Gradually add watercolor to the wet area using colors that blend well together. Let dry overnight.
Light box or window
Art masking fluid
Measure the interior of your box. Draw a rectangle with the same measurements on the patterned paper and cut it out.
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Print a favorite phrase in a pretty font.
Add a layer of Mod Podge to the bottom of the box and the back of the paper. Place the paper on the bottom of the box and let dry.
Tape the paper to a flat surface and fill in the traced phrase with art masking fluid. Allow to dry until it feels slightly tacky.
Small wooden box
Sheet of patterned paper
Gold rub-on letter and number transfers
3 small c-hooks
A liquid that protects areas of watercolor paper from the paint; you can find it in art supply stores near the watercolor supplies.
Paint a thin layer of water where you plan to add color on the clock face.
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Place the printed phrase under the watercolor paper and use a light box or window to trace the phrase.
Screw the c hooks into the top inside panel of the box, then place the tags on the hooks.
Plywood clock face
Add splashes of watercolor around the phrase and use water to blend different colors.
Allow the paint to dry. Drying time will vary depending on how much water you use to blend the color.
Add the clock mechanism to the face by following the included instructions.
Purchase the clock mechanism first so you can make sure it won’t extend beyond the clock face.
Gently rub and roll the masking fluid to pull it off the paper.
Use the watercolors to paint a large stripe across the bottom of a gift tag. Rinse, then paint another stripe directly above the first stripe using only water. Repeat until you’re halfway up the card and make 13 cards. Let dry, then repeat ombré process on the back of the cards.
Add the rub-on letters to front and back of the cards to make these combinations (front/back): Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct, Nov/Dec, 0/1 (two cards), 2/3 (two cards), 4/5, 6/7, and 8/9.