Macanudo Cigar Box wrapped in studio crafted paper
Exterior of Zoasis series one altered Macanudo cigar box features original borders and studio crafted paper from Sandi Reinke ofLoose Ends Studio. The exterior wrapped palette is amber and brown. This handmade paper features a horizontal plaid design with random metallic splotches.
Polymer Clay branded TRUE with photo transfer raven image
A love of corvidae and stories that awaken wonder inspired TRUE. Golden accents gild the letters embossed onto the clay, The raven image is baked into the clay then coated with a sealer. Crocheted red waxed cord holds a simple button and bead closure.
The inside of the Macanudo Series 1 Box is lined with yellow mulberry paper sealed with rice starch flour paste. A simple cloth piping finishes the interior.
Hand stamped Zoasis series button is sewn on to the box with red wax thread. The secondary closure bead is stamped with the letter Z strung on a hand crocheted cord of red wax thread.
Each box is individually designed: no two items are the same.
The collage on this wood story-telling box come from the recipients personal photo collection. Photos are scanned then arranged by ‘era’ after they have been sized for placement on the box.
The box sides feature a hand cut and composed paper mosaic tile pattern. The sides panels feature paper mosaic interspersed with miniaturized copies of the original pictures. Both the paper ’tiles’ and the images are coated with ‘dimensional glue’ to give the effect of mosaic tile composition.
Childhood Photo Collage features mother and daughter
Scanned copies of the original images are printed then arranged in a photo collage on the top of the altered cigar box. The images are embellished with gold leaf accents and small rhinestones.
The original closures and hinges remain. Unlined. Felt feet.
This project takes 8-10 hours to complete once the composition has been sketched.
Have someone special in your life who deserves a storytelling box of their own?
The foil border is a component of the overall design elements on this wooden cigar box frames the mixed media top and the design elements on the side panels..
Altered cigar box features pet image and paper mosaic assemblage
Bella’s name is shortened to Bells in the completed composition on the top of the box. Bella’s image is a photo transfer. Designed to have a sense of playfulness and humor the top is accented by hand-crafted elements.
Once the photo transfer was applied the paper tiles and other photo transfer elements were placed to enhance the playful top.