Altered Cigar Box Video By Samantha Kira Harding - Stampington & Company

Altered Cigar Box Video By Samantha Kira Harding

  1. Prime the box with gesso. (I used grey and white here, but don't know if you need that much detail!)
  2. Add base collage elements (mine are from the 7gypsies pack and the Basic Grey papers)
  3. Add paint. You can use a sponge to spread it around, then go over it again to remove excess paint.
  4. Cover this all with white paint or gesso. If there's a collage element under there you want to be able to see, you can wet the sponge and go over the part you like; this will "reveal" it through this layer.
  5. Glue down some more fun bits of collage!
  6. Using watercolors and your trusty sponge, spread around your favorite colors. This tints everything and allows the paint to seep into the cracks (which give it a cool look!).
  7. Use patterned tape as funky accents or collage bits.
  8. Cut out the woman from the 7gypsies card and attach red wings with double-sided tape. Then put her down where you'd like her!
  9. Put a strip of double-sided tape at her waist and string down the thickest of the fibers. Attach them solidly with the tape. Work in layers, adding the next-thickest, then the strings, always working down from the waist. I find double-sided tape works much better than glue at this point.
  10. Remove pesky collage element and layer tape and some clear acrylic stamps.
  11. I use a black pan-pastel to give the woman a bit of a drop shadow using the tools that come with the pastel.
  12. Attach a card to write on with decorated tape.
  13. Write your intentions for the box or an inspirational quote on the card to help give it some good mojo.
  14. Make the wings pop by outlining them with a Sharpie Paint Pen (water based) or your favorite white pen.
  15. Give your lady a halo with watercolors or watercolor crayons.
  16. Tint the edges of the box with watercolors in your favorite color.
  17. Use an awl or craft knife to carve some fun border around the bottom edge of your box.
  18. Use the 7gypsies tape around the lid-part of the box's edges. Start with a cut edge against the top of the box, and fold the tape under and into the box.
  19. Add last-minute bits!
  20. This was the most problematic. My box was too thick to use with the screw that came with my journal knob, so I actually found another and drilled a hole into my box to secure it properly. Which viewers can be advised to do (with the help of a handy hubby or friend). Or else they can use gel medium or metal glue.

Market List:

  • Sponge
  • Acrylics & Watercolors
  • Found Papers
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Stamps
  • Pan-Pastel
  • Sharpie Paint Pen (water-based); white
  • Watercolor Crayons

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