Monday, January 2, 2012

Crackle Mini Cigar Box

Ok, you already know, I'm totally into cigar boxes. Altering them is so neat to do. So one day a couple of weeks ago, I checked a smoke shop in town for cigar boxes and walked out with two mini boxes. They were so cute, shinny and full of wording. I had no idea what to do with these little boxes.

The first thing to do, is to get rid of the shine and the advertising, by painting the box white. Then I went to Michaels to use a 50% coupon and discovered a couple of bottled of crackle medium in the acrylic paint isle. A while back I had used another crackle medium, but wasn't really taken with it. This time I bought the Folk Art Crackle Medium by Plaid, made for acrylic paint.

After the white paint, also made by Plaid, was dry throughout the box, I covered it with the crackle medium and let that dry. I applied the contrasting topcoat color. The crackling showed as the topcoat of paint dried. It works really well. After everything was dry, I had my husband drill the hole and apply a Tim Holtz curio knob. I used E-6000 to glue Tim Holtz metal feet to the bottom corners of the box and had some more fun arranging flower petals and glitz around the top of the box.

15 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Awesome creation and I love altered stuff!
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Hi Sonia, Thanks for your comment. Always love to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE JUST SUPER AND CREATIVE AND INFORMATIVE.. JUST NEAT TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A SILLY CIGAR BOX!! AMAZING..RONNI

girlia said...

Very pretty

Carla said...

Thanks so much for your comments ladies, always good to hear from you!

Nati said...

very cute!!
Happy 2012!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Thanks Nati, your work is lovely.

jen said...

I love it! Awesome job!!!
hugs,jen

Khusboo said...

So creative..very preety..

hugs
khusboo from India

http://wwwpile-of-craft-khusboo.blogspot.com/

Full Circle Creations said...

Very nice.

vanessadawne said...

Such a cool idea -- I have a couple of these around but still haven't done anything with them.

And thanks for letting us know how the crackle paint worked out -- wonderful texture.
dawnedesign.net

Pam said...

Never would have thought of that. Looks great.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

What a great upgrade to a cigar box!

A few blog friends and I are collectively presenting a new challenge idea and it would be so fun to have you join. If you have a second, check in at http://www.thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com on Monday to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Lindsay Weirich said...

great job! I might have to stop into the smoke shop and get a box or two!

Carla said...

Thanks ladies for your comments. I hope they have a box or two for you
Lindsay!