Eclectic Elements fabric. I was happy to discover that the Pocket Watch Frame die cut with one of the Sized Circles inside to create a frame, fit perfectly together with the clocks on one of the fabric prints. So my clock has a fabric face, which I liked especially together with the UTEE clock frame.
I started by smearing gesso on a 4 x 6 burlap panel, without yet having much in mind. I later added a bit more gesso.
The clock frame was die cut from chipboard and covered with three or four layers of clear UTEE. For a tutorial on the technique I used, check out this post. I finished with a layer of Platinum UTEE, inked a stamp with embossing ink and pressed it into the ink. The embossing ink makes it easier to remove the stamp. Wait until the UTEE cools a bit before removing the stamp. You have to work one section at a time, otherwise the UTEE cools down too fast. Always be very careful when working with UTEE since it is very hot. When it was completely cool, I painted it with watered down black paint and rubbed most of the paint off. The paint remains in the stamped impressions. Finally, I mixed a tiny bit of Biscotti Perfect Pearls powder into Perfect Paper Adhesive and painted over the frame to give it a nice shine.
The fabric clock was glued to a circle die cut from grungeboard, and placed under a heavy book. Then I glued the frame on top and again placed under a heavy book. I drilled a hole through the centre of the clock as well as through the wood of the burlap panel, so that I could attach a clock mechanism. There is enough space at the back of the panel for the mechanism.
On the background I layered two pieces of fabric, first fraying the edges. I made sure to pick a 'time' definition from the red text fabric, to fit the theme. White paint was rubbed into the word band and it was attached with screw eyes. Since the panels are made of wood, attaching things with screws work very well.
The red text fabric was die cut with a scalloped On the Edge die. I also painted some foliage flowers and leaves with Distress Paint. Some of the paint was rubbed off for a distressed look.
I like the combination of different materials and textures on this project, the rough burlap, fabric, glimmery and grungy UTEE clock and the painted metals.
I hope you will join us in our anything goes challenge this week. As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: School Desk
Paint: Distress Paint: Black Soot, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Barn Door, Picket Fence
Perfect Pearls: Ranger Biscotti Perfect Pearls
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Foliage Flowers, Long Fasteners, Observations Word Bands, Screw Eyes
Other: clock mechanism