September 10, 2014

CC3C Assemblage Clock Challenge

I am delighted to present you my interpretation of the latest CC3C Challenge #10 - based on Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities III and hosted by Linda Ledbetter Studio L3 at  I have been following these challenges and enjoying the works of so many creative individuals, thank you Tim & Linda for the opportunity to share and be inspired!   The chance to post on my "new" blog is finally here - so here goes.  I LOVE shadowbox projects and the depth of this clock was perfect to multi-layer and give the appearance of an underwater reef:
The clock body and parts were painted with a layer of gesso - dry - broken china crackle paint (I still had some stash) - dry - brushed corduroy Distress Stain to accentuate the cracks - dry - then a coat of Ranger matte multi medium to seal.

Seems photographing this project was the hardest part - here is one before it was placed into the clock body.  The seaweed layers are cutout color transparencies on a paper background, layered with shaped paper cutouts of sealife, then real sand and shells glued on a tag stock base for spacing.

Here is a close up of the top embellishment, Tim's inked crinkle ribbon, frayed linen ribbon, cash key filled with more sand & shells using glossy accents and a type charm filled with a large rhinestone and stickles on a chain. The word band letters are "smeared" with Broken China distress paint, wiped clean & dried - the band is secured to the clock handle top with linen ribbon tied & glued on the back.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and I look forward to sharing more challenges with you - please join us for fun, fellowship and a wonderful learning experience!
Bye for now - K