This is a small 4" x 6" cigar box, purchased from Margarida at her art studio in Portugal. The box was painted with black acrylic, dried, then a wash of watered down crimson added over the top of the black paint. The transparency was heated with a cigarette lighter around the edges to make it "bubble up". Metal embellishments include an old chain necklace, watch parts and bird from Tim Holtz and bits of lace in the corners. Paper used is from an old Portuguese book "washed" with watered crimson and carbon black mixed.
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.