Thursday, 12 April 2012
Time After Time
A little while ago I bought this rather boring looking clock. It was in the sale, and I had a feeling I could do something with it. And, as I needed a new clock (my old one just doesn't fit in with how my decor has changed), it seemed worth a shot.
So, armed with some supplies, this weekend I had a go at making it look a little more me...
A combination of copper spray paint, a bronze ink pad and black ink to change the dull colour, plus some embellishments... The copper wire was a treasure found in my dad's workshop, and I bought some really cool metal page corners and cogs. They're the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology range, which I am completely in love with *grins*
Overall, I'm really pleased with how it turned out:
Some close-ups of the details...
At the top, I clipped a couple of the page corners and used them to make a bit more of a statement of the empty curve. A bit of ink to create more texture, and some stick on "rivets" and I think it looks pretty cool *grins*
I used ink on the corner pieces to bring out the design more, and a little on the cogs to make them look a little older and more worn. You can also see the slight colouration added to the edge of the clock face.
And, because I am really pleased with this redesign, here's a quick before and after comparison:
Pretty cool, huh? For a total cost of about £15, I have a unique and very me clock. Plus some leftover cogs and corners for my next project. Not bad considering the clocks I was looking at before deciding to try this makeover were £30-£80!