Cell phone cases can be expensive. I totally get it because cell phones are expensive. I have a tendency to drop, and, well, if I am being completely honest, sometimes even accidentally throw my phone across the room. I don’t know how many times a decent case saved my technological bacon.
So I grabbed a bunch of cheapie (read $1) cell cases off of the internet and played around with some glitters and a few rhinestones. Now I gave these away, because at the end of the day they aren’t going to keep my phone from breaking when it inevitably falls off of the kitchen counter, but I totally know how I want to kit out my more heavy duty cell case in the very near future!
Now this case wound up being my favorite. Actually I did one more but I hate it so I’m not even going to bother sharing that one here! Grab a toothpick and your Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and let’s get after it.
Using your paint, in alternating colors draw straight lines up and down to cover the width of the case. You can vary the length of the lines on each row as you see above for a more interesting look.
When fully covered, grab your toothpick (or a skewer if you can’t find a toothpick) and draw in the paint dragging it around.
Voila! Isn’t that cool looking? I LOVE IT!
Next up grab some Tulip Fashion Glitter in your choice of colors and a can of spray adhesive. I used the Liquid Fusion Spray Adhesive, FYI. Lightly spray adhesive and then dust over top with your glitters.
Flip over and draw an interesting shape or detail on the back side using Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and press rhinestones into the still wet paint. Allow to fully dry before handling.
In the end, I wish I would have realized just how similar the dried gold paint would be to my rhinestones, I would have mixed things up a bit. But you live and learn!
For my last case I wanted to harness the power that is ikat. Because ikat is freaking awesome. Take your Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and make little squiggly boxes here and there.
Continue surrounding your shapes with more shapes made with lines to simulate ikat. Add rhinestones here and there if you so choose (I wish I had left mine off, honestly). When happy with the coverage allow to fully dry.
Isn’t that cute and glitter-y and ikat-y?
In the end these three cases were experiments and they were a ton of fun. With each case only costing me a dollar, it was a really fun way to experiment and see what I want to do with a more heavy duty case in the future. Which is your favorite?