Embossed Metal Clock

Materials

  • Reclaimed wooden clock
  • Spellbinders Paper Arts Copper Premium Craft Foil
  • Burlap fabric, 5”x6”

Tools

  • Spellbinders Paper Arts Grand Calibur Embossing & Die-Cutting System
  • Spellbinders Paper Arts dies: Borderabilities Petite Fleur de Lis; Nestabilities Labels Fifteen, Standard Circles (SM and LG)
  • Spellbinders Paper Arts Impressabilities Fleur de Lis embossing template
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Minwax Clear Spray Lacquer
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Tattered Leather, Cinnamon
  • Adhesives: Xyron 510 with permanent adhesive, Glue Dots Craft Dot n Go dispenser, API Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, pencil, paintbrush, newspapers, paper towels, heat tool, sanding block

Directions

STEP 1

  • Remove face and glass from clock. Remove hands and movement from face. Paint clock black; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Spray clock frame with Glimmer Mists, alternating colors, until pleased with effect; dry each coat with heat tool to prevent puddling. Let dry. Spray with lacquer finish; let dry.

STEP 3

  • Lightly spray existing clock face Cinnamon; let dry.

STEP 4

  • Die cut following shapes from copper foil: two Labels Fifteen #5 (smallest being #1), cut in half for clock sides; one Labels Fifteen #5 with #3 cut from center to make frame for clock front (see Fig. 3 for die placement).

STEP 5

  • Follow directions to emboss die-cut shapes with Fleur de Lis template; see Figs. 1, 2, and 3.

STEP 6

  • With silver foil side against die, die cut one Standard Circles LG #5 with #3 cut from center to make frame for clock face (see Fig. 4 for die placement). Emboss over burlap.

STEP 7

  • Die cut four tiny teardrops from foil using Fleur de Lis border die.

STEP 8

  • Apply black paint over copper side of all foil pieces; see Fig. 5. Wipe off excess. Sand lightly for distressed look.

STEP 9

  • Apply Xyron adhesive to backs of side pieces and square frame. Gently press half-labels to sides, with cut edges to back. Press frame to front. Spray entire clock with lacquer; let dry.

STEP 10

  • Apply Xyron adhesive to back of square frame cut-out and gently press over original clock face. Use pencil to poke hole in center for clock movement. Glue circle frame to face, debossed side up.

STEP 11

  • Using rolled-up adhesive dots, adhere teardrops to 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions on circle frame.

STEP 12

  • Reassemble face with movement and hands. Replace glass and face inside clock.

Tip

  • 1. Use a Spellbinders Magnetic Spacer Plate or removable tape to hold die templates in place when cutting frames and embossing.
by Judy Hayes for Spellbinders Paper Arts
Embossed Metal Clock
Embossed Metal Clock Fig. 1
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Fig. 5