Sunday, 2 June 2013

As Time Slips By by Lynne Moncrieff


With Father’s Day fast approaching it seemed timely (!) to share this altered clock kit.

I always had a notion to alter a clock, so when I saw this kit at That’s Crafty I was keen to have some fun with it.

This kit comes with the cog clock face, clock mechanism with hanger, hands, etc and with full instructions on how to assemble.


Eco Green Crafts Acrylic Paints:- Birch, Green Patina, Aged Gold and Bronze
Heat Gun (optional)
Watch Parts
Gold Gilding Pen
Baby Wipes


1.    Firstly I prepared the base with Gesso before applying EcoGreen Crafts Acrylic Paint in Birch then heat set. For Green Patina, Aged Gold and Bronze I applied with baby wipes, blending the colours, heat setting as I worked. 

2.    The text stamp from Oxford Impressions London Telegraph was repeatedly stamped onto the cog with StazOn Timber Brown. Then I applied PaperArtsy Fresco Satin Finish to the cog. 

3.    Antique Linen Distress Stain was applied to white cardstock and heat set before stamping the man in pocket watch from Oxford Impressions Times Past, four times. For variety, I stamped the image with StazOn Timber Brown, Archival Sepia and VersaFine Vintage Sepia. I used a craft knife to cut the images before applying Crackle Accents – I applied quite a thick layer. Once dry, I sponged Distress Ink in Tea Dye to enhance the crackle.

4.    The images were adhered with Gel Medium to the clock. To ensure good adhesion, I ran the brayer over each image. 

5.    Applied with Glossy Accents a cog and watch parts embellish the clock.

6.    Follow the instructions to assemble the clock parts and finally insert one AA battery and the clock is ready to display.

Until next week.




  1. What a fantastic clock Lynne. I love the cog idea and the images suit it so well. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. AmAzing work Lynne, Love the background it's fabulous...the image is perfect...Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  3. Such a wonderful altered clock and fabulous for Fathers Day. Xx

  4. This is such a great Father's Day gift, the background on the clock is wonderful and I think those clock hands are the nicest I have seen. xx

  5. I love, love, love the background, the colors are so beautifully blended together, gorgeous clock hands and the clogs all over very exciting,love the 4 pocket watches, its a wonderful gift for any man, brilliant idea, thanks fro sharing and big hugs to you.XOXO..

  6. Love this clock Lynne. Great background with wonderful watch faces. An amazing FD gift. Tags

    Annie x

  7. A great altered clock. I love all the background stamping.

  8. You've created such an amazing patina on that background, Lynne - fabulous altered clock!
    Alison x

  9. Dear Lynne,
    Hello !! And what a wonderful idea, for any man ,for Fathers day!!
    Your clock is gorgeous ,with the stamps and colours, and I love the pocket clocks showing the quarters!! You altered it to look just like a real metal clock! Amacing dear.

  10. whta a wonderful gift for Fathers Day Lynne, so clever, love the background that you created for the base of the clock
    hugs and best wishes xx

  11. How clever! Love the pocket watches in place of numbers, and what a terrific background with the gears.


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