Art Techniques | 30 December 2015DIY Gold Leaf Clock Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Looking for the perfect accent piece for your space? Creative Painting & Beyond shows you how to create this gorgeous gold leaf clock that will make any wall or shelf look extra fancy. Are you always racing the clock? How about making a timepiece that’s at least pretty to look at? This gold leaf clock is one of my favorite projects—it’s simple to put together and looks pretty fancy up on the shelf. Make one for yourself, and keep time in style! Materials • Black foam core board • Raised number stickers • Cutting mat • Craft knife • Gold leaf • Gold leaf adhesive • Small paintbrush • Gold leaf duster brush • Clockwork kit • Salad plate Step 1 Start by cutting out the circle for the clock base. Place your foam core board on the cutting mat, and place the salad plate upside down on the foam core board. Trace around the plate with a craft knife, cutting out a circle. Step 2 Place the number stickers around the clock. Be sure to use stickers that are raised and have a bit of depth to them—it will be much easier to apply gold leaf to the surface. Step 3 Brush a thin coat of gold leaf adhesive onto each number. Try not to allow too much pooling. Let the adhesive dry for a minute or two, until it’s tacky to the touch. Step 4 Apply pieces of gold leaf to the numbers, and pat the gold leaf down gently with a brush. Step 5 Once all of the gold leaf is adhered, use the duster brush to gently dust away the excess. You may need to use a smaller brush to get into the crevices of the numbers. Step 6 Continue to work all around the clock, applying gold leaf to each number. Step 7 When you are done with the numbers, flip the clock over, and bore a hole in the center with a craft knife. Keep making the hole larger until the clockwork will fit through the hole, from back to front. Step 8 Insert the clockwork, and assemble it according to the directions on the packaging. Step 9 Put your clock up on the shelf, and never be late again! Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Full of inspiration, easy instruction, gorgeous artwork, and myriad ideas for artists to explore, Creative Painting & Beyond is sure to bring out the artist in everyone. Learn how to create beautiful and whimsical artwork with Creative Painting & Beyond, a vibrant, interactive book packed with creative prompts, tips, exercises, and engaging step-by-step projects. From canvas artwork and illustrated stationery to hand-stamped tea towels and intricate marbled paper, crafters will enjoy a variety of simple, fun, and colorful projects that make creative painting approachable for artists of any skill level. Leading the charge are several talented artists, who encourage artistic development through a series of painting prompts and exercises designed to get the creative juices flowing and inspire each reader’s journey into painting with multiple mediums, including gold leaf and liquid gilding, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Artists will learn how to work with these fun mediums to create stationery, gifts, art projects, home decor, and more by following along with the simple step-by-step instructions, accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs of the process and finished. Blank pages and interactive prompts invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own projects. Full of inspiration, easy instruction, gorgeous artwork, and myriad ideas for artists to explore, Creative Painting & Beyond is sure to bring out the artist in everyone. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.