Hi all. Kelley here for Creative Embellishments. I had taken such a long break from crafting that I forgot just how much I enjoy getting inky and messy. I wanted to branch into playing with watercolors and purchased some materials. I am so hard on my acrylic brushes that I wanted to make sure I kept my new watercolor ones safe. I found this tin in my stash and thought it would be the perfect cup to hold the brushes. It just needed a little love.
I knew I wanted to use a clock face and wings, but due to the small size of the cup the proportions were to big for everything to fit on the front. While I figured that part out, I covered the entire thing in strips of tape in vertical and horizontal directions, making each strip a different size. I purposely left wrinkles in the tape to add texture. I covered with coarse texture gel and then when dry, painted with black paint. One thing I love about these chippies is that they can be coaxed to bend around corners without cracking or breaking. The key is to move it slow and the wet matte medium helps loosen the fibers as you bend. I used the Large Clock Face 4", Wings Set 3, Gear 1 1/2" , Gears 1", and loose parts to layer to the front and around the sides and then painted black.