I wanted to create something a little different this week and decided to create a shadow frame using Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Frame die combined with Eileen Hull's 3D Die; which worked perfectly with the Artistic Outpost imagery.
The inside of the clock acts as my shadow box to showcase the adorable little girl from the Toy Emporium stamp set. I added a touch of colour to the imagery using my Polychromo pencils. I also created a mask of the girl before adding the background stamping. I also included some delicate paint splatters using Fired Brick Distress Paint. To add further to the vintage feel I applied a coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze and then rubbed over the cracks with Raw Umber Antiquing Cream, removing the excess with a baby wipe.
I added the dimensional clock to a chunky ATC which I painted with Fired Brick Distress Paint and then covered with a coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze, once again ageing further with Antiquing Cream. I also added some foliage and a mini Christmas Tree for added interest.
As I started to put my pieces together I decided to add rusty wire around the edges of the front piece before thinking about how I would adhere this to the dimension clock piece. In the end I decided to cement them together using DecoArt Crackle Paste, which worked perfectly. I applied Antiquing Cream to the Crackle Paste once dry just to age a little.
A touch more foliage has been added to the top along with a few berries to add to the seasonal charm.
When I die cut the pieces I did add decorative paper to the Eileen Hull's 3D Die before assembling, so that the decorative paper appeared on the inside of the clock.