A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 303,135
Currently Running With Scissors:
676 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)  (Read 1809 times)
Tags for this thread: suitcase  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: May 11, 2011 08:09:05 AM »

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right spot!

For the last couple of swaps I was in, I made painted vintage suitcases for my partners. One was for a woman who loved horses and the other was a gear case for a woman who plays roller derby. I found both of them in tocal thrift shops for pretty cheap!

I did the carousel one by painting stripes with tape laid out and then gesso-ing the area for the horse and painting over that after doing a few coats.

The other one I designed based off of the Breakfast at Tiffany's image, replacing her cigarette with a pair of dangling quad skates. I then painted her derby name in the empty space. I love this one so much!

And the inside lining was ripped out and replaced with plush leopard. I couldn't find my camera before I sent, so the only picture I have of it is this one my partner posted with the full package:

Both were sprayed with multiple coats of clear acryllic spray to prevent yellowing/fading/water damage/chipping/etc.

These were so much fun to make! I need to work on a set for myself before my next vacation...

« Last Edit: May 11, 2011 08:09:53 AM by ZidishaLuxe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011 09:27:22 AM »

They are lovely. The adaptation you made to Audrey Hepburn makes is extra special.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011 09:30:51 AM »

So super cool!  Great job
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011 06:50:55 AM »

I love love love how the case turned out! I'll take some better pictures of it and send them to you Smiley Thanks again!

Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 14574
Joined: 10-Jun-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011 12:01:29 PM »

These are awesome! You are a seriously talented painter.

I'm going to keep my eye out for cases like these on my thrifting trips Smiley.

arachnes thumb
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011 02:35:33 PM »

that's super rad!!  I have a whole stack of old suitcases, but I just use them for storage and have them stacked like a table.  never even thought of painting them - how brilliant!  You did a great paint job, too. 
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013 10:47:34 AM »

 Shocked wow! was thinking of arting up a old shopping trolley with a carousel horse ( possibly steam/dead  Grin) what paints did you use?
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Chad Orzel Talks About How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
Liz Funk Reveals Her Biggest Pet Peeve
Sam Harris Talks About The Moral Landscape
Meet Authors Robin and Michael Mastro
Roz Chast Talks About Too Busy Marco
Latest Blog Articles
Beware! Black Cats!
Meatless Monday: Pickled Peppers
Spotlight on: Precious Metal Clay

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.