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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Get Altered Challenge - Clocks!

Hi Everyone and welcome to another Get Altered with eclectic Paperie challenge.   The Get Altered Challenge is held on the first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations, and to share your work, and be entered into our challenge prize drawing!
This week it's Erin's turn to host another fun and exciting challenge. 
After much thought, I decided on a Clock challenge.   I challenge you to alter a clock!  Any clock!  Old, new, borrowed, inherited!  Pick up any type of clock and alter it to fit your artistic style!  I can't wait to see what you create!!!
Ok, so after I shared what today's challenge was going to be w/ the eP Team, I really started looking for cool clocks.  I came up w/ nothing.  So, one day my husband was heading to Walmart, (he shops, I get to stay home!  Impulsive shopper right here!  :D ), I had him pick me up a $5 clock!
This is what he brought home!

I was so happy!  This was exactly what I had wanted!  Something SO plain, that the least amount of work would do wonders to this little diamond in the rough!

I took the clock all apart and spray painted it black w/ Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Spray.

Next, I painted the outer part of the clock with Black Soot Distress Crackle Paint.  Then, I rubbed some
Honey Amber Acrylic Paint all over it to bring the crackles out.

I took some MME paper and created the inside circle.  Then, I took a plastic canvas that you would use
for sewing and taped a Damask stencil onto it.  Using a palette knife, I pushed through some black gesso
through the design onto the paper.  The checked design is what your end result is!  I used to only use the plastic canvas for punching holes in an orderly fashion.  Now you can use it with gesso!  Whahoo!

 To create the flowers, I took Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Die and die cut a few flowers and put them together w/ bronze brads.  I curled and sponged the edges for more dimension.

I cannot wait to see your fabulous altered clocks!!!


Redanne said...

That is an amazing transformation, love the aged look of the outside of the clock and the little dots you added to the rim. Wonderful interior too!

butterfly said...

Fabulous transformation, Erin - just love the antique look you've created on the frame... it's so wonderful! A gorgeous make, and a really lovely challenge theme, thank you!
Alison x

toni said...

Fantastic altering going on here! Absolutely stunning transformation x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Never in a million years would you guess that this is the same clock you started with. What a gorgeous altering. I love the frame with its cracks and highlighting. The inside is so cool with the gessoed pattern and those flowers are beautiful. Very inspiring, Erin. I love this challenge theme :)

Kim said...

Amazing, Erin! This is beautiful, and I adore the black gesso effect. Now to go out and get my clock!!

Maelchen said...

What a transformation, dear Erin... I love the textures and colours you have given the original plain clock! I need to find one for myself to play along...
See you soon!

Teresa Jaye said...

WOW! Completely amazing transformation. I love the dark frame and pixelated look of the face with the contrast of the flowers - absolutely beautiful work!

Tracy said...

Whoop, whoop Erin..what a brilliant transformation,love the vintage look it has with the colours and your beautiful flowers!!

Annette Green said...

Wow, Erin, that is such a cool looking clock now. Who would have thought it was a plain white clock you started with! I love it!!

Micki said...

THAT is amazing. Especially how you changed the rim of the clock. Wow.

Donna-Marie said...

I really want to thank you for one of the best challenges I have done in a while!!!!
I had a blast :-)

g said...

totally amazing! i so love to alter clocks too! i love your distressing on this one- can't wait to try it!!

Michele said...

you made something amazing! i hope i can make time to join this one. xo

Colleen said...

Wow, Erin you came up with one great challenge and all the DT's inspiration is great.