Luna Soliel by Karen Howardwww.ArtPal.com/Luna_Soliel
These are not your daddy's cigar boxes!
I love to woodburn designs on cigar boxes and sometimes add a little color.
I also make cigar box lamps and tabletop altars.
The cigar box crafts began as a hobby and I gifted them to friends and relatives. Then I found a local store that sold them on consignment and my customers encouraged me to open an online shop to expand my audience.
In 2014 I began woodburning plaques as well as cigar boxes.
The items in my gallery are one-of-a-kind because I don’t know what kind of wood I have to work with until I sand. Any “flaws” (including knots and discolorations) are inherent in the wood, and I try to incorporate them into the design.
I'm doing my best to keep my boxes and plaques non-toxic by using "natural" stains and sealers. I stain with coffee, tea and vegetables (beets work really well).
I also blog about crafting on Weebly.