Introduction: Aluminium Tape Art Wall Clock

We do a lot of aluminium tape art work and we wanted to do a protection Galdr, (Galdr (plural galdrar) is one Old Norse word for "spell, incantation"). We decided to make a wall clock and here is how we did it.

Step 1:

We used a circular cardboard blank (this is probably made to use in pizza boxes or cake boxes) and a piece of wallpaper as the base of the wall clock.

Step 2:

We cut and glued the wallpaper to the cardboard blank and punched a hole in the centre.

Step 3:

Get a design you want, we chose Vegvisir Galdr (A Vegvísir Galdr is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find his/her way through rough weather.) since we like the design.

Since it's hard to trace the design on structured wall paper we use baking parchment, put the design under the baking parchment and start tracing it with the hot glue gun.

When the hot glue is cold you can detach it from the parchment, glue it to the cardboard.

Step 4:

In this step you'll need aluminium tape and a drawing stump, it is a very good tool to flatten the aluminium tape with.

Wrinkle the tape to get some structure and cover both sides of your design.

Step 5:

Add a layer of black paint to both sides with a sponge.

Step 6:

Decorate your artwork with what ever colour you like, we use acrylic craftsman paint.

Step 7:

Well any clock do need a clockwork :)

Step 8:

Since we chose dark colours, we decided to paint the clock hands in a metallic purple.

Comments

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windkissed (author)2016-01-30

What a wonderful outcome. I'm really inspired to try this... I have all the supplies.. It looks a bit tedious to paint the higher & lower surfaces without getting paint where it doesn't belong... Did you have difficulty with that? Also, how did you determine 12:00?

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Jednorozec (author)windkissed2016-01-31

Thanks a lot! We have different sized brushes for different needs, a smaller sized brush is a lot easier to paint the higher surfaces with. It does take a whole lot of patience to paint the higher surfaces, those areas also takes more time. Usually we use a template (found it online) to determine where 12, 1, 2 etc goes but in this particular design we just turned the design "the right" way.

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Devin_Koch12 (author)Jednorozec2016-03-31

It is beutiful i like all of the runes i have a question do u have a bind rune perhaps and what inspired you to do magic??

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Jednorozec (author)Devin_Koch122016-03-31

Hello Devin,

I guess that you mean bandrún and yh we do make those to, we have always been interested in runes, wiccan and other such things. :)

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watchmeflyy (author)2016-01-29

Very smart technique; thank you for sharing!

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Jednorozec (author)watchmeflyy2016-01-30

Thanks for liking it :) Didn't think so many people would like it :) Have a nice weekend!

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ArticAkita (author)2016-01-28

awesome functional piece of beautiful art! love it!

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Jednorozec (author)ArticAkita2016-01-29

Thanks a lot!

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MickiV (author)2016-01-28

What a clever way to get texture. I love learning a new word too, Galdr.

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Jednorozec (author)MickiV2016-01-29

Yes we love to work with aluminium tape :)

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DanL63 (author)2016-01-28

Nice use of texture!

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Jednorozec (author)DanL632016-01-29

Thanks!

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Pale Rider X (author)2016-01-28

Amazing! Thank you for posting this.

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Jednorozec (author)Pale Rider X2016-01-28

Thanks a lot :)

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