Hi everyone!!! I'm back to share another project using Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection. I know I have said it before, but this line is fabulous! I adore the colors and design of each and every sheet. This time I used the Antiquities collection to alter a gorgeous clock.
It is difficult to see in the photo of the finished project, but the background layer of the clock is decorated with Donna's Vintage Gears paper. Here are a few tips on how I created this background.
- First tear up several sheets of Donna's paper. Eeeeek!! I cringed when I starting tearing up those gorgeous papers, but I think it was worth the pain LOL.
- Adhere the first torn piece of paper to the surface of the clock using Mod Podge or similar adhesive. (I used Matte Mod Podge.) After adhering the paper, brush a thin coat of the medium on top to seal the edges.
- Repeat this process until the entire clock is covered. Be sure to overlap the torn pieces for interest. It is okay for the paper to hang off the sides. This will be trimmed off later.
- Once the clock is covered, apply a final layer of Mod Podge over the surface. Dry with a heat tool.
- Once dry, turn the clock over and trim off the excess paper from the edges using a craft knife. Use a file to smooth any rough edges.
- Turn the clock right-side-up and dry-brush a layer of gesso or white acrylic paint over the entire surface.
- Ink the edges of the clock.
- Spritz on some Smooch Spritz to add a little shimmer.
- And voila!!!! You are left with a gorgeous background!
(This technique would create a lovely layout background as well!)
This is the second layer of the clock. It was painted, inked and spritzed with Smooch Spritz. To add texture to this layer, I used a texture stamp and white embossing powder by Clearsnap.
I created this flower using Donna's Tales of Travel paper and Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders. You can find the tutorial for this flower HERE.
If you look closely, beneath the large flower lies the third layer of the clock. This layer was decorated the same way as the background.
To the top of the clock I added more handmade flowers using Donna's Rose Creations dies. Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make these flowers.
These smaller flowers were created using Donna's Theater papers.
The face of the clock was spritzed with smooch spritz in Tea Party, Pralines and Cream and Mixed Berries. I adhered a gear in the center of the clock that was cut using Donna's Sprightly Sprockets die.
I hope you enjoyed my project. I can't wait to hang it on the wall of my craft studio! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! Many hugs to you all!
For a list of products used, please click on the link below.