Wednesday, 28 January 2015

What's on My workdesk 295? Clock parts

Hello fellow Desker from Julia's place.  I am busy with a clock which I am giving a make over!
It was a sale clock from a furniture store in the kids department.  The "art" ones you can buy are SO EXPENSIVE here and anyway, I have not seen one for a while to purchase in a store.

It started off bright pink...which would normally suit me as I have BRIGHT pink hair...and love the colour, but it needed some toning down and I have just purchased my first few jars of Finnabair can see them at the back of my desk.  So you see I needed a project to try them out on.  This gesso is amazing stuff, it stuck to the plastic so well as a base.  From there I used distress paint and now her crackle paste.
It is still a work in progress.  Not really sure where it is going yet...


  1. I can't wait to see that clock when you're finished. #10

  2. I haven't opened my tub of heavy gesso yet... Look forward to seeing what happens to your clock. Helen 4

  3. I hope you have a blast with your clock project!! I've never tried anything like that before, so I will be watching!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #5

  4. Really nice make over/alteration.

  5. Lol, oh I'm so sorry Bella... I looked at that last pic and saw two little pink boobs staring back at me! (I know they're the bells off the top, but well, I just see things weirdly at times!!)
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

    1. ROFLROFL Jan!!! You've made my day! (There's always one who comes out with a comment like that, isn't there...) Hahahaha!!


  6. ooo love to see what you do with the clock....i wouldnt even know how to start taking it apart

    Happy WOYWW
    love Mrs. C x

  7. I bought my self a clock to alter too - am sure you will finish yours before I get around to starting mine.
    Hugs, Neet 1 (got a sore finger so typing is difficult)

  8. Saving the world from bright pink plastic, one piece at a time...

  9. You are going to have lots of fun with that clock. Enjoy.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #33

  10. The clock looks like it will be cool. Will you assemble it so it works, or " just" make a piece of art? Hope to see what it becomes!

    Kristiina #26

  11. It will be interesting to see where you're taking this, Bella! Don't make us wait too long! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #41

  12. Looking forward to seeing the finished clock, I`ve seen quite a few projects recently altering them into art pieces.
    Jan S no 50

  13. Well that is certainly seriously pink! Looks a fun project ! Hope going back to work after your summer hols hasn't been too much of a shock to the system ! Thanks for dropping by Hugs Ali xx

  14. Oh, what a fun project! I bet it's going to be spectacular by the 'time' you get done with it! ;)

  15. Love this and look forward to seeing it finished. Happy crafting, Angela x 35

  16. OOhh...looks like you have a great project going on!

    I've been getting into watercoloring lately, which is what you'll find on my workdesk!

    (And, I LOVE the pink hair!!)

  17. Your clock project is very exciting, Bella (despit LLJ's hilarious comment lol!) - I can't wait to see it in all its finished glory. You are right, buying "craft" things to alter is very expensive, and these cheap and cheerful alternatives are just crying out to be altered!

    Thank you for your lovely comment about my embroidery. So glad you like it. Each to her own - you do gorgeous stuff! By the way, I love your blog background - fabulous steampunk against a scrumptiously crinkled textured background!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #48

  18. I love off the page projects and when I was at TT today I saw that someone had scrapped a toaster and in the slots were two cards. It was so cool... Geeeeee I wish I had the time at the moment :D Can't wait to see what it comes out like.


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