Happy New Year!! I hope you all have a wonderful 2016.
It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is "Time Flies." I can't believe is already 2016, time does fly!!!
Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous mixed media artist Cheryl Boglioli. Cheryl works for many different manufacturers and she is generously giving our random winner a prize package full of items donated by various companies like The Crafters Workshop, Art-C, Thermo Web, etc... Be sure to check it out and then make sure you play this month so you have a chance to win!!
Also, we are announcing the newest member of our design team, it's Lisa Hoel!!! She makes the most amazing mixed media projects. Please be sure to hop on over to her blog and say Hi!! We'll be announcing our second new design team member on January 15, so be sure to check back then. We are so excited about adding these amazing artists to our team!!!
This time I don't have a tutorial because I actually started this project about a year ago. I used the Tim Holtz clock and painted it blue. Then, I painted it with blue glitter paint. I loved the effect, it sort of looks like enamelware. I painted the inside with white Gesso and and dyed the bottle brush trees with Distress Sprays. I've actually had the clock with the trees and that little cream color deer sitting on the bathroom counter of my craft room for a year!
When we decided on this theme, I thought it would be the perfect use of my clock. So I dyed a third tree and pulled out the aqua color deer because I thought my little scene needed more things to add interest. To get them to stand up I put Wendy Vecchi embossing paste that I colored with PaperArtsy paint in the Granny Apple color on the bottom of the clock. I placed the trees and deer and made sure the clock was sitting upright so nothing would fall over until everything dried in the embossing paste "grass."
I wasn't happy with the white Gesso background so I painted it with a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge. I loved the sparkle, but I still thought it was too white so I added several colors of Distress inks with an ink blending tool to the sides and the back. You can still see the glitter, but the background has a little more depth. Finally, I added a printed vellum banner that I've had in my stash forever and a little wooden Studio Calico bird to the background. I colored the bird with Yellow DecoArt Media spray.
It was extremely hard to take the picture with the glass on the clock. This was the best I could do. Also, I got several of my ideas for this clock from a video I watched by Christy Tomlinson. Here is a link to that video.