Saturday 6 April 2019

2019 #4 Tick Tock: Here's a Clock with JOFY {by Helen Chilton}

2019 Topic 4: Tick Tock

Helen is back with a colourful clock perfectly showing off how much fun those  new JoFY stamps are to use! Helen always creates fun and abstract backgrounds with plentiful stamped layers  and colour, so enjoy and perhaps your weekend will get your muse ticking and tocking along with us too! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Helen with you today, and I'd like to share with you a clock that I've made using some of the new JOFY stamps..

You can make a clock out of almost anything as long as you are able to punch or drill a hole for the clock mechanism. These can be bought from craft shops or just buy a really cheap clock and take it from there. As it happened I had this MDF clock frame that I bought years ago stashed away in a drawer and thought it would fit the stencil really well.
These new JOFY stamps are lovely - I like the little bit of book text in the centre of the flower and the scribbly outline flower that stamps brilliantly with paint.

The products I used are the JOFY76 set and PS110 from Tracy Scott.


This is the clock blank that I had - the frame is separate from the base which makes it much easier to decorate.

The stencil just fitted where the clock face was. I picked out my paints but then swapped the pink for Cherry Red - I was inspired by the gorgeous colours used in some of the samples made for the latest Tracy Scott stamps.


 Just used two colours here.

I then decided to stamp the sketchy flower in yellow, I wanted to both get the colour down and keep the petal shapes. I found it easiest to spread the paint out on a mat and dip the stamp in.

Lots of stamping but you can still see the shapes.

It took me quite a while to work out what to do with the frame. I didn't want a solid colour and I wanted to keep some of the white, so I decided to do the same as on the base.

Love how the colour builds up.

I finished off with black for more definition. I liked this effect - like a massive scribbly doodle! You can see all the paint pads spread out to the left.

I then outlined the frame with a chisel tip pen; a really easy way of finishing off an edge as it always goes in a straight line, no wobbles!

I stamped the images in black paint as well as ink wasn't quite intense enough.

Add numbers and hands.

I had the blank already for this project but wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. However I like it. Stamping with paint gives it texture and lets you keep the colours true as you layer them up; i.e. no mud! It was pure luck that the stencil fitted so well although with the wide choice of designs from PaperArtsy you're bound to find something that works. 
As I said before what you use for your clock is up to you - a box canvas, a plate, mountboard, MDF shapes, clay  - you've just got to be able to make the hole for the mechanism. The clock works on the back usually have a little hook for hanging built in as unless it's recessed like a canvas, it won't lie flush to the wall.
Enjoy your clock experiments!



craftytrog said...

Simply gorgeous Helen!!! Love all the colour madness of it!
Alison xx

geezercrafter said...

Love the stamping on the frame, so effective. Fab tick tock creation Helen.

PaperArtsy said...

fantastic Helen!!! Love how bright and cheerful this is!

Miriam said...

This is fabulous Helen

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow that's stunning, Helen! X