How to Altered a Cigar Box W/ Brandy

Join me as I alter a cardboard cigar box into a work of art using Art Anthology paints and sprays!

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How to Altered a Cigar Box W/ Brandy
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After I nice coat of gesso, I used my stencil and some mud to add texture to my box.

After I nice coat of gesso, I used my stencil and some mud to add texture to my box.

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Alternating with sprays of color then water, I add Peacock Feathers and Sandcastle Coloration Sprays. Covering the entire box I work on one side at a time.

Alternating with sprays of color then water, I add Peacock Feathers and Sandcastle Coloration Sprays. Covering the entire box I work on one side at a time.

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T deepen a few of the texture spots I dabbed on Cayman Sorbet Dimensional paint with my fingertip, with a scraping/rubbing motion.

T deepen a few of the texture spots I dabbed on Cayman Sorbet Dimensional paint with my fingertip, with a scraping/rubbing motion.

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I chose Sterling Fairy Dust Spray to add a touch of gray. It's so memorizing & amazing...I ended up adding too much.

I chose Sterling Fairy Dust Spray to add a touch of gray. It's so memorizing & amazing...I ended up adding too much.

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 What should have blended my colors a little & given my project a lustrous shine, ended up washing most of what I had put on. So much, I decided to add my Peacock & Sandcastle Sprays again! :)

What should have blended my colors a little & given my project a lustrous shine, ended up washing most of what I had put on. So much, I decided to add my Peacock & Sandcastle Sprays again! :)

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To unify the colors a little, I chose to dry brush gesso on instead. With just a trace of gesso on my paintbrush at a time, I went over the entire box several times until I was once again in love!

To unify the colors a little, I chose to dry brush gesso on instead. With just a trace of gesso on my paintbrush at a time, I went over the entire box several times until I was once again in love!

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Now, I still wanted the gray tint to match the papers I will be embellishing the top with! This time I choose to use my Steel Colorations Spray & not all over the box, just in a few spots to accent.

Now, I still wanted the gray tint to match the papers I will be embellishing the top with! This time I choose to use my Steel Colorations Spray & not all over the box, just in a few spots to accent.

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Perfect!!

Perfect!!

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Fussy cut some flowers, choose a few ephemera bits, and pop them all up with foam tape for extra dimension!

Fussy cut some flowers, choose a few ephemera bits, and pop them all up with foam tape for extra dimension!

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Thanks for joining me for this project! I hope I've inspired you to alter something with some Art Anthology products!! :)

Thanks for joining me for this project! I hope I've inspired you to alter something with some Art Anthology products!! :)

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