Looking out my studio window there’s still a foot of snow. But yesterday, the sun shone, the temperature started rising, (well, it rose about one degree but at least it’s going in the right direction), and the local radio station reminded me that we move our clocks forward this weekend for daylight savings.
All these conspired to convince me it’s now spring. And thoughts of spring bring thoughts of softer, lighter colors and, of course, spring flowers. And the flowers became the inspiration for this small CD clock I made for a gift.
It’s a 6″ x 6″ stretched canvas with a painted CD glued on top. I used DecoArt Americana paints for this project.The canvas was painted in Terra Cotta and drybrushed in Butter. The CD was painted (sanded with a coarse grit first) with Medium Flesh then sponged with Antique White. Flowers were painted with Melon and a little Butter drybrushed on the right to highlight and the leaves were painted with Celery Green. Then everything was outlined with Lamp Black. The CD was glued to the canvas the a hole was drilled through the center; the clock works were attached, and voila, a quick, simple gift was finished.