Cigar Art Rosette & Display

Hello creafty friends! I’m back to share my latest offering pairing my admiration of vintage cigar box art and love of vintage prize ribbon rosettes. The Cigar Label Rosette.

The centerpiece of the rosette was created by recovering a thrifted button badge with a section of a vintage cigar box label. I added a small German die-cut to the upper section. I gathered and scalloped the edges of gold crepe paper for one layer, added loops of red metallic ribbon another and a tier of a vintage red satin prize ribbon rosette for the base. The accordion fold rosette section was made using a section of vintage cigar box edge trim paper.

I finished the piece with coordinating new and vintage ribbons and a trimmed out section of the edge trim paper as tailpieces.

To display the piece I started with one of my favorite antique shop finds- a tattered but beautiful old game board that was worn completely in two. I drove to my local Tap Plastics shop to have plexiglass cut to the size of each half for a grand total less than $10. The blue protective film peels away when ready for use.I found colored artist masking tape at the art supply store to mount the plexiglass. No doubt I’ll find plenty of other projects to use this tape for!

I taped around the outer edge of the plexiglass…

Then trimmed and folded over the edges.

And here’s my finished piece!Stay tuned… I finally get to announce the title of my upcoming book soon! (This post was a big hint!)

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