Saturday, June 9, 2012

What Can You Do With a Pocket Watch Frame?

I'm back with a second post today because I couldn't resist playing with Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities II #9 challenge 9 (this week generously sponsored with a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp) and the Multi Medium Matte resist technique Sue shared over at Frilly and Funkie today.  And was this ever fun!  This week at CC2C, Linda has us creating some sort of art piece with Tim Holtz's pocket watch - it's page 35 in the Compendium of Curiosities 2.  And really, it's not a technique.  Just get yourself one of Tim's pocket watches (they're available in my store for just $6.29) and let your creativity rip.  I was a little stymied due to the miniature size it allows but then I decided to do a bit of decorating on the outside of the case.  I created a faux bezel out of just white card stock, cutting it with two Spellbinders circle dies, then ran it through the Damask texture fade to give it a bit of texture.  Next I applied a thin coat of silver acrylic paint dabber.  When that was dry, I applied black acrylic paint dabber and then wiped it right off.  I glued it to the watch face with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte.  I aged a couple of tiny silver findings with Pitch Black alcohol ink, dripped on, allowed to dry and then rubbed a lot of it off with a paper towel.  That was also glued with MMM to create a more feminine jewelry piece.  My little vintage girl has daisies in her hair that I tinted yellow with Tim's photo tinting technique that he shows on his blog for the June tag.  Unfortunately they don't show much through the glass.  I aged the glass by putting tiny drops of Ginger alcohol ink on the inner rim of the glass.  To control the drips, I dripped the ink on a toothpick and then let it go in tiny drips from the toothpick to the glass.  To further the femininity of the piece, I wove a piece of shabby seam binding through the chain and added some silver metal charms.  I found a carved bead that looks like ivory in my vintage button jar and tied it on with a string of burlap.  I aged the white doily with a spritz of Vintage Photo Distress Reinker and water in a mini mister and then sponged the edges a bit with Vintage Photo DI.  

I hate the way the red eye light on the camera made the metals glow orangy red.

I'm not really into CASE-ing, but I had to play with the fab technique Sue Carrington shared with us on her StepXStep project today at Frilly and Funkie.  I sponged with Mustard Seed and Broken China and when it got too green, I added a bit of sponging with Faded Jeans to bring it to more of a teal color to match the seam binding.  

I really did have a blast messing around with all these fun techniques, inks, metals and such.  Hope you were able to get some craft time in today too!  Thanks so much for stopping by.








Items used from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

21 comments:

Anna said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the colors and the resist background turned out great! The little bezel you created for you watch is perfect!!

Jane Mort said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Kate said...

Linda, this is gorgeous! I love your colors, composition...whats not to love. A stunning piece of art!
Kate

Barbara said...

I love this. Very inspiring!

Wanda H said...

Linda, this card is gorgeous!!!!

marda said...

Love this.. using that watch frame was inspired. Everything about it is perfection.

Buttons said...

Adore your take on the pocket watch challenge. So many beautiful details. Sue's technique has been logged in the 'ole brain ready for use ASAP. What a talent she has! Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is stunning! I lve what you have donewiththe pocket watch,so elegant and so beautiful! Wow hugs trace x

May said...

Gorgeous creation... Love what you have done with the clockface just AmAzing.. beautiful detail and design... Hugs May x x x

Suzanne C said...

Linda this is just over the top! I stared at what you did to the front of the watch so thank you for the details and then to place it over a gorgeous background too! WoW!

Pam said...

I look forward to your creations every day! Do you sell the small paper doiles in your store?

Carol said...

Love your pocket watch and the background & frame, fabulous!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this piece is work of art & totally stunning you keep being drawn back to look again...beautiful colours & visual perfection...Mel :)

Lisa M said...

Took me a minute to gain my composure...this is superb. I really LOVE the sentiment in the heart. :)

Marjie Kemper said...

This is drop dead gorgeous, Linda! Love everything about it.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, such lovely embellishing of it too and I love those charms!

Ellie said...

This is so perfect!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wohow, that's a fantastic creation, great use of the pocket watch.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Linda, this is absolutely stunning! What a brilliant design-- the faux bezel takes it to a whole new level, and the entire piece is incredibly elegant!

Patricia said...

I am a new follower! This is a sure winner...in my eyes anyway!Had to look up the term 'Bezel'...never to old to learn,yes? Beautiful!!!

Sue C said...

Wow Linda, this is just gorgeous ! I've had to study it for ages to take it all in ! So pleased that you've had a go at the MMM resist technique, it looks awesome ! Sue C x

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