How to Decorate a Suitcase

A quick tutorial how to make a nice little suitcase look even more vintage and pretty.

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How to Decorate a Suitcase
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Hi!  Today I Want to share with you how to decorate a suitcase with acrylic paints and Graphic45 paper. First of all we need to paint our suitcase top with acrylic paint. I chose beige color.

Hi! Today I Want to share with you how to decorate a suitcase with acrylic paints and Graphic45 paper. First of all we need to paint our suitcase top with acrylic paint. I chose beige color.

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Add paint to the top surface and let it dry

Add paint to the top surface and let it dry

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I made two coats of paint to cover the print on the top

I made two coats of paint to cover the print on the top

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Now we will add a little bit of texture to our top with the help of texture paste. You can use white modeling paste or add some color to it with the help of pigment or another paint.

Now we will add a little bit of texture to our top with the help of texture paste. You can use white modeling paste or add some color to it with the help of pigment or another paint.

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I mixed golden texture paste with white texture paste and got a nice color

I mixed golden texture paste with white texture paste and got a nice color

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With the help of a stencil apply paste on a top of a suitcase

With the help of a stencil apply paste on a top of a suitcase

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Just like that. This is my stencil by Tim Holtz

Just like that. This is my stencil by Tim Holtz

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Let's decorate with papers! I cut out some beautiful designs from Graphic 45 Worlds fair collection. Glue it on the top.

Let's decorate with papers! I cut out some beautiful designs from Graphic 45 Worlds fair collection. Glue it on the top.

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Add some chipboard frames and details to the top. I also added some stamp rub-ons

Add some chipboard frames and details to the top. I also added some stamp rub-ons

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Make the same decor on the other side of the suitcase.

Make the same decor on the other side of the suitcase.

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I took main image from the journaling and ephemera cards set.

I took main image from the journaling and ephemera cards set.

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Add some flowers and white delicate chipboard. I also decided to put a little envelope from tags and pockets pack by Graphic45

Add some flowers and white delicate chipboard. I also decided to put a little envelope from tags and pockets pack by Graphic45

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Finally adding some crystals and title to our suitcase. I decided to make it look a little bit french :)

Finally adding some crystals and title to our suitcase. I decided to make it look a little bit french :)

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Paint the chipboard with light blue or let it be white - it's up to you.

Paint the chipboard with light blue or let it be white - it's up to you.

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And now it's ready. I can store my cross-stitching threads and canvas there!

And now it's ready. I can store my cross-stitching threads and canvas there!

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You can also add some acrylic accents on the metal parts of suitcase. Hope you enjoy the tutorial and will be happy to inspire you!

You can also add some acrylic accents on the metal parts of suitcase. Hope you enjoy the tutorial and will be happy to inspire you!

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