Friday, July 22, 2016

Fairy - Altered Alarm Clock

Hi Everyone,

So today I bring you a touch of fantasy. It's been a while since I made and altered clock project. I feel compelled to tell you my inspiration for this piece. So there I was, walking through my local craft store on nice Spring day, when I saw something new, that's how often I go, I know instantly what is new or not. I saw these beautiful small fairies; the same type of fairy came in four poses with different colors and all holding magical stone. I bought all four types. I knew exactly what I was going to do with these beauties. I would make homes for them, in the form of shadowboxes, you know, give then a proper home.

I knew right away that the first one was going to live in a clock. I immediately marched over to where the store kept the Tim Holtz Assemblage clocks. I stuck my fairy in one of clocks to make sure it fits. I still have three more that need a home. I am thinking a wooden shadowbox, a book, a teacup or whatever else strikes my fancy. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the rest of fairies and their homes.

How it's made

I used a Tim Holtz Assemblage clock, which I painted white, then painted green and rubbed gel glitter. I had also stenciled the sides with Martha Stewart vinyl sticky stencils. These type of stencils work great on odd shapes. I used Golden Textured paint for the stencils.

For the inside; the grass is made using fake moss. The flowers are a combination of Prima, Petaloo and homemade; all made from paper or fabric. The butterfly is made from paper, paint, wire and 3D paint. The toadstools is made from clay. I had rubbed gel glitter in the inside to give it that magical sky look.

For the outside embellishments I used green pearls, lace and Petaloo fabric flowers.  The leaves are made from paper, paint and glitter.

Remember to believe in magic!

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