Wednesday, 6 June 2012
An altered Cigar box for Happy Daze
I've had an old cigar box lurking in my crafting stash for a while now and I decided to give it a make over. I gave it a base coat of black gesso, then as I couldn't find quite the right shade I wanted for my box, I mixed a few different colours of my matt emulsion together to create a custom shade. I gave it a couple of coats, then sanded it down to reveal some of the black gesso. Next I used vintage photo distress ink and a crafters workshop template to create the harlequin pattern. I distressed some old book pages and used this fabulous vintage bird plate by blockhead stamps to decorate the lid of the box, using distress inks and inktense pencils to colour the images. I glued in place with matte medium then I sealed the box by rubbing in a small amount of Judikins microglaze, which is perfect for protecting your inky creations, then I buffed a small amount of antique gold patina around the edges of the box.
I meant to blog this yesterday, but as usual I am late, I despair of myself sometimes LOL!
Have a great day & Happy Crafting xx