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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Colour Theme - Cuckoo Clock

Hello!!!! Lisa here today with inspiration for this weeks challenge theme. It is of course, a colour theme week and they are a gorgeous variety of colours too. And defo one of my favs.... Purple!!! I just love any shade of purple!!!

For this week, I decided to work with Tando's Cuckoo Clock. I really like working with anything that can be displayed and used rather than spending hours creating something then sticking it in a drawer!

I enjoyed every step of creating this clock and I think I will be creating another one in the future. 

So here goes....

First, I put together all the layers of the Tando cuckoo clock then painted it with a quick coat of gesso.
I made templates for the windows and clock face and stamped and coloured them with Distress Ink and painted the rest of the clock with acrylic paint.
I used the Tando stripes mask for the roof area to give it some texture.
Then, I painted the numbers and clock hands with black gesso and randomly went over the top with gilding flakes.
I added a metal owl embellishment and metal wings to the top  of the clock to act as the cuckoo.
To finish, I added some clear glaze over the widows to make them glossy and added some plaited jute string for the winding chains. 

Here are all the Tando products I used:

      Cuckoo Clock      Number Set - Arthur      Clock Hands   Mask - Stripes

Hop over to the website for more inspiration and to join in with the challenges.
Thanks for popping by, 
toodles, Lisa xxx


Craftychris said...

Wow, this is beautiful! xxx

Dee Adams said...

Loving the clock and your clocks within your clock, you can tell you enjoyed yourself with this one. x