5 Minute DIYs: cork colorblock mouse pad

5 Minute DIYs: cork colorblock mouse pad from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com Hi there! I’ve been meaning to start up this series for a while now, and today, I’m finally making it happen. I’ve done a lot of teensy projects around my studio to improve my workspace, and I’m planning to gradually share them with you in this series. First up is my cork mousepad! I love how this guy turned out, and I hope you do too. If you’re interested in making your own (for almost nothing) keep reading…

5 Minute DIYs: cork colorblock mouse pad from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
• A Cork Trivet: You can purchase these from IKEA ($3 for a 3 pack), or go with Amazon for a variety of shapes and prices
• A roll of painter’s tape or masking tape
• Acrylic paint, in the color of your choice
• Paintbrushes

5 Minute DIYs: cork colorblock mouse pad from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com

Decide how much of your mousepad you want painted, and use a strip of tape to section off the area you want to remain cork. For mine, I put my tape line right in the center of the cork trivet.

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Apply a quarter-sized amount of acrylic to the area you want to paint. With careful, even strokes, move across your surface in one direction. Turn your mousepad 90 degrees and spread the paint with the same motion. Be sure to cover the sides of the mousepad as well.

5 Minute DIYs: cork colorblock mouse pad from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com Let your paint dry overnight, and then remove the tape slowly and carefully. You can use it right away, enjoy! If you’re diggin’ this series, please let me know in the comments. I’ll be sure to continue it if there is interest!

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