Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Shabby Chic Clock by Sandi Nagel

Hello everyone, Sandi here with my first project for Shabby is Chic Boutique. I have a step by step instruction tutorial for you, so let's get started!

First Step is to take the clock apart, and then apply gesso on the clock surface you’ll be working with (the inside and out).  Allow the gesso to dry and apply a second coat.
Next, you will tear some strips of scrapbook paper (the thinner the sheet the better), you may also use napkins if you wish. Decoupage the torn strips on the clock. Pressing firmly with your brush, ensuring there are no air bubbles left.  For this altered clock, I chose to apply the strips sparingly, as I wanted to paint some of the surface. I painted areas with a light green chalk paint, and I painted the inside of the clock as well.
Once the paint was dry, I applied some white gesso sparingly on both the painted outside area, and on the decoupaged area.  Once this was dry, I sprayed several shades of glimmer mist to add some sparkle to the clock.
For the back (lid) portion of the clock, I took 2 pieces of 6x6 scrapbook paper, traced around the lid, and cut two circles.  On the circle that was to go on top, I cut a slit almost to the center, then took the edges and rolled them with a pencil.  I also distressed the edges of the circle.
I then glued the first circle down (on the part that I had applied gesso to earlier), then I glued the distressed (rolled edges) circle on top of it.  I continued to cut small strips of paper and glued them on the lid.  My last layer was a strip of Cream Crochet Trim.
I then used glossy accents to adhere the Silver Wrap Filigree on top of the trip. I also used glossy accents to adhere the flat back pearl button on top of the metal embellishment.  I applied several Mini Foam Roses and Pink Teardrop Sprays along the side, and topped it off with some paper butterflies.  I popped the lid back on the clock and began embellishing the outside.

For the outside embellishments, I begin with Cream Crochet Trim, then applied the Brown Tassel Trim on the top.  I then applied the flat-back pearl trim along the clock frame.  I also embellish the bell portions of the clock with trims and flat back pearls. I used seam-binding to make a bow and adhered it to the side.  I continued adding Mini Foam Roses, paper punched butterflies, metal embellishment, and used a Rhinestone Cameo to dress up the Rose Gold Metal Bow.
I hope you have found some inspiration here today, please check out Shabby is Chic Boutique on Zibbet.
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