Monday, 6 April 2015

Mechanical Man

My Friends, I hope you had a wonderful and creative Easter time!
This Easter Monday we have a breathtaking altered project created by Riikka who gave a completely new steampunk life to a perfume bottle...


I was pondering what to do this month but then the solution presented itself in a funny way.
I was just about to leave work when I noticed some perfume bottles in the corridor with a note “free for grabs”. Among the bottles was one by Jean Paul Gaultier, a male shaped bottle. I really like the fragrance JPG has in his women’s line, but the shape drew me closer and then it hit me. An altered perfume bottle!


I wanted to give the bottle a complete make-over so I started by painting it white with gesso and then created a paper of my own to be glued on top.
I guess it was the Mechanicals I was thinking of using as decorations in the first place that made me think of reds and oranges.
Considering the bottle was teal before I started the end result is quite far off from the posh look it had before.



Like always, I recorded a video of my process. As it took some time to make the “Mechanical Man” I cut the video more of step-by-step style so you don’t have to watch me craft for hours!
I hope you’ll enjoy!



Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time!
Riikka

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14 comments:

Arja L said...

Oi hurja, miten upee :)

Elena said...

Mechanical man is awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Frollein Rabenschwarz said...

he is simply breathraking - love him

Corrie Herriman said...

Oh my, this is fabulous !
Corrie x

LucianaW said...

Great project!!!! I loved! Thanks!!

teri reed said...

Awesome ❤️❤️❤️

suzyb said...

EXCELLENT! Love this and now I am on the hunt for one of those bottles!!! I do know gals that work in cosmetics, so we shall see. Just LOVE this guy!!! Great job!

Audrey Mislan said...

That is awesome. I would love to experiment with making one.

Carol McCready said...

Love your Mechanical Man and the video. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Awesome cool!

Georgie C said...

So inspiring xx

Joi at RR said...

Heheheh - I'm surprised you didn't swoop up the whole stack of bottles!!! This one is a WONDER and it is WONDERFUL. True use of talents, true test of patience and true SUCCESS. j.

Kripa Koushik said...

I'm at loss of words to praise ur talent and creativity. Such a joy to watch you create.

Yasmin said...

WOW!! what a fantastic idea! Gorgeous man! :)