I received this clock and 2 frames as a parting gift from a paint seminar at Budeke’s Paint store.
As you may know, green and brown are not in my palette. Green is but certainly not brown and probably not polka dots. I took the clock apart so I could paint the background.
This might be a great place to use souvenirs from our trip to France. I had two maps which are pictured below. The bottom one looked a little too much like blodshot eyes so I chose the top one.
Cut the map of France into a circle a bit larger than the clock face.
Mark where the numbers go on the side of the the clock face making special note of the 12.
Iron the map by laying down a piece of cloth on your ironing board (just in case anything transfers), then the map and then a piece of cotton cloth. Iron the map just until it lies flat. If you iron too long it will become brittle.
Scuff up the clock by sanding it lightly
and put down a thin layer of spray adhesive on both the clock and the back of the map.
Stick the map to the clock and let it set up for about 5 minutes before trimming the edges with a razor blade.
Lay the edge of the razor blade at a 45 degree angle to the surface and slide around the edge.
Cover the whole thing with 2 layers of Modge Podge, one before numbering and one after.
Replace the hands and time mechanism.
Have you got things you don’t want to throw away but aren’t quite right for your decor? Can you modify them?