How to Paint a Large Clock Face
This Tutorial will show you how to paint a large clock face, so that you make some some fabulous Pottery Barn Inspired Clock Face Art for your home! This tutorial was created by Gina from The Shabby Chic Cottage. I think it’s a beautiful project that would look lovely in any style home from Farmhouse, to Industrial style to Country and even Contemporary. I love that you can customize it and create it in any color to match your decor. You could switch the numbers out for roman numerals, if you want more of an old style traditional look.
Today, I’m sharing this tutorial for making a fabulous large Clock Face Wall Decor piece! It’s not a working clock, but it makes a great statement over a mantel, or any place that you need something large to add some interest to a room.
Instructions for How to Paint a Large Clock Face
I started with the 12 & 6, lining them up on top and bottom, then I did the 3 & 9, then added the other numbers in between in order. I only taped them on the inside rim edge, so I could use carbon paper for the next step.
Once all the numbers were ready, I traced around the edge of the graphics one by one with carbon paper under my print. I’ve learned that using a bamboo skewer really does a great job of making a super crisp line. If you’re doing a huge project, change them out occasionally to keep a sharp point, as they wear down over time.
I used a mixture of Annie Sloan Coco with a touch of Graphite to get a smoky brown color. I used a liner brush and just filled in the outlines, barely going over the edge of my guidelines to cover up the carbon paper outline.
Once it was all dry, I waxed it again to seal the numbers and you’re ready to go! The best part? It was all free… the best price ever, huh? This one is headed with me to Bella Rustica this weekend…. so I promise that next week won’t be yet another furniture/art painting project 🙂
See ya next week with a new project! Until then, I’d love for you to stop on over at my blog, The Shabby Creek Cottage, and say hello.
You might also like this Tutorial on How to Make a Large Working Wall Clock from HERE.
Anthony Pickett says
What Font are you using for the numbers in this clock face?
Sophie Atkins says
I might also try this face clock. And I am thinking if I’m going to include some sort of chinese ceramics designs.
Covenant Lights by Dorothy says
Gorgeous! Love clock faces.
Beautiful. I might just have to try something like that, too. Thanks for the inspiration!
The Gossamer Tearoom says
This is excellent! I love seeing people can alter discarded things and just hate the idea of things being thrown away and filling up landfills! I personally think it looks better than what can be bought because you can look at it and be proud of yourself each time you see it!