Below shows Selena's vintage case.
Above shows the case in it's raw state and in the same store l also managed to find a couple of packets of cardboard boxes which will fit into each segment perfectly.
l decide after some deliberation to make the case look "olde worlde" by decoupaging it in an old french newspaper that l picked up a few years ago. It is from 1913 and the advertisements are hilarious - being for leeches and weird bowel conconctions, and although they're written in French (largely aided by pictures) l can still crack the code.
Once the entire case is covered in the (selectively cut-up) newspaper it is left to dry overnight, and the next day it is coated in a layer of varnish. This makes the finish uneven as it soaks in considerably in some areas and only a little in others, but somehow it seems to work for me.
l decide to leave the cardboard boxes as they are, but to make them a bit special l line the insides with cut up tissue paper from vintage dress patterns.
A few pieces of costume jewellery on display.
More things in cases. Another of stylist Sibella Courts' wondrous collections(thesocietyinc.com).
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