Saturday 9 August 2014

Gentleman Time Traveller Flies By

Thanks for stopping by at my blog today and for all your comments and warm wishes to my daughter. Her rash is now beginning to fade although I think it will take at least another week and she has to get bloods checked again next week. My post is the first of 2 today as I wanted to squeeze in my entry for Our Vintage Journey before we left to go on holiday.

I had checked Our Vintage Journey to see the challenge just before going to bed. Bad move, I was awake early .....I couldn’t sleep and with my head full of craft, my Daughter and holidays so I decided just to get up and start my project at 5.30AM. Unfortunately, with starting it at this time of day I don’t have on going photos, due to light and when Chris got up he was then getting ready to go to work. But I will talk you through my techniques I applied to it.

My idea was to inject a little Steampunk into my clock along with my Gentleman who is a Time Traveller flying through Time. I wanted to give the base of my clock a lot of depth with the use of stencils, stamps, die cuts and the use of different mediums. I love how Tim gets so much depth into his projects and I wanted this effect depicted on my clock. So it looked like you could see through the layers of all the years of time on my clock.

My clock started off as a chipboard shape I purchased along with the clock kit from Every Crafts a Pound. I painted a coat of Gesso onto the chipboard to seal it. Next, I layered some Grunge Paste over my Clock stencil. Once dry, I started to apply my Distress paints spraying with water to blend the colours like Tim demo’s on his blog. I also put some distress paint and inks on to some of my stamps to add texture. My cogs/crackles and Gentleman were all stamped using Archival Ink. I also used gilding flakes for more interest and texture.

I die cut out my cogs from chipboard and added my Distress paints in same way and sprinkled over some Frantage onto them. I also added a little paint and guilding wax to my metal embellishments. 

My pocket watches I repainted the clock faces with Gesso and then rubbed some Distress Ink over the numbers. The outer edge of them I rubbed with Gilding Wax. Finally, I poured Glossy Accents onto the top of the clock face and let dry. 
I sprinkled a mixture of Frantage onto my clock and arranged all my cogs. My Gentleman carries his Time Travelling bag along with his wings, made from an old piece of a necklace and a charm which I added black distress paint and guiding wax to.

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at this post as much as I did in making it.

Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog.
Happy Crafting,

Julie x

Products used:
Distress Paints and Inks, Sizzix cogs die, Archival Ink, Frantage, PaperArtsy Grunge Paste and Cog Stamp, crackle stamp, Gilding Wax. Glossy Accents. Gentlemen stamp  Tim Holtz and Pocket watch free on magazine, Prima clocks stencil and craft stash.

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  1. Oh wow Julie, what a stunning creation, such great techniques used here, with fantastic results! I just love that blue colour! The way all the timepieces and cogs are altered looks so cool and I love what you did with the time traveller himself! A fabulous make and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge over at A Vintage Journey! Enjoy that holiday and so glad to hear your daughter is starting to do better! Must be such a relief!!

  2. Hello Julie,
    Fabulous, and such wonderful elements. Thanks for joining us at CVC this month.

  3. Stunning work Julie, WOW! I'm fascinated by the stencilled clocks, they look like porcelain additions you have somehow managed to embed in the background, going to have to try this. The colours, use of frantage and glossy accents....inspired. Perfect! Enjoy your break Ruth x

  4. Julie, this is wow! such an unusual color...and the textures are so good. Loved all your alterations here. Totally understand your sleepless nigh and crafty dreams! Have a great holiday.

  5. Awesome work Julie! This looks fabulous with so many wonderful elements. Glad your daughter is improving well. Have a great holiday. Nicola x

  6. This is something special,beautiful creation,love those clock faces,really clever and wonderful colours.

    Donna x

  7. You have definitely achieved your goal of creating amazing depth and patina!! Your beautiful project has a time worn appeal with elements that work together seamlessly, creating a vintage inspired masterpiece. I love your time traveler gentleman and little touches of building wax!

  8. Oh Julie, I LOVE this beautiful clock, you have used some wonderful techniques and the result is just gorgeous. The stenciled pocket watches look amazing and the Time Traveller is just perfect on this piece. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that your daughter's rash clears really soon. xx

  9. A truly stunning project Julie :-) wonderful details and techniques. I love the colours and gilding.
    Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

    Have a great holiday and it's great to hear your daughter's health is improving

    Hugs Annie x

  10. Oh this is so good Julie. I love the different treatments and ways you've incorporated the mix of clocks and watches on this and then your time traveller is so clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  11. Julie this is just amazing so much detail and all the wonderful techniques - love it

    I've blogged mine too HERE It would be great if you could come take a look

  12. Wow - Steampunk at its best! LOVE this!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at That Craft Place!

    Claudia x

  13. This is GORGEOUS Julie - a wonderful work of art! >:o) Delighted you joined in with our challenge at A Vintage Journey this month. Chris xxxx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous, Julie - wonderful delicate colours and gilding, and so stylish with all those layered cogs and details. Beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges, The Artistic Stamper and for joining us on A Vintage Journey!!
    Alison xx

  15. This is just beautiful. Wonderful work! I love all the depth you have achieved with your stamping and the little toucjes of gold. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  16. Great card, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations.
    Happy crafting, Tracy x


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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