Sticker Mosaics

One of the things I got for Christmas was a sticker mosaic book.

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There are a couple of different themed ones you can get I think, but naturally I ended up with the one with a unicorn on the front.

It’s not just unicorns though – it has 15 mythical creatures inside, in pictures with full colour backgrounds.

At the back of the book are several pages of coded stickers.

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It’s a really simple premise.  The images are split into lots of little sections with a letter and a number on.

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And the stickers are shaped to fit in these spaces, labelled so that you know what goes where.

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I managed the first piece okay.

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It was a little awkward, flipping from the page with the image back to the sticker page over and over again.  The picture pages are perforated – presumably so you can stick them up on the wall or something once completed – but the sticker pages are not.

Eventually I just tore the sticker page out, which made it a whole lot easier.  I also cut the large page into smaller sections, making them easier to handle.

That didn’t solve my complete inability to place stickers within the right lines though.  As a kid, I could never get the collectible stickers in the sticker book within the square properly.  Even now I tend to ask someone to place stickers on Lego pieces for me.

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But I perservered, because it was kinda fun.  I flickered between filling in the unicorn in sections while hunting for the right sticker, and working methodically through the sticker sheet while hunting for the right space.

I gradually got a little better at placing the pieces.  It helps that the stickers aren’t too sticky, and the paper is a little shiny.  So you can peel a misplaced sticker off and re-place it once or twice.

Finally I finished my unicorn.

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And then immediately started the phoenix, because it’s kind of an addictive hobby.

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Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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