Creating Art and Jewelry in an Old World Style using Polymer Clay, Resin and Found Items
by Lyn Gill
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Saloon Girl altered cigar box
Wow, it's been a while since I posted...I've been super busy setting up my etsy shop. It's now open as of today...yeah!!! It took a lot of work to get this far & there's still plenty to do but for now I can take a breather & share my latest project. An altered cigar box which I've titled "The Saloon Girl"...
"The Saloon Girl" altered cigar box
I took some gorgeous wide lace & using gel medium I glued it to the cigar box top & the hinge. The box was damaged & took quite a bit of repair to be usable so the lace provided extra structure & support for the hinge.I then painted & antiqued the lid using acrylic paint & then LSG sprays.
Some fabric leaves in various colors along with a bit of lace & my handmade flowers cluster around the cuff of my old driving glove(my dog chomped the other one).
I created the faux lock with polymer clay that's been painted & patinaed to match the box. Some painted poker chips & a few playing cards that I found on pinterest finish off the box nicely. I just love the way this one turned out with the shimmer from the LSG to the tooled leather look of the lace, a super fun piece!
Well I hope everyone had a great weekend & thanks for stopping by...Till Next Time!