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Funky Character Suitcase

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
This funky suitcase is a show stopper!
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Mod Podge ® Clear Acrylic Sealer - Gloss, 12 oz.
Item #1470
Easy-to-use spray protects paint, lacquer, varnish, stain, glue, wood and other porous surfaces. Creates a strong, crystal clear and non-yellowing acrylic seal. Reduces tackiness, a common issue with decoupage projects. No runs or drips. Dries quickly.

Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.
Item #CS11211
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
Old suitcase
Color copies of your favorite characters
Sandpaper – fine grit


  1. Prepare the copies of your favorite characters by spraying them with two – three coats of the Mod Podge sealer.
  2. Cut out the characters with the scissors and set aside.
  3. Lightly sand the surface of the suitcase to prepare for Mod Podging. Wipe away the sanding dust.
  4. Mod Podge down the character shapes in a random pattern to the front of the suitcase. Allow to dry for fifteen – twenty minutes and then apply a topcoat. Allow to dry.
  5. Give the suitcase another coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  6. Spray the front of the suitcase with Mod Podge spray seal to finish, then tie the pom-poms onto the handle. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using.
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