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!

5 comments:

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?

Clever Karen 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...

love

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin