Then a Knock Off at Twenty Something
And another at Alchemy Junk
this next one is from Creative Juices Decor
I enjoyed how each put their individual spin on it.
So here goes with my version. First I cleated some 1 x 6 cedar fence boards together and painted them white.
I found a big ol’ flower pot to trace for my circle
I used my Silhouette and an old used file folder to create my numeral stencils. I only did the basics as I planned to combine them to make all the numerals. (ignore the ED on there, it was for another project)
I was running out of room in my studio, with the wet weather I had to move this bookcase inside to paint it and it takes up quite a bit of space. I had a several signs in different stages of completion all over the place so I had to use the side of the bookcase as my work area.
The circle I traced with the pot was not large enough so I used it as a placement marker for the bottoms of the numerals, then I traced another circle using a pencil and compass from the first circle. Not precise but I wasn’t aiming for precise.
Here it is nearing completion but it needed some distressing. The center circle was too much so I wet a cloth and started to scrub at it to wipe it down some.
I used the damp blackened edge to run along the edges of the boards and here and there to add a bit of aging and darkening smudges.
Better but it still wasn’t me. So I took it to the garage and sanded the goodie out of it. Still was not there….
Finally I had to do it…I had to put my signature touch on it…
Roses…now it really is my version of Pottery Barns clock. I still make tweak it a bit before putting on the varathane. I had thought of some wording above and below the roses, I am just not sure yet.
I definitely had a good time with this one, I have another in the works with a heavy crackle background and I may do yellow roses on it.
While working on this I got 3 other signs painted and I have 2 more now on order.
The sun shone today and it was a sight for sore eyes. It is easier for me to run between the garage (where I saw and sand my signs) and the studio when it is sunny and pleasant out.
I did practice some shots with a new setting this morning in the mist. I will share them soon.