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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cigar Box Purse + Marion Smith Paper = Love!!

Hi EPeeps!! Karen here today with a really fun alter of a cigar box purse!!  I love cigar boxes, in fact, if I see one at Goodwill or any thrift store, I pretty much have to buy it!!  And when I saw the Marion Smith Motley Paper, I just KNEW it was perfect for my latest cigar box find!!!  This paper is A-MAZING!! Seriously, it almost went into the 'don't cut that paper because it is too awesome pile' that I have, but I put on my big girl panties and cut and ripped right into it - and I am so glad I did!

 Now I have the cutest little travel box for my watercolors!!  I actually carried them up to the pool with me this weekend in my 'new' box!!  Just perfect!

This is how it started, it already had the cool bead handle - I can't take credit for that!!

 I cut up the paper and distressed it with Wendy Vecchi Dandelion and regular brown Archival Ink.

I glued and sealed the paper with my new Dina Wakely Gel Medium!! (Love that it comes in a tube because it was SUPER easy to squeeze on where I wanted it to go!!)  I added some more distressing to the edges and stencils with ink and then I was done!! I really wanted to add more, because I always do, but I kept it simple!! And I love it!!

I hope you enjoyed my project!  Make sure to check out the Marion Smith paper - so beautiful!!!


toni said...

Fantastic makeover Karen! You're right , those papers are gorgeous and perfect for you project. It's great to have made something both beautiful and practical . Love it x

Julia Aston said...

What a great cigar box Karen (with a slide in cover!) - love how you made it a depository for art things!

Andiepants said...

This is fantastic!! I love Marion Smith papers and you definitely did them justice girly.

mamablitger said...

Oh this is just fabolous !! Love how you altered that cigar box. Gosh wish I could find a box like that one. But you dida great job. These papers just look so pretty the way you used them. Thanks for sharing !!
Hugs from SPAIN

Jackie PN said...

What a cool idea! I have a bunch of these boxes I have been hoarding- teehee! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Sue Lelli said...

What a fantastic creation! Love how you altered the cigar box ! Great way to carry your water colors!