Thursday, 20 July 2017

MDF Clock by Nikki Acton


Hello everyone. Today’s creation is one I made a while ago for a Hochanda show but realised I hadn’t shared it. The surface is the That’s Crafty! MDF clock – very easy to alter and comes with all the parts for a working clock. I have seen these made into wonderful bright clocks but I chose to age the surface using a variety of DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints…..here are the steps I took.








MDF Base


Stencil Matte Medium through That’s Crafty! Cogs and Clock Dinky stencils – dry (to create a slight resist).

Cover with DecoArt Paynes Grey – slightly watered down – add a little salt.

Once dry rub away salt.

Dry brush a little white gesso – vertical brush strokes.

Add Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Gold – Vertical brush strokes.

Add a little extra Paynes Grey/Quin. Gold around edges of clock face
Once dry add Versamark and clear emboss through the That’s Crafty! Cogs stencil.







Clock hands


I lightly sanded and added a little gilding wax.


Numbers


I painted with black gesso and once dry added a little gilding wax.


See you next week!

Nikki


Supplies


Table Salt

9 comments:

  1. Great space to work with those rusting techniques Nikki. I love the way you have distressed the clock hands too.. Super make!
    Hugs Tracey x

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  2. Hello Nikki, a fantastic clock, I love how the stenciling looks , because of the Matte Medium--I never tried using that for stenciling. And the rusting is gorgeous, and a wonderful background for the numbers !! Dorthe, xx

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  3. Really beautiful rusty clock Nikki and love the simplicity which shows the rust effect up so well.
    Fliss xx

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  4. You've achieved a fabulous effect, great clock
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. fantastic clock. Great idea with the matte medium, never tried that.
    Bev. xxx

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  6. Love, love, love your 'rusty' clock, it looks amazing with the cogs. Thanks so much for sharing your 'recipe' too!! x

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  7. Rusting perfection right there, brilliant!!
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  8. Wow - you've achieved an incredible look of aged, burnished metal with your paintwork, Nikki - and I love those cogs just hovering into view.
    Alison x

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  9. Great rusty clock with a beautiful paint job! Great effect with the cogs embossing! Thank you for sharing your steps!

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