This Tuesday Tutorial was inspired by my drab, broken, stained iPhone case. I took it off weeks ago because it made my iPhone look plain said and since then it has been collecting dust next to the stereo. I have the iPhone 3GS which means cases for this phone are diminishing as you are reading this. My solution…attempt to create my very own RAD iPhone case. In the three minute brainstorm that took place, I was wondering what exactly would be RAD enough to dress my case. What would I want people to see as I am gabbing away on my phone? What will I not grow tired of and put a smile on my face whenever I see it? Barbie.
I know so many people have their issues with Barbie, but I grew up with her and my love for her is still there in my heart. Yes, I am a dork and yes, you can make fun of me because I am a Barbie lover. On to the tutorial!
Please note that this tutorial was simply done in a “fly by the seat of my pants” fashion. There are kinks that need to be worked out and if you have any suggestions on how to perfect the iPhone case, please feel free to comment!
• Mod Podge
• Foam Brush
• Magazine, Book, Photos (Whatever you wish to have on your phone in paper form)
• And of course…a phone case
Cut Out Your Images
Grab your scissors and cut out the images you would like to use. I could not find my crafting scissors so I had to use my kitchen shears. They kind of worked. One more not, I photocopied the images from my book because I did not want to damage the book in any way. I would suggest you do that with photos as well so you don’t lose the photo and copy paper is much more flexible than photo paper.
Mod Podge Hodge Dodge
Now, bush Mod Podge onto the phone case, and don’t be shy! Place your images onto the case while the Mod Podge is still wet, then wait a tiny bit. I like to wait a bit before I coat the top of the images only because I have had problems with shifting the image in previous projects. Ok…tiny bit has passed and now coat on that Mod Podge on top of your place images!
I cut out little hologram hearts to go onto my case before the Mod Podge had dried. I coated them with Mod Podge so that they would stick. If I had rhinestones this case would have had some serious bling…Next Time! As for now, let it dry completely.
Whoops! There's a camera on my phone.
Now that your phone case is dry, you can start clipping off the excess paper. Of course, kitchen shears are not the ideal tool to use for such small details. Also, I forgot to keep in mind that my phone has a camera and a little button to put it on vibrate. To cut these out, I used very, very, very small scissors. The result is not flawless, but for me it works.
Here it is! There are definitely some kinks to work out (please comment if you know how to fix them), but I am overall very happy with the result. Who knows how long it will last on there and the good thing is that it only took about 20 minutes of hands on time to create! If you decide to do this to your phone case, let me know, I’d love to see it! You can find me on Facebook under Jenny M. Diaz; Twitter @JennyMooreDiaz; or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing them!