Icons are one of the most popular attributesamong youth. Each product carries some information about its owner, ranging from preferences in music, movies, anime and ending with the slogans of a personal attitude to life.
Of course, you can buy an icon, but making it in a single copy with your own hands is much more interesting.
There are 2 kinds of icons:
- metal of the Soviet model-
- metal sunset.
New icon based on old: method # 1
To make an icon based on the first one, you will need:
- game chip (better plastic) -
- a metal badge of the Soviet model-
- medium-grained sandpaper or file-
- Super glue-
- A4 paper with a printed image of the future icon.
First, you need to prepare a picture or an inscription that you would like to see on your future icon. You can cut an already finished image or draw it yourself.
After the picture is ready, give itRound shape and draw a black border (to make it easier to cut). This can be done in any graphics editor. It is desirable to adhere to the resolution of 300 dpi. On one sheet of A4 paper can fit more than 20 such "rounds." Therefore, you can make icons not only for yourself, but for all your friends.
After you have edited the picture,Copy it to a Word document. Make the measurements of the chip (the diameter of the standard chip is 40-40.5 mm). From the Word menu, select "Image Format" and make the necessary settings. The size of the picture should be with a margin - if the diameter of the chip is 40 mm, the picture should be 41 mm in diameter.
Next, print it on a color printer andMake a protective coating. It can be created with a colorless varnish, an adhesive tape, but the best option is lamination. This deals with any office that provides paid printing services.
The next step is to prepare the icon. Take the sandpaper or file and proceed to erase its front part to the metal base. The most important thing is to level the surface, so do not worry if there is a little paint remaining. This step can not be performed, but then you need to apply more glue. However, there is no guarantee that the image will fix securely on the surface.
When the base is ready, cut out the finishedImage and glue it on the back of the chip, and on the front of the last glue icon. Be careful not to get crooked. Draw the back side of the homemade icon with a marker or paints.
New icon based on old: method # 2
To make a badge based on a metal sunset, you will need:
- metal sunset icon (35-36 mm diameter) -
- finished picture with fields not less than 1.5 cm (for folding).
First, separate the plastic base of the badge. Then, carefully remove the metal part with the image in the film. Having bent the edges, remove the factory picture and in its place attach your workpiece, bending the edges for the base.
From above, cover the image with a film, the edges of which also bend inward. Finally, replace the plastic base with a safety pin. The icon is ready for use.
How else can you make a badge yourself?
In addition to the above methods of manufacturing the badge,It is possible to make such a product using self-adhesive paper and a plastic base with a pin. To do this, the image must be printed on self-adhesive paper, then laminated or coated with adhesive tape, then glued to the substrate.
A more difficult option would be to cast an icon from the lead. To do this you will need:
- sand and fire.
On the sand, make any shape (asterisk,Heart, imprint). Melt the lead in a special metal vessel at the stake. When it becomes liquid, fill your sand mold and let the stock solidify. In a few hours you will have a unique icon.
The most important thing in manual work is your desire and positive attitude. Believe in yourself, and you will succeed!