It's nice to be able to enter a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog after a long break.
My entry for the Anything Goes challenge is this old Kaisercraft clock I found when I was setting up my craft room again. I was going to sell it but set it aside and set myself the challenge of finally putting it together.
The clock came with a photo frame for three photos and a stand. I thought the wooden photo frame was too bulky so I left it off and treated the clock base like an art canvas. The stand just took up too much room so I didn't use that either.
This project is about as close to mixed media that I can get. I adhered a very old piece of paper that had the look of a lot of texture to the clock base and blended the paper with the base using paint (two shades of green). Once the paint dried, I added some Prima gold crackle texture paste through a chicken wire stencil in various spots. Then I added green and gold paint through the reverse chicken wire stencil. I then coloured some texture paste with blush Heidi Swapp Colour Shine to match the flowers on the paper. I used the coloured texture paste with a butterfly stencil and added splotches of it on the edges of the clock base. Lastly, I added drops of perfect pearls in three different colours.
Here's a close up of the top left corner where you can see the butterfly, texture paste splotches, stencil work and perfect pearls drops.
Lastly, a close up of the top right of the clock showing the clock mechanism and the gold crackle paste.
I'm entering this clock in the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The details are here.
Paper (unknown - seriously old)
Paint: Kaisercraft, Making Memories, Chromacryl
Texture pastes: Jo Sonja (standard), Prima (gold crackle)
Clour Shine: Heidi Swapp
Perfect Pearls: Ranger
Stencils: Crafter's Companion, Heidi Swapp