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