Monday, March 14, 2016

Time in a Bottle - Steampunk Clock by Lynne

Jim Croce definitely had it right...."there never seems to be enough time to do the things you wanna do once you find them...."so I wanted to use that sentiment in my clock project (and yes, I know you're going to have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day now!)

I attached strips of foil tape to cardstock close together ,then ran it through my Cuttlebug in a gear-patterned embossing folder before colouring it with a variety of brown and gold alcohol inks. I then rubbed a little distress ink over the raised edges. (Once you emboss foil tape the seams don't show.) It cuts beautifully with scissors or a craft knife, so fitting it to the shape of the clock and putting a strip around the side was easy.

For the wings, handle, and legs I painted them with acrylic paint then brushed them with clear crackle finish  (Ranger Hard Candy) When that was dry, I rubbed gold and brown ink over the surface to accentuate the cracks.

The bottle came from Dollarama and the clock inside was a brad; I clipped the ends off and bent it a little to get it through the mouth of the bottle then bent it back with tweezers. I found the background image on Google Images. A little curled twine finished it off and I mounted it on a small piece of corrugate because where I wanted to display it a flat surface was more practical ,although the clock stands very well on the feet once assembled! Hope you like my creation and I also hope you find the time to do something you really "wanna" do today! Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Items Used

Other Items Used
foil tape
Ranger Alcohol Inks
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Crackle Paint-hard candy
Cuttlebug embossing folder

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