Mixed Media iphone Cover
Do you ever grow tired of your phone case? Why not paint it?!! I have painted the one I have 3 times now…instead of buying a new one:)
Start by prepping the case surface with a few coats of Gesso.
If you don’t have Gesso, use a left over indoor primer. (We have cans of the stuff out in our garage)
Next, I used Matte Medium to adhere torn pieces of a vintage book.
(You can use Mod Podge if you have that on hand)
You can see around the “Apple” the paint that was there before, it was blue:)
I was never happy with the last “paint job” The lettering didn’t turn out the way I wanted …it must have been the pens:)
After it’s good and dry (give it a few coats of the mod podge or matte medium) you can start drawing with permanent markers. I used Copic (alcohol markers) but you could even use sharpies.
I outlined and “doodled” with a Faber Castell XS Black Multi liner. (available at Michaels, & Hobby Lobby) LOOK at how JUICY the Copic Markers are…the ink oozes out. “It’s the little things”
When you are finished coloring & doodling, take it outside (I use my garage, but my hubby gets a little testy when I forget to “cover” my spray area-Our garage is quite colorful.) and spray with an acrylic sealer. I used a gloss, cause that’s what I had.
The Book I used was an old Children’s Bible Story Book…I love it. I know that for some of you (my English Professor Son in law) that’s criminal…ripping pages out of a book! But, I say it’s better to be read and enjoyed on my phone than sitting dusty on a shelf in an antique store!