Tuesday, April 5, 2016

APRIL'S ART ADVENTURE ~ AN ALTERED CIGAR BOX

Hello everyone!

This month's art adventure by the lovely and talented Annette Green is all about altering a cigar box.  

Hmm....did I even HAVE a cigar box?  Of COURSE I did, I think I have a stash of everything known to man in my craft room!  In fact, I had a container of cigar boxes!!  So, that dilemma was solved but then what in the world was I going to make; a shrine, a shadow box, some sort of vignette? 

I am one of those people who don't like to plan every little detail out ahead of time before I start a piece.  My art NEVER ends up the way I envision it anyway.  So other than having a basic idea, I just roll with it while I'm working.  I am a firm believer in your art telling you where it wants to go as you're working with it.

Since I'm obsessed with vintage and Spring right now, here is what I ended up with ...


For a complete pictorial tutorial, head on over to my blog at 



7 comments:

  1. Yippee!! I've been waiting all day for this. Gotta go, off to candycreates.blogspot.com.

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  2. Just had a giggle about your container of cigar boxes! I am off to see how you put this beauty together... x

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  3. Been and looked and it's stunning! Will try and enter, I have got a cigar box from a local tobacco shop. I have not altered a box before! xxx

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  4. Thanks for the detailed instructions on how you created this special cigar box. Yes, I have many in my stash just waiting.

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  5. So sweet! It reminds me of baby announcements and cards from the late 1940's and the early 1950's.

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  6. this is fun, and those children are delightful! Love how you built your scene outside :)

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