Hi there -hope everyone is well this rainy Wednesday !
Not much action on the desk this week except for the project I was playing with on Sunday.
I spotted this clock in the sale in Homebase on Saturday & thought it was crying out to be altered ! (I've shown a before & after above).
So I gesso-ed the shiny surface & then worked in Distress inks & Glimmer mists. I used some of my Ten Seconds studio molds to create the metal work & inserted the centre panel and added the outer rim. It looked a bit unfinished so I added a couple of layers of Viva Crocco paint to get a crackled finish. I really pleased with how it's crackled (my best attempt yet !) but the gold is very brassy & garish - does anyone know if I can tone it down by gently adding something over the top of the Crocco paint ? Would a Distress Ink work ? Pumice Stone maybe ? Or an acrylic paint - would I have to water it down ? All suggestions gratefully received !
I did a couple of extra crackled pieces to use in scrapbooking or embellishments - so I could have a trial run on these !!
Have a great crafty & creative week everyone !