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« on: May 01, 2006 07:24:56 PM »

First, here's its past life:

I found this clock at my local Goodwill just as I was getting ready to walk over to the counter with a picture that I was only mildly inspired by.  Someone apparently tried to jazz the clock up with a couple of goose decals and a bunch of glued-on paper butterflies that look like they were printed from the previous owner's computer.  The brown background in the shadowbox part overpowered a dried out pathetic twig that I just knew could be changed to something stunning.  It's not framed art, but seeing as it had lots of potential and I found it in a thrift store, I hoped that it would still count for the challenge.

And now, the finished product:

Sorry for the shabby blanket-covered chair in the background.  I wanted to keep part of the mirror showing.  You can also see through some of the paint making up the leaves, so it looks like you're looking through the trees.  The star-shaped gems along the top of the clock go with the stars on the face's background.  The unicorn is traced onto acetate with black and silver sharpie marker and set a quarter inch away from the shadowbox background; the picture came from a Dover book of iron-on unicorn transfers.  The frame has a couple of coats of gunmetal grey on the front (and half gunmetal and half black on the sides), but I didn't want to completely cover the white because I wanted an imperfect, created-from-something-else look.

I have closeups of the lower shadowbox part and of the clock face on my site, if you're interested.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 06:14:08 AM »

ooooh!  unicorns make EVERYTHING better.

great job!


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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 06:15:51 PM »

ooooh!  unicorns make EVERYTHING better.

great job!


Thanks!  I had fun with it and am extremely pleased with the result.  And now, I actually have a wall clock for my room...though I guess that means I don't have an excuse now to be late for work Wink

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