Tuesday, 9 June 2015

"EYE" care for HIM...

Hello Crafty peeps…
A big warm welcome to my followers and I hope I keep the interest on! Today I am sharing an altered art…trash to treasure project with you. This box had seen its day…I happened to clean my husband’s wardrobe and I saw this “poor little thing” untouched for a long long time in the corner.It was time for a make over!
I just knew what I was going to do…a lovely gift for “the man in my life”! It’s our 20th wedding anniversary in a weeks time and I thought he deserved something that he would treasure too, other than me, lol!
He will use this every day, he will see it every day and it will take care of his daily essential…he can’t do without it…any guesses???
I care for his “Eye care” and so this was born….

Have I told you before that I LOVE making masculine projects…I love the grunge, texture and colors that go with them and the fact that I don’t have to make flowers, lol!
Time to get messy again…here are the steps.
I first covered this plastic box.. You heard it right…PLASTIC box with tissue paper. Then I went about creating textures with Prima basket weave stencil, TH alphabets stencil and some modeling paste. I also stuck some dry wall tape in places and gave a coat of gesso.
I took my acrylic tubes, some metallic colors and Inka Gold and had a blast coloring, shading and highlighting! This is one process I enjoyed…the black brown base and then the highlights with metallic green and blue just brought life to this box! I rubbed some “old gold” Inka gold too…isn’t he looking handsome after the initial makeover???
Just look at the texture, grunge, colors   up close… feel like touching, don’t you (naughty, naughty). I am in LOVE…
At this stage, I decided to bring “The man” himself…have a look!
I took a print out of this vintage man,first fuzzy cut him, them adhered him onto old text paper. Next I gave him 3 coats of clear UTEE, allowed him to cool! Then I bent him and twisted …I know that’s a lot of torture here but that’s what gave me this lovely “faux cracked glass” effect! So so Vintage…I bet he is not complaining, I am not, lol!
I then rubbed the vintage photo DI directly over him and then blended just to see how the cracks absorbed the ink and he was looking even more handsome! A closer look and you can see the text thru him…how cool is that! I am in LOVE again…
I gave “The man” some color and texture by placing him over a piece of yellow fiber paper and he looked comfortable and just “popped” from the back ground!
Time for embellishing…I made a set of gears and gave it the same treatment as the box. I can’t get enough of these colors! I connected with a metal chain and had them “locked” too!
I altered some bottle caps with the same colors…I told you I can’t get enough of them…and voila, my box stands proudly on it!
3 little words on the top…say it all. Well not the conventional words…something different here…a brad and another gear holds it in place!

This is back side…I think he looks great all around, lol!
Shall we open it…(wink)…I am feeling naughty here, lol!
For the inside, I have adhered some old text per which has been inked with Tea Dye DI and for the base, I ran a piece of blue foam thru an embossing folder. A perfect “seating” for the eye care!
I had this gros grain ribbon in my stash and thought would cover the ugly joint with that.
And with that we come to the end of this project. Thank you so much for your patience and your visit today. I would love to hear your views and comments on this project.
I would like to have “my man” enter the following challenges…
Anything Butcute –Make it masculine
SimplyCreate Too – Masculine
Dream valleyChallenges – father’s day
Crafty BootsChallenge – For the man in your life
Craftin DesertDiva’s – Father’s day
Love ToScrap Challenge – Male call
A VintageJourney –Celebrations (our wedding anniversary)
Stamps and Stencils -Small is beautiful
Until my next Creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Recycling
Cheers.





































66 comments:

  1. WOW Rupa this is stunning!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Superb Transformation ! I loved the textures and the cracked glass effect is Wonderful,How cool to use the bottlecaps for feet !

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  3. What a gift for our anniversary! Thank you so much!

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  4. I feel the opposite! Masculine projects are the hardest for me but you do an exceptional job! What a fantastic project!! Thanks so much for joining our Craftin Desert Diva's Father's Day Linky Party!!
    DT Tina

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  5. Oh this is a stunner Rupa, love it!! I feel I need to alter my glasses case now, even though I wear my glasses all day, so don't actually use the case, lol. x

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    1. Maybe you should, wether you keep your glasses in there or not! Thanks Sammy.

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  6. Such a treasure this turned out Rupa !! love the crackled and vintage look, btw where did you get the drywall tape, I so want it. I did a female cousin of his a year back....have a look na http://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/2014/05/upcycled-boxes-and-spectacles-case.html

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    1. I did visit the cousin and wow! Thanks Suman.

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  7. Hmmm...Wat to say dear...Such a treasure U R...I think ur parents have given u right name "Rupa"...so only u can give any "Rupam" with such artistically...to anything everything around u...
    Love the colors...and vintage loaded look of the man..Awesome...

    P.S. Save some drywall tape for me...crazily i was searching everywhere...and now caught u *wink *wink.

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    1. Sathya..."the lady who speaks the truth" Love ya...you have a way with your comments, makes my day. Big hugs.

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  8. Hey rupa dearest. You always surprise me with such stunning projects. I hav never tried any masculine projects. I go blank. You do it just so aptly. Love every detail in this project. Idea of adding gears n with a lock is amazing .. colors are sooo very you. Love it !!

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    1. Thanks Mridula...next time, we can rock this genre together! Hugs.

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  9. Soooooo AWESOME!!! So happy you linked up to the Craftin Desert Divas Father's Day Linky Party!

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  10. A stunning make over and so thoughtful as a gift for your husband.
    Yvonne

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    1. I am glad I could make something that he could treasure, Thanks Yvonne.

