Free Project Idea: Shabby Chic Altered Clock

Shabby Chic Altered Clock ProjectAdd 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.

Supplies:

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

Instructions:

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

Paint the entire clock body, inside and out, with a thick layer of gesso. Let dry.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

Glue pink patterned paper to back of clock with gel medium or strong adhesive. Let dry.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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Shabby Chic Altered Clock ProjectAdd 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.

Supplies:

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

Instructions:

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

Paint the entire clock body, inside and out, with a thick layer of gesso. Let dry.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

Glue pink patterned paper to back of clock with gel medium or strong adhesive. Let dry.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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.

Shabby Chic Altered Clock Project

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