Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Faux Cracked Glass CC3 Challenge 30!

Well, I can't leave well alone...

I started this pair of goggles a back in April and have been at a stale mate with them as to how to finish them off...

Then I got busy with my canvas with the test tubes and decided some alcohol ink and some faux cracked glass would be good on them too.  So here is my entry no2 for the challenge...go figure, I don't enter this challenge for months, now I am entering twice in one challenge!  The instructions for this technique are on page 54 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities book 3 so I can't tell you how I did that part of the goggles, but the rest I can, so here goes:

I bought some basic welding goggles.
Took them apart and sprayed them copper with standard spray paint from the hardware store.  Here you can see the sprayed bits on my desk as well as the little jar hiding behind the left top hat that is now missing its lid as it donated it to these was the perfect fit!
I then had to hide the molded writing on the top of the goggles and did that by adding some cogs using glossy accents...
I added a left over ring from a previous pair of goggles I made from plumbing parts to the other eye of the goggles and dotted some glossy accents on it for texture.
 I also dotted some  copper dimensional pearls on the frame of the goggles for good measure and to repeat the texture.

When this had all dried, I painted over some of the areas with black distress paint to age it a bit as it was all looking too fresh and too clean.  Then I added some alcohol ink to the cogs and base of the goggles as well as creating the cracked glass effect which I carried over onto the metal frame of the eyeglass...

Above is the top and below is the bottom of the goggles.

There we have some goggles on a yet to be finished top hat!
The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 30, and sweet Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself, has a fabulous $25 shopping spree for one very lucky CC3Cer!

Tim and Mario sponsor an awesome prize for the project chosen by the inspiration team, so head on over to Linda's blog Studio L3 to enter!  You still have a few days!

Just for fun I am also entering this into the challenge over at


  1. WOOOOW!!! Absolutely breathtaking!!

  2. Hoo-ee! Now that's a proper pair of goggles. Love all the little additions and the crackle technique just added the extra touch. Wonderful job...

  3. Wow, wow, wow - only you could take a pair of welding goggles and transform them into a brilliant steampunk pair! They are fabulous!!! Now I want a pair..... Anne xx

  4. Completely and utterly awesome!

  5. Fabulous , love your take on the challenge. Tracy x

  6. WOW, WOW, and WOW again !!! These goggles are amazing !

  7. OH MY HECK! WOW....this is so freaking cool...I am in awe, total awe! WOW! Thank you for joining in at CC3C! What a COOL piece!!!

  8. One word - AMAZING!!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  9. Belinda...your art never ceases to amaze me, girl. It's always so creative and "fresh". LOVE your steampunk goggles! What a total transformation from ordinary to extraordinary. The faux cracked glass technique really works great on the lenses. Love all of the gears! WOW! Thanks again so much for sharing your always amazing art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  10. See.. Queen of Steampunk!!! Those are way too cool!!!!

  11. This is as cool as your other entry! Nice double!

  12. Seriously in awe here!!! These are amazing!!!!

    Super SUPERB!!!!!

  14. Wow! Very clever project. I just love it. I have lots to learn from you. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  15. SERIOUSLY?!! My goodness, you are amazing. I love this one too! So very clever.


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