Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Time for Family-DT project for Discount Paper Crafts

Finally got around to altering this Tim Holtz clock! What a blast! Wanted to create a shabby chic project for a friend featuring the love of her family.  I started by using gesso to prime the metal of the clock so that it would take the next painting technique-- which is an acrylic paint (in vintage white) mixed with sand. This was applied inside and outside the clock. I then used a Prima stencil to add some micro dots in various places around the clock. I also used a PLAID stencil to add various words to the outer edge of the clock as well. I wanted to add some teal color in sporadic places, so I used a teal color acrylic paint mixed with water and sprayed it around the clock. (I decided to use teal and pink as the color base because the photo inside the clock had this color scheme).  I printed the picture onto a transparency and sewed the transparency to a gorgeous paper print from the Theresa Collins "So Noted" collection. I love how you can see music notes and script through the transparency of the photo! I measured the perimeter inside the clock and cut out a chipboard circle using the measurements. I then attached the picture to this chipboard circle and glued this chipboard ensemble inside the clock making sure to leave room at the back of the clock to be able add a working clock assembly. I wanted this clock to be pretty and functional. From here I started adding all the pretty embellishments. Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. There are some pretty Prima Cabriole flowers and some Petaloo flowers from Discount Paper Crafts Etsy (DPC) store. I also added some beautiful Prima metal and resin embellishments such as the lamp post, skeleton clock,  clockhands, lightbulb and heart, also from the DPC etsy store . The Resin angel is from Melissa Frances, again from the DPC store! All the direct links to the products I used will be below the pictures. If you just want to go to the store's main home page, click on the store link to the right on my sidebar! (There are so many great products and new releases!) I took a Prima skeleton clock and cut it in half with a metal power tool and applied half of it at the top of the clock and the other half at the bootom of the clock! I like the effect! For the angel, I used gesso as a primer and then used the Tim Holtz crackle paint in 'white picket fence'. I love how it turned out! The wood word at the bottom was also done using this technique.    I love to add moving parts to my projects, so I decided to do this by using white chain, add a hanging heart with clock hands from the angel and then loop it over in a tiered swag effect to attach it to the lamppost. I wanted to carry this effect at the bottom of the project, as well, to make it a cohesive unit by  using the chain again  and add another  3 tier swag and a hanging heart charm. For the numbers on the working clock inside the Tim Holtz clock, I used Prima metal numbers. I didnt have enough 1's to be able to make the "12" so I used a tiny 7 Gypsies key to make the number "1".  The texture that you see on all the flowers and embellishments is the acrylic paint/sand mixture, dabbed on with a foam paint brush.
...That completes my designing factor, so, at this point, I'm  guessing you would like to see some photos:

Links to products:

Prima Mechanicals Skeleton Clock:
Prima Junkyard Findings lightbulbs:
Prima Mechanicals Mini Numbers:
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Street lamps:
Prima Cabriole Flower collection:
Prima shabby chic resin angel wings/heart:
Petallo flowers (color me crazy wild roses):
Out of stock: Melissa Frances Resin angels, Prima Metal clock hands

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