Sunday, 16 March 2014

It's Always 3 o'clock Somewhere

When I knew Tim and Mario were coming to town again, I asked a friend who was going to the USA to bring back some Starbucks stuff for me to use on a gift.  She managed to bring me a handful of serviettes and two cup holders.

After much thought about what would be personal and appropriate, I came up with the idea of a clock that says it is 3 o'clock at every hour because Mario makes a Starbucks/coffee break at that time of the day nearly every day!  I know this cos he posts his yummy looking beverages on Twitter and Facebook!

I got a decoupage clock blank,  the mechanism and hands.

I first glued the lettering and cogs onto the clock and then covered the whole thing in Gesso.  When that was dry, I glued the serviette onto the clock.

I painted in the Starbucks logo onto the front of the clock and when it was dry, I sanded it back to reveal the creases in the serviette to give it a worn look.

The numbers were die cut, glued and drop shadowed and the hands added.

Finally, I nailed the hinges and the game spinners onto the back of the clock.

The mechanism is small which left lots of space within the clock to add a mini book on a clip binder.  Here I added some (Behind the Scenes) photos which I had printed off Tim's Facebook page.




5 comments:

  1. Wow- a great idea and such a fantastic artwork!

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  2. Oh, Bella, this is brilliant!!! I bet they were thrilled beyond belief to receive such a thoughtfully beautiful gift!!!

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  3. Very cool gift! Lucky you to participate in TH class again this year.

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  4. What a cool gift...great idea Belinda! I especially love the hidden mini album inside ...cool!

    Hugz

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  5. Belinda thank you very much for popping over my blog and leave nice words! You have wonderful blog and awesome art pieces here! Hugs from Slovenia

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