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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.***


12 comments:

  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 :)

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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