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.
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.