THEN ONE DAY!!!!
It said,,,, "make me into a clock. NOW!!!!!!!!!!"
So I did. After the first 20 minutes is was nearly done and it SUCKED!!! No ,,, HONESTLY!!!
So I tried again. While I didn't make a lot of changes to it, they made all the difference in the world.
First, the copper wire holding up the clock face used to go straight up. OOPS!!! I bent it instead and it represents the handle. It's pouring out the time.
Second, the numbers on the clock face. I love the patina on the old copper plate. Why change it. BUT! It's FLAT!!! After trying a hand full of items for the numbers I gave up, went in the house and called it a night.
It woke me up during the night. I think I heard it yell "GET OUT HERE NOW!!!". It also told me it was a tea pot and wanted to know where the tea bags were!
It took me a couple tries to fold the copper banding into any thing that resembled a tea bag. After I finally did, I patinaed them. OOPS! They were perfect and I decided to give them a light coat of clear spray paint to keep the finish protected. DAMN!!!! Wrong thing to do. I used a new paint and it CREAMED my patina. OOPS again.
After pouting the rest of the night. I started on a new set the next day. NO FINISH! They turned out pretty good.
As you can see I "tied" the bags onto the plate with copper wire - the tea bag string. Then I added a piece of scrap copper, trimmed the corners and stamped in a number. Now, you can read the time a little easier.
Here are a few pictures of the tea pot clock I made for We Do Art.
|"Allow Me To Pour" |
Those are clock springs coming out the spout and represent the steam from the boiling water.
|Tea Bag clock numbers.|
Later this week, I'll post a short tutorial on how to patina copper like I did on these tea bags. It's not hard, but, it doesn't always work like you want it to. It's tricky!!!
Would you like to see how I made the tea bags too? Let me know!
What do you think of the clock? Let me know that too! It all helps make the next piece better!!!
Let me know!
Have a good one and thanks for stopping by! Shell