Time for reflection
Another year is fast drawing to a close.
Like most people over the year we have had our ups and downs, good news and bad, happy times and sad, but we are still here and ready for what the new year has in store.
I have taken the chance over the Christmas holidays to have a complete break from work, even so far as switching off my mobile, it has been bliss.
There is no clock in the craft room, (which is probably why we keep over running time wise) so I thought it would be a good idea to use this to make one for the craft room. However “time” has not been something I have had much of the last couple of months so it got left. I was determined though that it would be finished for when the craft room restarts in the new year as we have lots of things planned and I need to be better organised.
This has been the ideal opportunity for me, no pressure just time to play with all the new techniques I have learnt over the last few months from the likes of Tim Holtz, Hels Sheriden, Kay Halliwell, Barbara Grey, to name but a few, from their blogs and work shops.
I gesso’d the wooden base and base coated with a beige colour followed be a dry brush over with a pale green. Then it was layering with stencils and stamps, followed by stamping and inking on to tissue paper and using the melt pot with bees wax to fix the tissue to the clock face. Mica powder around the edge, the numbers I made from UTEE and a few cog embellishments left over from my visit to Indigoblu and job done.
I now have a clock in the craft room
Here’s wishing everyone a Happy New Year