Tuesday, 9 October 2012
More work on the clock
Hello! Did you think I had forgotten you? No chance - just doing some work on the clock - so are you ready for the next part.......
Cover your cogs - I am using 3 x 15cm (1 of which has the back bit cut out to hold the clock part), 2 x 11.5cm and 2 x 8cm. Just use PVA glue and scrapbook paper and then after about a couple of hours or so just trim down the length of each cog bit with a pair of scissors, fold back the leftover and pull it off. Really simple. Then ink around the edges.
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Now this is still drying - but what I did was mix up some of those tiny mico bead things that spill everywhere with a dollop of the Golden Gel Medium. Then with a spatula I spread it into the engraved bits of the clock - if you dont have any beads try glitter, mica powders etc. the gel will hold anything. Every now and again go over it with a damp washing up sponge - the flat base of the sponge will keep everything inside the engraved bits but remove excess from the surrounding areas.
The beads tinted the gel slightly - to a very soft pink, which was a bonus.
Once it had dried I have added a layer of Crystal Lacquer which has been knocking around for ages -
I just wanted that bit of shine to it.
So thats where I am so far - its totally falling together this clock is...and its really enjoyable.