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« on: July 14, 2012 01:48:19 PM »

My boyfriend and I finally bought new luggage for the first time earlier this year.  The downside to our new sturdy rollerbags is that they look like everyone else's sturdy rollerbags, so I customized them for us a little bit.

My boyfriend's bag is the greenish brown one.  I painting the common housefly on his bag, but for mine (the black bag) I opted for blowflies because their emerald green bodies would show up better.

This nylon weave is absolutely a nightmare to paint on, so I abandoned trying to keep to any veracity with the wing veination and just tried to keep it somewhat believable and just gave up on painting all their little hairs, so these flies have some severe balding.

The BF is traveling to DC for business tomorrow so he's going to be breaking the flies in and I'll see how well the acrylic paint holds up.


« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012 04:25:53 PM »

Definitely easy to pick out. Did you seal them with anything?

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012 06:51:03 PM »

I painted vines on mine - wish I had thought of bugs!

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012 09:05:17 PM »

those look awsome! i did my sister's luggage with pirate/mermaid stuff a while back (and totally feel your pain of trying to paint on that nylon and not bieng a flat surface doesnt help either) and of course the first time she used them they came back all ripped and banged up, hope your flies do better on their trip

« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012 01:55:26 AM »

I paint cute stuff on mine but bugs are a better idea to prevent unscrupulous persons to disappear with your bag.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012 02:34:03 AM »

How neat is this! I love the idea of painting bugs on things.

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012 11:53:58 AM »

I put ridiculous Duck Duct Tape on my bags to help my identify them, but this is a much better idea. Unfortunately, I'm not an artist, but I'm going to try something. Thanks very much for sharing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012 07:02:32 PM »

I'm awestruck! You two will be the talk of the luggage carrousel for sure!


« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012 06:00:18 PM »

Great job!
I am not good enough of as a painter to even think about doing this.

But being a knitter I have lots of yarn.
As a result, several years ago, my new suitcase sprouted two inch lengths of red yarn knotted on each zipper flipper and on the handle.
When/if you see a suitcase so "endowed", you can be assured it's owned by another craftster!  (It iS distinctive enough to stand out.)
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