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Topic: Decoupage Luggage for decorative storage  (Read 9358 times)
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« on: May 26, 2007 10:59:47 PM »

I have some very scary luggage from years ago when my crazy friend Darsee and I were decoupaging everything in sight. The photo shoot for a book that we were writing about decoupage was a hoot, with me dressed in vintage clothing and standing on the railroad tracks looking longing for someone special to arrive on an imaginary train. Pretty funny now, huh? *giggle*

Anyway, I took that old luggage and made it new again. First of all, I had to start with covering up all of the old paint and photos from the first makeover. Gesso to the rescue! It was perfect for major coverage and it gave me a blank canvas. The next step was to spray paint it all white. Now I was ready to decoupage and pick my paper. I have some fabulous new scrapbook paper that is to die for. So I used it for my decoupage and it turned out soooo pretty. I am going to use the new luggage to organize and store craft supplies in my studio. I'm lovin' how fresh and sweet it looks.

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 11:01:58 PM »

very cool. i just found a bunch of old luggage and was thinking of what i could do with it...
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007 06:10:23 AM »

i think its lovely!!

« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007 07:48:22 AM »

What a beautiful job you done.  btw, I kinda like the track photo..  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007 07:53:47 AM »

Hooray suitcases. I have a problem... with buying vintage luggage. I have 20 suitcases in my attic.  I decoupage mine too!!  But not as nice as these, mine are *slightly* ADD.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007 08:35:19 AM »

Lovely job! Smiley
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007 10:40:23 AM »

those are so cute! do you have to seal them with anything, or does whatever you use for the decoupage do the trick (mod podge, right)?

i'd want to use them for real but on my last trip, my one bag came back from the airport guys soaking wet (it was drizzling out but i think they dropped it in a puddle, everything in it was even soaked) and my other suitcase was completely missing it's zipper. i'd worry about something so pretty getting messed up right away.

they'll look awesome in your craft room Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2007 10:50:31 AM »

Wow! They look fantastic!

I always think of decoupage as using lots of little pieces of paper together, but this goes to  show that you can use big pieces too. I never would have thought of that.


« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007 09:04:16 PM »

that's so lovely! they look amazing

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2007 10:39:49 AM »

This is gorgeous.  I often see old Samsonite in usually fugly colors.  I'll have to rethink passing them by.

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