Do you use silicone or fake whip cream clay-stuff? Xoxo@sandraakesson
we typically use silicone :)
hello,can u guys post decoden pictures of galaxy note 2,if there's any?i have no idea how to pipe it since the camera hole is too big in the middle,and there's a speaker hole below.@Anonymous
if we see any we are happy to. I would say just make sure you leave a little space anywhere near the camera so that it won’t flash white. :)
I use the GE silicone. I only use hard plastic cases. I sand them down so the silicone will stick better, but it still lifts after a couple of uses. Is this normal or is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there a way this can be avoided?@xinsanelyboredx
sometimes using a little bit of fingernail glue (the kind at the drug store for putting fake nails on) under the whippie where it starts to lift will do the trick just fine.
i add a drop of acrylic paint to my cases to try and stick them down a little better texture wise! also placing items in the corners and around boarders helps to stick them in my experience.
i noticed that people who sell decoden often give free gifts like candy, jewelry, cabs. doesn't that costs money? is it ok?@Anonymous
yeah people send little gifts, they cost the seller money, but most often they factor this into their cost, or they just like to include a treat. loads of websites like modcloth or urban outfitters do this type of thing all the time!
and yes… “it’s ok” lol
Have any of you lovely ladies or your readers ever heard of or used a glue called Gem Tac Glue. It has a strength comparable to e6000. I heard about it from papricotte on YouTube.@Anonymous
Hi there! I have read about it before, but have never actually given it a try! I have heard very good things about it though, so I will leave this question here for anyone else to answer and leave feedback :) Thanks for your question!
How so you ladies feel about scribbles 3D paint or tulips 3D paint? What would you say are good uses for them and bad uses when it comes to decoden?@Anonymous
Hi there! Scribbles paint is excellent for creating that “icing drizzle” or “goo” effect. It is also good for beginners too, as using a glue gun like some people do to create those effects can be a little difficult. The only bad thing I really have to say is that it can chip off cases.
I am 16 years old, and I am VERY active in the Fairy Kei community...I've always made deco cases as a hobby, and have made a couple for my friends. I think it's a really fun way to express myself, but I want to open up a shop and see how it goes in terms of selling each case. I can make simple to very elaborate cases. What are your recommendations for pricing each piece, and building a clientele?@Anonymous
Hi! It definitely is a fun way to express yourself :) Remember to take into account the cost of all of your materials, as well as the time it takes you to make them. Don’t sell yourself short, but don’t overprice either. Decoden is very competitive and prices are very important when it comes to making sales. It is what you think your work is worth. Be proud of what you make to sell, and let me reiterate, don’t sell yourself short! :) Good luck with selling your cases - I’m sure you will do fantastically.
I decorated a plastic case using E6000 glue but the pieces are falling off now that it's been a week. Did I not use enough glue? What else could I have done wrong?@Anonymous
Hi! I think it sounds like a little more glue could have been used, that’s all :) Make sure the case is dried properly too before use. I know sometimes I have gotten a little excited in the past about a case, and haven’t let the epics set properly. Hope you manage to fix your case okay! :)
Is sillicone ( the whip cream ) fumes dangerous for my health?@singingaquietlulaby
Hi! Yes - they can be. When using silicone it is highly recommended to wear a mask and sit by a window or use a fan. I used to get really bad headaches after making cases all day and it wouldn’t shift for hours and was very uncomfortable. Be careful! :)
How much does colored hot glue sticks cost? And where can I get them in Canada?@Anonymous
Hi! They aren’t too expensive. I have always bought mine from Etsy :) Try a shop called miniaturesweet :)