8.07.2019

Steampunk Goggles

Well, here we are in August and it's blazing hot outside - maybe we need to put our goggles on to shade our eyes!


Before I go further,  I want to show you how it started out: 2 empty packing tape rolls and a plastic collar for a 2-pack of grape juice bottles!


I added a typewriter key arm across the top and metal doo dads, then painted it with Pentart Iron Paste which is really cool stuff!


Then it was a matter of embellishing and using waxes! I made some clear resin pieces for the front and cut out thick plastic for lenses. I also used some laser cut wood pieces which went perfectly! 




Another thing I used was chipboard from A Vintage Girl of which I'm a Brand Ambassador!   I embossed a couple of large pipes and some rivets and grommets.






I think the waxes really worked fantastically with the iron paste. But the paste by itself is awesome as well - makes it look like real iron and heavy! And of course, pipes and rivets from A Vintage Girl are a must! 









24 comments:

  1. Ok, this is just freaking awesome!! Love, Love how you have up-cycled to create these amazing goggles!! You are so imaginative and inspiring! Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

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  2. Wow, this is an amazing make Cathy, I might have to steal the idea ha ha, I LOVE it...awesome project hun xx

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    1. I'd love to see what you come up with - maybe for your DT make for Bleeding Art 😃

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  3. How fun! And great steampunk too! Hugs-Erika

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  4. Great recycling, great goggles - I'd be using them for snow-blindness at the moment. Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness.

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  5. How clever you are - absolutely brilliant

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  6. Franchement, je trouve la métamorphose géniale.
    Je reste sans voix devant ce magnifique projet.
    J'aimerai bien arrivé un jour à faire cela.
    Merci pour le commentaire laissé sur mon blog.
    Bises.
    MaryannG

    Frankly, I find the metamorphosis funky.
    I remain speechless in front of this magnificent project.
    I would like to arrive one day to do that.
    Thank you for the comment left on my blog.
    Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words! 💚

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  7. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Fun stuff you have upcycled. Beautiful texture, colors and embellishment. Good shades in the summer heat. Hugs, Susan

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  8. Loved your entry at Frilly n Funkie. Beautifully done...

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  9. WOW Cathy!!!! As ever I'm so glad you showed how these incredible goggles started life as they look for all the world like a rusty metal pair that you've added such imaginative elements to. That metal paste has worked a treat and I love how you've used a typewriter arm to secure the lenses together. Thank you so much for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog xx

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  10. Someone is going to have to come pick me up! Your goggles are leaving me on the floor and totally speechless! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Sara - I hope you didn't hurt yourself 😃

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  11. This is absolutely brilliant! I would never fathom goggles from what you started with! Thanks for sharing this with us in "The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge" - Marvellous Metallics!

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  12. Wow! You've taken up-cycling to an entirely new level!! I love all the amazing details you've added. It's fantastic!

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by - I appreciate the kind words!

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