Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Graffiti Inspired Glittery I-pod Case By Violette Clark

I often like to create my own purses and accessories so when I recently received an i-touch (like an i-pod) for my birthday I thought I would create a glittery case to house it in. Why not make matching accessories? With this graffiti fabric painting recipe you can make a few at a time, one for you and several to give away as gifts. Which glitzy gal wouldn't adore to own this sparkly pouch? This same idea could be used to create a case for glasses as well.


Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive (DDC)
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque #299 Celery
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque #70 Moondust
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque #263 Bright Gold
Cotton muslin
Assorted colors of folk art paint
Gesso or latex paint (I used pink)
Sewing machine, thread
Bull clip
Discarded credit card
Wooden skewer

1. Cut a piece of cloth approximately 12” x 12”. Basecoat it with gesso (I use latex paint).
2. Squirt paint on randomly (use 2 or 3 colors) and using a discarded credit card scrape it in a random fashion covering as much of the fabric as you like.
3. With a wooded skewer splatter and drizzle thinned down white gesso on your piece of scrap painted fabric. Let dry naturally or blow dry painted fabric.

4. Cut 3 pieces of fabric – 5 ¼ ” x 3 ¾ (front of case), 7” x 3 ¾”(back) and one long piece 12' x 2”(for pleated ruffle). Adjust the size of your fabric according to the size of your i-pod.
5. With your sewing machine zigzag stitch around the top of the pouch pieces. Put wrong sides together and zigzag down the sides and bottom.
6. Paper pleat the 12” x 2” piece and add a drop of DDC adhesive in each fold – you are pleating the long strip. Use a bull clip to hold the fanned piece until it dries. Remove clip and form a circle with your fan and glue. You might have to clip it together until it dries.

7. Run a thin bead of adhesive along the edge of your circular fan. Dip edges into glitter, which has been mixed (the celery and moondust). I poured out the glitter onto a piece of cardstock and dipped the edges of the pleated circle embellishment into it coating evenly.
8. Set aside and then cut a star, heart or any other simple shape from your painted fabric scrap. Coat with DDC adhesive and then coat with bright gold ultrafine opaque glitter.

9. When your embellishments are completely dry then you can adhere the star to the circular pleat and then the entire embellishment to the case using DDC adhesive. I didn't add Velcro to the flap however you could if you liked.

Note: Make sure to tap off all of the excess glitter.