Monday, 17 February 2014

Creative Expressions - Tick Tock

Hi ya, yep it's time again for my creation for the Creative Expressions Blog and if you can remember the chalkboard I did last week then this is the matching clock.  Some of the pictures are repeated again for the beginning of the process, this is purely for anyone who hasn't seen last weeks project, which you can find here.  As always I shall highlight in red the products you can view and see stockists over on the Creative Expressions Website.  They also do lots of step by step projects and also shows you new and up coming products.

The matching clock, I used the outside of the frame, I made a circle
for the middle and attached it with acetate.

Both together.

And now for the step by step .........

This is what we started off with, the Creative Expressions Baroque Frame Square.

For the clock I used the outside of the frame and die cut a circle from
heavy card with Spellbinders Circle Dies

They both got painted with Eco Green Black Paint (sorry
I know these photos were on last weeks as well)

I love the Matt surface you end up with :-)

Here are all the tests I did, in the end I used Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours
green pearl, olympic gold, golden scarlet, blue pearl and lilac pearl.

I embossed the Creative Expressions Floral Background Stamp with 
Ranger Perfect Medium and Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.

Here is the middle part embossed.

Now this is where I made a huge mistake, initially I thought that
I would only have the background around the edges, but I did one side
and didn't like it, I hadn't got another frame, so I stamped the
floral background as close as possible up to the existing embossing.
It actually didn't look bad at all, and matched up ok, I did use a versamark
pen to make links so it all looked connected.

I loved the frame as it was, but I knew it would look better with pops of colour :-)

I really wish I could show you these in real life, the main pictures doesn't do
it justice, the mica sparkle from the watercolours on black is amazing.
I think I shall be having everything black with these colours lol.

Next you need to add the circle to the acetate, then put a hole in the middle.

Next add the clock attachment.

As you can see, the circle is attached to the acetate, but the
clock isn't.

Next glue the acetate to the back of the clock with Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

Like the chalkboard, I decided for them to match and the fact
the clock will be living in the kitchen, I used Cosmic Shimmer
Clear Varnish Lacquer over the front of the clock.
Next attach the tick tocks and a battery and your all set to go :-)

Hope you enjoyed the second part of the decor creations, if you have any questions, please comment or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


Crafting Queen said...

Stunning clock!

rachel said...

amazing work Kerry - looks fab alongside the chalk board x

Mrs B said...

Hi Kerry. I love this. I'm off to have a look at your matching chalkboard now : ) Take care.

butterfly said...

Amazing technique, Kerry - and I love that you've created the set to go together.
Alison x

Sandy said...

So very beautiful - you have got to feel very proud of what you have created. I agree with Alison - amazing!!