Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CC3C #10: Assemblage Clock

Hello crafters -

I was a busy bee crafting all weekend long. However most of it I cannot show you until next week during the Taylored Expressions release. In the meantime I did play along with the latest Compendium of Curiousities 3 Challenge to use an Assemblage Clock. You can check out all the details of the challenge HERE and I just want to mention that The Funkie Junkie Boutigue is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize.


Right off the bat I had to answer one question: Halloween or Christmas? As you can tell from my very orange paint job I went with a spooky theme. By the way, I was very lazy and did not disassemble the clock to paint it. I was just very very careful to not completely cover the glass front with paint.

Paint Job Details:

1. Multiple coats of Dina Wakley Media Paint in Tangerine mixed with just a bit of Black Gesso. I had no patience so I used a Heat Tool to dry the paint between coats.

2. Extra thick coating of Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

3. Once crackled (I suffered and waited for this to air dry) I sponged the clock with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

* Note: Some of the crackle fell off as it didn’t stick the greatest to the acrylic paint in a few places. And it even caused the orange to crack in a few places. All in all the finish is a bit *delicate* in places but I love how grungy/distressed/old it looks.


The innards: first off I wanted to level the ground but how? I started by crumpling up some Melange Tissue Wrap but that was too bulky so I had the bright idea to fold it and then cut it into shreds with my scissors. Perfect!

The little tree was sprayed with Fresh Lime Dylusions Ink Spray and once dry I dipped in Glossy Accents here and there and added Shabby Shutters Distress Glitter.

My little tree wasn’t very stable once adhered in place, so I used a fence die cut from black cardstock to help hold it up. And the fence looks great in there so two birds and one stone.

To the back of the clock I added some designer paper using Gel Medium and once dry adhered some Letterpress Blocks and a WordBand. The blocks were originally painted with Black Gesso and Crackle Paint but they were too dark so I touched them up with white acrylic paint.

For a final touch I die cut a spider from shimmery cardstock, added a bit of tissue tape to the base, and then attached the spider with a foam dimensional. Finished the spider with a bit of baker’s twine.


And one final shot of the outside of the clock. I dyed some silk ribbon (May Arts) with more of the Fresh Lime Dylusions Ink Spray and tied in a double bow. Attached a few charms using a bit of green jute.


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  1. I love what you've done here and the colors really pop! I'm in the middle of working on mine and I have a new-found respect for everyone who creates one of these; they are not the easiest to alter! You did a great job with this; so glad you chose Halloween 'cause it's super cute and cool!

  2. I love that crackle finish--you certainly were spot on with that! Yes, it seems like an eternity waiting for it to dry! You just did an awesome job on this clock. Mine is still bare...I keep vacillating between Halloween and Christmas! Maybe two are in my future if I can stop gawking and start creating. Just spent a marathon 4 hours finishing up my ATC's so taking a tiny break while I think about my clock. Check out my clock under "Birthday Time" on my blog, if you get a minute. I LOVE your clock!

  3. Wonderful clock! LOVE the crackled orange and that tree! Thanks so much for joining us on this Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. The crackle looks fantastic. I too have had problems with it not being too stable sometimes which is frustrating as it is an awesome finish...

  5. What a super clock! Love your crackle finish and that word "EEK" is just the coolest accent of all. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  6. What a fun creation! Your crackle is amazing. Thanks for joining in on the CC3 Challenge.

  7. Danielle...your Halloween-ish clock is darling. I really love your crackled orange exterior. That is a very cool look! Your "EEK" and polka dot paper on the interior is so cute. Love the neon green tree. That really pops! The spider die cut is also a cute embellishment! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  8. Absolutely fabulous assemblage clock! Love your finish on the outside as well as all the bits on the inside! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  9. I absolutely love your fabulous clock, the orange looks amazing! Love the Halloween theme (did mine in it too), the EEK made me smile - I just love the whole piece. It is wonderful to be working on the IE team with you too. Anne x

  10. What a great Halloween clock Danielle! love the crackle orange - and your wonderful scene inside!

  11. Completely LOVE what you've done with the clock! I love these clocks!

  12. Spooktastic clock... love all those little additions and the outer case looks marvellous... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x


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