A cigar box altered…

TCW box mixedmedia tutorial square

A tutorial for you today, on how I altered a cigar box, which will hold cards made with TCW stencils as a gift. I like the size of this cigar box, as the size is perfect for cards; as if it’s made for that 🙂


So, here we go!

TCW box mixedmedia tutorial (1)Cover the box with 2 coats of white gesso. Leave to dry, and sand it  in between the layers.
Add some cut up lace and cheesecloth randomly to the top of the box with decoupage glue. Leave to dry thoroughly.

TCW box mixedmedia tutorial (2)
Through 2 stencils – add structure paste to cover the whole surface, as shown.
Leave to dry thoroughly.

TCW box mixedmedia tutorial (3)Sprinkle some Nuance powders onto the surface, spray water onto it; add more powder and water until you’re satisfied.

TCW box mixedmedia tutorial (4)
The finished box…

TCW box mixedmedia tutorial (5)
…and a close-up – gorgeous structure and highlights.

Go get out your stencils and give this a try..

Ellie Knol
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


Of course The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project, as I am in their design team.
LOVE these stencils!


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