Thursday, April 30, 2009

Are you ready for some MESS!!!



Are you ready for some Mess!!!

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You can't do Decoupage without making a mess. I find old suitcases at Goodwill or yard sales, I think I paid $5.00 for this one and just wait till you see the inside. You'll be the talk of your next quilting or sewing gathering. Just right to carry all your projects and goodies. Pack them in this suitcase and you are ready to go. This is going to have to be a 2 part series, due to glue not drying fast enough and the many coats you need to put on it.

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I also have to tell you if you have any old quilting books they would look great on one too. I have some of my grandmothers Work Baskets I might have to try.


On the above picture you can see that I ran off COPIES of old patterns (colored copies) on a tan paper. This gives them a more vintage look. Could not see putting the actual pattern on one.


Now you want to cut a few of the ladies out and divide them up. Oh they had such style back then.
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You also want to make a few copies of the instruction sheets for the main background.



I start on the edge of my suitcase with strips of the instruction sheet. Now when you have to decoupage around corners you will tuck and fold with the paste as your glue to hold down all the folds. This next picture is bad, this suitcase needs a major face lift, but she will be OK.

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This is really messy, just kinda smooth it out with your fingers. Now there is going to be wrinkles, but as it dries and more coats added they want be as noticeable.

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This is not near complete, that is why part two will be tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Keep Stitchen'


22 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is toooooo dang cute!

Shiree said...

oh Bonnie, that is just so georgeous, what a wonderful idea!

Sew Many Ways... said...

This is the best project...can't wait to see it finished. Looks great now!
~Karen~

Melanie said...

Wow, that case is fabulous! xxxx

Sheri said...

I love this! What a great idea.

Rebecka said...

Wow, what a neat idea. I love the vintage feel of your suitcase. I like the way it looks now, can't wait to see what you do next!

YankeeQuilter said...

very fun...working with all that glue can be a real mess no!

Amanda said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! I've been in the mood for decoupage.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How could that get any cuter!!

C. C. said...

How neat is that!?! I really like your suitcase! I like looking at vintage patterns - "back in the day" when people would tailor something to fit them and not just grab a t-shirt and jeans from a wadded up drawer...(I think I might be sharing too much of myself here...)!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

Jenny said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished project--it looks great so far!
~Jenny~

Freda's Hive said...

Could that be any cuter? I love decoupage.

Stina said...

Wow... this look like a lot of fun!!! The suitcase will be fantastic!!! :o)

Catherine said...

That suitcase is adorable! You are full of good ideas!

Lori Holt said...

I love to "modge podge" and I can't wait for the reveal!
Too cute:)
Lori

Kaaren said...

I'm loving it so far. Bring on Part 2!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

A most inspired idea!! I love those vintage patterns and have framed some for my sewing room.

Julia said...

Cool cool cool. I love this idea.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Bonnie...this is just the cutest idea! We've got pleanty of suitcases that we've collected & I just got a box of old patterns for a $1....hmmmmmmmm! Now you got us thinking - can't wait for the next post!
Have a happy day!
Karla & Karrie

vanos said...

That's so cool! i have just the suitcase to try it on. hmmmmmm

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is SUPER cool! I'm totally scheming on some vintage pattern projects . . .

Beesknees said...

I absolutely love your idea. I see that your last post was some time ago but I hope that you are still out there in Blogland! I am wondering... did you make your own copies of your old patterns, or did you have color copies made. I worry that copies printed on the computer would run when you put the Mod Podge on them.

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