Frank Garcia's new collection for Prima , Tales of You & Me collection, just exudes warmth, charm and vintage elegance. I decided to pull out a wooden cigar box I had been saving because this collection is prefect for a nice old cigar box.
If you keep on scrolling down, I provide step-by-step instructions for this project.
So this is the original box. It's rather large - 9in x 10in and is solid pine wood.
Step 1. I took a gorgeous piece of paper, and cut to fit the top. Then I added some inking to the edges using the Prima Chalk Edgers - a blend of Teal Wall and Dark Rust.
Step 2. I adhered the paper to the wood cigar box using Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel.
The wood surface is rough and I find that the Soft Matte Gel Medium gets in the wood grain better than glue and hold the paper in place so much better.
Step 3. Cut strips for the edges of the box. Ink and adhere with Soft Matte Gel.
Step 4. Mist Prima Memory Hardware by Frank Garcia - Grand Rosette Trim (990466) with Prima Color Blooms in Tea Stain and Cotton Candy.
Step 6. Cut the vintage image from Tales of You & Me paper (Notre Jardin Secret), accent with glitter.
Step 7. Decorate with flowers, leaves, berries as desired.
Step 8. Add accents with embellishments from Tales of You & Me collection -wood embellishments, brads and SIIC-crystals.
Step 9. Finishing touches - Memory Hardware - by Franks Garcia Montmartre Latches (990336), some trims and gold cording. The Memory Hardware Latches look like they were made just for this project!
Here are some close ups.
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990855 Prima Tales of You & Me paper - Notre Amour Sere a Jamais
990800 Prima Tales of You & Me paper - Notre Jardin Secret
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583873 Prima Tales of You & Me - Brads
584818 Prima Tales of You & Me - SIIC
586362 Prima Tales of You & Me - Flowers
990336 Memory Hardware - by Franks Garcia Montmartre Latches
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961596 Prima Glitter Set - Luminous
573737 Prima Color Blooms - Cotton Candy
573836 Prima Color Blooms - Tea Stain
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