In today’s world it’s more important than ever to recycle and upcycle whenever we can, so over the last couple of weeks I took on the challenge of painting and customizing my old battered iPhone case into something new and fresh.
I’ve had this Zebra-print iPhone case for about four years, and it’s a little worn and faded along the edges and the spine. It needed a pick-me up.
I’ve never attempted to paint on an iPhone case before, but given the number of videos on YouTube about it, I’m more than a little late to the party. Oh well.
After I removed the outer cover and scrapped off all the glue (which took hours, by the way) I applied some trusty acrylic paint. I haven’t used acrylic paint since I left school and quit art, so it was interesting to flex these muscles and see what I could do.
At first I wasn’t happy with what I was painting. I got that voice in my head telling me over and over how bad of an idea this was. Eventually I ignored that voice and just got on with it.
I used acrylic paints and PVA glue for a glaze. I’m fairly happy with how it ended up and I might do more projects like this in the future.
What do you think?
You can view a video of the full process on my YouTube channel!