"Black and Light" cigar box keepsake.

Get Ready for the Season of Black Cats

"Black and Light" cigar box keepsake.

“Black and Light” cigar box keepsake.

One August afternoon a few years ago Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine cuddled together for a nap on the drafting table in my studio, pure black against the sunlit white surface. The clear silhouettes inspired me to pull out the package of scratchboard paper I’d recently purchased because when you have all these black cats a scratchboard inspiration is bound to happen sometime, and here it did.

This vintage cardboard cigar box finished with matte black enamel paint and an image of my scratchboard “Black and Light”. Box measures approximately 5.5″ x 7″ x 2″ high. Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as a gift box. Price includes shipping.

The artwork is printed on acid-free label stock and adhered to the top surface. Because the lids are a little warped and flip open if the box is tipped, I’ve added a small ribbon and Velcro closure on the front.

These cigar boxes are the old-style cardboard type, the ones we probably all grew up with around the house, holding photos and hardware and handkerchiefs. As you would expect these boxes are gently worn, in varying states of wear and tear, written on, watermarked, with holes from thumbtacks and dinged up corners and warped lids, but still usable to create something new.

Read more about “Black and Light” on The Creative Cat.

Find other keepsakes on my Handmade Gift Items page.

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