Step 1: Materials List and pre-project timesaver
Small Paintbrush (like in a watercolor kit)
1" foam brush
Magazines and mail order catalogs
Masking tape (not pictured but necessary!)
Nice but not necessary- Rotary cutter and mat.
Before you start the project it's a timesaver to have the images you want already clipped. A good, mindless project for in front of the tv. This part doesn't have to be neat and tidy, you can do any trimming when you start gluing later on.
Step 2: Measure and cut first layer
I used a rotary cutter to cut the laminate. This is not necessary, but it was handy. If you don't have a rotary cutter, mark the lines with permanent marker on sheet and cut carefully with scissors.
Set on top to double check that you have approx 1/4" space to edge.
This layer will allow you to take off your design at a later time- therefore it is intended to be non permanent. I do not know what will happen if modpodge is applied directly to a laptop, nor did I want to find out. I bear no responsibility to any damage incurred to your machine should you choose to go this route.
Step 3: Secure cling vinyl or laminate to notebook/laptop
If you are using vinyl cling do the same thing, omitting the separating the non-adhesive layer off.
When the clear layer is on put masking tape along the edges of the exposed cover.