Okay, so I’ve found a new hobby that I kinda love (like I needed another one of those…) and of course, up until last week, I was out of school and going a little stir crazy. So I decided it might be fun to decorate my iPhone’s case (I had a very boring gunmetal gray Incase slide cover thingy. Good for protection, not really my style…) Now, me being me, I don’t really like to measure and be exact and stuff. I’m much more an “eyeball it” kinda gal (also, this is how I bake! LOL!) So of course, god forbid I should actually measure anything to cover this case, what with all it’s very annoying curvinesses and whatnot. After 2 or 3 attempts, it was apparent to me that using scrapbook paper or anything remotely stiff like that would not work for me at all. So I had to let it lie for a few days while I pondered some more.
As I pondered, I remember that I have a largish stash of tissue paper. So, I found me some bright pink tissue paper, pulled the case off the phone, and went to town. After about 5 layers of tissue paper, lots of Mod Podge, an hour or two of painstaking whittling (essentially) with an exacto knife (yeah I know, I won’t measure but I’ll use an exacto knife with great glee after the fact!) I had a nifty looking pink case. It’s weird, you can actually still see some of the gray through the layers of paper, and it took on a kind of weird fabric-y look.
And then, to put the finishing touches on it, I used some iridescent-y butterfly stickers I had (I think I picked them up at Dollar Tree… I love the Dollar Tree…) And of course, then I needed to add a few more layers of Mod Podge to protect the whole mess. And because Mod Podge stays a bit sticky, I sprayed the whole thing with an acrylic lacquer to protect it. Here it is, in all its finished glory (and with a bit of Tim thrown in…)
Where’s the problem you ask? Well, first, I can’t seem to get the case off the phone since I put it all back together. Not that I need to, but still… and second, it still doesn’t seem to have totally set, if you will. It has some odd creases and crack-like things (not actual cracks, but crack-like), and some bits are perfectly smooth while others seem to have picked up a bit of a pattern from somewhere.
So, I’m pondering ripping the whole mess apart and starting over. But we’ll see. After all, I can’t get the case off the phone. This could be a problem…