and gluing them down) at least 4 coats letting them dry properly. Glue them on and then use your usual fimo varnish over the entire finished piece again a few coats. It does sound a lot of work but its not once you have practised. Try the water decal as well see which way suits you best. If anyone wants anymore advice feel free to pm me x
                      Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge...appreciate it...I'll practice my cupcakes and ice creams...not sure I will ever reach this level!!

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                      • #12
                        Give it a go! ive been doing them for years and years and its took a long time trial and error to find the best way that works for me anyway, if you wanted to give it a go i don't mind helping you through it step by step, its a lot of fun x
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                        • #13
                          Will take you up on that offer..just wanted to make them for my daughter,her friends and my friends...figured it would have to be cheaper than buying them...thats the plan anyway! x

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                          • #14
                            Have just realised it was your website that I spotted the Ben and Jerrys on! They are fantastic! x

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                            • #15
                              LOL! thank you hun x
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