Today I'm sharing how I transformed a boring old cigar box I found at Goodwill into a fun artsy box.
- Cigar Box
- Whipped Spackle
- Copper Texture Luxe
- Black PITT Artist Pen
- Stencil from the 101 Collection
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- 20 guage Copper Wire
- Metal Embellishment
Below are the steps I took to create this, but you can also check out this video I made on the process to see it in action:
I started off by covering the outside of the box with Gesso and allowing it to dry.
Next, I lightly dry brushed on some blue-green acrylic paint over the lid and then covered it in Copper Texture Luxe. (If you've followed my artwork you know I'm obsessed with the Copper one! It gives such a fun metalic texture to my projects!)
I also gave the sides of the bottom of the box an underpainting with the same colors of paint and then used the same stencil and paints to create a pattern. After that dried I outlined each of the fractures with a black PITT Artist Pen and then added copper dots using the end of my paintbrush and the Copper Texture Luxe.
While everything was drying I took my metal embellishment, which was originally silver, and covered it with...yep, you guessed it...more Copper Texture Luxe! After that dried I filled back in the lettering using a PITT Artist Pen and then went to work stringing beads onto the copper wire and then adhering all of the beadwork, metal piece, some feathers, and trim onto the lid of the box.
Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received products from Faber-Castell to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.
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