Saturday, August 30, 2014

CC3C - Assemblage Clock

Happy happy Saturday craft lovers! It's time for the tenth challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! Thank you for joining in on all the fun, and if you haven't I hope you do!  There is always so much to learn and to be inspired by. Thank you for all of the comments each time. I am always so humbled!
Challenge number ten is all about a favorite Idea-ology piece...the Assemblage Clock! It is so cool to incorporate it because you can create to your hearts desire to make a show piece however you see fit, putting anything on it and in it!!! I love that! I am absolutely anxious to see how you can transform this clock! I hope you can play along on this challenge so you can win some amazing fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim and Mario, and this challenge's sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!! Thank you sponsors for your generosity! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge and link it up to the CC3Challenge site, and you can carefully read all the rules here. Please take the time to visit every member of the Curiosity Crew (See below.) for not only some gorgeous clock inspiration, but for a chance to win some extra goodies!
Have you ever looked at product packaging in a whole new way right before you where going to through it in the bin??? If not, please do. You might discover something that inspires you to start crafting. Sometimes hoarding can be a pleasant part of Art!! When those things you should throw away are now looked at in a whole new light to make something different. That is what I've done here on this project, and Idea-ology packaging is one of more hoarded treasures!
I save everything, and especially the plastic packaging of the Idea-ology Buckles, because to me they looked like owls and ghoulish faces. I thought they would be perfect for something Halloweeny!
Then you have packaging that looks just like the items that where in it, and that is great to use as well!
I began by covering the main clock piece and the bell portions with Gesso. After it dried, I began to adhere the plastic packaging pieces onto the sides of the clock. I found E6000 worked the best as I had to make sure the plastic pieces adhered to the roundness of the clock. After the glue had dried, I filled in any cracks and openings from the packaging that could be seen with Ranger's new Texture Paste. Then after everything was dried again, I recoated the clock with more Gesso and really globbed it on in certain places to add on lots of texture.
I painted all the pieces of the clock...yes, I disassembled every bit...with Distress Paint.
I highlighted the raised portions on the sides of the clock with a little Archival Ink, and then pounced some Alcohol Ink onto the glass front of the clock.  Then it was time to put the whole thing together again!
I still had so many of the plastic pieces left from the packaging, so I choose the one I thought looked like an owl and adhered it to a cut down tag.  I then repeated the same steps as on the clock...Texture Paste, Gesso, Distress Paint. I added a little more coloration to his eyes with Distress Markers and topped them off with Glossy Accents.
He needed to sit on a branch, so it was the Sizzix Tree Branch Die to the rescue, along with some Shattered Core-dinations cardstock. I finished the tag off with Mirrored Stars, a Chit Chat Sticker, and Paper String.
I thought my pumpkin clock needed leaves to top it off. The combination of Wendy's Clearly For Art and Frosted Film is always a great choice for showy die cuts, so I adhered them together, and colored the back of the CFA with a combination of Sunset Orange and Botanical Alcohol Ink. I LOVE Alcohol Ink!
I die cut the Frosted CFA, inked the edges with Archival Ink, and shaped them with heat! I could make a ton more of these! So fun! I adhered them to the clock.
I took some more Paper String, colored it with Distress Paint, and then wrapped it around a pencil to dry. I had perfectly curled ringlets of string that serves as vines for the pumpkin clock. I hand cut a face for the pumpkin out of black cardstock, glued it on, and added a Mini Lantern to the inside! I love how it looks at night, but photographing this in the day is hard enough with the glare off the glass.
So grab up an Idea-ology Assemblage Clock, and give this challenge ago. AND...don't forget to look at your packaging in a whole new way!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!