I've been getting ready for the craft show this weekend.
I have been so busy but I wanted to share
with you all this little project
I found this vintage 60's suitcase at a thrift for
2 dollars. It was an ugly blotchy gray.
I have misplaced the photo of it's original color.
But here it is primed and ready to paint.
The name of my business is
The Shabby Gypsy.
I had ordered this Genie font
stencil and thought it would be perfect for
the lettering style that I wanted.
I had originally wanted to hand paint it.
I even drew the letters on but decided it would
take too long as I'm still learning
the hand-lettering techniques.
Well then I had to figure out how to get the pencil
off! I tried erasing it. But that didn't
work very well. So I tried
the Mr Clean Magic Eraser.
It was a life saver!
I just rubbed the pencilled letters
with a baby wipe to moisten the writing
and then rubbed the Magic Eraser
over it. I had it all off in ten minutes!
I was so thankful!!
Here's the work in progress.
I had a lot of fun making the shabby flower.
Here's the finished sign.
I used Calypso Sky acrylic paint for the
lettering. I then dry-brushed the letters with a little
bit of Vintage White. After that dried,
I brushed the letters with some tacky glue and
glittered them up a little.
I also used a flourish stencil and glue to put
a pretty glittered area in the top right hand corner.
This was a fun project. And now I have a sign
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I'll be back with some photos of my projects next week.
I made some Christmas ornaments and
did some paper crafting.
Thank you for coming by.