DIY Watercolour Clock

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Walls looking a little drab? I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own clock with some beautiful watercolours.

What you need:
Clock mechanism + hands if they don’t come included. (It’s a good idea to measure the length of the spool that the hand sit on to make sure it will extend past the width of the wood).
7mm thick plywood
Watercolour paints
Watercolour Brush
White acrylic paint (optional)

What to do
Depending on what type of clock mechanism you purchase, this can influence the size of your clock face, so it’s a good idea to buy your clock mechanism first then decide on how big you want the diameter of your clock to be.
I wanted my clock to be 25cm in diameter sooooo… cue the help of my handy father, to cut out my circle of wood. Once you’ve cut out your circle of wood, then mark the centre of the clock and with a 10mm drill bit, drill a hole for the clock mechanism. (This may differ with different clock mechanism sizes so again check your measurements and use a drill bit that you’re sure the mechanism can fit through).
I also wanted my clock hands to be a bit more modern so I just simply cut the round edges off the top and bottom of the hands which cause they’re made of a really thin metal was easy enough to do with just plain kitchen scissors. And then I just painted them white!


Ok, here is where you can let your creative flair take over!
And a bit like watercolour on paper I’ve used a wet on wet technique to paint my clock. And it’s exactly as it sounds.
First lay down a thin layer of water to roughly mark out the way you want your colour to blend. The water will also help the colours to blend easier.

I found it easiest to start with the lightest colour being the yellow and working my way through to a pink/magenta through to a purple.

When you’re happy with the colours leave to completely dry for 24 hours.

Once dry, assemble your clock mechanise as per your instructions and HANG!


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