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.