How to Altered a Cigar Box W/ Brandy

by Art Anthology

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


  • Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray
  • Sterling Fairy Dust
  • Cayman Sorbet Paint
  • Steel Colorations Spray
  • Sandcastle Colorations Spray
  • Chevron Stencil 6x9
  • Instructions

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

    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.

    Step 3

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    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! :)

    Step 7

    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!

    Step 8

    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.

    Step 9


    Step 10

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

    Step 11

    Step 12

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

    Step 13