Monday 3 July 2017

Time Management.

Morning folks Fiona here. This time around I decided to create a timeless timepiece. I have had this Retro Reverable Chipboard Clock kit from Andy Skinner and available from Tando Creative for awhile now and thought I had better put it to use. Let me take you through the steps on how to transform these grey board pieces into something that has aged and weathered with time.
 I started by giving all the pieces a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black.Once dry all the number sections were outlined by gluing twine around the edges to create a separate compartment.These were then filled with  DecoArt  Matte Medium and sprinkled with small glass beads to create texture.
Once dry all the pieces were given a coat of  DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics using a mixture of 2 parts to 1 of metallic Gold and Raw Umber to create a dark patina effect and to highlight all the texture.
 All the pieces were then given a coat of DecoArt Media Patina Antiquing cream and wiped back with a baby wipe. Lovely verdigris effect here.

All the numbers were given three coats of the metallic gold / raw umber mix and heated with a heat tool to create the bubbling paint texture.
The centrepiece of the clock was given the same treatment but omitting the Antiquing cream step. All the pieces were then assembled onto the clock base to finish.
In this close up you can see all the lovely aged and weathered texture of this timepiece. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this Tutorial. Fiona xx
Products used.

Media Fluid Acrylics in Carbon Black, Raw Umber and Metallic Gold.
Media Antiquing Cream Patina.
DecoArt Matte Medium.

Tando Creative Andy Skinner Large Reversible Clock.
Other- String and Glass beads.




  1. I love this clock Fiona. Would really like to have a go at something like this. Must look into it. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. another fabulous piece Fiona xx Love it


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