Add some shabby to your chic! This tutorial will show you everything you need to know to upcycle a clock into a reminder to always “look on the bright side.” Using Tim Holtz’s alterable clock and Sandra Evertson’s new Relics and Artifacts, this clock transforms ordinary objects into feminine wonders.
- Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-ology Assemblage Clock
- Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts — Flora
- Prima Marketing Chalkboard Paint — Egg Blue
- Ranger Ink Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint — Blushing
- Ranger Ink Dina Wakley Media White Gesso – 4 oz Jar
- Advantus Idea-ology Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
- Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis — Kit 7, Weathered Wood
- Assorted paper
- Lace scraps
- Coarse, bristle brush
Pop back off clock and trim a patterned paper to fit the clock back. Paint patterned paper with a thin layer of pink paint, so that the pattern and texture still shows through. Mix gesso with water to create a white wash and dull the paper with a layer of white wash.
Paint three Relics and Artifacts rosettes with pink paint and let dry complete. With very watered down gesso (should be almost the consistency of water), paint the rosettes, letting the white wash pool in the cracks and crevices to provide definition. Apply additional layers of white wash until desired effect is achieved.
Paint the entire clock body, inside and out, with a thick layer of gesso. Let dry.
Paint entire clock with blue chalkboard paint.
With a coarse bristle brush, use a dry brush technique to apply gesso to the outside of the clock. Use very little gesso and drag the brush in long strokes on the outside to leave small streaks on the body of the clock.
Adhere lace strip around the edges of the pink patterned paper with gel medium.
Ink edges of Small Talk Stickers with Weathered Wood ink pad and adhere to pink patterned paper.
Glue pink patterned paper to back of clock with gel medium or strong adhesive. Let dry.
Pop back of clock back into the clock. Adhere rosettes to the back of the clock with strong adhesive. Add lace bow to top handle of clock.
Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2016 @ 10:41 am
Categories: How-To Project Tutorials, Mixed-Media Art.
Tags: altered clock, Chalkboard paint, look on the bright side, mixed-media art, rosettes, Shabby Chic Altered Clock, shabby chic paint techniques, white wash techniques.
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