Cowboy Standard TimeThis is the front of the cigar box I used. I painted it with cream and blue acrylics and adhered the old brand list to the box with matte medium. Rubber stamp letters spell out the title.
When I was a kid cowboys were my passion. Every Christmas brought a new hat and a new set of six-shooters. And when I wasn't outside playing with those, I was inside playing with the little 2" plastic cowboy figures. For me it was always Cowboy Standard Time!
Margot found me this great cowboy ribbon that I criss-crossed over the inside of the cigar box lid after painting it with cream acrylic. The rusty star is from an old spur (an e-Bay score).
And here are the cowboys, arranged clock style around a wooden wagon wheel topped with a Wells Fargo badge. I painted the back in burnt sienna, then put globs of Vaseline here and there and over-painted with cream. When I rubbed off the Vaseline, I got this very cool peeling paint look. Caps line the top and bottom.
I used the same paint technique on the back with blue and cream and added the perfect cowboy applique (another Margot find!). More cigar box fun - this one's available at Open Studios coming up on October 9-10.