A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 320,105
Currently Running With Scissors:
180 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Presenting the Midnight Forest clock!  (Read 4280 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
The Quiet, Odd One in the Corner
Offline Offline

Posts: 506
Joined: 09-Jul-2004

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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!
« Last Edit: July 09, 2013 03:27:03 PM by MissingWillow - Reason: Changed non-working images to links » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Offline Offline

Posts: 341
Joined: 21-Mar-2005

Give me a week or two to go absolutely cuckoo.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 06:14:08 AM »

ooooh!  unicorns make EVERYTHING better.

great job!


You got no fear of the underdog. . .that's why you will not survive!

PHOTOGRAPHY - It's what I do, and I'm pretty darn good.


The Quiet, Odd One in the Corner
Offline Offline

Posts: 506
Joined: 09-Jul-2004

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Doll
Simply Saints
Meatless Monday: Kid Friendly Fruit Snacks

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.