Friday 8 August 2014

Time Flies at A Vintage Journey

I seem to be repeating this statement over and over again and I really can’t believe how quickly time passes, even more so as I get older (funny that’s just what my Mum used to say too).
Today sees us start another leg of the journey and it’s Chris who is asking us to think about time – her brief is about - ‘Anything relating to the passing of time which includes Tim's products - stamps, dies, Idea-ology etc. This is down to your interpretation of how quickly time passes and how you can demonstrate it but we want to see Tim's techniques too please. The world's your oyster’.
So a bit of Tim technique, a bit of Tim stamping, a bit of Tim embellishing, ok so this is what came out of it all.
I am afraid I didn’t take the cue about time passing, instead I did a literal interpretation, more about time flying. So I have altered a clock and added one of Tim’s pocket watches.
I had great fun shabbying up this watch with antique linen distress paint and using a clock face stamp from Mini Classics and some painted cogs and hands. I also stamped the long list of words from Stuff to Say and added the Timeless sentiment.
The bird is from Nature Walk, stamped with vintage photo, walnut stain and weathered wood distress inks and I painted in some broken china and edged with walnut stain and a brown permanent pen. It seemed rather flat so I added some details with the brown pen and then gave it a coat of clear distress crackle paint.
The background was made using Tim's clock face embossing folder where I rubbed walnut stain DI over it before running it through the Big Shot with some oyster coloured card. It then had layers of antique linen and broken china DIs and some light mists of water, making sure it was heat dried in between each new layer.
The clock was taken to pieces and given three coats of Decoart chalk paint starting with  and adding some candle rubs in between which allows me to rub away parts of each layer to expose the original wood and the other colours of paint. I also rubbed in some walnut stain distress ink.
I continued working on the clock case by adding some TH remnant rubs and distressing them with the stiff brush he uses, then I dry-brushed with some of the lace chalk paint, then used the three colours of paints through Tim’s harlequin stencil – this really shabbied it up.
To pull the inside together I used distress paint over some small metal cogs and adhered the background, watch, bird, cogs and words into the clock case.
Once I had found a small piece of chain I had the focal part of the clock and the remit for the challenge theme – Time Flies.
This made a real change for me to upcycle and alter something, haven’t done much of it lately and this was great fun. In fact I think it’s good enough for the conservatory and dust free to as all the parts are behind glass.
hugs Brenda xxx