Good morning! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! It’s been beautiful here, and I’ve been working like a crazy woman. Even so, I don’t have much accomplished. It seems like I spend a lot of time waiting for paint to dry, and trying to figure out what I want to work on.
To refresh your memory, this is what my faux clock looked like.
Then I decided to give it a whitewash.
I really felt like I should have gone with a glaze instead. So that’s where I went.
I could have sworn I took a picture of the entire clock after I “glazed” it with dark walnut stain. But I can’t find the pics. Before I added the stain, I wiped down the numerals some to get the “whitewash” off. After I did that, I rubbed the stain all over the clock face and it made the numerals appear darker. (Which thrilled me) I decided to do a fake clock maker’s name on it. I taped it off, marking the center (sort of) It is very hard to work with a round surface. Not having any corners to measure from is quite a challenge.
I am really in to French stuff these days. Not exactly sure why. When Jamie was in high school, she went on a school trip to Paris. I was very fortunate to be able to go with her. I had a wonderful time. I’m sure I’ll never go back again. I googled French surnames and Rousseau was pretty much at the top. It means “of red hair” or something like that. I was a red head when I was younger and Jamie’s hair is red, so it seemed like a no brainer. I am also a fan of LOST, and Rousseau was the French woman on the island.
So, basically my clock was made in Paris by someone named Rousseau. Yeah, I know the P is too far to the left. I started with the “R” in the middle and worked my way to the right, then did the “A” and lastly the “P”. I didn’t notice how far to the left it was until after it had dried. I will just be quiet now, and let you enjoy the pictures.
I suppose I may be done with it now. What do you think? Does it look done to you? (other than the fact that I have “P” problems?)