If you arrived here from www.creativecraftworld.blogspot.com you are on the right track, however, should you get lost along the way I have included a full list at the bottom of my post to make it a little easier for you all to follow. If you are visiting The Stamp Attic blog today for some other reason and you would like a chance to win some fabulous Tando Creative products, please join the hop and start back at the beginning at www.tando-creative.blogspot.com.
As part of the blog hop we are showcasing Tando Creative products and I decided to decorate one of the fabulous CARRIAGE CLOCKS, and as part of the hop Wendy from The Stamp Attic will be giving away one of these fabulous clocks to one randomly drawn winner from the comments left on my post. The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday 8th October 2012.
As you can see from my completed CARRIAGE CLOCK you would never know we covered the clock in tissue but look at the wonderful texture it gives to my piece. The next step was to paint the tissue with a coat of Americana burnt orange acrylic paint and as this is of fabulous quality only one coat was needed, I then set my clock aside to dry. Whilst my chipboard was drying I set to work on decorating the inside panel, deciding how to decorate the apertures. To keep to the Halloween feel I coloured white card with Distress Inks rusty hinge and walnut stain. I added colours to my non stick craft sheet and spritzed with water, mopping up the beads of ink with my card and then drying between each application of ink to prevent any muddy colours. I also added a few splatters of gold Paint Dabber for a little more interest. Once my background was completely dry I then drew around my carriage clock onto scrap paper, marking the position of each aperture, I then cut out each aperture from the scrap paper and used these as a mask. I used the fabulous NEVERMORE image from Stampendous to stamp into four of my apertures using black archival ink. I then set this piece aside until I was ready to assemble the clock.
I then moved back to the carriage clock and a little more painting was needed to tone down the burnt orange just a little and to give more of a weathered grungy feel to my piece. I dry brushed a little Americana burnt umber paint over the top of the orange and then added highlights of gold Paint Dabber, giving me the perfect finish I was looking for. I also decorated the back of my clock in the same way. I added the numbers 9 and 3 using Mini Numerals colouring with Alcohol Inks in ginger, rust and butterscotch.
Once all the painting was complete and dry I then assembled my clock adhereing all the chipboard together ready for a liitle more embellishing. I added a spiders web another of the fabulous chipboard pieces from Tando Creative to the clock face, paining with black Paint Dabber with highlights of burnt umber, adding a little texture paste prior to any painting. Wendy has some fabulous Texture Sand in stock that would also give wonderful texture to any piece before painting. The hands of my clock were also given the same paint and texture treatment before being assembled.
Bewitching Hour die or the Mini Bat and Skull set, texturised, painted and added to my clock, perfect touch for a Halloween creation.
Gesso, allowed to dry and then painted with a little black marble Dylusions Ink Spray and then heated with my heat tool to shrink. For a little more dimension and texture I then added clear embossing powder over the top of the witch. I followed the same steps for my mini bat which I added to the top of my pumpkin. I printed BEWITCHING HOUR on my computer, added to card, coloured with rusty hinge Distress Ink and added to the bottom of my clock. I coated the clock in a good thick coat of Multi Medium Matte to give protection.
Mad Hatters Top Hat kit, 4 Horse Carousel, Village in a Box kit, Multi Panel Frame kit, Mask-Haunted House, Mask-Poppy Field, Mask-Splatters, Mask-Sequin Waste, Mask-Snowflakes, Works of Parts kits small-Come Fly with Me, Jewellery Pendant Offset, Jewellery Square, Jewellery Heart, Cogs Grab Bag, Butterfly Grab Bag, Mini 3D Birdhouse, Mini Bookplates, Compass Duo, Tando Minis: Bells and Holly, Keys, Snowflakes, Music, Flowers and Leaves2.
(Prize value is RRP of over £90)
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Thanks so much for stopping by and participating in the hop, your comments are much appreciated. ENJOY and the very best of luck. TRACY EVANS
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