It's time... to update my blog. I've so many other things to do, but still managed to finish this altered clock. I've been searching for a clock that I can open and alter wasting 2 clocks in the process. Then, I saw from Sookie's blog that she was able to alter an IKEA clock, it is so inexpensive you can alter as many clock as you want.
I never thought it would be really easy. I was able to finish 2 clocks in 3 hours, and that includes waiting time for the paint to dry and choosing which paper to use. Actually, choosing the paper took longer than drying the paint he-he.
This is the IKEA clock, to open it, just take out the plastic frame in front then pull out the clock's hands to remove the white face. Paint the clock's frame with the color you like. I wanted an antique looking metal clock so I chose brown and tarnished brass paints. I used brown kuretake acrylic paint as the base coat and the Ranger Distress crackle paint - tarnished brass as the accent color. You must wait for the brown base coat to dry a bit before brushing over some parts of it with the accent color. Don't let let the paint dry totally so that the 2 colors will mix when you apply the second coat. Highlight some areas by dabbing thicker brown paint over using a foam brush. This creates extra texture giving the frame a rusty brass look. Change the face with a matching patterned paper. I used black rhinestones for the other numbers coz i don't have enough numbers(thickers) of the same color and font. Here it is...
And here's another one. I used the same brown paint, then coated it with mod podge gloss lustre for the frame to look like a varnished wood. I used a green patterned paper to finish it off.
You may also add some photos in the clock to personalize it. This project would make a good gift for christmas and birthdays. Now, it's time... for you to alter! =)