Thursday, 20 March 2008

gift for the nephew


I had wanted to make my Skiing mad nephew something different for his birthday so decided on a clock. I started of with a cardboard square thingie!!! i got from the Range - its a bit like a picture frame.
Next I totally covered it in some wonderful striped fabric I purchased the other week from the Excel show (which I must add was a total waste of time really - except for the fabric), anyways - I covered the whole thing back included with the cloth, and then gave the whole thing a final good coating of the well tried and trusted craft PVA. This was to give it a good base to stick my items to it, but also make it sort of waterproof, 13yr old boys and most items need to be made waterproof. The next job was to decide which way i wanted to hang the clock and also to find the centre for the clock movement.

As you can see I decided to hang it not square but at 45 degree angle, which i think works well??. Well anyways i found all sorts of odds and ends to add to the clock to make it a one off one of a kind, made the '12 O'clock' and '6 O'clock' items from fimo clay, and again gave a good coating of PVA , I don't know where I brought the boot from??? but i think it works well.

And yes the '3 O'clock' and the '9 O'clock' are meant to be back to front and spelt incorrectly and it just adds to the clock I think. I made his name in wooden letters and decorated, and added the lizard - which had to be moved three times as the clock arms kept catching it DOH!!!. After I added the collage items I again gave it a good coating of PVA. I think it works quiet well in the end, but i suppose the most important things is 'does the nephew like it', well I will find out next week. - click on the image to see a close up

6 comments:

Nicks said...

what a cool one armed aunt you are!

duckface said...

maybe a nuttie aunt haha thanks for inspiration as ever

joey said...

oooooooooh i want one!

Sian said...

Well, if he doesn't like it he's clearly nuts. It's fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Fab :) CJ

My name is CINDY...... said...

WOW!!