Winter Door Clock

By  Sue Beckerton 

size: 5-1/4"x10-3/4"x2

  • Winter Time Door


  • Cabin Crafters Wooden Clock with Four Inserts (100837)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Asphaltum, Deep Midnight Blue, Lamp Black, Sable Brown, Slate Grey, Tuscan Red, Warm White, Williamsburg Blue, Winter Blue; Rich Espresso Dazzling Metallics


  • FM Dynasty Black Gold Series 206 Brushes: Shader #4, #10, #14; Flat Wash 3/4”; Chisel Blender #8; Round #1; Script 10/0, #1; Fan #4
  • FM Dynasty Decorator Collection Brushes: Series 100 Dry Brush #8; Series 400 Mini Mop; Series 400 Faux Squirrel; Series 1827 Oval Wash
  • DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Multi-Purpose Sealer; DuraClear Satin Varnish

Basic Supplies

  • sandpaper, soft cloth, copy paper, transfer paper, painter’s tape, stylus, paper towel, palette, container of water, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Winter Door Clock

  • Note
  • 1. Use chisel blender for all drybrushing. All line work is done using either 10/0 or #1 liners; always thin paint to inky consistency, fully load liner, then blot tip on paper towel.
  • Door Clock
  • 1. Remove clock and set aside. Sand, seal, and sand pieces, wiping dust in between. Basecoat main part of clock Rich Espresso. Let dry.
  • 2. Print out patterns.
  • 3. Basecoat entire door Williamsburg Blue. Transfer pattern. Basecoat "L" shape trim on molding Deep Midnight Blue for shaded side and Winter Blue for highlighted side. (Note: Use 1/4" painter's tape to help establish clean straight edges.) Float upper right corner of moldings Deep Midnight Blue at miter joint. Basecoat door hardware Lamp Black. Shade Deep Midnight Blue on doors under hardware. Use 10/0 liner and Slate Grey to highlight hinges and handles; use stylus to add screws.
  • 4. Float wreath Deep Midnight Blue around clock hole. Use #1 liner and Asphaltum to stroke many twigs; use dirty brush to add some Sable Brown. Dot berries Tuscan Red and add smaller Warm White highlight dots.
  • 5. Basecoat sign Sable Brown; shade Asphaltum and line wood grains. Use brush mix of Sable Brown and Warm White to add lighter wood grain lines randomly. Basecoat rope and words Lamp Black.
  • 6. Basecoat milk can Slate Grey; shade Lamp Black and drybrush Warm White highlight. Stroke twigs in same manner as wreath.
  • 7. For snow, load fan brush with thinned Warm White. Holding brush 12" from surface, use other brush handle to tap handle, allowing paint specks to fall onto surface. Use Warm White to stipple "snow" onto wreath, sign, twigs, and milk can as shown.
  • 8. To finish, apply two to three coats of varnish. Replace clock face in clock.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use #10 or #14 shader or flat wash to do floating. Use mop brush to soften floats by gently pouncing over water's edge.