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Altered Cigar Box with a Card

Hello everyone! Monica Longard here and this is my second project for the Canvas Corp Brands Crew. I made this project for a swap that I was in for a Facebook craft group I belong to. The theme was to alter a cigar box and to make a card to put into it as well. I had just received my new Tattered Angels Color Wash paints and really wanted to try them out on the wooden box I had for this project. I also wanted to use the new 7gypsies paper pad I just ordered as well.

Materials used for the project:
Wooden Cigar Box
Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – Faux Finish PatinaFaux Finish Old BronzeFaux Finish Brass
7gypsies Architextures 8X8 Paper Pad
7gypsies Black Key Set
7gypsies Gears: Industrial
miscellaneous flowers, glitter and ephemera
Liquitex Gesso
Tim Holtz Gears Stencil
Scor tape, Liquid Adhesive
Prima Distressing Tool
Fiskars Cutter
Ranger Sepia Brown Archival Ink
Blending tool, Palette knife, scissors

I started the project by taking the plain wooden box and adding some gesso through a stencil to create some texture.

The next step was to paint the entire box. I painted the first layer with the Tattered Angels Color Wash paint. I used the color Faux Finish – Patina for the first layer and covered the whole box with that. Then I used the other two colours (Faux Finish – Old Bronze and Faux Finish – Brass) in certain places. I wanted to highlight the places that I had put the gesso on the box.

Once I had the painting done, I added paper on the inside of the box, as well as a couple strategic places on the front and back of the box. I distressed all the edges of the paper for this step, as well as inking them to give them a vintage look.

Once all the paper was added, I finished off the box by adding all the various flowers, glitter and ephemera I had gathered for this project.


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.

Have a great day!


Monica Longard – MonDo Creations
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'Altered Cigar Box with a Card' has 1 comment

  1. May 7, 2018 @ 12:56 pm Julia Cotrim

    Love your creation on the cigar box and the card is also beautiful!


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