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  11. Wow Rupa, this is such an amazing project! I have never seen an altered eye glass case before and I think it's just brilliant! Love how you added your texture to the base and your gears look fabulously grungy!! Great job with the cracked image, it has the perfect flow! LOVE LOVE LOVE your creative mind!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge, I just love seeing your work! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia...so so happy, you liked it. Hugs.

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  12. Such a fabulous project Rupa!! I love how you upcycle things and give them new life. It has great texture and color. Love the tortured image...lol...just some minor back adjustments I'm sure. Brilliant gift!
    Happy Anniversary :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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    1. Thanks Tina...so nice of you to drop by. Oh yeh...tell me about those back adjustments, lol! Hugs.

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  13. This is simply awesome Rupa. I love everything about it from the way you found it to the way you made it into something that will be used each day. Thanks for sharing your process with us and thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. S@ndy xx

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    1. Thanks S@ndy...happy you like it all!

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  14. Fabulous steampunk design, great textures and amazing colours, What an amazing gift, thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  15. Ohhhhhhh Rupa! This is such an amazing transformation and your hubby will be thrilled, excited and flabbergasted by this wonderful make! I agree with you about having a blast with sprays and metallics! So much fun. The bottle cap feet are so perfect for the finishing touch. Wowzers!

    Thanks for joining in our "Make It Masculine" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki

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    1. Thanks Niki...he l;liked it but the expression is always"its nice" but this time he managed to leave a comment here...that means a lot! Hugs.

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  16. What an amazing transformation of a simple glasses case. A truly bespoke piece of art. Fantastic and thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and hope to see you back again soon. Jennifer DZt member xx

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  17. Wooow, Rupa, what a fantastic transformation of a glasses case! I love your perfect textured background and those grunge gears! Your husband is going to be thrilled by this stunning make! I also love your amazing colours! This is an outstanding piece of art!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'Make it Masculine' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT

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    1. Thanks Branka,that says it all.

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  18. Hi Rupa, saw this in my blogger feed again and just noticed the twist in the title :) also thought to wish both of you a Happy Anniversary !!

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  19. Oh wow. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Eye hope he gets great use for it ;) thank you for joining in our challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu :)
    Eithne DT

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  20. What an amazing transformation Rupa! I love all the texture you created and those bottle cap feet are a wonderful finishing touch... Thanks so much for joining in our Celebrations Challenge at a Vintage Journey. Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne. Hugs.

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  21. Awesome craetion! gal you are transforming every bit of things around u.........lovely

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  22. So Rupa, do you have about an hour to sit and read while I comment about this AMAZING transformation??? Well, I really don't have an hour to comment, but if I type real fast I can touch on the highlights! First off, my creative button was really touched by the fact that your box is a transformation project--always a soft spot for me! Next, your grungy cogs and gears are just wonderful; the colors and the chain weaving through to lock them up at the end! Way cool! Any you've done an amazing technical job on making those pieces, too! (I'm jealous--what do you use for your material; please don't tell me Crafter's clay, because I have not been able to get my hands on that!). and the bottle caps for feet! Genius! Your colors are just wonderful, and I appreciate that you've shared your process! Pinned for future borrowing! The "cracked" man just set off another alarm for me--that 's a good thing! Fabulous! And I really appreciate the finished interior--embossing the foam just gives it that loving touch! Your hubby is gonna LOVE the way you are caring for his eye care! Well done! AND thank you so much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Big Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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    1. oh my Sara...I can read your comment again and again and again...I appreciate your patience and love for the art to sit down and type such a LOVELY comment. All I can say is a big THANK YOU and sending you the warmest HUGS from here.

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  23. This is super awesome :) bottle caps idea is so cool & i would love to try it :)

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    1. Thanks Riswana...would love to see your feet!

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  24. What a fabulous project!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh my word what a wonderful project! Thank you for joining in with the Fathers Day/ Anything male this fortnight over at Polkadoodles. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/06/week-23-fathers-dayanything-male.html

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  26. Wow this is so awesome! Great gift! Thanks for joining the CDD Fathers Day Linky Party DT Jessica

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  27. OH MY Yumminess!! Rupa, you rocked the colors and textures on this! Love love love! xo

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    1. Appreciate you leaving comments all over, lol! Thanks a ton Jackie.

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  28. Wow Rupa this is just fabulous. Who would believe a plastic box could be so deliciously transformed. Lucky man. Congratulations and thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  29. What a fabulous eye glasses holder! Love all the gears and they way you colored them! Just fantastic! Thank you so very much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  30. What a fabulous transformation Rupa. I love this alteration and the wonderful details you have incorporated. A real wee treasure

    Great to have you hop on board with us at AVJ this month
    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  31. Now that's an impressive transformation! What wonderful textures and such fabulous colour and shimmer - you've created a treasure out of such an ordinary everyday object. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey too.
    Alison xx

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  32. What a fun idea! your transformation of the eyeglass case is quite stunning Rupa! love all the textrue and color - thanks for joining us in the AVJ Challenge (again!) Julia xx

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  33. Fabulous Rupa ! whata fantastic piece of altering, love the grungy colours and textures. Thankyou for sharing your fab project with us over at Stamps and Stencils Toni x

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  34. A stunning alteration Rupa! I absolutely love the colours and texture you created. The text peeping through your gentleman is wonderful and the cracks make him really special. I hope this is loved very much by your special person. Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Juliax

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