That's a cool idea! I would never have the guts to try it, but you did a good job Also, I'm 99% sure the text on your iPod is from Gone With the Wind...am I right? That's one of my favorite books and I know it cover to cover!
lol, you are awesome . . . . It's my total fav and I would not have cut it up if I did not have 4 other copies . . . this one was kinda battered already.
and yes, right on the ipod and phone . . . i was just very careful and knew I needed new ones anyway if I screwed it up . . . like, the phone had a HUGE crack in the glass front. to help with the ipod, I printed out a paper pattern of it (though mine was older and totally didn't match anyway lol) but I made like a template out of regular white paper first to get all the measurements right. The dimensional magic was fairly runny, so I had to check on it every once in a while and wipe away any excess that had dripped where i didn't want it to, but it didn't damage anything!
My used ipod was scratched and the glass on the front of my kinda cheap cell was accidentally cracked by my little guy and it looked awwwwwwful. since making a ton of washer and zipper pulls with modge podge & dimensional magic (modge podge's equivalent to glossy accents), I became addicted to it, and decided to cover my phone & ipod . . . heck, even if it didn't turn out/i wrecked them somehow, I would have bought new ones anyway eventually . . . they're not perfect, but it's something that takes practice i think!! it's definitely an improvement for both of them:
I'm not too happy with the cut around the ipod wheel, but otherwise i think they turned out pretty good!
These are so cool! I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but I don't have any washers and my New Year's resolution was to buy as little as possible and focus on destashing mostly. I didn't know you could get fishing lures at the dollar store, but it makes me wonder what else we can cover with this technique...old keys? Buttons? Guitar picks? Used gift cards? I'm sure I can use this to get rid of some of the odds and ends I've been hoarding for so long.
yes, my ex had picked some up for me years ago to do something with and that's where he got them! lures or leads as someone said, or whatever they are :S lol . . . I am OBSESSED, this is so addictive . . funny you say that . . . my ipod was all scratched so i covered that just yesterday and my cheaper-kind of cell phone had a cracked front, so i covered that too!! pics to come soon
Thanks guys! I honestly did not have the idea of zipper pulls in mind . . i made them for my 4 year old for a necklace or bracelet . . . . then while I was holding them i was like . . 'hey.... wait a minute' . . . serious lightbulb action lol. i wrapped them with wire to the zippers but split rings would be good for that too . . . the pulls work AWESOME!!
after seeing the fabulous ones done by other craftsters, i tried my hand at it with the modge-podge equivalent of glossy accents (which just totally blows my mind!!) I was running out of washers, so i turned my attention to anything else I could possibly make into something (because it is VERY addictive) and noticed my little silver fishing lure things from the dollar store that i have had for so very long .. . worked perfect!!! used scrap-booking paper, magazine cuts outs, pages from my battered copy of Gone with the Wind, and nail jewels!
(LOVE the print ones)
and for my son, i made some lego-themed ones . . . they make totally awesome zipper pulls!!!
this is the back - - - posting first so it shows up in the thumbnail
My kind-hearted, wonderful, wouldn't-hurt-a-fly brother was stabbed last year at his university. He got cut on the back of the neck, his lung, and kidney all over some horrible girl; he almost died . . . . anyway, he had mentioned wanting a shirt using iron-ons (which i have been having to WORSE luck with) with this saying b/c him and my family have a weird sense of humour . . poor kid had waited 3 years to go to university and this ruined his year completely. . . . anyway, I made this for an xmas gift for him and he LOVED IT!!!
it actually ended up being a bit too small so I'm making another one with exact-placed stab wounds.
I LOVE THIS!!!! So awesome, and inspiring. I'm just getting in to maille but I'm obsessed. What gauge wire/size jump rings did you use? Did you follow a tutorial or figure it out as you went? Again, wonderful job!!
it IS very addictive! i used 18g 1/4" bright & anodized aluminum - the new anodized black from the ring lord which is oh-so smooth and has a great lasting finish. the rubber is 16g 1/4". i had started making a different shirt from a tut on mailleartisans.org, started with a bra - now that needs a tutorial because of the seams and such, but this one, I had seen a pic kinda like it on the ring lord's forums, but it was straight aluminum, he didn't like his own use of straps and it was more like a very short vest. Essentially the main part is just 2 huge triangles! so that's where I was inspired from. super easy, just a lot of work. especially when you start out with triangles too small and have to expand them . all you need to know is euro 4-1!!