My project today started out with a vintage cigar box I purchased for $1
When it’s finished, it will house coffee & tea- a lovely gift for someone special:)
I began by pasting torn book pages to the lid with matte medium.
Next, I added this great Coffee Ad…then I was ready to have fun with the details using TCW Stencils and VivaLasVegaStamps!
I used Heavy Gesso to stencil with TCW479 Random Stars.
I LOVE this stencil, and am already thinking of some great Christmas projects using it!
I love the Arrow stamp from VLVS you can see on the tag above.
I used a Brown Pan Pastel to add aging to the stars, but you could also use distress ink.
The “rusty” areas were done by stamping with embossing ink then dusting with rusting powder, which has become difficult to find. Here are 2 links I found that carry it
Above is an old ticket stub from 1952:) I love old stuff!
I’m going to give this box of coffee and tea to a friend who is in need of a coffee/tea break and some quiet time!
Hope this gives you some inspiration to repurpose a fun find of your own with TCW Stencils and VLV Stamps! Both offer an amazing selection of products…you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for and more!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member