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MsChilePepper
« on: February 28, 2007 11:13:15 PM »

According to my friend Lucy, I should just say it's bacon time, because a real breakfast simply *must* involve pork products!  Cheesy

My clock is a true piece of mixed media artwork.  The plate is a real, honest-to-Pete dinner plate, one of the last few remaining from a set my Mum had for years.  I really, really do not recommend that you try to drill a hole in a ceramic plate; had I realized what a chore it would be, I would've gotten a plastic plate from the dollar store!  At least the ceramic plate looks really authentic.

The eggs are made from white craft foam and yellow nail polish.  I poured the nail polish onto the foam, rather than using the brush.  I started with a small puddle of polish, let it dry, then added more layers until I was happy with the yolk's size and texture.

The toast is a piece of upholstery foam I sliced off a big block that was hanging out in my parents' laundry room.  Shhh, don't tell my Mum I stole a piece of it!  Wink  I cut out the bread shape with scissors (it's tougher than you might imagine to cut it evenly), then colored the "crust" and shaded the "toasted" part with a brown Sharpie.

The hands of the clock are all made from inkjet printer-compatible shrink plastic, and glued on top of the original hands.  The knife is the minute hand, while the fork is the hour hand; both are clip art.  The second hand is pure bacony goodness -- a photo of an actual piece of bacon I cooked and ate for breakfast last week!  I added the red triangle pointer.    The clock mechanism is scavenged from an el cheapo thrift store find.

Bon appetit!



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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007 03:33:38 AM »

Awesome clock!! I'm so glad you didn't break the plate when you made it - it makes a nice keepsake. That toast looks totally real! Great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007 05:08:19 AM »

Seriously, I think you did an awesome job on this!  It looks SO real!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007 08:13:50 AM »

Very clever.  I really like that idea
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MsChilePepper
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007 06:22:11 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  It was definitely fun to make.
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