Warren spent the night here last night...and I get so busy trying to keep him from swallowing coins, I forgot to write a blog post. But it would have been about painting my washing machine (it is happening)....
So, since I didn't get a chance to take those photos -- here's an OLD post about a dufflebag I painted a coupla years ago. It was first published on February 26, 2012, and I was on my way to Puyallup.
Taking a page from Oprah's magazine...there's one thing I know for sure...
No matter how much you pay for your suitcase -- the airlines WILL DESTROY IT.
So, I've made the choice to travel with cheap 30" rolling duffles. They don't weigh much...I can get a LOT OF STUFF packed in them...they're easy and fun to decorate....and when Delta tears it apart -- it's not a big loss.
The first step is to stuff the suitcase with blankets or towels. You want the surface to be as flat as possible. The secret to success is a lot of different "coats" of paint -- and you have to let the project dry between layers.
Most important step -- a coat of Mod Podge. If you don't do this -- the paint just soaks into the fabric and you will never achieve vibrant color.
Then, I put down a white base coat...then big patches of pink or blue...
Next step -- lay out a design (sorta)
Next step -- paint another white coat over the failed first design...(lol)
When I think it's mucked enough -- I use a black permanent marker to add some detail.
FINAL STEP -- several coats of Mod Podge.
So THIS IS MY NEW ROLLING DUFFLE. If you're at the Seattle airport on Sunday -- look for it standing on the curb...
I AM SOO EXCITED!!