Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Clarity Challenge 17 ... Anything goes

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.

This is my entry for this month's Clarity Blog challenge 'Anything goes'.  I love Clarity's miniature stamps and this stencil is so versatile for framing images.  

I first blended distress inks - I think I used barn door, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade and Adirondack butterscotch.

I then cut a paper stencil of the stencil to use as a mask to protect the white areas.  I used Claritystamps Kitchen Set and stamped in the apexes using black archival ink.

I then used Sakura colouring pencils to add subtle colour and shading to each stamp.

Next I carefully marked out where the digits for the clock were going to go in pencil.  I was much easier than I anticipated because the clock was square.  I stamped (again using good old black archival) using Claritystamps classroom set numbers and symbols.  

I then went round the edges with a black micron pen and drew a squiggly line and 'time to bake'.  Still not perfected this technique but it came out sort of ok!

I sprayed the surface with a couple of coats of varnish and then glued it to a 6mm MDF base (which I painted with Peobo black gesso).  I drilled an 8mm hole in the centre and applied some more varnish.  Finally I added a clock mechanism and voila!

Thank you for stopping and by and I please let me know what you think.

Ela xx