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How to make the icon itself

How to make the icon itself

Icons - this is one of the most popular attributesamong youth. Each product carries some information about its owner, from the preferences in music, movies, anime and ending with slogans personal attitude to life.

Of course, you can buy an icon, but to make it in one piece with their hands much more interesting.


There are 2 types of icons:
- Soviet metal sample to be
- Metal sunset.

New icon on the basis of the old: the method №1

For the production of the icon based on the first of them you will need:
- Game pieces (preferably plastic) -
- Soviet metal icon sample to be
- Sandpaper medium grain or napilnik-
- nozhnitsy-
- Super glue-
- A4 paper to print an image of the future icon.
To start, you need to prepare an image or inscription, which would you like to see in the future icon. You can cut a ready-made image, or draw your own.
After the picture is ready, give itcircular shape and draw a black border (to make it easier to cut). This can be done in any graphic editor. It is advisable to adhere to the resolution of 300 dpi. On a single sheet of A4 paper can accommodate more than 20 such "roundels". So you can make the icons are not only themselves, but also to all my friends.
Once you have edited the image,copy it into a Word document. Make measurements chips (diameter of the standard chips - 40-40.5 mm). On the Word menu, select "Image Format" and set the necessary parameters. Image size should be with a margin - if the diameter of 40 mm chips, picture should have a diameter of 41 mm.
Then print it on a color printer andmake a protective coating. It can be created by using a colorless varnish, adhesive tape, but the best option would be laminating. This deals with any firm that provides a paid printing service.
The next step will be preparation of the icon. Take sandpaper or a file and proceed to erase its front part to a metal base. The most important thing - to level the surface, so do not worry if it remains a bit of paint. This step can be omitted, but then you need to apply more glue. However, there is no guarantee that the picture is locked securely on the surface.
When the foundation is ready, ready to cutpicture and stick it on the back of the chips, and the front of the last stick icon. Be careful not to get the curve. The reverse side of a self-made icon sketch a marker or paint.

New icon on the basis of the old: the way №2

For the production of the icon based on the setting of the metal products you need:
- nozhnitsy-
- Metallic sunset icon (35-36 mm diameter) -
- Finished picture with margins of at least 1.5 cm (for hem).
To start separate plastic base icon. Then carefully remove the metal part with the image in the film. Tilting the edge, remove the factory image and in its place attach a workpiece, bending the edges of the foundation.
Top cover with a film image, the edges of which also bend inward. Finally, refit the plastic base with a pin. Icon is ready for operation.

How else can you do with your hands icon

In addition to the above-described methods of manufacturing icon,You can make such a product by means of self-adhesive paper and plastic base with a pin. For this image to be printed on self-adhesive paper and then laminate or covered with tape and then glue to the base.
A more sophisticated option is to cast the icon of the lead. To do this you will need:
- containing lead
- Sand and fire.
On the sand make any shape (star,heart, stamp). Melt the lead in a special metal boat, alone at the stake. When it becomes liquid, pour your sand mold and allow the workpiece to cool. After a few hours you will have a unique icon.
The most important thing in manual labor - it is your desire and positive attitude. Believe in your strength, and all you get!

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