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Friday, May 31, 2013

I Have Always Loved Vintage Luggage





I have always loved vintage suitcases.  I had a collection of the brown leather suitcases that I would stack for decoration and use for storage.  I finally had to give them all away when we were packing to move from Oklahoma to Texas.  I did manage to keep my small collection of train cases.
 I have recently added a couple of beauties to my collection...






I’m very proud of these finds.  

 I have decided to start altering their appearance and sell them online.  

I started with this one:

I started off attempting to decoupage it with patterned scrapbook paper...
 It was ok looking, but I was not happy with it and started picking at the loose pieces of paper, and couldn’t stop myself and here is what I ended up with:
 LOL!  The ladies that had watched me decoupage this on ustream were horrified when they saw that I had torn off all of the paper!  But I was not happy with the paper.  So I started over.

This time I looked thru all of my fabrics to see what I liked.  I found some beautiful map fabric that I had been hording. 


 I thought this fabric was very fitting for the train case, not to mention how beautiful it is.  I tore out the insides of the case because it was not very pretty, and put in a tan/yellow fabric backed by chipboard.  It turned out really good for my first time.  This gave me the courage to do a live stream on covering the exterior of the case with fabric. My name on Ustream is blmoffett if you want to watch this process in real time, there is also the speeded up video broke down into parts on YouTube and my channel name is FabricPaperAndBeads.  Here is the result of my first fabric decoupaged train case, and I am very proud of it.

   
I welcome your comments on this project. Thank you for coming for a visit, and I hope you come back soon.  :-)

7 comments:

  1. beautiful boxes.. lovely idea!! wonder if this would work on the wooden boxes???

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    1. Thank you Tamiko. I believe it should work on wooden Boxes too. I use Mod Podge and fabric. You could use paper instead of fabric too. Thank you for visiting and commenting. :-)

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  2. I love it its amamzing and beautiful

    Angela

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    1. Thank you Angela for your kind words and for visiting. I will be posting more finished train cases in the near future so please come again. :-)

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  3. Your train case came out great. I wondered how you got it to look so "neat" but all was revealed in your YouTube video. Now I just need to go watch the other ones to learn ALL your secrets!! Here's the link if anyone else wants to see a professional in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gItKKyOCx2U

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    1. Wow! Thank you Katina! I think that has to be best compliment I've ever received! I really enjoyed doing these cases. I've done three so far and each one is a little different. I'm getting ready to start another one that a lady has just ordered from me. I'm so excited to be able to make something that is liked by others too. I've always liked the idea of changing something from plain to pretty or at least more interesting. Anyways thank you for all the kind words and thank you for visiting. :-)

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  4. Beautiful Job!!! Love that fabric ... just perfect!

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