Monday, July 13, 2015

Take Time to Watch Clock Magnet

Hello everyone.  I hope your week is starting off well.  Barbara here with Altered Pages, and our theme this month is all about Fall.
So, I want to share a fun little project to either sit on your desk, turn it into a magnet, or place it anywhere you feel like thinking of Fall!  I love this saying because it reminds us to "... take time to sit and watch the leaves turn".

I used a clock die to cut some thick chipboard, as well as a piece of print paper to cover the board.  Then I used a circle die to cut out the  collage image for the center of the clock.
Use a glue stick to adhere the paper to the chipboard and edge with the Leather Inkx and the blending tool.  You can see the difference where I have added the brown shading on the right of the chipboard.
Edge the collage image with the gold ink pad.
Adhere to center of clock and add shading with a thin line from the Wink of Stella pen.  Again, I have shown a portion of where I used the pen to shade along the lower edge, versus the top edge, where there is no shading yet.  It really makes the clock face pop.
As you can see in the photo below, the chipboard clock hands are obscuring the beautiful "saying", so what to do, what to do?  Aha, I know!  I cut the clock hands from a scrap piece of acetate sheet.
I edged them with a black permanent marker, just enough to be seen.  Then I used a tiny brad to attach them to the clock.
I chose a scroll corner that fit the top of the chipboard, and first inked it up with the Delicata Ink Pad Gold and let dry.
Next, add a good, thick coat of the Aleene's Tacky Glue.
Pour the Champagne glass glitter over the scroll corner and let dry.  Remove excess glitter. Use the Aleene's Tacky Glue to adhere the scroll corner to the top of the clock.
And here is a closeup of the clear clock hands.  You can still see that beautiful phrase.  Love it!
Now, one last thing, add some numbers to the front and a piece of the Magnet Sheet to the back.  See photo of finished project above.

Altered Pages supplies used:
Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper padFalling for Fall collage sheetChampagne glass glitter;
Mixed Media Salazar Inkx (Leather)glue stickAleene's Tacky GlueRanger Blending ToolDelicata Ink Pad GoldWink of Stella penMagnet Sheets 4 x12 inchScroll corners

Other supplies used:
thick chipboard
clock die (Sizzix)
2-3/4" circle cutter die
Acrylic sheet
Mini brad
Black permanent marker
Number stickers

Well, that's it for this project.  Pretty easy peasy, wouldn't you say? So for more inspiration, stop by the Altered Pages website to check out all of the fab Fall products to use in your next project.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful, creative week!



  1. Beautiful autumn desk accessory! Barbara always knocks it out of the park, doesn't she?! I really love the clear acrylic clock hands - with this technique, they look so elegant and 'fancy' with the outlining, yet leaves the text uncovered - too clever! I don't usually make things for myself (I have way too much stuff already LOL) - but I think I'm going to give this one a whirl - though I'm going to wait until September...don't want to push summer away too quickly - it took so long to get here!
    I think I'm going to use one of those cheap clock 'kits' working parts at Michaels so my clock will actually tell time - I'll let you know how it works out!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comments, Tristan. As always, I am honored because you are so very talented yourself, and coming from you, it means an awful lot! Please do let us know how this works out. Stay tuned, though, I have an empty tuna fish can I plan on working into a clock. LOL

  2. As always great tutorial and wonderful project Barbara!

  3. Excellent project! You always come up with amazing takes on a theme! THANKS

  4. Barbara,
    Another pretty project and awesome tutorial. I love your tutorials!!!!