Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Time" for a change!

Last Christmas, I received a clock similar to this one:

I am a substitute player for my mom's Bunco group, and the subs get to come to the Christmas parties and end of year parties.  It's a White Elephant party for Christmas, and one of the ladies had a clock like this in her garage that she wrapped up and gave!  I was lucky enough to receive it, and knew right away that I could re-purpose it!  This clock that I'm showing you is a lot nicer than the one that I got!  LOL!  It had the yellow plastic around it, but in the middle it was a picture of some advertisement for a pharmaceutical drug!  Um, yeah, I really want to hang THAT up in my house!  LOL!

It has sat on my desk all year, just waiting.  Well, I had some time on my hands this week, and I decided to tackle it!

Here is the result!

So, what did I do?!  Here are the details:

I took the clock completely apart, and measured the inside where the numbers are.  I took a piece of white 12 x 12 c/s and drew a circle around the clear part that goes inside and hugs the plastic.  Then, I took Antique Linen and Tea Dye from Tim Holtz and w/ my sponge applicator, sponged around the edges to give it an aged look.  I sponged Choc. Chip all around the edges to finish it. 

For the numbers, I took two different sets: Recollections Big One Double for the large numbers, and Inkadinkado's Somerset Alpha. for the smaller numbers.  The ink is Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.

For the stamps in the middle, I used all Kitchen Sink Stamps: Multi Step Ivy for the ivy behind the fruit; Multi Step Peach; Multi Step Berries; and 3 Step School Days for the apple.

For the yellow plastic:  This was hard!  The first time around, I sprayed the whole thing white.  Then, I took Tim Holtz's Picket Fence Crackle Paint and slathered it all over.  Once it dried, it took away the paint and showed the yellow!  Yikes!  SOoooo, I had to start all over again.  I sprayed it once again w/ white.  Once that was dry, I sprayed sealer all over it.  I let that dry.  Then, I put 2 coats of the Picket Fence Crackle paint on.  Once that was dry, I sprayed a little, ok, a lot of Tattered Angels Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.  Once that was dry, I once again sprayed a sealer and let everything dry.  And thus, you have aged plastic!  LOL!

I took my other plain clock down, and put this one up!  OMG, I LOVE IT!  My family even loves it!

Do you have something in your stash ready for re-purposing?!  Now would be a GREAT time to dig it out and work on it!  Have fun!


  1. WOW Erin your clock turned out beautiful. You are so talented!

  2. You are so talented...Simply beautiful!

  3. what a gorgeous altered clock- it looks awesome hung up!! LOVE LOVE it!!

  4. wow..what a great idea to alter it. Love how it turned out!


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