Recipe Card: Tando Creative Printer Tray Style Clock

Materials & Tools used:

Tando Creative Printer Tray Style Clock
Tando Creative 'Come Fly With Me' from Works of Parts range
Hearts Cog Mix small
Prima Craftsman patterned papers - Architect, Black Box
Ranger Distress Crackle paint - Tea Dye
Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot
Crafty Individuals Clock Face Stamp (CI-353)
Small black brads
Dovecraft Crafters Glue Stick
Clear stamp (from stash)
Black Acrylic Paint, White Acrylic Paint, Copper Metallic Paint (Wilko own brand)
Fiskars Finger knife, Crop-a-dile hole puncher

Mix together a small amount of black and white acrylic paint to tone down the black.  Paint the front piece of the clock and the clock stand and leave to dry completely.

Cover the back section of the clock with Prima 'Architect' patterned paper using the glue stick.  I always apply the glue to the chipboard and place down onto the patterned paper then cut around it using a Fiskars Finger Knife.  Ensure that a hole is left in the centre of the chipboard piece to enable the clock mechanism to pass through.

Cover the hot air balloon pieces with patterned paper and ink the baskets using the Distress Ink Pad.  Cover the banner piece with patterned paper and add a black brad to either side to look as if it has been secured with a brad.  I used a crop-a-dile to add the holes for the brads.

Paint the word 'Fly' and the floral edge piece with the Copper Metallic Paint and leave to dry.  Once dry, run the distress inkpad over the pieces to take off some of the shine. 

Cut one of the Heart Cogs in half using the Fiskars Finger Knife and paint with Copper Metallic Paint.  Once dry, stamp over the pieces with a stamp from your stash using the Black Soot inkpad.

Paint the compass and the arrow with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint and leave to dry and crackle.  Once thoroughly dry, rub over with the Black Soot inkpad.

Cut a section from Prima Black Box patterned paper (reverse side is striped) to fit the centre of the clock front and stamp using the Crafty Individuals Clock face Stamp. Adhere to the centre of the clock front.  Ensure that a hole is left through the paper for the clock mechanism to pass through.

Using the glue stick, adhere the two clock pieces together ensuring that the centre hole for the clock assembly is aligned.  Once the pieces have bonded together, decorate the clock as shown.

Assembling the clock mechanism: the clock mechanism should have the black plastic piece put on the mechanism first, then both pieces of the chipboard clock, then the gold washer and finally the nut.  The hour hand goes on next, then the minute hand then the second hand - press each one down firmly to assemble.  Set the time, add a battery, and place on stand or hang on wall to display.


  1. Thanks Ann this will be a big help in making up the clock xx

  2. Makes a nice change from doing scrap book page. Love the colours!

  3. That's what I thought - plus there's more ideas for the day .... if I tell you now it would spoil the surprise! Ann x