Saturday, May 30, 2015

Upcycled wood cigar boxes .....

Well, these were a lot of fun!  I had 3 cigar boxes that were wood and brown and uninspiring!  Time to repurpose them into something lovely, right? 
They are all wood.  I removed labels and sanded them down. I used acrylic paints, gold gilding wax, wood knobs for "feet", photographs of art taken from a very old book, gold metallic glaze and finally an acrylic sealer.  There were a LOT of steps involved, along with overnight drying times for several of the applications, so this has been going on for a few weeks. 
 Finally I glued black felt to the bottom inside of each box.  They  are signed and dated on the outside bottom. Today they are finished!  Enjoy!

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