I have a camera case that had a pretty glossy finish. That's not really my style, so I wanted to roughen it up a bit(or pre-age it). I think some sort of sandblaster would have worked well to do this, but I didn't really try to get a hold of one of those.
I also had the idea to mask of a portion of the plastic to keep a design in there. I am in no way good at freeform drawing, so I went with the old standby(and somewhat clichéd) images of 80s video game characters. I had no clue how it would turn out, so this is very much an experiment in the actual probject, as well as the instructable(this is my first try at one)
Step 1: Prepare Tools and Ingredients
Step 2: Cut Out the Images From the Sticker Paper.
Since I picked very pixelated images, it turned out to be pretty easy to cut them out. I didn't need much pressure on the knife to make it happen since the sticker was kinda like heavy cardstock.
Step 3: Scratch!
The stickers themselves held out pretty well. The ink on top of them scratched away, but that's find by me.
Step 4: Get Rid of Those Stickers
I'd love to know if anyone has any better ways to achieve a similar look.