Tuesday, 8 December 2015

glasses case (grungy)

Hi all,
Suzanne here today.
I'm going to get new reading glasses these days and so I thought I could alter a case that I got as a free gift from the optician. For me it's fun and I just want to look the plain case with the boring imprint a little bit better, but maybe it could also be an inspiration for a gift :-)

supplies used
eyes FAS Q0110
eyetest FAS P0106 
stamps from plate 77 'the face is the Icon ...' NSPL77

decoart media modeling paste DMM21-71
decoart media ultra matte varnish DMM24-71
distress paint fossilized amber
and rusty hinge
original rust OR100G  
stazon inkpad jet black
and stone grey
decoart media antiquing cream raw umber DMM151-26
decoart chalk paint escape
acrylic paint
stencils with numbers and letters

First I primed the case with white gesso on one and black on the other side, followed by chalk paint resp. rusty hinge. 
So first for the rusty hinge: it was stamped with images from plate 77 and the eyes, then sealed with matte varnish. Then came a coat of grey acrylic paint and distress paint fossilized amber. The eyetest was stamped and the paint was wiped back with alcohol in some areas. A coat of antiquing cream was applied and also wiped back.
On the blue (down)side I stencilled some numbers and letters with modeling paste, added a wash of quin gold, one of original rust and sanded everything back a bit.
Finally all the edges were sponged with stazon timber brown.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

1 comment:

Jetske said...

Lovely! They look so much better than the original, without showing it I know how ugly the "free gift" cases are. It's a pleasure to look at it, and a piece of art that you can leave on the table without getting angry remarks that you are messing up your house! LOL