This month the design team were challenged to follow and complete a design team members step by step from a previous article. This came with one stipulation that we did it with our own twist. There were so many I wanted to do but in the end Abigail’s bright summer canvas caught my attention, it had a clock face! After all, the clocks go back very soon! My twist was to make it a real working Powertex clock with an autumn/fall styling.
List of materials:
*Clock parts from my stash,
*Pre-mixed 3D flex paste,
*Thin cardboard packaging,
*Dies from my stash,
*Die cutting machine,
The making of my Autumnal clock
Measure the center point of the canvas, mark and then make a hole big enough for the clock parts.
Paint the canvas with bronze Powertex fabric hardene, dry with a hair dryer, next spread 3D flex in one direction across the canvas. Lastly spray over 3D flex paste with bister pigments, followed by drying with hair dryer to create lovely cracks.
Using the cardboard die cut your shapes and arrange on canvas. Make sure the numbers fit over the top of any die cuts.
Dry with hair dryer thoroughly or leave over night, drying with a hair dryer thoroughly may create smaller cracks for extra texture.
TIP: Do not dry brush if canvas is wet or even damp in anyway.
To finish the piece add your clock mechanism.
I hope you enjoyed my article in this months magazine, don’t forget to check out the other design teams blogs for further ideas. Additionally you can follow me on my website The Crafty Little Corner.
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Anyway that’s all from me this month, don’t forget to put your clocks back on 27th Oct this year!
Peace, love and autumnal wishes,