Saturday, December 29, 2007

Suitcase Present

I promised I would post these up. I thought my Christmas present for Shandel wasn't personal enough, so to make up for it, I wanted to wrap it in something more personal. She loves vintage suitcases so there I found my idea. Of course, like any good artist, I started with thumbnail plans:


Here's what it looked like still under construction. You can see how it's built (cardboard and stick glue!):


Here it is ready for paint, still cardboard (and some illustration board for the trim!):


I coated it with gesso to give me a more uniform paint surface and then got to work painting:


Here's the paint all done, you can really see how much of a mess my room is (is that the IT book?!):


Of course, the actual present inside (inside was lined with tissue paper):


Presentation is everything:


In the end Shandel said the present was personal, so I guess I didn't need to do this after all! But I'm glad I did, I had fun doing it and it was well recieved.

14 comments:

coffman said...

i am totally stealing these blue prints for the next time i want to paint something(like a lunchbox perhaps). That is with your permission of course. megan reminded me that you could build anything out of cardboard...first optimus prime, now this, what's next? very cool.

Megan C. Kelly said...

will you be my boyfriend? dont tell david...well okay you can tell david...maybe we can all work something out...as long as i get an awesome cardboard breifcase!

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