Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Made It: Mini Orzo Clock in Turquoise, Blue, and Green on Yellow

Thought I'd share a little bit about my process, since I get asked about 4 million times a show how I paint these things.  NOT PAINT.  Vinyl is a foreign material to most people.  I take scraps, cut the vinyl in whatever shape I want (this time it's the Orzo!), peel back the negative space, and then pick up that little sliver with my blade and add it to my background, which is vinyl on aluminum in the case of a clock. 

Starts here:

Then I put the vinyl on the aluminum (it's a peel and stick thing) and it's a blank slate, which can be a little scary sometimes:

Then I start adding the colored Orzos:

And on...

And on...


Then I cut the excess vinyl from the sides of the aluminum and the pre-drilled hole for the clock mechanism in the middle:

....And....TA-DA!  Finito.

Hopefully, then, this little clock will make someone happy and they will purchase it.  I'll have this at the Mommyshop this weekend, and also on Etsy right away. 

Hope that makes sense.

1 comment:

  1. So radical to see the process! Thanks for sharing!