Thursday, April 6, 2017

Vintage Clock with Deb Antonick

This month I wanted to do something cheerful and colourful to help rid myself of the winter blues. Winter will just never end. I decided to go with a Shabby Chic look and one of my very favourite things ... coffee! 

was thrilled to receive this large vintage clock face to create a project on, so to create the distressed shabby chic look I used DecoArt Chalky Finish paints.

I base coated the entire piece first with the brown (Russet) and let it dry. 
Then I painted over the brown with the lighter green (Refreshing) and let it dry to the touch.

Use a damp cloth to gently rub over the green to expose bits of the brown from underneath.

Then I stencilled the center with a coffee stencil from Studio 12 and the Dark Grey (Relic) Chalky Finish paint.

I then drew on my coffee cup and the heart. (Link to pattern is provided below).
I shaded around my design for a little antiquing with DecoArt Acrylics Asphaltum (dark brown)
I painted the cup with DecoArt Acrylics in soft pinks, and the heart with off white as follows:
Basecoat – Cotton Candy
Shade – Boysenberry
Highlight – Pink Chiffon
Deepen Shading - Razzleberry

Basecoat – Light Buttermilk
Shade – Fawn
Highlight – Warm White
Deepen shading – Asphaltum

I then stencilled tiny polkadots on the cup with Warm White (White)

I added a chipboard branch and painted the stem with the Asphaltum and the leaves with Foliage Green (green).

I wanted more colour so I added a little butterfly from my ephemera box that coordinated with the colour palette.

I  stencilled the wood Coffee and a cup from the stencil onto the heart.

I finished by adding some steam swirls with my Emboss It pen and some vintage Stampendous Embossing powder.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

- Wood Vintage Clock Face (coming soon)

Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Americana D├ęcor Chalky Finish Paints:  Rustic, Refreshing and Relic
- DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Asphaltum, Light Buttermilk, Warm White, Fawn, Cotton Candy, Boysenberry, Razzleberry, Pink Chiffon, Foliage Green and Lamp Black (for outlining)
- DecoArt Media Matte Medium, or any adhesive
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Pen
- Stampendous: Vintage Glitter
- Polka Dot stencil
- Poems for the Morning: Coffee Word Art Stencil 

Here's the link for the line drawing of the coffee cup and heart:

Deb Antonick