Lately I’ve decided to take the idea of working on my career more seriously, I want to work hard and be more successful at things I enjoy. Most of those things tend to involve writing so as a present to myself I decided to buy a proper keyboard for my ipad so I could write even while my computer is busy rendering video and things like that. Really I just want a better laptop so I can multi task while editing videos… but that’s much more expensive than a keyboard so this is my interim solution!

Anyway I decided to decorate it so I would remind myself why I’m working so hard: you guys!

This is my end result:

For this tutorial you will need:

  • iPad keyboard
  • Drawing/painting/pretty paper you want to cover it with
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Clear book covering contact
This is my keyboard:
I wanted the main focus on the back of the iPad to be the coat of arms for the VLB and then on the inside a spring theme.
It wasn’t quite bright enough for me so I decided to jazz it up a bit with some more water colours.
While it was drying I worked on the inside area.
I cut out a piece of a daisy/grass painting I had done earlier and fitted it to the blank part of the keyboard at the top. I used a little bit of glue to hold it down for the next steps. PVA or paper glue is fine for this, it’s really just to stop it sliding around.
Then I covered the area in clear contact.
It was a little hard to cut it so it was snug around the corners but I did my best to keep it smooth and clean.
Now the back! My painting was all dry by this point so I cut it to fit the back of the keyboard without overlapping the curved edges.
I added a thin layer of glue again to hold it in place.
And stuck it down.
Then it was just a matter of covering that with contact too.
I made sure to go smoothly and carefully around the curved edges so there weren’t any creases.
Spring on the inside and VLB on the outside!
I absolutely love it and every time I see it, it makes me want to get to work on something awesome!

Hope you guys enjoyed and let me know if you give it a try!

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