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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 34, married to Raymond and have three dogs, Jed and Broady - Black Labradors; and Bailey - Chocolate Labrador. I am a Paediatric Nurse. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Crafts I enjoy range from cardmaking, ATC's, Fat Pages, jewellery making, to needlecrafts and silk painting. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Thank you xx


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mixed media clock

Hi all

I'm back today to share a clock I've made. 

I started it yesterday evening by adding the texture building stages using white crackle texture paste drying after. Then used various stencils and embossing paste. I dried this and then added a coat of black gesso and left it to dry over night. 

This morning I added some colour onto it using Pebeo Dyna paints. I added die cut numbers cut out of silver mirror card. However I wasn't happy with it as it was too dark for what I wanted it for and thought the silver numbers didn't go with it. So I sat back and looked at it and decided I wanted it lighter.  Well no loss as out came my heavy white gesso and I gave it a good coating. Before adding the white gesso I sanded the numbers slightly so that the paint could adhere better and this also gave extra texture. I dried this off and added the Dyna paints again and some Art Alchemy Opal Magic in Rose Gold. 

Well I felt much happier with how it was looking. Next I added some back suit distress ink to the sides of the clock and a little over the face to tone down the colour slightly. Next I got my black spectrum noir pen and carefully coloured the numbers in, then I added some silver and gold pebeo gilding wax to finish them off. Finally added the clock workings to make it tick!!

Hope you like and once again. Thank you for stopping by.



Andree said...

A gorgeous clock. Lovely colours and fabulous textures xx

kim TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful colors and love the detailed texture. Thanks for sharing!

Laine said...

So much depth and texture. Stunning project!

Sylvia Ames said...

Love the colours and textures, fabulous mixed media clock.

Sylv xx

Shabneez said...

Gorgeous colours and textures Rachel. Shabneez x

Brawny said...

Absolutely stunning x