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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

 This is a wooden cigar box I altered for a gift.
Here is a view of the top
This is the yummy papers I used-this is the bottom. 

This is a view of the inside that I milk washed

Another view of the dimension on the top
 I used some really fun Tattered Angels chipboard pieces that I inked.
 I had an aged doily that just seemed to work for this box.
More Tattered Angels pieces, some Pizzazz Aplenty stick pins and pearls.
Flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Let me know what you think or any questions.
So glad I could share with you.

***Seen a  question on this post about "What is milk washing?"
I use a white paint-(any brand - cheap one works) just add a little water at a time. I usually use a piece of clear packaging from something I have purchased and would throw away anyways. This is my palette to mix on when I need more for my project.
I just use this mixture to paint with-it creates almost a translucent wash of white,depending on how much water you used.***


  1. i hope your filling this GORGEOUS BOX with some of your DELICIOUS COOKIES???? you don't need my address do you??? just kidding!!!

    this is absotively, posilutely GORGEOUS!!!!

    hugs :)

  2. Hi wow this is incredible all the beautiful detailed. The papers and chipboard are awesome with your floral arrangements! I was wondering too what a milkwash was ? Kitty :D

  3. Hi Dawn, oooh I just love it!... I snatch up vintage cigar boxes whenever I can find them just because they are so much fun. Maybe I should try to alter one... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Beautiful, Dawn!!! LOVE it!!!

  5. WOW WOW WOW Dawn this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! You did an amazing job altering this box!

  6. Beautiful! Love the papers you chose...

  7. This is so beautiful! I just made one for my sister. I love to do these. the paper you used is wonderful.

  8. OMG Dawn this is truly awesome what wonderful creativity and inspiration, the papers and flowers are stunning.
    Lorraine x

  9. Oh-oh-oh!!! Dawn, I really love this!!! It's so beautiful! It's just stunning!

  10. Love altered projects and this is a beautiful one!

  11. My sweet Dawn, thanks for stopping by. That was so funny about Pippie getting black hairs in the glue!!! And I could just see it too; when I had my sweet Blade, I had black hair everywhere too!!!


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