Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tim Holtz Grunge suitcase lamp

Hi everyone :-)
Wanted to share this suitcase lamp i made to go in a room with old cameras ans sewing machine
Made it a bit masculine and grunge to get the old feel.
Had a lot of fun getting my hands dirty and used a lot of different texture and paints to get the look I was going for. Used an old lamp and took it apart and painted it.
Also used a lot  accessories from Tim Holtz.

Fun fun fun :-)


Here is the link to the tags that are in the 2. suitcase drawer,
and here is the link to the steampunk arrow that is in the 4. suitcase drawer,

Here is the link to Miranda`s book stack tutorial

ere is the link to Annie`s book stack

And here is the link to Annie`s blog shop,

The lamp is made of chipboard ( Template bellow ) 
Took twine around and distesed it with difernt distress inks and paint dabber from Tom Holtz
Sewed on chain and glued on laces.

Under the lamp there is a a lighter, some altered bottles and a vintage man stamp from Tim Holtz ( Paris memoir ) that i stamped 2 times. Colored with distress markers and then glued him together wit 3d foam

The lamp is fastened on the 1. suitcase.
4 different sizes and techniques. Used the new buckles from TH and fastened them on leather strips.
The suitcase handles are made from thick grunge board and the tags are from the packaging.
Rusted key hanging from ball chain. Box corners on all sides. All from TH.

In the first drawers I altered some pens, ruler,eraser and paper clips
It is open in the back because of the lamp wire.

3. drawer with inked acetate cover.

Inside there is a lot of altered and old goodies.
Note book in the middle room and some bottles,buttons screwa and an old camera.

Measurements for the lamp hade

Will show what`s in the 2. and 4. suitcases in the next blog posts!
Questions will be answered in the next questions answered video

Have fun creating :-)


  1. Anne, this is so fun. Amazing what you are making with Tim's goodies. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  2. This is just fantastic! I love the worn vintage look you have created, like it has been sat there for many years.
    I am so grateful to you for sharing your creations, I love all your work.xx

  3. What ann amazing creation Anne I love it, thankyou for sharing now I can't wait for the next video xxx

  4. Anne, this AMAZING. I love the way you think. Your always full of surprises. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

  5. Anne, your creativeness is astounding!!!!! Amazing projects always, and I have been following you for a while now. Love, love, love your work Anne. Thanks for always sharing it with us. You do an amazing job explaining the step process for each of your projects as well. Your videos are always very informative. Your the best !!!!!!!


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