Hello! I found the cutest metal flip-top container that I want to decoden, and was just wondering if I should give it a light sanding first? Or would it not really matter. Thank you so much, you ladies are amazing!@Anonymous
Hello! I’ve deco-ed some metal top compact mirrors before so it should be okay, but theres no harm in sanding it a bit :) Let us know how it goes, and thank you! :)
Greetings! I was wondering what a person who makes decoden is called? A decoden artist? Is there an official name? Thank you!@Anonymous
Sure that sounds right! Deco crafter or artist, whatever feels right :)
Hi! So I tried out the GE Silicone, but I discovered that it, along with a couple other types, is really hard to dispense. What would you recommend to make dispensing it easier? Thank you!@stormuna
If you are using the large caulk tubes w the gun you need to poke a hole into the silicone seal (w a pen or chop stick etc) and then it will pump out much easier w the caulk gun!
For small tubes I recommend putting in a piping bag to make it easier to squeeze :)
Hi! I'm very new to the decoden world and have just started making cases of my very own! I was wondering if you get any submissions for galaxy cases? Sometimes it's difficult to work with because of their awkward shape...@Anonymous
Hi! For me, Galaxy phones are actually the second most popular models that get ordered :) They are a little more awkward to with with, but using different sized piping tips can make it a lot easier.
Hello Dears! I have a question or 2, that I have not been able to find the answer to at all, sorry if you already did, as I did not see it. The first decoden cases I made (hard cases/sanded) I used a "Siliconzied Acrylic Caulk", and after leaving them alone for 4 days, the caulk dried on top, but not inside, is this common? And second, I used a 100% silicone next (STINKS so much) and was wondering how long till the smell goes away? Any help is greatly appreciated!!@Anonymous
Hello! Sometimes certain types of silicone can take much longer to dry than others. Sometimes I’ve had to leave cases for up to a week to make sure they are 100% dry on the inside. As for the smell, that will need a couple of days max. I usually air mine out next to an open window and that helps lots :) Hope that helps!
hello! i just wanted to say that i absolutely love this blog, and it's really gotten me excited to make my own decoden phone case!! uwu how easy are the cases to get on and off phones though? i'd be worried about them breaking if i wanted to change cases! thank you very much in advance!@girlwithaflowercrown
Hi! Thank you so much! We’re so happy about that :) In answer to your question, it of course depends on the type of case used. Most cases will snap on and off with not too much effort, but won’t just slide off either so they protect your phone. As long as you’re careful you should be okay :)
Hello! Ive been making cases with the ge silicone. But lately I got 2 cases returned because the whole silicone part just flipped up. I do sand the cases down before. I tried reglue with e6000 but that didnt work. Any suggestions? Also, will using a decoden whip cream in tube from like japan will that stick better. Thank you!@Anonymous
Hi there! How annoying :( What sort of cases did you use? Hard plastic or silicone? If you used anything but a hard plastic case then silicone won’t work well and will peel. You might also want to experiment with a few different brands of silicone too :)
As for the whipped cream from Japan, still make sure you use a plastic case as the base. These can also be a lot more expensive than your regular silicones :) Good luck!
Hi, I've been making customized charms for several weeks now, and I'm unsure how running an online shop works! How do you keep track of all your orders and fill the tax for irs? I think it's suppose to be if you make over $100k, them you must pay taxes on your sales, but I'm unsure :/@Anonymous
If you make more than 1k you have to file taxes not 100, that’s for US at least… If you use etsy and PayPal it will track for you and as far as first time shop taxes go I recommend having an accountant consultation to make sure you do it correcy cause it’s really confusing for sure!!
Hello i was wondering if you ladies have heard of this glue called G-S Hypo Cement. I used it recently on a phone case and i think it works pretty well.@messypens
Hi! I personally haven’t, so I’ll publish this and see if anyone else has and maybe get their opinions on it too ^_^