Out of the Box Clock

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Queen Elizabeth Doll Clock

I have been having so much fun using my Amaco Copper ArtEmboss!  I found this cool gift box at Dollar Tree thinking it would make a nice clock and was excited to see how my box clock would turn out.

 

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Years ago I went through a phase of making clocks, so I have some cool clock faces.  Since the ArtEmboss is so easy to emboss I could hardly wait to make a copper clock face!

 

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First, the brass candlestick needed to be covered with my new “chunky” glitter from Recollections, it is similar to  German Glass Glitter without the high price!

 

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I used the vintage clock face for the size of the copper  ArtEmboss clock face but used the smaller clock face for the numbers.  All I did was trace over the numbers with the wooden stylus, really easy and it couldn’t have turned out better!

 

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I covered the whole ArtEmboss clock face with black felt pen and dipped my finger in acetone fingernail polish remover which I applied to the copper lightly removing the felt pen in some areas and letting it settle into the embossed areas.

 

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The corners of the pretty box needed a strip of copper ArtEmboss.

 

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Fold it on to the corner and snip the extra flush with the corner of the box.

 

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Use the wooden stylus to draw lines on the corners, and tuck the edges into the box lid after applying E6000 to all the surfaces of the ArtEmboss strip.

 

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Make a hole in the center of the clock face.  An awl makes a good access then use a larger pencil to make the hole wide enough for the clock works.

 

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The candle stick lip needs some clearance, so you need to cut out a section of the box lid making sure the lid will close when the candlestick is attached to the box.

 

 

I have learned through the years you can’t count on the hot glue staying attached to the box clock by itself.  I attach a bead to some wire and secure it with hot glue in the well of the candlestick.  Then I run the wire into the box and swirl the wire securing it with hot glue covered with a circle of paper.

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Use the instructions on the clock works to attach the works to the lid of the box.

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Any normal person would stop here and be happy with a OOAK clock.  But I am obsessed with dolls, especially Queen Elizabeth I.  I made a sheet music collar and lined the top edge with left over pieces of ArtEmboss from the project.  I have digital images of Queen Elizabeth so I printed her out on heavy cardstock and attached her face to the sheet music collar with some lace trim.

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A truly OOAK Art Doll Clock with a beautiful Coppery Glow that is fit for a Queen!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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