Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another Tray Transformation

On the same trip where I picked up the other tray for $.99, I picked this one up for slightly more....gasp $2.99. Oh the extravagance!
I liked the shape and it was in decent enough condition. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but since when is that an inhibitor? Mr. Chocolate and I had recently been to a lovely street fair in the town of Snohomish, WA and he spotted a goodie bag of watch parts. Mr. Chocolate is a watch collector and loves all things watch and clock related. So I bought this bag of goodies:

and the vendor threw in a bag of containers for $25. Haven't done much w/ Steampunk but thought it would be perfect for playing with that. Then, the other day, as I was visiting The Graphics Fairy ( whom I call the Queen) and saw a lovely antique pocket watch image, I got an idea. So first I painted the tray black...didn't worry about the middle too much because I knew I was going to add some paper.

Decoupaged two complementary styles of scrapbook paper ( one is the same paper I used in the other tray and one of my fav patterns) and then went over the painted parts with thinned white tacky glue to give it a weathered look. When dry, I dry brushed it with gold paint and lightly brushed the center of the tray with it too. Then to my bag of watch goodies and took complementary pieces of "watch guts" and glued them to opposite corners of the tray.

Last but not least, I printed the antique pocket watch image onto clear label paper ( I'm in love w/ Avery 8665) and the used my Printshop program to create the word "Time" in Latin . Even though it's clear, I trimmed closely, pulled off the backing and stuck it to the center of the tray. Done and done:
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Unknown said...

My mailing address is...haha I LOVE THIS! I WANT ONE! Or a picture frame with those great clock and watch parts!!

Puzzling Poster said...

I recently did something 'similar' with a Picasso print as our image. A new tag along pal

Unknown said...

Following you now on GFC as Thrifty Canucks from TTA. Please check out my blog and follow if you can


Unknown said...

Wow...what am amazing transformation! I'm visiting and following from TTA!


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

lol Bridgette. Glad you liked it and thanks for the comment. Thank you too Puzzling Poster. I'll be over to visit soon!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks Lauri and Thrifty...will be over to visit shortly!

DesignTies said...

I love all things watch and clock-related too, so needless to day, I'm diggin' this tray!! It's so creative and unique, and a great way to display interesting watch parts :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

P.S. I agree, chocolate should be the answer to everything!! :-)

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Saw your blog on TTA...and the tray is BEAUTIFUL!! I hope to get some great ideas from you!
Feel free to check out my site at www.simplyscratch.com

Laurie @simplyscratch

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I came over from All Thingz Related - that is a great tray! Oh I'm lovin that clock and the colors you used. It turned out great. I think I need it. ;)

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I love the clock design! You are amazing! (This is livetoread... I can't figure out how to log back in here!)

Millie@PassionDecor said...

Hey,I love your blog..so young and so popular already! good for you! :)
What a great ideas and talent tou have... I'm new fan :)

Unknown said...

This turned out great!! LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! BRAVO! What a fabulous creation you have made!
Cindy Adkins

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Just hopped over from the Graphics Fairy party~ I love your project! Thanks for the heads up about the clear label paper~ I'll be trying that! I'm looking forward to reading more~ I'm a new follower!

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from Graphic's Fairy, loved the cards and also the tray! Very creative use of "Time"

Christine said...

That tray came out totally awesome...love the Graphics Fairy!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh my!! Aren't you the clever one, this is too Fab!!!!

Unknown said...

We featured your tray transformation this week! Come by and grab a tag, if you'd like!

PetraB said...

Just genius, the transformation is absolutely prefect.