"Precious" Altered Clock

Good morning once again fellow crafters!  Kay here with my very first altered clock!  I had so much fun creating this little clock & I chose Authentique's 'Precious' collection to give it that soft & delicate look I wanted since I was planning on using this clock as a frame for one of my son's photos.
As soon as I got the concept for this clock I knew two things--that I wanted texture on it & I wanted something hanging off to the side from it.  Either it be charms or mini photos, ribbons, chains...something!

So I dug through my stash & found several glass fragments by Tim Holtz.  I placed these fragments over a couple of elements from the 'Precious' collection by applying a bit of Glossy Accents to them.  Glossy Accents dries clear & makes for a strong adhesive when applying acrylic items such as these fragments to paper.  Next, I attached all the fragments onto a Tim Holtz swivel clasp with metal jump rings--added a tiny silver teddy bear charm on top & done!
All the flowers plus the die cut butterfly & hot air balloon were made with papers from the 'Precious' collection.  The soft greens, reds, creams & blues of this paper line are excellent for both boy or girl projects. 

NOTE:  If you plan to alter your own clock, my advice is to take this clock apart if planning to paint it or add some kind of texture to it.  I stole--excuse me--'borrowed' some of my husbands tools to unscrew the bells from the top of the clock in order to be able to comfortably apply my mediums.  :-)

To give the clock surface it's texture I first primed it with gesso.  When dry I applied a heavy coat of texture paint.  Finally, I gave it a bit of color by randomly applying a light blue paint by Shimmerz with a medium sized paint brush & I finalized it all by sealing it with a glossy sealant.  In person, this clock has a shimmery almost frosty looking surface.
To create this large flower I used three different kinds of paper.  I used acrylic, vellum & designer paper.  You can use different elements in one flower to give it a different look & design.  Personally, I love incorporating layers of acrylic into my flowers.   
To make these transparent layers stand out more I go around all the edges with a black Sharpie oil-based paint marker.  NOTE: To use markers onto any non-porous surface, you must use a permanent type of marker such as a Sharpie or your image will smear.
Finally I further dress up the border by adding white dots with a white ball point gel pen.  Then just layer your flower with paper, vellum, fabric, burlap etc...& voila!  You have a multi-element flower.

Thanks for stopping by--for those of you in the middle of winter such as me & on their 100th snow storm...stay warm!  Enjoy the rest of the week...

Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Precious Collection, Precious 6x6 Bundle
Paint: Martha Stewart Terra Cotta In White, Shimmerz, Mod Podge Glossy Sealant
Tim Holtz: Clock, Fragments, Tattered Floral Die, Swivel Clasp, Jump Rings, Memo Pins
Ribbon: May Arts
Mini Wooden Fence, Mini Flocked Bear


  1. i love the vellum, I am trying to get into it more, Thank you for sharing, great idea

  2. What a pretty frame for the cutie pie you made! Love the advice about the sharpie on the acrylic and even using the acrylic for the flower base.

  3. Excellent site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed here? Id really like to be a part of online community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!

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  4. Great tip for the acrylic...I love how you did that! Just adorable!


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