Tuesday 14 December 2021

Lady Vagabond's Briefcase for Belinda Basson DT

 Hello Friends

My project for Belinda Basson's Design Team for Stamperia this month is a briefcase for Lady Vagabond using some of Belinda's newly released products.  All of the Stamperia products I used are listed at the end of my post.

I have condensed the photos.  I started with Stamperia Stone paper A3 size.  I crumpled the paper over and over, gently spritzing with water each time, leaving it to dry and then doing it over again until it was wrinkled enough to resemble old leather.

I attached the stone paper to an MDF briefcase from my stash, it is quite big at 14" x 10" by 2.1/2" deep, using Stamperia Colla Gel Glue. Once dry I painted the whole suitcase with Allegro Paint in Earth colour. 

I moved to the inside of the case and covered the whole inside with Lady Vagabond White Flowers Rice Paper, securing it with Colla Gel glue. I love this glue, it is clear and dries clear and can be used for sticking and sealing projects.

Next, I took a piece of Stamperia Rice Paper - luggage attached it to white card, but out the luggage and glued it to the inside of the briefcase.  I also added some frames and pictures from Belinda's new range.
I used a couple of Belinda's new moulds to create the handle and locking mechanism and also the dials that I placed on the front of the case.  The handle and locks were painted with Stamperia Allegro Paint in Brown and Metallic respectively.

The cogs on the front of the case are Belinda's Greyboard Gears, I gessoed them before painting them in a mix of Earth and Brick Red paint to give them a rusty appearance. I set them aside to dry.  

I created the lock and handle with two of Belinds's new moulds, painted them and attached them to the top of the case.
I added the Rust Effect Rice Paper to the top left and bottom right of the case (front and back) using Colla Gel to glue and seal it, before adding the rusty cogs to the front of the case.

The gauges were created using another of Belinda's new moulds, I painted them in dark brown paint and then dry brushed them in brick red paint to highlight the details.
I didn't want any bulk on the back of the case so I simply added more rice paper to finish it off.
The finished case the perfect size to store my very large collection of Stamperia Rice papers, I love it!

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you will check out Belinda's new Lifestyle range of Lady Vagabond products, they compliment the first release perfectly.

Crafty hugs, Anne xxx

Stamperia Products Used:

Stamperia A3 Stone Paper - DFPCA3

Stamperia Rice Papers - Luggage DFSA4520, White Flowers DFSA3083, Lifestyle Frames DFSA4644 and Rust Effect DFSA4650 

Stamperia Allegro Paint - KAL 106, KAL40, KAL20, KAL 117

Stamperia Lady Vagabond Greyboard Gears Gauge - KLSPDA448

Stamperia Lady Vagabond Mould - Lifestyle Suitcase - K3PTA4518 and Lifestyle Gauges - K3PTA4519

Stamperia Lady Vagabond Die Cuts DFLDCP21

Stamperia Cerantica - Turquoise K3P15T

Stamperia Colla Gel Glue - DC30M


  1. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing all the details. Those gauges are amazing!

  2. Fabulous! What a wonderful item and so well thought out. Love it Axx

  3. Brilliant! I love all the detail and that stone paper gives it a great leather look etc - it would make a great memory box. Elaine xx

  4. Another mind-blowing creation, Annie! The detail is just insane, especially on the clasps and the handle. I'm just fascinated by the skill and the result! Happy Holiday Hugs and love, Darnell xoxo

  5. Absolutely wonderful case Anne! Those moulds deliver fabulous results - the handles and gauges are brilliant. Love the softer more feminine inside papers. Bravo from me! Nicola x

  6. Anne this is absolutely gorgeous, and so beautifully made. I can't decide which is my favourite mould, the handles or the gauges, they really do look the part! Have a very merry Christmas, and a happy and crafty 2022. Take care, Sue xx

  7. You'd have fooled us all with those locks and embellishments if you have nit told us they were created from moulds. You've painted them up perfectly to bring out the best in them. The idea of using the Briefcase to display them is a fab idea Anne, you are the Queen of rust technique to me.. Now i'm left wondering what you will keep in it, maybe a cheeky favourite chocolate or too hee hee. Happy Christmas my Friend, you've started my day off in the most creative way. Biggest of Hugs Tracey xx

  8. Hi Anne! Love this project, the layers are just great as well as all the wonderful textures. So cool~


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