DIY Mr Robot Mouse Pad
I made a new mouse pad for work, and I am sharing a short tutorial on how I made it. Inspired by binge watching Mr. Robot, this tutorial is cheap and the items you can find at pretty much and store like, Wal-Mart or Target. Check it out and make your own!
-Mod Podge (you can use any type you like, but I used a Matte and Dishwasher Safe.
-Shelf Liner or old mouse pad.
-Image you want for your mouse pad. I used the Mr. Robot patch, with the image found here
-Scissors or Exacto Knife.
-Soft bristle brush or sponge brush
First you will want to print your image. I didn't have any photo paper, so I used just plain printer paper. I would like to use a high gloss paper, but the printer paper worked out fine and is cheaper so, win-win!
I used Non- Slip Shelf/Drawer liner for the bottom of the mouse pad. Not only do you get a lot of material, but it's also pretty cheap.
Cut out your image, then use it to cut the shelf liner with your exacto knife. If you do not have one, you can trace your image using a sharpie, then cut the shelf liner using sharp scissors. The shelf liner cuts very easy with a sturdy pair of fabric scissors.
Cover the cut shelf liner with a good layer of Mod Podge. Then, lay the cute image on top, carefully smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles that can form. Let dry for a few hours. I usually wait at least 2.
I sometimes spray a layer of acrylic sealer over the image before this step, for extra protection.
Cover the image with a layer of Mod Podge.
You can really use any kind, but I like to use the glossy Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge, I find it less tacky when it dries, but, it takes 28 days to fully cure and harden. This type of Mod Podge is also good for a little extra water resistance. Keep in mind, it is not water proof.
Let your project dry overnight, then I like to do another coat and let it dry overnight again before use.
And there you go, a large Mr. Robot mouse pad! Makes a great gift