A small piece was removed from the watch part base so the lamp post would fit inside like a handle and be more stable. The lamp post and pocket watch (frame and base) were colored with distress markers. Then I did a Faux Tarnished Silver technique to the frame, ala Shelly Hickox. She's posted the instructions at Splitcoaststampers.
The base of the watch part was colored with Picket Fence and Pewter Distress Stains. Heat set. The eye (An Eye For Art) was stamped in Jet Black Archival. I g-e-n-t-l-y colored the eye using distress markers. Note: since the base color and the markers are dye based, they will bleed. Yes, they will. I had to go over a few lines with a Micron pen. I added distress stickles to the colored part of the eye and a black flat-back gem to the pupil. Let dry. GOBS of Glossy Accents was added to the watch. While it was drying I added some Beadazzles by Suze Weinberg to the handle. Oops...some went into the glass. Drats. Okay, so add a few more so it looks like I did it on purpose. Please note, I did NOT place the gold one directly in the center of the pupil. That was purely coincidence! A bit of gold marker on the handle and here's looking at you, Wendy!
And for the clean up portion of the post...I still had a remnant of the Halloween Shadows strip die (Tim and Sizzix) on my desk. Hey, it fits perfectly around a battery-operated tea light! NOW my desk is clean...at least for the moment. lol
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