Episode 3 Style Download


Episode 3

Quick style advice from the Friday Download team. George demonstrates how to create an individual phone case.


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Welcome to the style booth with me, George.

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Today, I'm going to be showing you how to

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change your plain phone case into a creative piece of art.

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Want your phone looking like your favourite star, or just individual?

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Then listen up.

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I'm going to show you two designs.

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One of the cases we're using is clear.

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The great thing about this, you can put any picture on it.

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I've gone for one of Aiden, wearing a funky moustache.

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Take the picture

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and put two small bits of tape either end of the image.

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Take the case and just put it in like that,

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making sure the tape is firmly down.

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Use the phone and the pressure will keep it in.

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And there it is.

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This one is a bit more tricky.

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We're going to be using our plain plastic case.

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To prevent things getting messy,

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we're going to lay down some paper. Put our case there.

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We're going to use three different types of glitter.

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Some child-safe fabric glue. And the cut-out shape of your choice.

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I've used a heart because I'm sending my love to you.

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First, we're going to glue the heart to the middle of the phone.

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We'll leave that there just to dry a bit.

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The next step is taking the glue

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and putting a strip of it across the top.

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Make sure you do about a third of the phone.

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We're going to take our silver glitter, shake it off.

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That's one third done.

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The case is all dry.

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What we've got to do now is take off that heart.

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I'm just going to peel that off. One final tip, a bit of hairspray.

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We're going to spray that on, away from ourselves.

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That'll make everything stick together nicely.

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Here it is. The finished result.

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If you didn't get any of that whatsoever, here it is again.

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The portrait case.

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Take a picture of your favourite actor, pop star,

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football team or even a mate.

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Cut to size and stick to the inside of your clear case, facing outwards.

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The picture case.

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Cut out your shape and stick to the middle of your case.

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Use a tiny bit of glue because you will be peeling it off later.

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Add a strip of glue along the top third of the back.

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Sprinkle with glitter, shake off and wait to dry.

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Repeat twice more using different glitter each time,

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until you've covered it all.

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Peel off the shape, add hairspray for hold

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and you're done. And that's it.

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Two cool ways to create brilliant-looking phone art,

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but I wonder how they compare to real art. Let's find out.

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OK, so I think this one might be mid to late 19th century.

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Renoir, perhaps. Oh, this is a beautiful piece of art.

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I'm thinking Picasso, maybe van Gogh.

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This one is much more contemporary.

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I'm thinking Andy Warhol, maybe Jackson Pollock.

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Now, for the centrepiece.

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This is such a good piece of art, some people think it's a photo.

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This is Tate Modern worthy.

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And that proves it.

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They're up there with the best, so they've passed the test,

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so that's Style Download complete.

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