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Topic: Decoupage Luggage for decorative storage  (Read 8706 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2007 12:28:21 PM »

Lovely pieces-- I particularly love the small travel case in the green and pink toile!

Also, thanks for sharing the atmospheric railroad track pic. Stuff like that, how can you not smile?

I keep saying it: decoupage is great-- there is just no end to what you can do with it.

(Now I wonder why I have "Last Train to Clarksville" running through my head?) :-)

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2007 10:46:17 PM »

Thanks!  I also did these wooden pieces, using actual poster prints, so when it comes to decoupage, there is no paper too large to use.  I like to wad the paper up into a ball to soften it and "age" it, smooth it out, then glue it on.  When I'm decoupaging papers this large, I use my fingers on top of the print, swirling the glue in small circular motion, pushing out the bubbles, and causing it to look old and canvas-like.  Does that make sense?  Especially with this type of art.  But with the suitcases, I liked the soft matte look with the crispy clean scrapbook papers, so instead of putting decoupage glue on top to seal it, I used matte spray acrylic sealer.  And no way would I put it in on the conveyor belt on an airplane.  Those guys really know how to tear up luggage. 

Happy decoupage, everyone!
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2007 10:57:20 PM »

Thanks for sharing your technique. Sometimes my decoupage comes out all crinkle and bubbly unintentionally. I like how you age it and you use your fingers to push it out!


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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2007 09:07:07 PM »

that is so perfect.  I use to collect the round casses many years ago.  well I moved out of my folks house and got rid of them.  now I wish I hadnt.

« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2007 09:17:07 PM »

love the color combinations!  great idea!
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2007 04:36:48 PM »

I love what you did with those cases. Glad to see I'm not the only one who snatches up suitcases to use for storing my craft stuff.  Grin

« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2007 11:18:41 AM »

Cute idea!

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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2007 01:13:14 PM »

so, so pretty!
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2012 09:29:10 PM »

Those are so pretty! I have a kinda grungy looking vintage train case that I wasn't sure what to do with. Now I'll be looking out for some paper that catches my eye so I can get decoupaging.  

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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2012 02:31:16 PM »

I've always wanted to decoupage an old guitar case I have... this has inspired me. Beautiful!
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