Designing Your Own Custom Mouse Pad

Designing Your Own Custom Mouse Pad

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Gregory Han
Jun 16, 2010

We've been looking for ideas to add a bit of personality to our 99 cents IKEA white mouse pad (also ideas of how to fix the edges that are lifting up between the surface cover and rubber pad from regular use). We stumbled upon this great DIY step by step instructions over at Design*Sponge that looks easy and affordable enough for anyone to follow (at least anyone who still use a mousepad, dying breed).

It's all pretty simple, only requiring a blank mouse pad, some label sheet paper (very smart, since this creates an easy to use adhesive stencil much like airbrush artist use), a X-acto blade, a cutting board, acrylic paint, a stencil brush, an iron and wax paper to set your design once you've painted.

The full step by step instructions at Design*Sponge will help you guide your way through the process.

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