Published on June 14, 2013, by in News.



I’ve altered this plain unfinished cigar box with the Prima Engraver Papers, the A4 size is a perfect fit for decorating this box.

Shonz has already shown you how to cover a cigar box, check out her video here.

Here’s how I did mine :)

I started with the plain box, as you can see it really is plain. I chose my Engraver paper’s, and using the Beacon Decoupage glue, I first stuck down the paper onto the lid. I then did the sides, carefully matching  the pattern so that it was continuous. I removed the latch, so that I could get a really neat finish for the front, once the paper was one I reattached the latch, this was easy to do with just a pair of scissors to unscrew the little screws, and it  really makes a difference to the finish.



Once all the paper was on and dry, I covered the whole thing with a layer of the Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage glue, this as with my shadowbox, will give the paper more durability. Once that was dry I inked the edges with Walnut Stain ink, this added the aged vintage look I was after.



I then cut out various Emphera from the A4 sheets of Engraver paper, lots of details to use, I cut out Bingo sheets, clocks, tickets and postcards. After inking the edges of these with Walnut Stain I then arranged and glued these to the top of the box again with Beacons Fast Finish Decoupage, and once again covered them completely.




Once dry I started adding my layers of embellishments, I coloured the Prima Lasercut Wood icons Clocks and Birds on a Wire Chipboard with Walnut Stain and Staz On Platinum. I added layers of Prima Lace and Jill Ribbon Rosette and Pearl trim , and then just kept adding my layers: flowers : Prima Vine Engraver fabric flowers,  Making Memories Florets Brun Antique and more Prima paper flowers and Want2Scrap black Rhinestone Swirls, I cut these to make them go further and to fit where I wanted them to go, same with the Birds on a Wire Chipboard, don’t be afraid to cut them, you’ll get more use of them.


I also cut some circles from the paper and added them to the Vintage flattened Bottle caps, and covered them with Tim Holtz Glossy accents, once dry I added one of these too.



Another Close Up:




Here’s the finished top of the box:




What to put inside such a pretty box?? I created a simple 6 x 6 accordian book. I took 2 pieces of 12 x 12 card, cut them in half and scored at 6 inches. I then glued them together in a line to create my book.



I then decorated each page simply again with the Prima Engraver papers, and Prima Viola Felt and some more Prima Lace, here are some of the pages:










I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I’ve created this altered box with it’s matching scrapbook, as always we love to see your comments. There are spot prizes going to random participators on the blog.


Debi x