Monday, March 3, 2014

Time Warp...

Hello and Happy Monday!

Tina here today with our first March project tutorial.  If you haven't seen the March Kit(s) yet, here they are.  They are full of vintage inspired goodness!

My first project includes items from both kits!  These kits work so well together and really provide hours and hours of art making opportunities.

I've been wanting to create a project using one of these Tim Holtz Assemblage clocks for some time.  The rusting powder from Dusty Attic (from the main kit) and the Ranger Foil Tape and Lindy's sprays were perfect for what I had in mind.

It is really hard to photograph a project like this.  The texture and dimension are missed in a 2d photo and the glare from the glass on the front of the clock prohibits a good image on the inside.  As I walk through my process, I will share pictures of the inside before it was put together.

Step One:
Coat outside of clock with Matte Medium.  Sprinkle with rusting powder and follow directions on the package on how to turn the powder to rust.

Step Two:
Prepare inside of clock.
Using the back as a template, cut a circle from Tim Holtz Salvage sticker sheet.  Adhere to back with Matte Medium. 'Age' stickers with alcohol ink, spray mist, and sandpaper.

Paint chipboard gears (from Dusty Attic) and 'age' with spray mist.  Adhere to back.

Using a metal frame from my stash, apply rusting powder and add face image from Salvage Sticker sheet. 

Step Three;
Emboss Foil Tape sheets.  Apply alcohol ink to color and 'age'.

I wanted the color to be muted and blended, so I also applied several shades of Lindy's spray.

Step Four:
Cover Tim Holtz plastic numbers with Gel Bead Medium.  Dry.  Apply Lindy's spray mist and Inka gold to 'age. 

Adhere numbers and face frame to back.

Step Five:
Apply embossed foil tape to inside edge.

Step Six:
Paint resin nuts/bolts included in kit with Black Gesso.  (I also included several 'real' hardware in this step from my stash)

Rust several pieces of 'hardware' and apply Inka Gold to several for variety.

Adhere hardware to bottom inside of clock.

I really love how the Amazing Crafting Product nuts/bolts look real with some paint and rust.  But with no added weight.

Assemble the back to the clock and add a couple more chipboard gears and spinner pieces to the front and the clock is done. 

I am really happy with how my clock turned out!  And I must admit I am addicted to the Rusting Powder.  Love this stuff.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  1. How awesome.....may have to steal it....if that is ok!!!!

  2. Wow, the rusting powder is amazing! I've never used it.

  3. FABuloso! Love this project and the rusting powder looks amazing - I've spent ages adding layers of embossing powders, sanding and inking to get a rusty look .... and BOOM! you can get it just like that, wow!! :o)