So I ended up painting my phone case instead of sticking washi tape on it. At first I was just painting my case white so when I put the tape on, it would look great, but then I wanted to try other another color and it just went from there. Here’s how I did it:
- Otterbox phone case
- Acrylic paints, in various colors (including white)
- Foam brushes
- Paint brushes
- Old newspaper or other material to work on
- Modge Podge
- Take the case off your phone and place it on some newspaper.
- Using a foam brush, paint your case white. I did about four or five coats of the white because the dark blue of the case kept peeking through.
- Wait for the paint to dry completely in between coats (about 15 minutes).
- After your case is the right amount of white for you, use a paint brush to paint different color strokes onto the case. You could also use a foam brush or a large paint brush to paint stripes if you’d rather.
- Let the paint dry before painting another coat, if desired.
- Once the paint is dry, use a foam brush to lightly cover the case with modge podge.
- Let modge podge dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Do a few coats of modge podge to seal in the paint (I did five).
- When the last coat is dry, put it back on your phone and enjoy!
I went for a “random brush stroke” look but you could paint your case in whatever style you like. Heck, you could paint a portrait or a picture on there, I’m just not that artistic. I like how it turned out and now I just wish I had more cases to paint. I think eventually I might add more colors or even paint over it again completely when it gets old. This was the perfect fix for my phone case blues.
I liked the purple stripe I did down the camera lens. It made me think of a warrior.