Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The little clock of horrors: Macabre clock... by Zuzu



Well, after a very long winter of discontent in the Zuzu household, with all my belongings being packed away and a desperate search for a new place to stay, all is well and back to crafty normal.
So here I am with my first proper "Artistic stamper" project since November...

Remember this anyone?
It was one of my first project back when i first joined the team. well that was ages ago and i am tired of it now so decided to strip it back and give it a makeover (you can, of course, just start with a new frame). you can find the frames HERE.

So, firstly i removed all the bits i had added for the last project from the frame and completely covered it in white studio gesso. Then i stamped some images in black ink, onto white tissue paper and glued them on to the frame at random. it doesn't matter too much as you will only see sections of the images after i have added embellishments.

the stamps I used were
the gentleman from the collage set and some ephemera from the bicycle set HERE
the Slow and Fast speed gauge.

i glued on embellishments and the main four numbers (3, 6, 9 & 12) and when the glue was dry i covered them in gesso too. you can find various metal embellishments like those i have used HERE, and the numbers are from HERE. you can get cogs and gears from HERE.

Next i sprayed the whole project all over with various perfect pearls sprays, ( i used sour apple, heirloom gold, mandarin & turquoise).

Once all that was done it was just a matter of adding curios. the skeleton parts are left over from Halloween. I added some other numbers; I used salvage stickers amongst other things.

I also added two little feet at the back where the frame juts out so it doesnt have to be hung up. it stands freely on a table or bedside table. although i doubt i could tell the time on it when half asleep. The final touch was to make a hole and add the clock movement ( i stole a battery from the TV remote to make sure it worked).... and there you have the little clock of horrors.

18 comments:

Jacqueline said...

THAT is just sooooo cool !!! I adore that. Thanks for sharing.


Jackie xx

MichelleZ said...

Wow! The details are amazing!

Larisa said...

wow! Very creative job!

Helen said...

what a change! It looks great - and welcome back!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Recycling, all that I love !! and what a result ! I looooove it !!!

Dominike said...

Georgous as usual. Your work is wonderful !

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is really coooool, I love it

Brigitte said...

gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
coutureuse

Zuzu's Blog said...

thank you... :)
Z x

Artyjen said...

That is soooo cool.
xoxo Sioux

butterfly said...

How fabulous... so glad your crafty space is up and running. Brilliant (re)make!!
Alison x

Paula Whittaker said...

just brilliant!

Karen Schroeder said...

Awesome!!!

Annie said...

Great make Louise. Love the stamps and embellies

Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant!! Have to say, do like this incarnation of the piece even better than the last, and so cool that is actually a working clock!!

Sid said...

Loving this grungy creation !

craftytrog said...

Amazing piece Zuzu! Great to have you back! xxx

Heidi said...

Wow, what an awesome clock, and so much going on that I keep spotting something new - fab :-)