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Initial post: 21 Apr 2012, 08:42:37 BST
I am so excited, I have just ordered 2 skins from gelaskin, 1 for me & the other for my dad for his birthday. I designed them myself using a digital scrapbook program so they will be totally unique. Mine has a picture of my little boy pretending to read his daddy's Game of Thrones book with mummy's kindle across the top. My dad's has a picture of himself holding my little boy with grandad's kindle across the top. Both of them are on a background that looks like a page from a book & I have typed "get lost in a good book" on 4 lines that get fainter each time. I can't wait for them to come, hopefully they will look as good as I imagine.

Has anyone else designed or thought about designing their own skin? I wonder if there could be a market for it, do the layout & email the image for people to then have it made.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 08:55:23 BST
Paul G says:
Hi never thought about it, but it is a very good idea. Hope you and your dad like them when they arrive.
You never know you may get a few requests

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 09:03:43 BST
Lilian says:
Sounds like a great idea Rambambino :-) I have often used my own photos to get mousepads/mats made, especially when I've been on holiday and been unable to buy one with a representation of the place I'm visiting. I don't use them, just have a collection of about 60 now :-) I know, I know, I need to get a life :-) Hope your skins are as lovely as they sound :-)

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 10:15:00 BST
I've seen skins referred to on Ebay. Forgive me for a very dim question, but what is a skin? Is it one of those clip-on cases that leaves the screen free like lots of teenagers have in lurid coloured plastic for their Blackberries and iphones? How protective is a skin?

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 11:54:43 BST
It's just like a sticker really. It will protect your kindle from scratches but I still have a case to protect the screen & to make sure my kindle isn't banged about in my bag. A skin is just really another way to personalise your kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 11:58:34 BST
Fi esta says:
Do you have a link to the digital scrapbook programme that you mention in your o.p?

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 12:09:23 BST

You can download the light version & some digikits for free (you need to become a member but that is free too.) I love it. I've just got the full version after using an older platform for a while & I use it for everything. I make my son's nursery pages with it when we go on days out & all the staff are amazed as they stand out so much from the other children's pages.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 12:10:15 BST
Fi esta says:
Thanks for that.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 12:21:19 BST
No worrys. If you do become a member fee free to look for me (I use the same screen name) & see a few of the things I've done.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 12:30:17 BST
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Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 12:33:52 BST
As long as you have a photo you can do anything you like.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 12:35:43 BST
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Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 12:38:09 BST
Aliens coming out if your ears? I think you can get a cream for that.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 12:42:26 BST
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Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 13:16:34 BST
Hope this works, here is a link for anyone who's interest to see the design


Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 13:22:48 BST
wow - interesting stuff. I'll show my arty daughter and see if she fancies doing something with it - thanks

Posted on 23 Apr 2012, 10:44:04 BST
Bumping this thread for M C Gooding

Posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:44:22 BST
Lol thanks Sara I'll take alook now.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:34:06 BST
I thought it would show me how it was done, but maybe I am not clever enough to work out how! Anyway, my daughter says she can do something along those lines for me if I wish, so 'm thinking about what I'd really like. Putting 'Kindle 4 skin' into Amazon's search box brings up a big selection of ready-made designs. My favourites are (1) a heavily-laden bookshelf, but it's a bit twee - somehow overly sentimental, and (2) a London sky-line wi5th Big Ben central, which I think I prefer, and is a lot cheaper.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:45:58 BST
Yeah looking at the prices it seems anti much for a sticker going to look bait more because I still want one lol

Posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:54:46 BST
I've done it - ordered the London one, which is in the Spring Sale down to £4.

Posted on 23 Apr 2012, 21:51:49 BST
If you search kindle skin on you tube there are a few videos on how to apply them & you will get a better idea of what they are. I have just had an email to say that UPS have printed the delivery label so hopefully won't have long to wait. I will try & post some pictures of them on the kindles.

Posted on 25 Apr 2012, 17:15:40 BST
My London scene skin has just arrived. like it better on the back of my Kindle than on the front - makes the front a bit busy somehow, and detracts from the monochrome screensavers, which I LOVE. But it adds to the scratch protection of the Kindle overall, and it can barely be seen once it's in its leather cover (which begs the question did I really need it, I know, but I really WANTED it...)

Posted on 25 Apr 2012, 17:27:45 BST
Rumpole says:
I have bought Decalgirl skins through Amazon for my Kindles. I reallu like the way they make my Kindle look but the matt skins work better than the glossy ones.
I did get a custom skin for my mobile phone which came out really well.
I don't remember which company made mine, but Gelaskins, which is also sold through Amazon seems to make custom skins.
http://www.gelaskins.com/store/tablets_and_ereaders/Kindle_2/collection/Most_Populardles look,

Posted on 26 Apr 2012, 14:33:25 BST
Just like to let everyone know, they have come & they look fab. Can't wait to put mine on & my dad will have to wait until his birthday. I got them from Gelaskins & would recommend them, even sent an email to say they have a 15% off sale until Sunday. I'll try & put a link on with photos later.
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