So, on arriving back home, there was part 1 of another of her stunning projects.
I didn't have a suitcase, so I improvised (sorry Leandra); but I redeemed myself a bit by using grungepaper to make the straps. With a drop of glue here and there and some screwlike brads I achieved the desired effect.
Next, I had a good think about where my suitcase was going and decided to resurrect the suitcase that I owned as a very little girl. It was small, made out of cardboard and probably pale blue….and when I decided to run away when I was about 4 or 5, I packed (just my teddy!) and walked down the path!!
Cant remember what happened next but that was as far as I ran.
ANYWAY…as I said, it was most probably blue but I would have liked a red one so it is now red and the straps are blue. I painted the inside with Fresco Chocolate Pudding, the outside London Bus and the straps with Lake Wanaka.
Like Julie Ann, I aged my suitcase with French Roast. Next I stamped some script to give it character; painted my old initials in Gold and doodled on it with both black and white pens. I drew my teddy, and the hopscotch that we used to play; wrote my address and did some sums.
Next I painted it with gloss medium as my suitcase used to be shiny. Some of the doodling smudged but that was ok. I rubbed on some treasure gold and painted TG onto the screws.
Finally I stamped PA stage lights onto some tags, crayoned onto the images, distressed them and tied them and tartan ribbon onto the case.
My next project will be to make a book of memories with photos of me and my family to go inside the case.
Thankyou Julie Ann for igniting the spark!!