Sunday, May 10, 2009

Postcard Train Case

Ever since seeing these train cases covered with a collage of vintage papers, I have been searching for old train cases at the goodwill store. I finally found a couple last fall. Here is one of them - bland and beige. It sat for several months while I waited for the right inspiration - I finally decided to scan my vintage postcards to use to cover it. I thought it would go along with the map collage suitcase I made a while back. I printed them in sheets in a 2 x 3 inch size using a laser printer (so the colors wouldn't bleed). All of the postcards represent places that I have traveled to.

I cut them into sections and applied matte Mod Podge with a brush to adhere them to the suitcase. After that dried, I covered the entire surface with several coatings of Mod Podge.

Tada! The end result:

Tomorrow I will show you what is inside!


Rebekah said...

This is so cute! I really love these old vintage travel postcards

YayaOrchid said...

Now that is a nifty travel case! I've got to try that. I assume you scan the postcards, then resize them smaller to print out in sheets altogether?

Karen Bosch said...

yes, that is exactly what I did.

Regina said...

oooooh, I love your carrying case. I've been looking for one at the thrift shops but haven't found one yet. Yours is real cute!!

Jennifer Paganelli said...



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