I have been playing with Graphic 45's new Steampunk Debutante paper line, and this altered suitcase is what I created. This cool line is a combination of Victorian elegance and metal, such as gears and clock faces.
I found the suitcase at Hobby Lobby in their paper mache section. It had a beautiful handle and I knew it would be fun to alter. I covered it with layers of paper and ink.
I found this cool metal piece at a an antique shop a few months ago and was saving it for the perfect project. I added 2 bronze brads and then roughened them up a bit by beating them with a Texture Hammer.
The top of the suitcase has been wrapped with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. This cool tape can be inked or altered in many ways and comes in great patterns. I used a song sheet pattern.
When I first received this paper to make samples, for the scrapbook store I work at, I was really stumped by it. It is so cool, but so different from anything else I have ever worked with. I just started cutting and seeing what idea would come to me as I worked. This project was so fun! This paper line has so many unique designs! I think it would be great for heritage ideas and of course it goes so well with the Tim Holtz grunge style.
I wish you all a day of fun and creativity, Lindsey