Today I want to share with you a really easy way of personalising a camera case.
I got my camera as a Christmas gift from my husband and love it already, although I’m still using the auto mode. It’s just so easy on auto!
So I was on the look out for something to protect it, a case. I’ll be carrying it in my handbag when out and about so it wasn’t a camera bag I was after, just a case to stop it from getting bashed whilst inside my handbag.
I’m not a massive fan of the regular camera cases, the branded ones tend to be black nylon type affairs which isn’t very me.
So I had a look on eBay where there is a huge variety to choose from… At this point I had started to think about personalising a case using fabric paint but had no definite idea.
I found many of the cases were artificial leather and were really inexpensive so if I didn’t like my creation I could buy another without any great loss. I went for a white PU case (this one) for my Sony A5000- there are loads on eBay, in a variety of different colours. I thought white would work best as a blank canvas for any designs I created.
It took ages to arrive though. I didn’t realise it was from China when I bought it, there are Uk sellers, bear that in mind.
So what I did in the end was more a serendipity than a plan. Playing with my eldest one afternoon in the Christmas holidays she’d got some faux tattoos from Father Christmas, and I had a stash I sometimes raided of my own. So we were basically playing temporary tattoo parlours (I know- ha?!)
Anyway I had a brainwave and I used faux tattoos to decorate the case.
I applied the tattoos in the same way they are applied to the skin, just using water. To be honest I thought they would just peel or slide off. But they didn’t! Three months later they are still firmly in place and my camera case looks ace!
The faux tattoos I used for this projects were from
- Tattoorary- beautiful floral faux tattoos!
- M&S- in the kids section, I cant find them online so unsure if these are still available
- Tattify bird fake tattoos
- Instagram- I went on an Instameet and got a IG logo faux tattoo
- Rosie Wonders- I’ve just found these illustrative faux tattoos and will be adding some from this selection.
I’ve not tried it yet but I think this would work on any gadget case, provided it was a faux leather PU type material. I’m also loving the fact that these images are now not temporary but are seemingly very permanent!
Let me know if you try it.