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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2008 11:00:13 PM »

The suitcase turned out great! I found a really fun American Tourister "Tiara" model round white suitcase at a goodwill a while back and I've been planning to modify it. The white has been dulled with age so I wanted to put a fresh coat on it but everyone (I had showed it off to all my friends of course) told me that acrylic would peel and chip easily. I figured it would too so I tried white shoe polish and that didn't do anything.
How has the acrylic paint on yours been holding up? Do you recommend a specific brand of paint or sealer? I didn't think student grade paints would be good since they tend to have weaker pigment.

I'll post my altered round suitcase when I finally get to work on it. I made some felt elephants and tigers to glue on the outside in a pattern, I just don't know what glue would hold up either =(

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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2008 12:06:56 AM »

bet i'd never have trouble finding that at the airport.

i wanna make it >_<

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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2008 08:46:52 AM »

You did such a great job! It is so funny because as I was browsing I thought is that the pic from my mag with the watermelon suitcase? which I ADORE and want to make. then I saw you had made one!!!!!!!!! good for you! I love it. I can't wait even more to make one. YUMMY!! Ps thanks for all the tips of paints etc.

I have paint all over my fingers and fabric all over the floor. Yeah it was a good day!
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2008 10:00:32 AM »

What a cool idea!

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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2008 10:02:20 AM »

Awesome! Cheesy I love this suitcase! Better than the inspiration IMHO... yours is nice and rounded, like a melon should be Grin

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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008 10:57:33 AM »

Very cute! I don't see why this couldn't be done on a fabric suitcase as well. Then it could be lighter to carry. I was thinking that it would be easy to spot at luggage claim. Great redo!

« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2008 05:30:08 PM »

yayy, thank you all for your sweet comments!

in response to the question about sealants... i don't have a specific brand i tend towards... I picked something up at Michaels for another project and just happened to have it around so I used it to seal this.  In retrospect, it might have looked nice with a glossy sealer. 

And a fabric suitcase would be much lighter - and wouldn't get as mucked up probably!

i updated with "before" shots that I found on my comp.

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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2008 05:31:10 PM »

Ooo la la!!
LOVE the transformation!!

« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2008 06:01:50 PM »

i love this its soo cute Smiley
i love what you did to the inside as well!
great job!
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2008 05:53:54 AM »

Then it could be lighter to carry. I was thinking that it would be easy to spot at luggage claim. Great redo!

Haha exactly what I was thinking!
Great job!
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