Thursday, 29 September 2016

Clock Works

Morning, I thought it best to share this with you as a separate project. I actually used it for the back of the Dandelion  clock that I shared yesterday as the working arrived damaged and wanted to make the most of the MDF surface. The MDF was launched on Hochanda by Bev from Bee Crafty, during the show from Alexandra Palace, It was so popular and sold out (twice) incredibly quickly during the show. I have to say the quality is excellent, with such a smooth surface to work on, I didn't even need to prime it for this.

To start this project I used a clock/cog stencil. I smoothed Decoart Sand Texture Paste through it and removed the mask. While it was till wet I secured an old watch part to it using Collall 3D glue gel. The I linked some wooden cogs from Indigo Blu and secured them with Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

Once this was dry, I painted it all over with acrylic paint, the one I chose was 'Sleeping Beauty' from Indigo Blu. It is a beautiful metallic colour and gives a marvellous sheen. I set this aside to dry completely.

On my glass mat I put a small amount of Townhouse Teal acrylic paint and separately another amount of Grandmas Teacup, both of these colours are from the English Cottage Acrylic paint collection from Indigo Blu. To both of these I mixed some Kroma Crackle thoroughly  before randomly applying to my project

I left this for the rest of the day and overnight to dry thoroughly and crack before applying gilding wax, I used Pebeo Silver and Empire Gold to highlight some areas. To finish, I secured it to the base.

It's such a great piece of MDF, I am almost pleased that the clockworks were damaged to allow me to decorate the back as well. Thank you for taking the time to visit today, I hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared and the finished piece. Would be great to have your comments. Hope to see you soon, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Simple but really stunning look. Love the colours.
    Thanks for sharing. Nicola x

  2. Wow. This is stunning Nick. Thank you for sharing this.