Again this project is made from something that had almost out lived it's usefulness. I gave it a new life. These old plastic suitcases are great around kids because they can take a beating.
This is a VERY EASY & CHEAP project to make that does not out live It's Usefulness. The suitcases are very easy to find and are very cheap in Thrift Stores. I only paid between $1.00 to $4.00 a piece for them. The only extra cost I had in them was the clear acrylic spray which covered 3 cases, didn't need to buy paint already had it.
I am still planning on making some more for myself with Easter and Halloween Themes on them
Step 1: Materials Needed
Cleaner: I used Mean Green from the Dollar General, it contains a d-greaser which will remove any kind of dirt and grim.
Clear acrylic or enamel spray: One can will cover 3 suit cases.
Good stiff craft paint brushes: The cases have a rough surface and a soft brush does not work very well.
Step 2: Ready To Paint
Pencil Sketch your theme onto the suitcase.
For me it worked well when I painted the background first and then paint the Character.
The only painting difficulty I had was painting a thin line for detail outlining because of the suitcase's rough surface.
Once painting is done spray clear coat over the painted surfaces.