Hello everyone, and welcome to the ID blog. It's Julianne here, and today I am sharing two projects with you - both created from one set of papers (Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields).
Let's start with the altered clock. It's amazing what you can find and create for $7. I found this vintage style alarm clock at Kmart and decided it was perfect for an alteration. From a plain black clock, to a unique altered piece of art. And yes, it does actually work - it has to since it's new home is going to be my bedroom.
I started by pulling the whole clock apart. Using Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields, I covered the clock background in pale blue, added three lines of coloured rhinestones to the outside edge, then layered fussy cut flowers and strawberries around the outer edge.
Next, I took the large Imaginarium Designs clock face and covered it with black ink, before adding black glitter embossing powder. Once heated and set, I adhered the clock face to the centre of the alarm clock using Helmar's Liquid scrap Dots.
To finish of the clock face, I added an embossed butterfly (red glitter embossing powder) to the clock minute hand. Yes it works - it goes completely around the face with the butterfly attached.
The top of the clock needed more height and a background for the flowers, so I embossed an art deco corner with Stampendous Black Embossing Enamel. I love that is such a gorgeous mix of black and gold - so very vintage and aged. I then adhered the art deco corner to the top of the clock with Helmar's 450 Quick-Dry Glue.
Then the fun part began - adding lots of flowers, vines, trinkets, and little details. I also included a smaller embossed butterfly to balance the large one on the clock minute hand.
To complete my project I actually painted most of the flowers with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmermist, and then added a Prima pearl flourish down the side of the clock. I actually coloured the pearl flourish with copics to get the desired colour (it was originally pale pink).
IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS PRODUCTS USED:
CODE: IDT0014 Four Small Butterflies
CODE: IDS0006 Clock Face 3 inches
CODE: IDC0001 Embellishment 1 (Corners)
Now, I'm not one to waste pretty paper, and after all that fussy cutting for the alarm clock, I had lots of little pieces left over. What's a scrapper to do??? Make a tag, of course!
I started by colouring the tag with red, black and gold mists. To help the tag pop, I inked the edges with balck ink. While the ink was still wet, I randomly, and very lightly, sprinkled on some gold glitter embossing powder around the edge, and set it with the heat gun. Next, I took the large Art Deco frame and embossed it with black embossing enamel, before adhering it to the tag with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
I then added a large gorgeous red rose to the centre of the art Deco frame. Finally, I took all my fussy cut bits and pieces and randomly tucked them in around the frame and rose.
Finally, I took the word "LOVE" and covered it with black and gold spray inks, and while still wet, I lightly sprinkled on some gold glitter embossing powder. I added a blast of hot air to set the powder and dry the ink, before adding a dash of glue to the back, and adhering the word to the centre of the rose.
Lastly, I took a gem trinket and attached it to the bottom of the Art Deco frame so that it dangled over the bottom edge of the tag.
IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS PRODUCTS USED:
CODE: IDW0036 Love Cherish Adore (Small)
CODE: IDD0027 Denise's Art Deco Frame (Large)
Thank-you so much for stopping by and joining me today. I really hope you have enjoyed my projects, and that I have inspired you to save all those little bits and pieces, and to get the most out of your papers.
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Cheers and Hugs, xxx