How to make a Griefcase

The process for making a Griefcase can be as simple or as complex as you want. The only real requirements are that you have a container with a handle for mobile deployment and that you have two separate areas: One for the sharing of drawings, and one for art materials. I took great care in assembling the materials for the first Griefcase, and you should probably do the same.

The Griefcase I made cost roughly $300 to make, with the costs split in half between the case and exterior, and the art tools. My guide for how to make a replica of this case is below.

ART TOOLS

Blackwing 12 colors Colored Pencils $19.95 

https://www.amazon.com/Blackwing-Colors/dp/B01M0U71TH

Senneleier oil pastels (12 introductory colors) $38.80

https://www.amazon.com/Sennelier-Pastel-Assorted-Colors-standard/dp/B0018C032E

Cretacolor Kneaded Eraser (2) ( $7.15 * 2) $14.30

https://www.amazon.com/Cretacolor-43220-Kneaded-Eraser/dp/B00L2E3RK8

Cretacolor Cleos Fine Art Graphite Pencil Set (6 Pencils) $13.21

https://www.amazon.com/Cretacolor-Cleos-Graphite-Pencil-Pencils/dp/B0057YYM1W

Strathmore Drawing Paper 400 series 8×10 x 3 ($2.35 x3) $7.05

https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-400-Drawing-8×10-2-Pack/dp/B00U5D0M0A

Steadler Double Barrel Pencil Sharpener $4.09

https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Sharpener-Pencils-Colored-510/dp/B005DDJZVY

8 1/4” x 10 1/8” + Flap, Premium Crystal Clear Protective Closure Bags (100 Pieces) [PR108S] 8X10 Archival Sleeves $11.62

https://www.clearbags.com/8-1-4-x-10-1-8-premium-crystal-clear-protective-closure-bag-210×257-100-pieces-pr108s.html

Uhu Stic Gluestick $2.05

https://www.dickblick.com/products/uhu-stic-glue-sticks/

Kohree Real Wax Flameless LED Candles $19.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XPZJPY7/

CASE

Premium Plastic Alphabet Letter Stickers A to Z $7.95

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OQ18LO6/

Vintage Style Brown Wooden Suitcase with Leather Trim $42.63

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XX1TB93

Portable A4 File Box Transparent Plastic Box Office Supplies Holder $9.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWCXMYB

Silkscreen for Case exterior $50

https://www.brandmarinade.com/

Foam for interior $20

https://www.famousfoam.com

Paper for Instructions $4.50

Paper Bag Card Stock 8.5″ x 11″

https://www.papersource.com/craft/paper-bag-card-stock-8-5-x-11-34344001.html

Lamination $8

https://www.copyworldinc.com/

White Silkscreen Ink $29.53

https://www.amazon.com/Speedball-004603-Fabric-Screen-Printing/dp/B00CPE74KS/

Disposable gloves $8

Artist and Craftsman Berkeley

Total:

$303.66

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