Welcome! Anne here to share the last stop for January - Terminal 4. A
little reminder of what's in the travel bag this month:
Product - Crackle Paint/Paste/Glaze
Technique - Wrinkle Free Distress
Colour - Hues of Blue
Substrate - Wood
Since we are now looking forward to Spring and Summer I decided to create
an underwater scene using my favourite seahorses by Tim Holtz.
The base of the clock is wood and measures 3.1/2" x 4.1/2". I did the preparation of the base a while ago - the base was painted with white Gesso, a layer of PVA glue was applied once the Gesso was dry. I immediately applied a layer of Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and left it to dry and some lovely cracks appeared.
Next I put some Distress Inks on my mat in Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed
some water over the Inks and dragged the clock base through the inks until I got a result
I was happy with.
I took the Bubble stencil by Tim Holtz and dabbed Cornflower Blue Archival Ink
here and there over the base.
I die cut all the elements I wanted to use - seahorses, starfish and greenery using Tim
Holtz dies. I coloured the seahorses and the starfish with various Distress Inks and then
gave them a good thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.
Here is a close up of the beautiful starfish. The light is very poor at the moment so the Crackle Paint doesn't show up as well as it does in real life.
After adding the die cut greenery, I added some shells, a gift from a lovely friend. The eyes are seed beads from my stash, I also added a few clear ones to resemble bubbles. Finally,
I added the clock mechanism and a little stand at the back.
Here is another look at the finished clock.
As a recap I would like to show you again what my lovely teamies did with contents of the
same travel bag.
Terminal 1 - Alison
Terminal 2 - Amanda
Terminal 3 - Jennie
Aren't they just beautiful?!
Our current challenge 'Going Round in Circles' is still running and we have had lots of
wonderful entries so far. If you have the time we would love to see you join in!
Thanks for joining me here at Terminal 4.
What an inspired idea, Anne - I love your under-the-sea clock! I always enjoy your seahorses, and this is just delightful.ReplyDelete
This is absolutely stunning, Anne!! Your underwater clock is amazing!! I love the beautiful colors and the textures!! The seahorses are beautiful!! I love the starfish, too!! Gorgeous, gorgeous project!! I absolutely love it!!ReplyDelete
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So lovely to see you bringing out your favorite seahorses Anne - summer MUST be around the corner??!! What great crackle and bright warm colors - - AND it's a fun little clock! A wonderful project using the supplies in your travel bag! Julia xxReplyDelete
Such a fabulous vibrant piece Anne! The crackle and wrinkle free technique on the diecuts looks brilliant! And of course I always love your seehores! How clever to use them for the clock here!ReplyDelete
I am always amazed how the same 4 ingredients can lead to such totally different results.....
I love your clock .... those sea horses look amazing. Gorgeous bright colours too. xxReplyDelete
simply stunning Anne x Love the vibrant colours and those fabulous sea horses. A lovely home decor piece. TFSReplyDelete
What a fabulous underwater scene and such an inspired idea to make it into a clock. Love the rich depth of colours that for me just radiate 'happy'.ReplyDelete
Wonderful too that you remind us of the PVA crackle technique - an oldie but goodie as you clearly demonstrate.
Terrific use of the travel bag goodies .
Thanks too for sharing a gallery of all this months DI projects. Always great to see the variety of different ways we all use the ingredients .
This looks wonderful Anne and certainly makes me think ahead to welcome bluer skies! You always create such beautiful underwater scenes. The clock you made me is going perfectly in my craft room, this will look fabulous in any home. Have a lovely week. Nicola xReplyDelete
What a beautiful under water scene! Gorgeous colours and love the bright starfish! So cool you made it into a clock, such a fab idea! xxxReplyDelete
The clock looks fabulous Anne.ReplyDelete
Love your darling clock Anne. Those little sea horses are wonderful creatures. I treasure my clock that has had many admirers. Hugs Rita xxxxxReplyDelete
Lovely altered clock, love the sea horses and vibrant palette . Lovely to see all the projects together . Tracy xReplyDelete
These are fabulous and loving the crackle. The clock looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
I love this! The texture is amazing and the ocean theme is beautiful. Very inspiring, Anne.ReplyDelete
Great idea Anne, love your clock. Gorgeous bright colours are just what we need at this time of the year. Happy crafty week, Angela xxxReplyDelete
What a fabulous way to use your travel bag goodies, Anne! Your background is gorgeous and I really feel like I'm underwater Your sweet little seahorses and starfish are beautiful and almost look translucent-gorgeous! And those shells look pretty cool, too! Just picked up a fresh handful in Florida on the most beautiful beach! Sending hugs!ReplyDelete
You always amaze me Anne - the colors on your clock are so wonderful as is your creation. Love the background.ReplyDelete
Lovely bright and summry clock. To be honest I didn't realise it was a clock....far too much other stuff to admire!! Great inspiration. Elaine xxReplyDelete
Oh Anne this is gorgeous! An inspired idea and so beautifully created. Nikki xxxReplyDelete
What stunning techniques, Anne! And these brighter colors are most welcome to me this dreary winter's day. Hugs, AutumnReplyDelete
This is so bright and realistic, Annie! I love the way you smooched the colors on for the background and how you used the bubble stencil! You know how much I adore all your beautiful seahorse creations!! Hugs, Darnell xxooReplyDelete
Oh thank you Anne for this memory of Summer and warmer days, gorgeous vibrant colours and your lovely seahorses are helping to sustain me through our most recent cold snap! Fabulous use of the travel bag contents and love seeing all of the projects together, never ceases to amaze me the diversity of designs and ideas from the same four ingredients! Deb xoReplyDelete
Only you would think of creating a sea clock! How inspired & how excellently you've captured the theme. Love the brilliant sheen of these seahorses floating in the blue bubbles, (and love the added dimension of those at the top too!). Of course the red blaze of the star fish immediately captures the eye. I hope you have a special place for this piece to display in your home! Always such amazing projects! TFS & Hugs.ReplyDelete
absolutely beautiful anne - I bet that has pride of place in your house - I love it!!! The colours are beautiful! Hugs rachel xReplyDelete
What wonderful inspirational projects from everyone this month.ReplyDelete
TFS, Julie x
So vibrant and dramatic Anne! I love the way you've added the feeling of being underwater with those bubbles and the clever contrast with the crackle paint creatures and shells. It's amazing how one travel bag can produce such varied projects. You all nailed it this month! xxReplyDelete
What an amazing creation! Love those vibrant colours - I think It goes without saying that I love the crackle! ChrisxReplyDelete