Walnut Hollow/Tombow Blog Hop Day 2

Day 2! We’re having a week-long contest with the grand prize of products from Tombow and Walnut Hollow.

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To put your name in the basket, you will need to do two things:

  1. Leave a comment here on our Blog. The more days you comment the more chances you have to win!
  2. “Like” us on Facebook.

Each day we will randomly choose a finalist and choose a winner from those finalists on the last day. The winner will be announced here at 1:00 pm (CST) Monday, May 6th.

We’re sending a special thank you to Tombow for asking us to play and create with them!

See the Tombow Design Team/ Bloggers:

Debbie FisherMelissa CashJennie GarciaMarie Browning

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This clock was fun to make using various supplies to give the project a different mixed media look – a little paint, a little paper, a little sparkle, and a fun embellishment to add to the mix! And it really does tell time!

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Start your project by lightly sanding the clock surface with fine sandpaper and wipe any dust off with a damp paper towel. I used a large flat brush to basecoat the entire surface with two coats of white acrylic paint, letting each coat dry and sanding lightly in between coats with fine sandpaper.

Measure the sections of the clock to help with cutting out the paper to fit each section. The tricky areas are the ones with curves – so I cut a larger piece of paper, then placed it over the area and pressed my fingers into the veined areas to “mark” the paper for cutting buy rubbing my fingers over the edges of the veining. Once all of the paper pieces are cut and ready to adhere, apply the Tombow® MONO Aqua Liquid Glue to the back of each piece of paper. Position the paper in place and press with your fingers to assure that it is flat on the surface. Let dry thoroughly.  The Aqua Glue really works the best.  I’ve used lots of different glues in the past and they tend to make the paper ripple after a couple of hours or days. Not the Aqua Glue – I think you’ll like it just as I do.

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Now for the fun part. Choose adhesive back crystals to add the sparkle to your clock. After reading all of the directions on and inside the packaging of the Creative Versa-Tool®, use pliers to attach the Flow Point on the Tool. Secure the Tool Stand to your work surface with tape and place the Tool on the Stand. Plug into an electric outlet, turn the Versa-Temp control dial to the Yellow-Orange Zone and heat for 4-5 minutes.

It’s easiest to use tweezers to place the crystals where you want them. Touch the Flow Point on top of the crystals and let the heat from the Tool penetrate thru the crystal to melt the adhesive on the back. You’ll feel the crystal sort of move around and get “gooshy”. Remove the Point from the crystal and move to the next one until they are all adhered. Add crystals for clock number placement.

Adding crystals

crystals and movement

Follow the detailed directions on the back of the Clock Movement packaging to attach the movement to the clock surface. I always use pliers to make sure that the movement fits tightly.

birdcage

The metal birdcage was found at Michaels Arts & Crafts. It was in the jewelry section and is by Susan Lenart Kazmer, Industrial Chic. I attached it to the surface using a strong staple and a hammer.

Add an AA battery to the clock movement and set the time!

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17 thoughts on “Walnut Hollow/Tombow Blog Hop Day 2

  1. Love the Bird house clock! Amazing job! Would love to get back into wood burning! I did it as a young adult and have gotten away from it. After seeing the projects this week I am itching to get back into it! Thanks for the chance to win the products I need to be able to!

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