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From: Bama
Date: 09-18-2004, 11:37 PM (1 of 5)
I found a vintage suitcase at the thrift store that I want to decoupage with a rose print fabric. I plan to paint the suitcase, cut out some of the roses and decoupage them on it. Maybe I'll crackle finish it too. I've never tried it with fabric before.
Now I have 3 old suitcases I've found at thrift stores. I'm going to stack them for a side table for my bedroom.
My mom used to decoupage things when I was little. She always had some Mod Podge around.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
Date: 09-22-2004, 12:38 PM (2 of 5)
What a great find and good ideas!!! I took and old jewrley box and put pictures I had cut out of magazines on it. Now it matches my room but is interesting too look at.
Member since: 07-17-2004
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From: stitchmd
Date: 09-22-2004, 04:26 PM (3 of 5)
There is a separate decoupage medium for fabric. I have no idea if it gives different results, but something to think about. It would help to do a test piece on another similar surface. Let us know how it turns out. I like doing decoupage but haven't done any for a long time and thinking about getting back into it.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: Bama
Date: 09-22-2004, 05:24 PM (4 of 5)
A friend of mine gave me a big bag full of fabric and other crafty things she no longer needed. There was a bottle of Mod Podge in it so I used it. It worked fine, but I had forgotten how bad that stuff smells. :sick: I had to take it outside. I didn't think about testing it with the fabric first.
There was also 2 bottles of Petal Porcelain in the bag. Remember that stuff? I'm wondering if we can use it to make some stiffened fabric ghosts my daughter wants to make for Halloween.

I've done the top and sides of the suitcase with rose cut outs. I'll do the bottom this weekend. When the last coats dry I'm going to crackle it and antique it. It might take me a month to finish it with all the drying time. :re:

My daughter had a ball helping with it. She wants to decoupage postcards on the bigger suitcase we found. I don't know what we'll do with the smallest one.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: MaryW
Date: 09-22-2004, 06:52 PM (5 of 5)
Bama, you can have the suitcases hubby and I use. those would work great as antique. LOL. :bg:
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