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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Altered Clock - before & after + a big piece of Copic news!

As most of you know I have just re-vamped my Craft room.  I am a big fan of clocks - in every room I have at least one.  I like to be able to see what time it is from anywhere in the house.... yes I even have a clock in the bathroom (it's probably my most important one actually)  I love the vintage roman numerals on a clock - I love the Westminster chime (I have two that chime Westminster but Hubby won't let me turn the chime on 'too noisy' LOL) and I love the gentle tick tick in the background - it reminds me I have a pulse.  Anyway, I had been looking for the perfect clock for my room - because the one on my vintage radio + the one on the phone + the one on my computer were not enough for me ... I needed something big on the wall, something that you can see anywhere in the room, and something vintagy.  So... after looking at Kijiji and not having much luck, I went to Winners/Home Sense and found a decent looking one. (for NINE bucks I might add).  It was, however, black with *silver* highlights or distressing, and made of plastic (isn't everything in our lives?)  I decided I was going to paint it ... so I covered the face up with painters tape and paper and took out a can of white spray paint and went to town on it - three days, three coats and no longer was it black it was this off shade of white - but the paint wasn't really adhering, it was not quite blistering, it was crackling!  Perfect!  I have so many scrapbooking products that I use to make things crackle and here my clock was doing it all on its own! Awesome!  After which I mixed up some acrylic paints (brown, white and yellow) to make a beige and put it into the grooves of the clock (Hubby calls that the 'dust' look) he may be right LOL!
Anyway - here are some before and after shots - please note that the before shot I had already covered up the face - sorry about that.

OK, maybe you can't see my beige distressing or the crackles - I'll try and get a better photo for you, maybe take the clock outside in the sunlight tomorrow.  Cheapy clock turned chic!

And for my other news - my big news - I am proud to say that I am now a part of the Copic Markers Scrapbooking Design Team!  You are going to love Copic Markers Scrapbooking site - they have many different digital stamps - including some freebies right now.  Every release of digital stamps they tend to put out a free stamp.  They also sell Copic markers on their site - at a very decent price I might add.  I'm stoked to be a part of this team, to be able to showcase my Copic colouring for a stamp company.  I'm excited to be part of the team.  Be sure to keep an eye on the Copic Markers Scrapbooking blog to see my colouring creations and each of the other DT members too!

Well that's it folks, as always I welcome your comments - actually I'm begging for them - let me know your thoughts!


  1. OMG! That is fantastic news Lorena!! WTG!

  2. That is a crazy vintagage clock I LOVE IT!.. you did a great job too of making it look so great. Welcome to the DT.. Im givin you blog a little love.. lol now to post your blog addy on my blog.. hope your having fun with your copics!

  3. Hello fellow Design Team Member! Congrats on making the team. I really look forward to seeing more of your work. I love this clock! Just great! I really, really need a clock in my bathroom, I am never ready at the right time!


  4. Hi Lorena,
    I love, love the clock. You did a fantastic job. And, most importantly, welcome to our team. I know you'll love playing with the images - always interesting and challenging and so much fun. Your Zombies were amazing. So glad to have you on board. If you have questions, just let me know know.
    Larelyn, CMS DT Lead

  5. Seriously - all those clocks - yet you are never on time!! LMAO
    Great actually fabulous job on the clock - love it! you can make one for me too please!
    Congrats on the Copic dt - you must be on cloud 9!!


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