This project began with a trip to the dollar store to grab up a bottle of hand sanitizer. After arriving home, the stickers from the bottle were removed (Goo Gone works great) and then inked up the image Stuart the bug-ologist, from Eat Cake Graphics, to create the perfect label. Stuart was stamped on white cardstock, along with a “buzz” and a few bugs, which are images from Stamps By Judith Some handmade dots made an excellent border for Stuart’s dirty world. 🙂 An added handwritten title “Get Dirty” encourages all those bug-ologists to make the most of their exploration.
The final layout was copied, using a copy machine, and then taken to my area office supply store to have them make a copy on a transparency. It is suggested to not use an ink jet printer when creating the transparency because of the adverse effects when mixing with the sanitizer. If you own a laser printer, it saves you a trip to town.
Once the transpareny is made, cut out the image as close to the edges as possible leaving adequate space on the bottom for the image to sit appropriately in the bottle. Roll the transparency up and stick down inside the bottle and using a kitchen utensil (something skinny)work the transparency until it lays correctly on the front of the bottle.