"it's heart o'clock"
The original clock is one of those £1.99 jobbies from a famous Swedish furniture store. After taking apart and removing the paper clock face, the shell was decorated with Adirondack alcohol ink and gold mixative. To get into all those nooks and crannies, I stuck my hand in a plastic bag to stop it getting stained with ink and used it to dab an inked felt pad all over the plastic.
Some hammered gold card is decorated with the same ink colour combination and die cut into various gears which are fixed in place at different levels inside the clock using glossy accents and pinflair glue. A weathered clock chapter ring is also cut from the same card, and lots of small hearts punched from the waste. The hearts can be seen decorating the clock hands and any remaining are glued in with the gears.
I have to confess to going through four coloured versions of the rabbit before finally settling on this one! This original John Tenniel illustration is printed on white card before colouring with distress inks and decorating with Perfect Pearls for plenty of shimmer to match the rest of the clock. He wears the chapter ring like a garland, and has a hole punched in the middle to hold the clock spindle and all the hands.
Images from Indigo Blu's "Alice I" set are stamped around the outside of the clock in black archival ink.
Stamping with an acrylic block doesn't really work on curves, so I just hold the inked stamps in my fingers and bend them onto the surface.
This heart is cast from UTEE melted in a melt pot and poured into a heart-shaped cookie cutter. A length of thin chain is wrapped around the heart and a layer of gold UTEE added to embed the chain into the heart, leaving one end of the chain at the top. A sentiment is stamped onto the heart with archival ink. A jump ring is added to the free end and used to join a length of thicker chain, which is attached to the back of the clock. A few charms hanging from the chain complete the decoration.
IndigoBlu unmounted stamp set "Alice I"
Adirondack alcohol ink: watermelon
Adirondack alcohol ink mixative: gold
Ranger archival ink: black
Cardstock: gold, hammered for diecuts & white, stamping for rabbit print
Distress inks: Barn Door, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw
Perfect Pearls: Gold
Adhesives: glossy accents, pinflair dimensional glue
UTEE: clear, gold
thin chain, thick chain, jump rings, beads
I nearly forgot, here's a pair of earrings to match :-)
Entered for the following challenge:
Altered Alice - hearts