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PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS => Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General => Topic started by: ZidishaLuxe on May 11, 2011 08:09:05 AM



Title: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: ZidishaLuxe 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...





Title: Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: Antidigger on May 11, 2011 09:27:22 AM
They are lovely. The adaptation you made to Audrey Hepburn makes is extra special.


Title: Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: cursive_queen on May 11, 2011 09:30:51 AM
So super cool!  Great job


Title: Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: elektrafying 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 :) Thanks again!


Title: Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: LimeRiot 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 :).


Title: Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: arachnes thumb 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. 


Title: Re: Painted Vintage Suitases (Audrey Hepburn and Carousel Horse)
Post by: karmacranes on February 14, 2013 10:47:34 AM
 :o wow! was thinking of arting up a old shopping trolley with a carousel horse ( possibly steam/dead  ;D) what paints did you use?