Post by doc*dog Karen on Mar 17, 2006 15:37:59 GMT -5
I just act like it's plain, 'ol decoupage. I used watered down Elmer's. Smoothed it with a credit card. The edges were a pain in the butt. I'd use thinner paper there because it is so much easier to deal with. You have to cut "darts" (??) to get it around the corners and anything rounded. The wallpaper was a bit thick for that. This was experimental, so I'm not too worried. My other ones were done with either fabric or giftwrap. I bought another today for Jr. to try this weekend. Pics to come! Glad you guys like it, thanks bunches! ;D
BTW, notice the girl who lives at the snake farm has snake print on her suitcase? Yep, that was intentional!
I bought one in pretty good condition for HS daughter. I think this kind is called a train case - it opens from the top. She'll be able to use it for make-up when they go to away ftb games and competitions. The inside is still a bit musty and I'm trying to air it out and give it bunches of sunshine. Need to use fabreeze and wipe it, huh? No, wait. That stuff actually gets her goofy. No lie! I'll find something else SO . . . . . Do I need to scuff up the finish for it to adhere well? Do I sand between coats of poly? and did you butt the papers up to eachother or cut through both layers to get a smooth finish? or do you think that would make any difference?
know what the hardest part will be? Deciding ot the paper
OMGosh - Thank you thank you thank you for 'reanimating' this post... I literally just got about 200 wallpaper books.. many are bandy new.. and I have a basement FULL of vintage cases.. Guess what I'm gonna be doing this summer???
Hey!! Good to hear from you! I plan on using the paint pens, I've already got a silver and copper from another project. The outside finish on mine is in really good condition, so the paper or fabric or wallpaper is strictly for glam and bling ;D Found my gesso and even considered creating a Burnd original. But since this is my only case I want it to be done right.
Post by doc*dog Karen on Jul 1, 2008 5:44:00 GMT -5
Sorry I took so long. Been working over 50 hours a week and am a bit tired. No scuffing necessary. I glued my papers straight in. Wallpaper is slightly harder to work with than giftwrap because of the thickness. Both will work fine, though. If you find the wallpaper is being obstinate, soak it awhile and very gently and carefully peel some of the backing paper. It takes practice and a gentle touch. I papered over the edge trim, just cut "darts" into it around the turns. As for the layering or cutting through, all personal taste. I left mine layered. And I did not sand between coats. I just gave several light coats of clear spraypaint from WallyWorld. To start, though, close it up with coffee beans inside. It does wonders for the smell. Did I miss anything?
Yeah, you missed the part where I turned the case over to prime the bottom and forgot I had loose coffee in a bowl inside.
I finally decided on what's going to cover the case: Maps!! What else?? I had one of those Duh moments ;D as you can see. I found a bag full of older maps that DH doesn't need anymore and I've just got to find the coolest to use.
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