give your camera case a new lease of life
for this project I used DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint
My camera case was, to be honest, looking rather scruffy, but I like it as it's the right size to hold my camera. I decided it would be easier to do a makeover than search for a new one! Isn't that what painters and crafters do?
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint (the colour I used is "Refreshing")
- DecoArt Americana Clear Creme Wax
- Isopropanol (pure rubbing alcohol).
- 2 x lint free pieces of cloth
- a small piece of card
- a paint brush
The first thing I did was cut off the zipper pull
then rubbed the surface with a piece of lint free cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol
I held a piece of card against the zip when applying the paint - just to keep it nice and neat and to make sure no paint got on the zipper
I placed the case over a bottle and left it to dry
and applied a coat of Americana Clear Creme Wax with a piece of lint free cloth ( this paint dries really quickly so I din't have too long a wait!)
after a couple of hours I buffed the whole case with a dry cloth
and added a new zip pull I made with a silver toned bow and heart and, finally, added rhinestones for a bit of bling
I am really pleased with the result and the paint doesn't even come off if I scratch the surface with my nail! It actually looks like leather now
This paint is amazing and, like the colour I used it is "refreshing" - an added bonus is that my camera bag matches my new holiday handbag (sorry it is not a great picture)....none of mine are!