Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CC#3C - Assemblage Clock

Linda and the talented Curiosity Crew wanted us to think outside the box for Challenge #10, "Assemblage Clock" in that fabulous Compendium of Curiosities III book by Tim Holtz and so I did! The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the wonderful sponsor this week of a $25 shopping spree and there is always a chance to win a prize from Tim and Mario as well, so that is pretty nice!
This is my first time working with the Assemblage Clock and I had just a little fun trying to figure out what to add, did not want to add too much or too little.

We did have a slight battle with the skeleton as when I replaced the arms with metal wings, it became quite top heavy.
I cut a piece of foam from those Texture Trades to brace the back and so far all is standing up to the challenge! In advance I will apologize for any specks or lint you may see on the glass as living in the windy desert with dry air, glass is like a magnet! OK!

After I covered the clock twice with gesso, I painted first with the Pansy, dry brushed on Quinacridone Gold, crackle and then when dry inked over with Distress Black Soot. Applied a spray of sealer and then matt varnish. The handle, legs, etc., were treated with alcohol inks, a wash of paint thinned with Blending Solution and dry brushed with QG. A few highlights with Treasure Gold White Fire was applied here and there as well.
The back inset panel was cut from Tim's Laboratorie paper, embossed with his web, toned down a bit with thinned gesso and then highlighted. A bit of trim was added and then I did glue down some extra bones before putting it all together! Paint, Stickles and Treasure gold was added to various bits!

Will be linking this up to Inspiration Journal's "Fall is in the Air" challenge for September. Thank you all for stopping by today and taking the time to comment. Hope you are enjoying the end of Summer!

38 comments:

Beth said...

OMG....GF that clock is wicked love, love, love it my Hannah would love it...you out did yourself on this project....awesome.
Hugs

Netty said...

wow its brilliant Terry, Annette x

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wwilloww said...

Some awesome creativity for sure Terry!!! I just love it.

Michele said...

oh my gosh Terry you have out done yourself this time! i mean WOW! all this super fabulous detail. you ROCK. xo

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabulous lot of talent gone into making this clock TT, it looks so striking and very tick-a-boo.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
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Valerie-Jael said...

This is a fabulous piece, an alarm clock like that would be fun! Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Terry, this has so many fabulous and interesting pieces to it...I love the eyes on the skeleton! And the spider on the top!
Dot x

Redanne said...

Terry this is fabulous! I love all things Halloween and you really have created THE most spooky clock I have seen, I love it!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Journal with this very creative piece! Hugs, Anne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The alarmbells ring....spooky :-P
A great alteration Terry!
greetings, Alie

Sandra said...

Wow-oh-wow, Terry! This is the best altered clock I have ever seen! I love every bit of it! I think this is my favorite piece so far! The finish of the clock is amazing and so is all the yummy Halloween stuff you've added! Hugs, Sandra

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, I love your spooky assemblage clock! The winged skeleton is my favorite part. So many great details! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. Off to pin your creation now. xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Wonderful spooky creation Terry,absolutely adore the skeleton...I think he's a real cutie!

Hugs
Donna xxx

Karin said...

wow this is brilliant, love it!
Groetjes Karin

Juliz Design Post said...

What a really cool design. Fab fun.
Julie x

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my word dear Terry! You have outdone yourself on this one my friend! This probably is my favourite creation of yours! Love love your stunning Halloween clock, brilliant! Hugs, Ira x
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Lady Jane said...

Love this clock. You are very creative. I love your imagination.

Anita Houston said...

OH...you had me at the winged skeleton!!! LOVE him! Your design is fabulous Terry!!! Thank you so much for playing along with you Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Buttons said...

Oh Terry this is superb! I love your winged skeleton and his des res! Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Awesome clock Terry, loving all the details especially the skeleton.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Terry. Love all those details and the skeleton looks wonderful.
Avril xx

Karen Garrard said...

Terry what a brilliant piece. Love the spiderweb background and the wonderful skeleton inside.

Velvet Pearson said...

Very cool skeleton with wings, but I love all the tiny details, like the spider crawling on the outside.

Sara Barker said...

Oh! How spookalicious! This is right up my alley! Love it all.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing clock!!! Terry you have outdone yourself with this one! I love the outside, and the inside looks just brilliant, LOVE it!!!!

Annette Green said...

Yes, yes, YES!! I love this Halloween themed clock. You're speaking my language. I struggled between Halloween or Christmas and in the end decided on Christmas. I'm so glad you did this. I LOVE the skelly with wings and all the haunted goodness you put into this project. Fantastic!

Hels Sheridan said...

How cool is your clock! I love the spiders and skeleton... and the outside looks fab... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

S@ndy Diller said...

How wonderfully creepy!!!

sally said...

What a wonderful altered clock, great Halloween project!

Sally

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Terry this is fantastic, and just the right amount of embellishing, I love he has wings with his arms out side, love the colors all the rust, its so much fun, thanks for sharing this spookalicious clock, hope you have a wonderful weekend ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Yvonne said...

What a fabulously spooktacular clock! Love the skeleton and all the details you have added! Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

That is one scary, creepy clock!! Hope you read that as a high compliment, because that's what it is. ;-) I had to really look close to see the treatment of the outside surface and how you achieved it, love that!! Excellent detail, very nice work!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is such spooky fun.
Wonderful details.
Wishes
Lynne

Candy C said...

Terry...your clock is wonderful! I love your winged skeleton and the other little skulls just lying around him in side of the clock. Your crackled exterior is also very cool. Love the vintage orange color. You did a fab job on this. The "BOO" alpha tiles and the skeleton arms glued to the outside are too cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing your clock with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- I have been seeing these blanks in the store- how wonderfully you have decorated this awesome clock! I love this!!! You are amazing woman : )

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry, this is awesome! I love how you put this all together, what a great decoration for your house to. ~Diane

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous spooky clock Terry. Perfect for Halloween!!! Love Love Love it!!!
Hugs Lynn

Pam said...

Oh, that is one spooky clock! I love it! It makes me wish I had one of the clocks on hand!
Thanks for joining us in the the Inspiration Journal monthly challenge!

Sharon said...

OMG I'm not sure how I missed this post originally but wowser - amazing - I'm speechless it is just so great! Love all the detail!

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