Good morning and happy Friday! I am excited to share my next DT project for ScraPerfect.
This time I have altered a Tim Holtz clock in a Halloween theme, featuring the Pumpkin People!
I have a lot of parts to this project, so I will try to keep it as short as I possibly can. There is quiet a few separate tutorials I could do with this project, but here are some of the highlights!
I started off making some of my own pumpkins out of air dry clay. I was inspired my a friend of mine, Mary TheCraftHoarder who created her own pumpkins last year out of clay. I needed some very small ones for the inside and outside of my clock and these are pretty easy to make. Just roll a ball out of the clay, make some lines for the grooves in the pumpkins and roll out a smaller bit for the stem. I added leaves to some of mine, just taking a tiny bit more of the clay and a pin to make the lines on the leaves. I am pretty happy with the outcome! These take at least a good day and an half to dry depending on how big you make yours.
Once the pumpkins were dry, I gave them a coat of black paint. I let that dry and once it was, I dry brushed on two different shades of orange. I set that aside to dry and then dry brushed on a couple of different colours of leafy green for the stem and leaves.
I set these aside and then began to work on the clock. My first task was to take this clock from looking silver and modern to rusted and old. I gave it a coat of black gesso first, then got out some of the Finnabar Rust Effect Paste. I gave it a coat of all 3 of the rust colours in brown, orange and yellow.
Once the paste was dry, it was time to add more texture to the clock with the Best Glue Ever and some Orange Mica Flakes. I dabbed the glue on various places all over the clock and then sprinkled on the mica flakes.
I love the look it gave to the clock!
It really looks all rusty and has loads of texture now.
For the inside of the clock I gave it a similar treatment. I painted the inside black and then using the Best Glue Ever again, I went in random places inside the clock with the glue and then sprinkled the Stampendous Gold Lux Mix, which is a mixture of mica flakes and glitter.
The result is that it looks like a dark starry sky on the inside of the clock!
I next got out some of my flowers and gave them a spray with some of my Fireworks sprays in Cantaloupe and Tangelo. Once sprayed, I set them aside to dry.
Next, I used a wooden gate from Fernli Designs. I gave it dabbling of some orange and grey paints. Then using The Best Glue Ever, placed some of the glue in spots on the fence. I let this dry until it was tacky.
Once the glue was tacky, I used some of the orange Transfer Foils on top of the fence.
You Can see below the results of the paint and foils.
I also used the Best Glue Ever to glue on some rhinestones on the metal sentiment and the wooden key.
I also used the Best Cleaner Ever and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the glass for the face of my clock. It worked so great and got all the fingerprints off the glass from me altering it.
I then began to add my pumpkins and embellishments to the inside of the clock. I put some moss down first to give the pumpkins something to rest on. I also added some flowers and butterflies as well. On the back piece of the clock I glued down the fence and my Pumpkin people which I printed off a free image from Pinterest.
I also glued some of my little pumpkins to the top of the clock, added a few bits of moss and butterflies.
As a finishing touch I added some of my flowers I sprayed and also some Petaloo flowers in coordinating colours. I also added some seam binding, which I also sprayed and the wooden key from Fernli Designs.
I hope you have found some inspiration here today!
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Other Items Used
Tim Holtz Clock
Tim Holtz Sentiment Tag
Flowers From My Stash
Steam Binding From My Stash
Iced Enamels Tattered Mica
Stampendous Gold Lux Mix
Free Pumpkin Image from Pinterest
Moss and Fern Leaves From My Stash