So I have a lot of sketchbooks. And right now I’m working on one that I hate. To be honest, most of the sketchbooks I have I hate the paper in them, it’s just not the right texture and it makes drawing kind of difficult. Once I’ve filled them up I’m going to hit up Deserre’s and Curry’s to get some with paper I actually like.
Speaking of which, the sketchbook pictured above has this really smooth, thin kraft paper. I do wish the paper had a touch more texture to it, but I think it’s pretty decent for markers.
Anyway, I got bored looking at it’s bland kraft coloured cover so I painted it.
So I received some phone cases I bought (off of ebay) for my Galaxy Note 3. My old glitter cases were boring and added a lot of unnecessary bulk to my already rather large phone. So I picked up a couple of plain ones. I decided to paint them since I didn’t want them to be too plain. Above are 2 of the finished cases. I’m personally in love with the palm leaves one, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The pineapples are great too but I feel like the leaves have much more dimension than the pineapple portion.
I guess I’m just really good at painting leaves.
I sanded the cases and applied a matte medium as a base before painting them to really help the acrylic paint adhere, and then topped it off with a clear acrylic spray to seal everything.