Frog Leadlight Sticker by Serene Forest.
Individually handmade in Margaret River Western Australia.
Red Eyed Tree Frog
Many scientists believe the red-eyed tree frog developed its vivid scarlet peepers to shock predators into at least briefly questioning their meal choice.
These iconic rain-forest amphibians sleep by day stuck to leaf-bottoms with their eyes closed and body markings covered. When disturbed, they flash their bulging red eyes and reveal their huge, webbed orange feet and bright blue-and-yellow flanks. This technique, called startle coloration, may give a bird or snake pause, offering a precious instant for the frog to spring to safety.
Their neon-green bodies may play a similar role in thwarting predators. Many of the animals that eat red-eyed tree frogs are nocturnal hunters that use keen eyesight to find prey. The shocking colours of this frog may over-stimulate a predator’s eyes, creating a confusing ghost image that remains behind as the frog jumps away.
Serene Forest stickers are made using the highest quality materials from North America. The sticker material is made by the Gallery Glass window paint range and is non-toxic water-based paints. The header card packaging is printed locally at Margaret River Print, located in Margaret River Western Australia.
Firstly choose a clean and dry non-porous surface to display your leadlight sticker. Carefully remove the sticker from the packaging, then place the smooth side of the sticker on your chosen surface. Providing you remove stickers with care, they can be repositioned numerous times. When removing stickers to reposition, ensure not to overstretch in the process.
Serene Forest Stickers will cling to most surfaces that are smooth and non-porous. Ideal surfaces are windows and sliding doors, tiles, and mirrors. Sticker placement is not recommended on painted surfaces, plastic, brick or course textured areas. Car windows are not recommended, as extreme heat inside a car may cause sticker to melt. Likewise, If stickers are put on the outside of a car, they can be affected by the weather. (Excess sun, rain, and debris)
The ideal position for a leadlight sticker would be where it receives light, but not direct sunlight. Certain colours may also fade when affected by direct sunlight for long periods (red being the main colour)
If the sticker is attached to a glass water bottle or another mobile object, a mild detergent mix or plain water can also be used providing you also wipe dry afterwards. If you are concerned about this cleaning method, you can always remove sticker before cleaning and then reapply afterward. I recommend removing the sticker and reapplying about once a year, as plastic may harden and mould to glass over time and become difficult to remove after several years. Reapplying will help avoid this happening.