Welcome to my photo tutorial of how I turned this cheap kids find...
into this! and yes...it still works!
My inspiration was this clock which I found on Pinterest. It is created by Heather Jacob and if you click on her name you will go to her blog where you can see the original.
First I took the whole thing apart. All I needed was a screwdriver and this is what I got:
I covered it in a decent coat of Heavy Gesso for "tooth"
Then I added some Vintage photo Distress paint over some gold crackle texture paste by Finnabair.
I got carried away by the moment of playing with the paint, so there are no step out shots of how I got here, sorry!
I used Finn's platinum crackle texture paste on the clock face and when it was dry, I rubbed Vintage photo Distress paint over it to get into the cracks.
Then I added thick bits of Finn's gold texture crackle paste as well as some Glossy accents and some micro beads to the clock body for shine and texture.
On top of all of this I added a thick layer of Finn's clear texture crackle paste in random places and let it dry.
When it was dry I dripped brown alcohol inks onto it so that it would flow into the cracks.
This is the glass face with the clear crackle texture paste on it filled with ginger alcohol ink.
Having done all of that, I decided it needed some Steampunking and glitter so I could enter it into Finnabair's "Sparkle and Shine" challenge!!!
I found some yummy glitter numbers in my sticker stash and glued them on top of the metal embellishment which I filled with Glossy accents.
I glued some 4.5mm eyelets upside down onto the side of the clock and when they had dried I added pieces of leather thong and glued them in place too. Nothing like some "high tech" painter's tape to hold it in place while it dried!
Then it was time to put the whole thing back together!
Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge where you have to do something with a 3...in this case the time on this clock is 3 o'clock (or rather it was when I started setting up the shot...)as Mario, Tim Holtz's logistics director always has coffee at 3!
Hope you enjoyed that!