what are starprints?
starprints are little characters i create. most of them have little stars marked on them.
how do you design starprints?
sometimes i draw them with pencil/paper first, and sometimes i just use illustrator. i also use photoshop for pixel stuff.
how do you make the plastic charms?
i use ink-jet shrinky dinks. currently, they are not transparent, they're solid white. if you try to print on the transparent shrinky dinks, your ink will run.
how do you make your clay charms?
i use sculpey, basic clay tool set, acrylic paint, toothpicks, paintbrushes, glaze/sealer, findings.
where do you buy the materials to make your products?
i purchase most of my mats from hobby lobby. occassionally i use ebay or michaels.
how much of an investment is creating charms?
well i've made a pretty big investment. you can start smaller than i did though. the clay is under $2, and i buy cheap paints. glaze is about $4. the shrinky dinks are $10/6 sheets. there are also things like findings (jump rings, chain, etc) for charms/earrings/necklaces.
how long does it take you to create your characters?
it depends on the complexity. the wow characters took a little longer because they have a lot of detail that i had to simplify.
do you have any tutorials?
yes, i have a tutorial for making shrinky dink charms . i hope to release more soon, and i will always answer any questions, just note me!
do you accept commissions?
yes. i have a link at the top of my journal explaining how this works.
where can i purchase your products?
for commissions, please note me. otherwise, you can purchase my products at my and sometimes i list random items at my .
why do you have two shops?
initially i started with only starprints characters being available on my website. however, i've created an page that lists miscellaneous characters and items. i wanted to keep my etsy shop up because it makes my products available to people who don't know about da or my website.
how much does it cost to ship?
i charge a flat rate of $2.50 to anywhere in the world. this covers packaging, postage and me driving to and from the post office. orders in the united states usually arrive within 3-5 days and international orders usually arrive within 5-10 business days.
what payment methods do you accept?
at the moment, i only accept paypal. with paypal your info is secure and you don't have to sign up in order to make a purchase.