Sunday, March 9, 2008

Project Tutorial - Cigar Box

“Road Trip” Altered Cigar Box

This is the project from July's Club Stamp kit and the papers, rubberstamps, and embellishments from the Club Scrap’s Road is an altered Cigar box that I made into a set of "frames" of sorts...

Supply List

Wooden Cigar box (& accessories – they all come in the kit from Club Stamp)
Acrylic Paint (two colors)
Crackle Medium (Craft store)
Bottle caps (Club Scrap)
Beads (Club Scrap)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Rubberstamps (Club Scrap
Pesto & Oregano Adirondack Inks (Ranger)
Stazon Ink, black
Distress Inks, Vintage Photo
Alcohol inks, Pesto & Oregano & applicator (Ranger)
Prima Milk Bottle Flowers
Mini brads (Endless Designs)
License Plate & Keys (Club Scrap)
Scrabble alphabet pieces (Club Scrap)
Crafter’s Pick glue
Modge Podge

So here are the basic steps I took:

1. Paint whole cigar box with brown acrylic paint. Let dry in between flipping.

2. Paint whole box with Crackle medium. Let dry in between flipping.
3. Paint whole box with cream paint. This takes a little practice, you want to do this step fairly quick, if you paint over it after it has started to crack you will lose the crackle look. So paint one section at a time and fairly quickly in not too hot of a location (the warmer the faster it starts to dry and crack)
4. Add beads to the metal handle and install on top of box. Add ribbons.
5. Rubberstamp "FUN" using black stazon ink onto the flat side of 3 bottle caps, let dry – flatten (you can use a rubber mallet or a sizzix machine with the sizzlets attachment), fill with glossy accents and beads. Let dry. Attach to top of box below handle using Crafter’s Pick glue.
6. Rubberstamp various words/images onto white tissue paper and decoupage onto box in various places. Add cardstock and photos as desired to inside of box.
7. I decoupaged a map I printed onto cream cardstock onto back.
8. I embellished the box with some keys and the "U R HERE" license plate - I turned these all greenish using alcohol inks.
9. On the front, I rubberstamped directly onto the front of box and added Prima Milk Bottle flowers in various spots, also glued on some scrabble pieces for part of the title.
10. I put a coat of modge podge over everything to sort of seal it all in.

Good luck and have fun!!

Debbie Weller

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