Monday, July 9, 2012
Vintage cigar box
Here I am again with another Ten Second Studio VerDay patina project.
I love to make things out of free items. This super cool box was made out of a cigar box the local smoke shop gave me for free. This project was so simple to make!
TSS pure copper (not the art copper)
Large size seed beads
Glass Fleur de lis
Copper acrylic paint
TSS mold or embossing folder
Humongo double sided tape
Paint your cigar box with copper paint.
I like to do this so if any edges peak through they will blend in with the copper. Now set this aside to dry.
Cut your copper to the dimensions of your cigar box.
Now you want to emboss your pieces of copper. I used a TSS mold (#BDAD-10a)
It is one of their big daddy molds.
Attach Humongo tape to the back of each copper piece. Then peel back tape and attach to each side of your cigar box.
Time to add a little patina! I used a foam brush to saturate the copper with the VerDay patina. Set it aside for a little while.
Step four a second look:
Here is what the patina looks like after twenty minutes or so.
Here is the patina after setting overnight. Look how dark and rich it looks after a few hours. I am loving all of the different shades of green and aqua.
I glued my Fleur de lis in the center of the box using glassy accents. Then filled the area around it in with seed beads.