I found cheap plastic clock at a rummage sale earlier this summer for fifty cents and finally decided the time was right to give it a new life – pun intended.
I used the same technique as I did with the altered bottle in an earlier post. I used a couple of different styles of dry embossing folders on aluminum foil, then filled in one side with joint compound to give it strength. I then painted the foil with gesso and sprayed it with various yellows and browns for color.
I trimmed the various pieces of foil to fit the clock face and then glued them to the cheap cardboard and popped it back into the plastic base.
I thought about spraying the plastic clock base the same color as the face, but then changed my mind and went for a dramatic contrast and turned the old country blue plastic to flat black along with the clock hands.
I found a few little bees in my stash and glued them to the face.
The numbers are Thickers, which I glued in place.
I don’t think it turned out so bad.
It was truly an ugly duckling, and has been transformed into my favorite clock in the house. Thanks for stopping by!