CLOCK TOWER TUTORIAL
If you would like a copy of the template for this clock tower please contact me with your email address and I will send you a copy.
This is the Clock I made for the recent Crafters Companion Vintage Florals CD ROM
Cut out box from the template and glue together
I used craft card for my box .... you can give it a coat of gesso first if you prefer to do that before covering with your chosen paper ...
Now cut out the top part of the clock ( I used 2mm thick grey-board for this as it need to be quite thick for it to stand up ) and glue it onto the back of your chosen paper .
and glue down the paper as you go ...( this is the easiest way I found to do it)
Now stick the back of this to the back of your chosen paper and cut around it as close to the edge as you can get ,..... then with a nail file sand down the edges (VERY gently o get a nice close finish..) and ink around the edges (I used Brushed Corduroy by Ranger)
I used Collalls All Purpose glue for this as I find it does not wrinkle the paper as other glues do, and ink around the edges.
Now cut out 9 pieces of 2mm Grey-board
Layer 1 - 4cm x 7.5cm (cut 2)
Layer 2 - 4cm x 8.5cm (cut 2)
Layer 3 - 4cm x 9.5 cm (cut 2)
and glue each doubled layer on top of each other ....
Make sure you leave a .5cm gap at each side on each layer to get the step effect.
The easiest way I found to cover the steps was to do the front and the back first ....
Next cut a strip of paper 4cm wide and make sure it is long enough to go all the way around your steps (taking in to account it has to go on each step ) I found around 16cm should cover it
ink around the edges, now glue the base of your box and place onto the top of your steps making sure you leave a gap on each side
Glue the bottom edge of your top stepper and hold for a few seconds giving the glue time to set a little .
All that is left now is for you to print off the embellishments, clock face etc to decorate your clock ...
I would love to see yours when you have finished
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