Altering objects are really fun. The "before" and "after" is always so different and I am just amazed at how art can transform a substrate into something else. And many times, I cannot own credit for the outcome because the medium and the substrate both introduce a life of their own into the final outcome.
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Kaisercraft's Time Machine Collection's Collectable Diecuts
Kaisercraft's Time Machine Collection Iron Clad 12 by 12 Paper
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Weathered Clock
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Pine Cone
Tim Holtz Sizzix Frameworks Trellis
Distress Paint Fired Brick
Distress Paint Evergreen Bough
Distress Paint Black Soot
Distress Paint Antique Bronze
Distress Ink Black Soot
Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Prima Heavy Gesso White
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Montpellier Apothecary Vials
Tim Holtz Ideology Assemblage Clock
Here are some photos of the final product.
Step 1: Apply gesso. I did a double coat for this one as the slick surface needed more hold to take on paint mediums. This allows for the paint to be wiped off when we are doing stencil-ling techniques while also allowing the mediums to stick better onto a smooth shiny non-porous surface which would have otherwise been impossible to get medium on.
Step 2: I die cut the stuff that I wanted for the embellishment of the project. I painted the weathered clock pieces with Black Soot, the pine leaf with Evergreen Bough, with a touch of Antique Bronze and finally the Trellis with Fired Brick
Making the Surface of the clock
Step 1: I coated the entire thing with Evergreen Bough Distress Paint with a brush.
Step 2: While not completely dry, I used a brick stencil and sprayed some water and wipes the top layer off to reveal the white gesso underneath.
Step 3: I used some Black Soot Distress Ink to age the look.
Step 4: I went ahead to then apply dabs of Antique Bronze Distress Paint around and then dried it with a heating tool just enough to dry probably 70% through. And then using a wet towel, I wiped over the areas of the antique bronze to give a look of peeled bronze paint. Distressed random areas further with Black Soot Distress Ink.
Step 5: Applied Peeled Paint Distress Crackle to add further interest and texture to the clock.
Embellishing the Clock
Step 1: I took out the back part of the clock and stuck Kaisercraft's Time Machine Collection paper and also stuck the weathered clock die pieces layered with some diecut pieces from the Time Machine Collection's Collectables.
Step 2: I stuck down the Prima amber glass bottles.
Step 3: Embellish the outer frame of the clock with snipped off pieces of Trellis, the flower form the pine cone die cut as well as the pine leaf and layered with more die cut pieces form the Time Machine Collection's Collectables.
Hope you enjoyed reading! Til next time!