The new time for the old clock
My relatives made repairs in the kitchen. For the completed interior is not enough wall clocks. The old clock is intact, but apparently does not fit into the updated kitchen. It's a pity to recycle the watch, the inscription on them is a gift. I will try to breathe new life into them.To work with watches, let's sort them. Dial, glass (and not plastic, as in modern watches) and a frame.I didn’t even try to remove the clock mechanism, because a careful examination of any fasteners not found. The dial decor will be accompanied by a neat rotation of the minute hand, this will complicate the work a bit. So, let's start with the frame. I decided to cover it with a cloth, I just had it in stock, suitable for the color scheme.This is a fairly dense cotton fabric with elastane. When cutting it cuts quite a bit. We put the frame on the fabric and fine for cutting the circle, indenting the edges for the bends.Cut out our pattern. On the outer side of the frame we glue the double sided tape to secure the fabric before the start of wrapping.Having made small cuts in the corners and taped double-sided tape inside the frame, we cover, carefully wrapping the edges of the fabric and sticking on the adhesive tape. I didn't choose the scotch randomly, the fabric is well glued to it. The glue in this case would soak through the fabric and complicate the process.Having finished wrapping the frame, I tried it on with a watch. It turned out great.And one could dwell on this. But the factory décor of the dial tells us that this is not a completely man-made product, it looks pretty boring. In addition, the relatives really wanted a wall clock with Roman numerals.Therefore, proceed to the dial. The dial is molded from plastic, the numbers and letters on it are part of a solid design. Therefore, I decided to zashpatlevat dial surface, leveled everything under zero. The height of the legs, on which the arrows rotate, allows us to apply 2-3 mm of putty.Gently rotating the hands, I walked across the entire face of the dial .The jar with putty says that it dries from 3 to 24 hours, I decided to wait for the maximum for reliability. After a day, I found microcracks on the surface and once again walked through the putty, already only rubbing up these very cracks, with a layer less than 1 mm. The second layer is 5-6 hours.After complete drying, with a small spatula, I lightly rubbed the surface, knocking out irregularities, and rubbed it with a damp sponge by removing small particles. Primed on two layers with white acrylic paint without water, with intermediate drying of each layer.And in the end - toned the surface of the dial with the color of acrylic paint without water, chaotic strokes I needed. It turned out such an interesting texture.I found Roman numerals on the Internet and, in addition to them, the Eiffel Tower, suitable for the style of the kitchen . Printed the image, and placing the sheet in a plastic file, she drew a drawing with black stained-glass paint from the children's set "Stained Glass". Such paint when drying turns into a sticky sticker.A day later, the numbers dried in parallel with the dial, I transferred these stickers on the dial. Collected the clock and ...... I hope the relatives will be happy.
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