Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mod Podged Cell Phone Case

My contract was up with our cell phone carrier, so The Hubs decided he wanted me to have a new phone. 

Guess which one I decided on?

The Samsung Galaxy SIII. 

We got lucky and got this for a good price. I just couldn't pass it up!

Ain't she pretty??
 (Samsung Galaxy S3 in Pearl Blue)


She (should I name her? LOL) is so pretty, I hate to put a case on her and cover up all this shiny-ness. But we all know, we need our phones in cases just in case we drop them. Right? So I decided to pretty-up my ugly, grey case.  With the help of some Mod Podge. (this stuff is awesome!)


I assembled all of my supplies....


and got to work.....


....tracing, trimming, and trimming some more until I got the paper just the right size.  

Then I used a foam brush to spread some Mod Podge Hard Coat on the case. Then a little on the paper. Laid the paper on the case, and spread all the bubbles and creases out the best I could.


I set it to the side to dry, rinsed the brush and started another load of laundry. (always laundry to do, huh?)  I came back and spread some more MP over the paper.  Then set it aside to dry. Again. 

Don't forget to rinse your brush!! 

I probably put 4 coats of MP on the paper. 

 If you have worked with MP, then you know you have to let the object you are MP-ing dry in between coats.  At least 15-20 minutes. I am an inpatient person, so this is hard for me. But, well worth it in the end!!


See, she is still pretty, just in a different, not shiny way. :) 

Note: if you look closely at the top of the paper, you can see the MP on the case. I just scraped it off with my fingernail. Not all at once. Over the space of a couple of days. 



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