Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wicked Assemblage Clock

My 18 yr old niece loves the musical Wicked, so it was easy to make a birthday gift for her.  I used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Assemblage Clock and filled it with things I assume were part of the musical as I have not seen it.

I painted the clock with two coats of black gesso then one coat of Finnabair Art Alchemy brown Rust Effect Paste.  This gave the clock a bumpy texture which I then painted over with black acrylic paint.  Once that was dry, I manually rubbed on some Finnabair Art Alchemy Brushed Iron wax to highlight the texture and give it an aged look.

For the inside, I downloaded a Wicked playbill image and printed it on photo paper.  I cut it out with a 3" circle punch and put it in the center of the Sizzix Weathered Clock (die) which I cut out on silver glitter paper.  I backed all of this with some green glitter paper.

The hard part was filling the center of the clock since it has a curve base.  I couldn't simply glue things in place.  I built up a flat base using a piece of thick flexible foam (that foam that comes in some packaging for brads) and covered the bottom half of the inside of the clock.  I painted that foam black then glued on the inside elements:  a gazing ball from Michaels Ashland Tiny Treasures collection, a handmade good witch wand using a star from Tim Holtz and a pearl, a foam pumpkin, a handmade book of curses, and one of the Tim Holtz skeleton heads.

On the side I attached some baubles from Joann Fabric, a clock from Hobby Lobby and a skeleton key that came with a paper Recollections haunted house that I used on my previous post.  I tied on some ribbons I had in my stash.  I had to hold back from letting this look too Halloweenish.

On the back I attached the phrase that I found on my Google search for Wicked.  I adhered a broom and a bat as well.  You may notice the block under the clock; the clock did not want to stand on its own without tipping so it needed to be propped up.  I used a glass domino that I painted black.

Below you can get a better look at the skeleton key:

I hope Katelyn likes this.  Now I have to rush and make something for my nephew who has a birthday two days after Katelyn's.  It's so hard to make things for guys, especially a 20 year old.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

1 comment:

  1. She will love it, Ann! And what a "timely" piece to give her representing her favorite book! LOL Your amazing colors and textures are pure art. I am enjoying seeing your new journey into the altered art and mixed media worlds! hugs, de