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By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Feel like you are on a mini vacation with this little suitcase.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!

Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Basics, Flat & Charm
Item #12918
Create your own charms and embellishments with ready-to-decoupage acrylic shapes.

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books - Travel
Item #12933
These icons and alphabets are specially sized for decoupage projects. Mix and match designs and use on any surface!

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Terra Cotta, 2 oz.
Item #433
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

FolkArt ® Metallics - Pure Gold, 2 oz.
Item #660
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

FolkArt ® Mediums - Antiquing Medium - Apple Butter Brown, 2 oz.
Item #819
FolkArt ® Antiquing Mediums provide the gently-used look of antiqued furniture and accessories. Choose from assorted traditional antiquing colors to add a classic, old-time finish to a variety of projects—painted or unpainted surfaces, varnished or unvarnished.

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Item #CS11215
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
Item #CS11302
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Mod Podge ® Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
Item #CS12925
Use it on its own or with any Mod Podge formula to create fine eggshell cracks on any decoupage surface.

Other Supplies
Wood recipe box
Wax paper
Craft Glue
Soft clth
Liner brush #1
Antique button
Key chain
E 6000 adhesive glue
Leather strap
Metal tacks
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam plates


  1. Base coat entire box Terra Cotta.
  2. Cut out images from flip book. Trace acrylic tag shape onto paper and cut out.
  3. Apply images to box, back and front of tag. Place wax paper over each image as applied and squeegee out excess glue. When done, apply a coat of matte over entire surface.
  4. Refer to bottle instructions for applying crackle medium to entire box. Cracks will appear as medium dries.
  5. Brush antiquing medium over cracks and wipe with soft cloth.
  6. Paint Pure Gold corners as shown on box.
  7. Apply clear Dimensional Magic to letter of choice on tag.
  8. Glue leather strap to lid and button to front of lid. Press tacks into ends of strap.
  9. Attach tag to handle with key chain.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.