Monday, 14 October 2013

I've got a Handle on This!

Hi Everyone

Over at  Stampotique this week is  Handles, hinges, buckles, fasteners, pulls

I have used handles, hinges, buckles and fasteners.

I started with an empty small suitcase.  These you can purchase from the Range for a couple of pounds.

I then used the faux rustic look by painting it in black acrylic paint then a coat of PVC glue (cheap and nastier the better) then painting a further colour of acrylic paint over this.  I used Fawn.  Then get a heat tool and heat up the acrylic paint. The glue acts as a barrier causing the paint to crackle and bubble.  Fab eh!

I then got some old acrylic tags, decorated them in different papers and embellishments and put the saying onto the tag:

The average woman packs 26 items in her suitcase that she’ll never need.

I then coloured 'Relaxin' with Promarkers and cut her out.  I added a piece of chain with key, coins, safety pins, and metal embellishments attached to it.  I took a piece of tissue paper and stamped the flower randomly all over it in Versamark then heat set with WOW gold embossing powder. 

Hope you have a fab week....Sue


  1. Absolutely BRILLIANT! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez

  2. Sue, just love this suitcase!! First, Relaxin' is one of my very favorite Stampotique stamps -- ever!! Then, I have to say how much I love that margin of white around her. I guess I always trim right at the outline, but, seeing yours, love this way of cutting her out even better! Great project!!

  3. Sue, I love this! I'm a real fan of any kind of container - and this is a superb container! Great faux finish! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Stampotique!
    Val :)

  4. This is wonderful Sue, thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique, love your take on the challenge!!

  5. Stunning work... I think you thought of everything.... xx Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique.