Inky fingers, but not hands. I almost forgot to put a minute hand back on this clock, but fortunately it didn’t happen and we can tell the time now… approximately, but we have a couple more clocks for more accurate measurement.
We’ve been having this simple clock in our hallway for a while already, but finally decided to add some color to it.
I made a template out of printer paper, then transferred it to the left side of Yupo and inked the right side. It seems like the sides are different, as ink won’t run on the left side. This dial is my second attempt, as first one went out of control. It’s better to use gloves, not only to protect your hands, but also to protect Yupo, as fingerprints change the way of how ink ‘works’ on Yupo. If you don’t want colors to mix with each other, it’s better to add one color first and let it dry completely before using next one. They will interact, but not so much. It depends on color, all are acting differently.
The hardest thing was to make a neat circle opening in the middle of the dial to assemble it back. I ended up using different styluses, tweezers and even a pen and some glue not to tear it apart. I really wanted to have them back on the wall, so it was worth the effort.
- Clock – IKEA
- Yupo – 100% polypropylene
- Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink – Lettuce, Bottle, Terra Cotta
- Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixatives – Copper, Pearl
- White pen
- Tombow Mono Multi Glue
I’m entering this clock into Happy Little Stampers December Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good time!