Shabby Chic Desk Clock with Deco Transfer

Hello creative Peeps! Sumedha here. Today I am on the blog with a makeover of an old clock to a shabby chic tabletop clock with the newly launched Deco Transfer Sheets. Lets see the process of how I transformed it.

I had an old table clock and I wanted to transform it into a vibrant piece.

Before coloring the base I rubbed a candle on the rim of the clock at random places and gave 2 coats of chalk paint – Tattered lace and Sailing Sky with shaded effect on the rim. I kept the centre mostly in beige colour (Tattered Lace).

Now comes the fun part. I fussy cut elements from the Little Birdie Deco Transfer sheets. I have used images from 2 Deco Transfer sheets – Old world Charm for the centre and Lavender Blooms for the corners. Before transferring the designs to the surface I have placed them face up to make a composition. I have cut the images very close to the prints leaving very little margins

Once I was happy with the composition, I slowly placed each image upside down starting with the centre image after carefully removing the plastic film which covers the image.

This is an important step to be followed if you forget to remove it, the image will get transferred on the plastic film and not on your surface. Once I stuck the image on the surface (face down) I burnished it well with a bone folder to ensure its adhered properly to the surface. I took a brush and wet the entire image with water saturating enough but not over doing it.

Once the image was wet, I removed the white backing paper slowly. I followed the same step for each image that I transferred on the clock surface. I then varnished the entire surface with Decor Varnish Gloss. Once the varnish dried, I used a sandpaper to distress the chalk paint in places where I had rubbed the candle to give it a vintage look. I then stamped some diamonds shapes on the rim of the clock with Archival ink- Magical Voilet to go with my composition.

I used clay embellishment and gave it a light coat of sailing sky chalkpaint. I then used Little birdie flowers in White- Agnes and Elira, Voilet and purple from Birds and Berries Collection to adorn my clock

I then added a clock mechanism to it and the clock was fully transformed.

This is how my final project looks. It so easy peesy to transform any object with the newly launched Deco transfer sheeets and saves lot of time.

I hope you loved the project and will definitely give it a try .

Till next time- Much Love

Sumedha

Poppies & Roses Altered Box of Tags for Mom

Hello, Friends! It’s Kathy here with a sweet little altered art project. It’s almost Mother’s Day in the US, so I thought I would share an idea that would be easy to make as a gift for Mom. Little Birdie’s vibrant ‘Poppies & Roses’ was just the perfect collection for this project.

Begin by painting the edges of a 3″ x 3″ x 3″ kraft box with chalk paint. Once the paint has dried, cut 2 7/8″ panels from the 6×6″ paper pad to cover the outside of the box. For the inside of the box, you will need 2 3/4″ panels of paper. Fussy cut a border from the 12×12″ paper pad and adhere it around the center of the box. Then attach a length of crochet lace above the border.

To make the box lid stand upright, wrap a 2 3/4″ wide panel of chipboard with designer paper. Adhere this to the back of the box. This is a trick I learned from my crafty friend, Ginger Ropp. Alter little box feet with Antique Gold Metallic Wax and adhere to the box corners.

Now it is time to decorate the box with fussy cut images from the 6×6″ paper pad, beautiful flowers and Little Birdie Primed Chipboard. I chose Butter Cup Candy Mix and Meadow Red Little Birdie Flowers.

Accent the edges of the Ornate Chipboard Clock with a touch of the Antique Gold Metallic Wax. Place dimensional foam or waste chipboard on the back of the clock and adhere to the top of the lid. Accent the Grass chipboard with Glimmer Moss Metallic Wax. Then cut apart and tuck into the flower arrangement.

Now it’s time to fill the box. Create little tags by cutting 2 3/4″wide panels of plain cardstock. I wanted to stagger the height of my tags so I cut them 2 3/4″ x 4″, 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ and 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. This way each tag can be seen when tucked inside the box. Cover the tags, front and back, with designer paper from the 6×6″ pad. Crop the corners with a corner punch. Use a standard hole punch on the top of each tag. Trim the journal cards from the 12×12″ paper pad to fit the width of the tags. Tie a ribbon through the hole punched at the top of the tag. Add a little charm and some pretty flowers.

You will have room in the box to add some sweet treats too. Gift wrap a cookie with one of the punch out doilies from the 12×12″ pad. Simply score the sides of the doily and adhere. Attach an individually wrapped tea bag to the back of one tag. Leave room to write a note on the back of one tag. And we will turn the 3rd tag into a mini card.

Cut a 1 1/2″ x 3″ panel from your scraps to serve as a hinge for the tag card. Score at 1/2″ and 1″. Adhere one side of the hinge on the right hand edge of one tag. Then adhere the other hinge on the left hand side of the second tag. You’ll be left with a 1/2″ spine piece in the center of the two tags. Cover the center spine with a little scrap of your designer paper. Cover the inside of the tag card with designer paper to cover the hinge and decorate. Add a little treat pocket.

This is a project Mom will love, but it would also make a great birthday gift, party favor, or bridal shower decor. Just change the paper to match the theme.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. Thanks for letting me stop by!

Happy crafting,

Kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Little Birdie Poppies & Roses 12×12 Paper Pad and 6×6 Paper Pad, Ornate Clock Chipboard, Grass Chipboard, Antique Gold Metallic Wax, Glimmer Moss Metallic Wax, Chalk Paint, Candy Mix Embossed Daisies, Red Meadow Flowers, Small Box Feet and Charms from my stash. Ribbon: Sherry Checkerboard Satin Ribbon, Gold Metallic String