I started by removing the alarm bells and handle so that it would be easier to paint. I had been warned by my fellow member of the Curiosity Crew and friend Marjie Kemper that it was real glass on the front, so I needed to be very careful. I thought I would use painters tape to cover the glass. Problem solved and I didn't need to take the whole clock apart!
I then applied three coats of gesso to the clock and bells as a base and followed with Bundled Sage Distress Paint. After the paint was dry, I used a rag to apply some streaks of color using Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint and Shaded Lilac. Once dry, I reassembled the clock.
This is what the clock looked like while it was being painted:
The first thing I did was to trace the back of the clock onto some of Tim's fabulous Wallflower paper and then cut it out. I adhered it to the clock back using Scor-tape.
I had a nest that was slightly too big for the clock, so I cut it in half and inserted this half nest into the clock. First I adhered down some excelsior moss and then the nest. I added some more excelsior inside the nest and then placed the photot of my sweet Aunt Nita that I had decorated earlier inside the nest. I had some silk flowers that I thought would look nice around the nest, so I adhered them around the nest to add color and interest.
I closed up the back of the clock and set to work on decorating the outside of the clock. I just knew I had to use some of Tim's Ideology Nature Adornments. The bough and the flying bird were perfect! I painted both of them using the same Distress Paints I used to paint the clock. I found the Word "Special Delivery" in Tim's Ideology Paper Pack and decided to cut it in two so that I had one word I could adhere to each "bell" of the assemblage clock.
The last thing I added were the words "loves" and "adventure" which are from Tim's Remnant Rubs. Here is a close-up of the inside design:
This 10th challenge is sponsored by the generous folks over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. There is also another fabulous prize package from Tim and Mario waiting to be shipped to one lucky winner! Head on over to LindaLedbetter's site for all challenge rules and links to all the Curiosity Crew's blogs. Don't forget to leave a comment!
Hope you enjoy this challenge!