Painted Suitcase, an unusual custom painting work

This is a Royal Traveler suitcase from the 1960s.  The owner wanted a guitar painted on it.  I took photos of two guitars from his collection, and chose this Gibson.  I used acrylic paint, and finished it with Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Clear Gloss sealer.  I would not recommend checking this bag at the airport, though!
Handpainted vintage suitcases seem to be a popular idea, but most I've seen have floral designs on them.  The guitar theme is unique.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I own this suitcase and am amazed with how exact and detailed the artwork is. This is truly a work of art and won't see any baggage handler! It looks like I could strum the strings and play my favorite tunes.