Besides the fun of taking shots with an instant film camera, the next best thing is decorating them! I think adding embellishments creates a personalised touch and feeling to the photos
I’ve been collecting deco stickers from G-market since a few years ago and last month I received another batch of stickers I bought from Taobao. Finally glad that I can use them! I got my recent haul of sticker from this Taobao store. Apparently Taobao ships overseas now, though I’ll still use a shopping service until there’s an English help desk since my Chinese is horrible. The agent I’ve been using for the past year is Bhiner and I haven’t run into problems with them
The stickers I got are mainly to decorate schedules/planners but they’re also perfect for instax snaps. While hunting, I mainly kept an eye out on stickers with:
- Captions/banners so I could write inside them
- Mini expressions/kaomoji
- Speech bubbles/words/phrases
- Mini hats/hair accesories
- Cute characters!
Mini stickers are the best so you can fit them around the border or in the photo so it doesn’t cover anyone. Personally I like ones with kaomoji/faces and words so you don’t have to write on the cheki. I think character stickers also adds more expression! I have big writing so I’m always scared I’m gonna run out of space before I complete the word
Besides stickers, markers are also a must for me if you don’t have any frame/banner stickers or if the photo is too dark for the stickers. Sometimes I like to write in the date or add little drawings/effects.
I have the Sakura Deco Cute Metallic Photo Marker – 6 Color Set which a friend got for me in Hong Kong. These markers by Zebra are also pretty popular to use, otherwise I’ve seen people use Posca markers as well. I’m planning to buy a set so I’ll probably post about them after I use them! I think as long as they’re made to write on glass/plastic you can use them on the photo’s surface and opaque ink will be visible on dark parts of them film, so buying paint markers are probably the best if you’re not too sure on what to buy.
I’ll definitely be buying more stickers so I’ll probably be posting update every few months. My main problem at the moment is finding albums and ways to display all the photos since I’ve taken so many in the past few months