I began with a black canvas and two of Andy Skinner's fabulous stencils.
Spread DecorArt Media White Crackle Paint through Andy Skinner's Industrial Elements stencil onto a black 10x10 canvas. Allow the paint to dry naturally for best crackle results.
Using one of Andy's techniques, spread approximately 1/8" thick layer of DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste between stenciled areas. Allow to dry only long enough for the top to develop a "skin".
Mist gears stamp with water and press into partially dried modeling paste to make great textures. Let the paste dry thoroughly before proceeding.
Add texture to the sides of the canvas by spreading DecoArt Black Modeling Paste through Andy Skinner's Snake's Web stencil. Do two sides, let dry, then do the two remaining sides.
Die cut a frame from black chipboard and apply DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste over the frame. Let dry.
Cover frame, as well as top and sides of canvas, with a wash of DecoArt Media Paynes Grey, Translucent White, and water. Let dry.
Spray frame and canvas with the DecoArt Media Carbon Black Mister. Do not try for full coverage, but rather a speckle appearance.
Add DecoArt Media Interference Gold with a dry brushing technique so highlight the high spots.
Brush DecoArt Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream and DecoArt Media English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream randomly over canvas.
Wipe back excess antiquing cream with a damp paper towel. Leave as much or as little as you like. To set the antiquing cream and prevent it from rubbing off, brush on a coat of DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish.
Begin working on the embellishments.
Coil 20g wire over rod or tool. Cut length of black 18g wire. Remove copper wire from rod and insert black wire through the coils.
Add a thick layer of DecoArt Media Liquid Glass inside the metal pocket watch and add a couple of small clock hands. The Liquid Glass dries clear and will look like a watch crystal when dry.
Use your finger to color the gold watch with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Black Shimmer for a vintage, pewter look.
Color the bottom of the switch with the Black Shimmer Metallic Lustre also.
Color the bottom portion of the bulb socket with Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre. Paint the chipboard gear with DecoArt Media Gold Metallic and place over the socket. Then screw the tiny bulb in and adhere to the canvas.
Begin glueing down the embellishments, shaping the wire coils, and adding some deeper color to the background with the DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. I added Cobalt Blue, Translucent Yellow Iron Oxide, and Burnt Sienna. The green color you see in the photo below is formed where I added the translucent yellow over the blue.
Finish adding the embellishments, and now you are ready to make some time!!!
And here are a few closeups.
And a few closeups from the side to show the dimension.
Andy Skinner's Industrial Elements stencil
Andy Skinner's Snake's Web stencil
DecorArt Media White Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste
DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media Carbon Black Mister
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Translucent White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Translucent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Transparent Red Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Burnt Sienna
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Cobalt Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Diarylide Yellow
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Burnt Orange
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Interference Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Metallic Gold
DecoArt Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream
DecoArt Media English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream
DecoArt Media Liquid Glass
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Black Shimmer
Stampendous CRS5036 gears stamp
Clock and watch parts
2 brass shell casings
20g Copper Wire
12g Black aluminum wire
24g violet wire
Light bulb and socket
I hope you enjoyed my Time Contraption project, and if only there was such a thing in existence, wouldn't we be happy to have so much more fun to play with our DecoArt Media products?
I am also entering this piece in the SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial June 2016 Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week, and Happy Father's Day!