Sunday, September 7, 2014

CC3 Challenge #10 - Assemblage Clock

Well - it took me a while to get this project done -  first to figure out what I wanted to do - and then to do it! 
I made this for the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge -  which is to go to page 33 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 which is to decorate an Assemblage Clock.  This time I can tell you what I've done - because Tim doesn't tell you exactly what to do -  just to decorate one!
I was a smart little crafter - having looked through Tim's book once I started participating in these challenges -  I knew that we might be needing one of these clocks - so I purchased one some time ago when I saw it on sale.  I really had no idea what I would do - I just knew I wanted to kind of 'grunge it up'.  So here are the steps I took to try and do that.
I took the piece apart and removed the glass front (I didn't replace the glass when I was done - I left the front open).  Then I covered all the pieces with Gesso.
 After the Gesso dried, I went over all the pieces again with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint.
 After that dried -  I randomly applied some Rusty Hinge and Weathered Wood Distress Paints.
 Then I covered everything with Embossing ink from the Ranger Embossing Dabber (I opened it up and used a brush to apply)  Then I poured Ranger Brown Embossing Powder over everything and hit it with my Heat Tool.  I didn't cover all the areas with the Embossing ink - so there were some un-embossed splotches.

 I didn't quite like the look of the splotches when I was done - so I dabbed on a mix of Rust and Lettuce Alcohol Inks along with some Blending solution.  I re-assembled the pieces.
 I took an Ornate Plate and brushed it with Metal Effects Copper Paint and Blue Patina Aging Solution.  I cut an oval out of card stock, added a piece of Tissue Wrap over it and a Chit Chat Sticker and attached it inside the Ornate Plate. I tied the plate to the clock handle with Crinkle Ribbon.  I had colored the ribbon by dragging it through drops of Rusty Hinge and Bundled Sage Reinkers spritzed with water on my nonstick craft mat and drying it with my heat tool.
 I covered a small box from inside a Configurations box with Tissue Wrap and added a Label Clip to it.  The box just slips inside the clock - I didn't have to adhere it. 
 Here is the clock with the box taken out.
 My treasures are 3 little houses.  I love miniatures and always look for them when I get the chance to travel.  I got the house inside the box when Kent and I took a trip to Greece - it's from Mykenos.  The thatched cottage was purchased in Scotland on a trip to Great Britain and I got the Red Lion pub house on that same trip in England.
 The houses are just placed in and on the box - so that I can take them out and put other things inside if I want to!  I think it's a beautiful way to showcase some of my Memories/Treasures!
 So perhaps this will inspire you to go out and get an Assemblage Clock and dress it up??!!  Someone who enters will win a $25 shopping spree to the Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Curiosity Crew picks a winner who receives an assortment of Tim's Products courtesy of Tim and Mario!  You can find out all the details here. As well as see the lovely projects the Curiosity Crew as made to inspire us!

Paper:  white - PTI, Tissue Wrap - Terminology - Idea-ology/Ranger.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Re-Inkers - Rusty Hinge and Bundled Sage, Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Rust, Lettuce and Blending Solution.
Accessories:  Idea-ology- Assemblage Clock, Label Clips, Crinkle Ribbon, Configurations, Ornate Plates, Chit Chat stickers; Ranger Distress Paints - Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge, Weathered Wood; Mini Mister - Ranger, Glue N Seal - Ranger; Modern Masters Metal Effects Copper Paint and Blue Patina Aging Solution;  Brown Embossing Powder - Ranger, Gesso.

19 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Wow Julia!! I don't know what to say but this is such an exceptional piece of artwork!! I love the painting details you've put into the clock and the detailed design with your insides too!! Thanks for sharing parts of your process!! Hugs - *Vicki*
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Redanne said...

What better way to store your wonderful little treasures Julia - I love the Red Lion (we have one in our village!) and it is lovely the way that you can remove them to put other things in too. Your treatment of the clock base is fantastic. The paint is just drying on mine..... Anne xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dang, girl, is there nothing you can't do! What a marvelous and extraordinary work of art you have created! Hey, there is a challenge called Words 2 Scrap By that has one of these clocks as a prize and it's autographed ... in case you want to have another play!! Hugs, Darnell

laurie said...

That's amazing!You are so talented!

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love the way you've used a configuration inside the clock, and the ornate plate on top is divine. So creative! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C, Julia.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a perfect project for your collectibles! I adore those minis!! Super fun project~

Candy C said...

Julia...this is darling! I've never seen anyone use a configuration box compartment in their clock before! Very original! Love your little buildings you've used in your interior collage. I also love your exterior. The color is great and I really like the addition of the ornate plate at the top! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the distressed outside! Great outcome, and your collectible houses look wonderful inside! Thank you so much for joining us in the Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh My Goodness, how clever!!! I am always impressed by your work, Julia and you never disappoint! Hugs!

Charlene said...

Look at this ! So cool!!! I love the distressing and the wonderful scene!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What fun to display these fabulous little treasures from your trips!! those houses are just adorable in the clock!

Pat (mspfd) said...

A very unique and wonderful treasure!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Julia! Your clock looks amazing! The ornate plate adds a great touch!

JansArtyJunk said...

Your altered clock is wonderful Julia.. and what a great way to display your mini treasures :) Love it!! ...I'm still dithering over what to do with my blank clock!! Jan x

Deepti said...

You are so creative, I love how u turned the clock into a amazing piece for collectibles :) Amazing!!

Terry said...

Love the house box inside the clock! Sounds like it could be a little fairytale! Julia, the assemblage clock colors are gorgeous and I love all your little treasures!

Hels Sheridan said...

What a cute way to showcase your little houses... so pretty... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

Yvonne said...

What a fabulous conversation piece you have made that houses memories from a trip! Such a fun idea!!! This is just darling! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3Challenge!

Sara Barker said...

What a great way to showcase those houses! Love this!

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