Monday, June 10, 2013

New Fabrics!

I have just recently purchased some new fabrics to decoupage my small luggage with.  I am so excited!

The first one I bought at Joann's while looking for map fabric...

I love Coral and White together in one fabric.

The next two fabrics I purchased online at Hancock Fabrics...

I am sure there will be several people who agree with me that the colors in this fabric are calming and yet are happy colors at the same time.

I've always really liked Paris-themed fabrics, papers, etc...  This fabric is especially nice as it is a soft pink on a cream background.  It is unbelievable in person!  I really liked it when I saw it online and fell hopelessly in love with it when it arrived at my house!

I have not purchased this fabric yet, but it is next on my list.  It is also at Joann's.  I think it will be perfect for any travel case that I will use it on.

The next fabric you will all recognize from my previous train cases.  I needed to purchase more of this fabric as I have a commission for a case with this fabric.

I love decoupaging these cases, I love taking something that is already very cool and making it more interesting.  Like I have said before and probably will say again, I have always had a love for vintage luggage.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Past and Future Train Case Projects...

I thought I would show two more of the train cases that I have decoupaged in the recent past before I show the fabrics for some future case projects. 

The next case I decoupaged was a commission.  The client requested that I use the same fabric as the first.  But on this one I covered the trim of the case because the trim was not in as good condition as the first one.  

This is the before pic of the case.

Here is the picture of the exterior half-way finished...

And here is the exterior finished!  I am very proud of how it turned out.

the top/front view:

Side View: (sorry about the lighting)

Top/rear view: (still not great lighting)

Bottom view: 

Interior view:  I used glossy patterned paper in the inside and seam binding for the trim to hide the seams of the paper.

This case has a large mirror permanently attached inside the lid, and I did not want to risk breaking it by attempting to remove it.

The client was extremely happy with the end result which makes me extremely happy, lol!  I will be posting my next case later today, so please check that out too.  As always thank you for coming for a visit and please come back soon.  Also, I would love for you to subscribe.  Thank you again.