Monday, 1 August 2016

Things To Alter August: How to build a Steampunk Clock Using Giant MDF Cogs

Hi all

I am back with a new project for Things to Alter. I can't believe where July has gone but at least summer lasted more then 2 days this year. The new challenge has gone live so if you want to join in here is a  link

I started off by taking the Roman Clock Face  and coating it in DecoArt White Gesso and then did another layer of DecoArt Texture Sand Paste to get the rough surface. I then painted it with DecoArt Fluid Acrylic in  Quinacridone Gold.

I then started to paint up the largest cogs using a mixture of acrylic paints and Dazzling Metallic s

I dabbed more Texture Sand Paste over sections of the cogs and dabbed Quinacridone Gold over to create a rust effect.

Once all the pieces have been painted, You can start putting the clock together. I started off by using a glue gun to stick the largest cogs around the clock face and then i added the smaller cogs in between the larger ones.

I then started to layer up the small cogs and added cog charms around the clock.

To finish i punched two oles into the clock and added copper chain to the top so that it can be hung on the wall/

Thank you for visiting and i would love it if you could leave me a comment bellow.


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Katie this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Cathy Clowes said...

Wow this is stunning Katie. Cathy x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Katie!
Linda xxx

Dana Tatar said...

Super cool clock! I love the grungy finish!

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Cathy

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Linda

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Dana