Introduction: Custom Stained/Burned Mousepad Design

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This is a tutorial of how to design a mousepad to have a burned/stained looking design on it.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
-Plain Mouse Pad (Peeling off the previous design of an old pad works too)

-White Out or White Paint (I prefer white out as it is quick drying)

-Printer (Does not need to be color)


-Scraping tool

-Razor Blade

Step 2: Getting the Design

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Print off of the internet a design that you will appear on the mousepad. Cut the design (Its easiest with some sort of blade) out but leave the outside in tact, as that's what will form the design. I chose the Corsair Gaming logo to match my Corsair Mouse (

Step 3: Applying the Design

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Tape the cut out outline to the Mousepad and make sure it wont move. Then apply the white-out/paint to the cut out design. Careful, you don't want white-out to go under the outline.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

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Peel off the outline carefully, and let the design sit for ~30 seconds. Scrape off any unwanted white out.

Step 5: Your Done!

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You've completed your custom Mousepad! As you can see, I rushed mine and it doesn't look quite like the Corsair logo, but I like it.


Modern__Pixels (author)2016-01-24

I Explicitly stated that I rushed mine and if you were cautious it would look good!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-23

Great idea. I always love customizing my computer accessories.

Its also good in the way that you could do a really nice job and recreate a gaming mousepad for next to nothing

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