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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Guest Post - Clockwork Poppies by Angela Drummond

Hello everyone, this week I would like to introduce you to Angela. She is our guest blogger for the next three weeks and has some wonderful projects lined up for you, all based around our Stamp of the Month - Autumn Poppy. The first one makes great use of chipboard and is a much more gentle way of looking at the clock. 

Using a chipboard clock I created a crackle effect as follows;

Paint the base coat in one colour of  matt chalk paint and allow to dry. Paint over this with a coat of crackle medium and again allow to dry. Add another coat of chalk paint in a contrasting colour; the crackle will appear during this final drying stage. Tip: Do not apply the crackle medium too thinly otherwise the depth of 'cracking' will be quite shallow or even non-existent.. Leave all stages to dry naturally, this is one of those times you need patience to get the best effect.

Next stamp the image from the Autumn Poppy using a pigment ink and emboss with clear powder. To colour the image I used a selection of mica powders, mixed with a little water to create a paint.

To finish I attached a a variety of paper flowers and the butterfly as illustrated. A hot glue gun is helpful here, but if you don't own one then use silcone or other strong clear drying adhesive.

Thank you so much for this gorgeous clock Angela, something I would definitely like to see standing on a table in my house and we look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next week.  Please welcome Angela by leaving a comment and if you wish to see more of her fab ideas please visit her blog A Crafty Blether. 


  1. Gorgeous project Angela. Love everything about it. Really enjoyed reading how you made this. Great tips on the crackle medium. TFS.
    Hugs, Flo x

  2. Something different! Looks lovely!

  3. Very pretty and different too
    Jackie x

  4. This is charming and so prettily vintage too. Love the colours. x

  5. A lovely project, really pretty. I've done a clock myself so I know you had a lot of fun creating this one! :) x

  6. What a great idea for this beautiful stamp set!!! I love it!!


  7. Lovely clock - wouldn't it be great to wake up next to this clock instead of a clock which demands you get up while it's still too early and at the same time tells you you're late?
    Debbie / Daqa


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