Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sooooooo, a needle pulling thread.............

Sooooo what do you think hgappened tomy i-pod this week??

Well if music is the food of love play on and I love anything with a sewing theme so I used Tims stamp :D

I started with a plain white plastic cover I bought off e-bay for my precious i-pod and gave it a coat of white gesso to prime it

Next I coloured it with beige acrylic paint and left it to dry.

I stamped the Tim Holtz stamp with archival ink and tinted parts of the image with promarkers.

I added some distress inks with a sponge and dried off with my heat gun. I knew they would lift with anything I coated them with as they are water based and don't dry properly on acrylic paint, so I dabbed on Claudines matte medium with a sponge, building up layers as it dried.

Next I used Claudines sticky canvas and used the same transfer technique with patterened paper as I did last week .

I glued this down and sections of vintage lace with the matte medium and left it to dry.

I added extra stamped stitches then grunged up the edges with the black archival ink


The embellies are stuck down with a combo of the matte medium and glossy accents.

When everything was nice and dry and sealed with the matte medium I added distress stickles.


I'm hoping to see the amazing, most wonderful, and uber talented Tim at the weekend and hope to share this project wsith him :D

Why not customise your gadgets? just find a cheap cover on ebay and go wild :D


Julie xx


  1. It looks super Julie...and very 'you'

    Toni xx

  2. This is fab, I've had a case for my OH's blackberry waiting for some sort of altering treatment for about a year lol

  3. That's gorgeous - love the vintage look!

  4. Wow, how creative is that!!
    Love it x

  5. Very you Julie, love it and I hope Tim does too :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! *wanders off to find a cheap ipod case on ebay...*

  7. Oooh I love it! I need to get a cover for my phone - right now!

  8. Just had a good browse through your blog - I'm loving your work.
    Sue x


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