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« on: June 08, 2007 08:28:00 PM »

I did NOT take before pics. I was being retarded. BUT if you can picture for a min. a small boring brown suitcase sitting in the thrift store tagged at 99 cents with some weird velvet insides... then you have my before.

This is my after!




What I did was first paint it a lovely green color using 2 shades of limeish green. Then I added some orange, and speckled the whole thing with brown and the three other colors.

Second, I went through my collection of images to use for art that I got from thrift store books and other places and picked out some choice pieces and Mod Podged them on.

Third, I went through my scraps of blue monster fur I used to make a cat and went to town on the insides.

Now, we have the finished product! And here are some addtl. pictures!

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and the suitcase stands alone


Hope ya like it!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007 08:30:15 PM »

Definitely interesting! I would totally carry it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007 08:31:19 PM »

I'm jealous of all of you crafty people who find suitcases and other fun containers.  My local thrift stores seem to be out of these and I would love to have some for moving and storage in what's bound to be a small apartment.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007 08:37:27 PM »

That case is rock solid awesome!


I'm jealous of all of you crafty people who find suitcases and other fun containers.  My local thrift stores seem to be out of these and I would love to have some for moving and storage in what's bound to be a small apartment.

Not only have I gotten a ton at thrift stores, but we went to an auction a few weeks ago, and got a lot for a buck, all in near mint condition, a suitcase, a smaller one and the cosmetics case. Added bonus, we found the key inside. We got those and four boxes full of misc. pieces for a buck, can't beat that.

ETA: Try checking out local auctions as well, you might get lucky!
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007 08:50:05 PM »

I'm jealous of all of you crafty people who find suitcases and other fun containers.  My local thrift stores seem to be out of these and I would love to have some for moving and storage in what's bound to be a small apartment.

Dude, I totally lucked out on finding this. It was on clearance too. They normally don't have things this cool at my thrift store.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007 09:12:30 PM »

thats awesome!!!
i love the fur lining.....
is it cut into strips to cover the different sides of the interior??
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007 10:50:02 PM »

thats awesome!!!
i love the fur lining.....
is it cut into strips to cover the different sides of the interior??

haha yeah well.. my actual fur was kinda in random strips. So... you can kinda tell where the strips are, but if I mess up the fur it's not so bad.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007 09:38:04 PM »

This is totally cool-reconning old luggage is a great craft. Just be careful not to send it through airline check on without saranwrapping Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007 07:06:57 PM »

This is totally cool-reconning old luggage is a great craft. Just be careful not to send it through airline check on without saranwrapping Grin

What does the saran wrapping do? Make sure it doesn't fly open?

This is actually quite small, more like a carry on if anything... but mostly I'm using it as a camera case for my canon.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007 07:09:21 PM »

That's like art on a suitcase! Totally awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007 08:13:01 PM »

Saran wrapping...
A lot of times when you are traveling internationally you can have your luggage "wrapped" in really big rolls of plastic wrap-like movers use. Of course now they always need to have access to open for illegal stuff.I have painted old luggage that I wasn't so attached to and sent it through the baggage hold. It's easy to see which one is yours Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2007 10:04:06 AM »

I LOVE the fur inside.  I just use boring cotton or fun scrap stuff... but the fur is killer!
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2007 05:37:19 PM »

I LOVE the fur inside.  I just use boring cotton or fun scrap stuff... but the fur is killer!

Thank you! After I finished painting it I knew exactly what to put inside. I was a little sad that it was just kinda srappy, but it worked.
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2007 06:14:21 PM »

Love it!!   My son paints cars, and I had him paint a suitcase hot pink with metallic sparkles in the overcoat gloss.  I haven't lined it yet, but I have some hot pink felt I was going to use.  I really like your furry lining!!  What did you attach your lining with?  spray adhesive??  You did a great job on the whole suitcase!!

I find suitcases all the time at yard sales.  I must have 7-8 right now. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2007 12:05:47 AM »

I really like your furry lining!!  What did you attach your lining with?  spray adhesive??  You did a great job on the whole suitcase!!

I used Fabri-tac. It works really good!!! BUUUT it smells bad. Next time I'll do it outdoors.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2007 09:36:32 AM »

looks great! the outside paintings are fabulous but what really makes this case is the monster fur insides! you think you're getting a pretty cool case and then you open it...and it awesome on a whole new level!
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2007 04:12:56 PM »

I want this! MUST HAVE IT!!!

follow the pendant with your eyes. you are getting sleepy, very sleepy.... now when i snap my fingers you will mail this case to me....

(snaps fingers)....

so, about that fur? where do you get the fabri-tac stuff? can I buy it online and have it SENT here?

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2007 06:02:50 PM »

I would imagine that wrapping it would safeguard the artwork
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2007 06:15:28 PM »

amw: Awww... thanks! I love your description!! XD

mini: I wasn't sure if you were asking about the fur, but I got it at wal-mart... along with the fabri-tac. You might be able to find it online and have it shipped to your country. I saw it on ebay... Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2007 12:43:08 AM »

amw: Awww... thanks! I love your description!! XD

mini: I wasn't sure if you were asking about the fur, but I got it at wal-mart... along with the fabri-tac. You might be able to find it online and have it shipped to your country. I saw it on ebay... Cheesy

Well, I was just changing the subject so you wouldn't notice that I hypnotized you..... That fur fabric is so cool. we do have it here. I might just pick up some today! Just fur fun.  Grin  Roll Eyes

But that fabri-tac, I heard it was great and we definably don't have that here. I'll have to do some online shopping soon!

Follow the pendant with your eyes....
When I snap my fingers you will throw in some fabri-tac in the box with the case....
(snaps fingers)

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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2007 07:17:17 AM »

WOW.
It's awesome!!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2007 09:24:37 AM »


Well, I was just changing the subject so you wouldn't notice that I hypnotized you..... That fur fabric is so cool. we do have it here. I might just pick up some today! Just fur fun.  Grin 

hahaha! I do not hypnotize well.

But, I'm really happy with all the awesome feedback from everyone. Thank you.
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2007 12:17:10 AM »

Brilliance!  Love it, a total Craftsteriffic recon.
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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2007 12:49:03 AM »

Aww.. thanks so much! Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2007 01:32:18 PM »

hi there!!!

it's my 1st post!!  Roll Eyes

i randomly found this following a thread....it's amazing!  i'm most impressed by the wonderful perverseness of the collage images...extremely random!!

i have a couple old luggage pieces, and have not painted because i didn't think it would stick?  did you use any kind of primer?
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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2007 04:15:24 PM »

hi there!!!

it's my 1st post!!  Roll Eyes

i randomly found this following a thread....it's amazing!  i'm most impressed by the wonderful perverseness of the collage images...extremely random!!

i have a couple old luggage pieces, and have not painted because i didn't think it would stick?  did you use any kind of primer?

Wow thanks for posting!!

I did not use any sort of primer, just several layers of paint, and then I coated it with a clear coat afterwards. If you're not using it all the time, the paint should be fine. You could use gesso first tho, if you are unsure if it will stay.
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