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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...
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