03-02-2008, 08:45 PM
From: Morgantown, West Virginia
Club Region: Mid Atlantic
Registered: Feb 2004
How to make a shift pattern decal
These are fairly simple to make. I've provided a Prodrive one that I've made myself and a STi one that Big Sky found, but you can also chose to make on in photoshop. If you choose to make one yourself, make sure you zoom in to pixel size and clean up any logos that you use as they will need to be 'cleaned up' so they are clear when they come out of the printer. When I mean clean up, a lot of times, different shades of a color will be used and looks pixelated. Just go over them with the pencil tool to make them all the same color (no shades). You will also have to rescale the images to print 1 inch by 1 inch, but if you use the ones I've provided, you shouldn't have to worry about that.
Tools you'll need.
1 inch Page Pebbles
Double Sided Mounting Tape
The Page Pebbles can be found at craft stores like Michaels or any online scrap booking supply store.
After you print them out, you'll need to cut them out. I use a ruler and a knife since it's pretty important to keep straight edges, so I wouldn't recommend scissors.
The Page Pebbles are already sticky, so you just have to ensure not to get any bubbles. After it's secured, you can put the double sided tape to the back. Here's the final result.
"We live for a good time, not a long time."
RIP Colin McRae