Saturday, 26 September 2009
I started to do this canvas last year. First I worked on it with glimmer mist and ink-pads, partly stamped some corner motives and some script in the middle, and then did some random embossing with gold and colourless powder. I didn't know what to do with it, so I put it in my capacious built in cupboard. They yesterday Jenni, one of the *girls* on our scrapbooking forum, was talking about a canvas she was planning to paint and stamp, and it reminded me of my *hidden* one. Got it out, looked at it, and still didn't know what to do with it. Decided to glaze it with glimmer mod-podge and some glitter in gold and pink, but it still somehow looked unfinished. Then I remembered a broken clock I had seen in the same cupboard - took it out, took it apart, made a hole in the canvas and fixed it to the middle. Decided to put a battery in it to see if it would work, and lo and behold, it started ticking. Then I took it apart again and removed the clock-face, it just didn't look right. Put the clock back again, stuck a chipboard frame round it, and now I have a canvas clock. The clock does not seem to be very accurate, but it moves and ticks - what more can one want?