So, has anyone ever done or heard of decorating your laptop a la altered project? I'm thinking of trying this to cover some pretty unsightly scratches on the case and I'm wondering how it might work out. What do you think?
Back in college I decorated my laptop a bit, but it just involved taping some stuff down with packing tape and painter's tape and duct tape. Which are also the tools I used to try to repair a crack in the hinge. Man, I loved that machine.
Beyond that I think people just buy vinyl skins for them. If you have something you can cut shapes from vinyl with, you might be able to apply those to portions of the case, depending on the texture of the case.
Thanks for the thoughts! I've already got stickle smears across many of the keys and electrical tape is holding the corner of the thing together, but I love my machine and will probably keep trying to rescuscitate it for a long time....now, to think through a theme for it...
I have some vinyl stickers on mine as well. They're by MAMBI ... pink paislee designs on 2 corners, then "Think, Believe, Create" with bling and "Explore, Dream, Discover" in bright colors. I love how it looks and, yes, very girlie
I can't find a photo of my Macbook but THIS blog entry shows the stickers. They could cover up a lot and would be WAY easy.
But altering it would be fun too
Edited by Scrapbook Obsession on 09-10-12 08:12 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
This topic reminded me of an incident that happened to my DGS. He got a guitar for his birthday a couple of years. He decorated it with lots of my left over stickers I gave him. His guitar teacher just scratched his head when he brought it in for his first lesson a few months ago.
i guess decorating with some washi tape etc might be simple and cute)
but I wouldn't cover it too much - first, you don't want the decor items to snag on anything, and second, you still want the heat exchange so the electronic parts don't overheat
(unlike some altered projects i've seen on the 'net, where every inch is covered in triple layers. gorgeous, but defeats the purpose)
Mine has a skin sticker decal that I bought from evil bay extremely cheap and it comes in various designs depending on your taste. It can be applied and removed pretty easy (I asked one of the engineers @ work to do it for me to avoid any bubbles on the application
I saw a scrapbooking tv program where one of the segments was about using your digital scrapbooking skills to make custom “skins” for your phone, tablets, laptop. You design it in a template, send it off to be reverse printed on adhesive plastic in the exact shape, and then you just apply it.