Sunday, 1 March 2015

'TIME' for a tutorial...

Hello lovelies!

I bought a lovely MDF clock last week from 

I wanted something that I could decorate myself and to have it hanging in my craft room when I had finished it. 

The mdf clock is perfect as a mixed media project.

I decided to show you my step by step project, just so you could see not only the finished project, but how I got there in the end too.

I am also entering my 

Mixed Media Clock

into the challenge over at the

with the theme

'Anything Goes'.

The ingredient's you will need for this project are:

~ MDF clock with the workings
~ Gesso
~ Texture Paste
~ Acrylic Paint Portrait Pink
~ Ranger Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber's in Gold & Copper
~ Metallic Acrylic Paint's in shades Regal Red, Antique Gold, Peach Pearl & Bronze
~ Stencils Tim Holtz Bubble, and a Heart's and Text with Heart's, both of these are from That Craft Place
~ Tim Holtz Distress Ink's in shades Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
~ Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
~ Crafter's Companion Texture Stamp Set Basket & Burlap
~ Crafter's Companion Words of Wonder Stamps Set 2 
~ Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
~ Gold Mica Flakes
~ Creative Expression's Metallic Gilding Wax in shades Cast Bronze, Deep Red
~ Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in shades Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
~ Matte Varnish 

Paint the clock with Gesso.

When dry apply texture paste to the numbers 12, 3, 6 & 9. Leave to dry.

When dry paint the clock with the Portrait Pink.

This gives a nice base colour as shown below. Then use your dabbers to randomly apply colour...

as shown below. Pour a small amount of your acrylic paints into a small container, use small pieces of sponge to randomly dab colour all over the clock. When happy with the result, leave to dry.

Lay the stencils where you wish over the clock and use the sponges and paints to carefully dab over them.

I've used the Love word from the stencil to be at the centre of the clock.

Choose which stamps you wish to use and then using your different inks stamp over the clock. 

Build up the stamping layer by layer until your happy with the result.

Use the acrylic glue to add the Mica Flakes.

The next step is to apply the gilding wax...

If you find your wax has dried up, pour a small amount of turps into the pots. This softens them up so you can use them. Apply in various places, rubbing with your finger. Then use kitchen paper to buff the wax. 

Use the Distress Stickles on a few edges and some of the butterflies.

When dry, rub with your finger to release the crystals.

Finally, paint over the clock with the Matte Varnish. When dry, attach the hands of the clock.

A little tip, if you find when you've painted over the clock with the varnish the words haven't shown through as much as you would like, re-stamp them with Stazon Timber Brown. I used Inspire & True from the stamp set. 

I loved decorating my clock.  I wanted to create texture, and by using texture paint and a few other mediums I think I've achieved the result I was after!

My clock will now be hanging in my craft room.

I'm really happy to be also entering this into the challenge over at 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read it. I always appreciate your visits.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love

1 comment:

  1. Your clock looks lovely Nichola, I like how you used texture and it's a great tutorial.