Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.
This one is not a working clock as it was created as a sample – but it could easily be adapted, real clock fixings are readily available to make it into a working piece. I may make another in different colours to fit my décor with an MDF backing. Spray varnish would also protect it and make it into a more durable piece of home furnishing.
This one is another fairly simple make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.
- Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016
- Standard pen holder and black pen
- 12 X 12 card and paper: pale pink polka dot paper, cream card, dark grey card and 4 sheets of grey board (recycled from 12 X 12 paper pad back covers)
- Versamark inkpad and clear heat embossing powder
- Glitter pen (gold), alcohol marker (black and light grey)
- Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue (Autumn Twinkles) and PVA pearls (Black)
- Gilding Wax (gold)
- Brad to hold the hands
How to make it:
- Load the Precious Time numbers and clock hands and cut 4 sets from cream card. I created a file to cut all in one go from a sheet of 12 X 12 card. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 5.5).
- Glue the elements together to make thick ‘chipboard’ components. Use a fast grab wet glue spreading the glue thoroughly so that all layers are well stuck down. Leave to dry.
- Colour the numbers and clock hands with black alcohol marker. Coat with Versamrk ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Lightly rub over with a little gilding wax to give a slight aged effect.
- Glue together the 4 greyboard sheets and leave to dry. This makes a good strong back for the clock.
- Load the Pearl Doily design, centre on the mat and cut from grey card. Keep the central doily for another project.
- Load the smaller Doily designs, centre on the mat. Draw the designs onto the pink paper using a black pen and the standard pen holder.
- Glue the drawn background mat and frame to the base backing. Leave to dry.
- Hand colour the image with gold glitter pen and grey alcohol marker. Note: the machine does now have a colouring fill function. The way that I have coloured my clock would be a bit tricky to programme into the design as I have coloured negative spaces and just outlined some of the shapes.
- Punch a hole into the centre of the clock (I used a long reach Cop-A-Dile) and fix the hands with a brad. In a rush for the post, could I locate my brads? No! I ended up using a jeans button with prong fixing as it was all I could find before rushing my samples to the post office – tee hee.
- Glue down the numbers.
- Finally finish with glitter glue and PVA pearls, plus a little gilding wax.