Thursday, January 1, 2015

Shadow Box | Old-Timey Clocks

I found an empty white shadowbox at a thrift store before Christmas and wanted to put an assemblage of  old-timey clocks inside it.

After a quick internet search, I found some great vintage clock faces on creatingmyselfcreatively
Then, after a somewhat longer search through the scattered cache of craft supplies and collectibles that clutter my basement, I found a stash of rusty mini tart pans and jar lids to use as frames.
I printed out the clock faces in sizes that matched the frames.
My favorite frame is the lid with the wire grid over it. It reminds me of the (literally) old-school gym clocks that had cages over their faces to protect the glass from wayward basketballs.
Mod Podge
I Mod Podged the clock faces onto the frames.
I "aged" the clock faces with some watered down brown paint and some old coffee grounds. 
Then I put the clocks, a few silver and gold ornaments and some genuine faux snow into the shadow box. Unfortunately, the faux snow looked more like coconut flakes than snowflakes ...
... so I swapped it out for some epsom salt, which makes much prettier (and more realistic looking) snow.