Wednesday 16 November 2016

Rusty clock for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps, and welcome to my new follower :o)

There's a 'better than half price' One Day Special on Hochanda tonight and tomorrow, featuring Leonie's Mixed Media dies, Entwined Heart dies and associated stamps. The team* have made some new samples to inspire you.

*We have some new additions - please welcome Anne Dimitriou, Anne Richardson, Diane Ingram and Nicola Clegg. I hope you will spot their work on the TV shows.

Nicola doesn't have one yet, but I have added everyone else's blog links on my sidebar ------>

For my first sample I've 'rusted' something.  Ever since Andy Skinner was on Hochanda a few months back I've been dying to have a bash at this, and I'm quite chuffed with the result.

The clock started life like this:-

but I've made it look a bit different with the aid of these

decoart matte medium and fluid acrylics

First I painted three coats of white gesso on, to smooth out the texture a bit and hide the markings. The fourth coat was Titanium white mixed with a smidge of Buff Titanium acrylic paint.

Next I splattered on Payne's grey and Quinacrodone Gold mixed with Payne's Grey

While that was drying I cut Leonie's 'In a Spin' die from grey card and slapped on a bit of Matte Medium. I put this aside to dry as well.

I randomly painted on some Quinacrodone Gold and a bit of Transparent Yellow Oxide then sprinkled with a bit of table salt before allowing it to dry.

I glued the die-cut onto the clock base using Collall Tacky Glue

The clock hands were painted with white gesso to prime them and then I painted on watered down Payne's Grey and sprinkled on salt. Once this was dry I rubbed off the salt and added the Quin Gold and Yellow Oxide paints.

Now for the outside frame...

I cut another 'In a Spin' die-cut from card and used it as a stencil. I sprayed Stick and Spray over the back and placed it over the frame before stencilling Matte Medium through.

Sorry for the pictures at this point - the sun was streaming through the window.

Once this was dry I painted on Paynes Grey and a smidgy of the Yellow Oxide, then sprinkled with salt.

I added Quin Gold and salt to the inside edge, let it dry, then covered with more diluted PG and salt.

For the 12/3/6/9 o'clock positions I stamped and embossed the screwhead from the Gimme Texture
Mixed Media Stamps with Versamark and black embossing powder.
I also stamped one of the sayings from Hey There Dreamer around the frame with Black Archival ink.

To finish off I added a thick coat of clear crackle glaze to the clock face. I'm not sure why there's a little bit of white 'bloom' in places - maybe the glaze reacting with traces of salt? I couldn't do much about it and I guess it adds to the aged look so I'm calling it a happy accident :o)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Left of Center Creative Challenges #156 Inspired By (Andy Skinner's rusting technique)
A Vintage Journey - Cracking Up (inspired by Andy Skinner)
613 Avenue Create  #191 Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #23 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Moments #105 Anything Goes w/optional twist Thanks
Creative Artiste Challenge #20 "Anything Mixed Media"
Just Us Girls  #369 trend week - metallic
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge November 

 Leonie is on Hochanda this evening at 8pm GMT and again tomorrow (Thursday 17th November) at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm.
You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817.

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Fikreta said...

this is so nice!

~ginny said...

Well done Katrina! What a process - and the results are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
Owner: RubberMAD (

Anonymous said...

ABsolutely fantastic clock! I love this, Thankyou for sharing

Jane Royston said...

Fantastic project Katrina! You can't beat a bit of rusting, Jane :) x

Bobby said...

Oh my, that was quite the project, Katrina, and so worth it. Your clock is stunning. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls.

hollyberry said...

This is an amazing project Katrina,must have taken ages. Love this as I do all your samples. Nicola x

Unknown said...

Hi -great project! Thanks for sharing the technique - love a bit of rust!
Thanks for joining us this month over at Creative Artiste. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great project and informative tutorial too. Thank you for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Lorraine DT

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous rusty distressing with Andy's salt technique - and I just love that full-on crackle on the clock face. Really cool how you've used those bubbly die-cut circles too. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Another beautiful entry..Thank you so much for joining us again at Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.