I found this suitcase at an antiques shop, at a steal for only $15. Only problem? A rough looking exterior of some scuffed up roses. But I knew that the sweet little suitcase could be a beauty with just a little imagination! Living south of Nashville, I know that everybody LOVES music related stuff. Sheet music is the key to selling anything in my neck of the woods. So that’s what this pretty little case needed.
I started with the case and some sheet music (I found mine at a local thrift shop for only 10 cents!!! – but you can always print off your own with the graphic found HERE.) You will also need:
Let’s get started! First I trimmed up the flaky parts of the previous paper job with my exacto knife. I used it to lift up the bits that were peeling up, and cut around the edges cleanly.
I used the Brayer to get the pages as smooth as possible, although the rough paper underneath did leave a little texture (and it looks pretty fab!)
I love using the Antique Mod Podge, because it gives it an aged appearance. The more coats you use, the better it looks!
Around the corners, I used my nail as a guide to put a crease in the paper to get the curves just right.
Then I trimmed it out and glued it down, using the Mod Podge on top as a sealer.
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