Today we continue in our never-ending journey of adding glitter and glue to every electronic item I own.
The latest victim: MY COMPUTER!
You should be. But you don't have to be. Because I am about to tell you how to make this without ruining your computer.
I suppose now would be the time to let you know that my mad glitter-skillz have evolved over the years from quite the shit-show to my current, more controlled, understanding of the material. (Yes. I understand glitter. And glitter understands me. We have mutual feelings.) I have been known to occasionally ruin electronic, and non-electronic, devises with glitter. I will say - this might be my best handled glitter project yet. It's no big deal. Except it kind of is.
So fasten your seatbelt, baby. I'm about to take you on a glitter ride. Yea, I said that. What now?!
1. The top half of a computer case. I chose the incase brand from the Apple store.
2. Glitter from Guerra Pigment.
3. Scrap paper or old newspaper.
4. Elmer's spray adhesive from Michael's.
5. Krylon white spray paint from Michael's. (Only if your case is dark. If you are buying a new one I would recommend a clear matte.)
6. Mogepodge from Michael's.
7. A medium paint brush from Michael's.
Place the top half of the computer case face up on some scrap paper.
Spray paint the entire surface white. Do this step in a well ventilated room or outside if possible. Mad fumes, yo. (If you have a light colored case, this step is not necessary. Glitter shows up better on lighter surfaces. Trust me. I know.)
Spray the entire surface with Elmer's spray adhesive.
Pour the glitter over the entire surface of the case.
Let that sit for 15 minutes while the adhesive dries a little bit. Then tap off glitter onto scrap paper.
Paint entire surface with Mogepodge to seal in the glitter.
GLITTER! Glitter, glitter, glitter, glitter, glitter, glitter, glitter, glitter, GLITTER!
This is so amazing. I feel obligated to go do some work in a cafe JUST so that other people get to see my computer case. I like to brag. And now my computer matches... well, me.
I feel like a more legitimate craft blogger now that my blogging tool is crafted. Know what I'm saying? No? Well, alright.
"Hey, Melissa. Why didn't you add glitter to the bottom half of the case?" you ask. WELL, I thought about that. There is a vent on the bottom and I didn't want to mess with that. (Should you chose to glitter the bottom, cover the vent with painters tape. Don't mess with it.)
Also, the bottom of a laptop sits on all sorts of surfaces and gets dirty and scratched up. I didn't think the glitter would be very functional there. Plus no one really sees it, anyways. Look at that, I'm thinking about form AND function. My dad would be so proud.
And, as per usual, I would love to see what crafty creations you have made for your computer. You can e-me here. OR I can make you one! YAY!