Thursday, 18 October 2012

Gothic Clock

Good Morning

Today I would like to share with you a project which I made on a workshop last weekend at The Stamp Pad in Saddleworth. The workshop was run by the talented Andy Skinner.

The project we made was a Gothic Clock, the basis of the clock was from  Tando Creative. The clock base was a good weight chipboard, and comes complete with the clock mechanism. I used part of a sheet of Graphic 45 paper cut into a circle to show through as a clock face.

The outer 'case' of the clock was embossed with an embossing folder ( I used one called heavy duty). This was then painted with a brown paint, over this we used a wash of red oxide paint. The 'rivits' are just circles of a heavyweight paper which were stuck on using a mat medium before we added the paint.
The cog was covered with Terra paint as was the clock hands to give them some texture.

The top black piece was embossed using a floral embossing folder and then painted with black acrylic paint. The numbers for the clock were also painted in black. To highlight all the raised embossed areas we rubbed over them with a graphite pencil just to enhance them. The back piece of the clock was embossed again with a floral embossing folder and then painted red. When dry this area was then  given a wash of black paint to take away the brightness.

The pieces of compass were cut from another Tando Creative set, this had the compass, crown and cog in.The compass pieces were cut to suit and then painted in black acrylic and highlighted with a graphite pencil.

The front of the clock was then given a wash of yellow oxide paint and this was allowed to 'run down' the piece and this gives the project a real look of old rusty metal. The front and back of the clock were then stuck together to with high tac glue.

I really enjoyed this workshop and learning lots of new techniques!

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