DIY: Watercolor Wall Clock

DIY: Watercolor Wall Clock


Hey Guys! Today I will show you how you can revamp your old wall clock, into a beautiful watercolor art piece. It is super easy and fun to make! For this project you’re going to need a wall clock, watercolors of your choice, Here am using watercolors by Schmincke. You will also need brushes and watercolor paper. Begin by removing the front side of the clock, you want to use the glass as a guideline and trace to the watercolor paper. But you can also use a compass to be more precise. Now dip your brush into some clear water, and begin applying a small amount of water to one of the areas inside the circle. You want to paint wet and wet(unclear) to create a light layer of paint with a gradient affect. From here start adding your desired colors onto the paper. I am using blue, purple, pink and green color that I added to different areas. Once you’ve added the paint to the paper, lightly blend them into each other. Be sure to avoid using too much water or otherwise the different colors will start running into each other way too much. Let everything dry and we can move onto the next step. To speed up the drying process you can use a hair dryer. Now we can go on and add another layer of paint, to make the design more vibrant. Use a wet brush loaded with paint, and start adding more paint to the paper the same way as we did before. I’m using almost the same colors I used for the first layer, just with less water. And don’t worry if the painting looks a bit weird during the process, everything will look a lot different and nicer once it’s dry. When everything is completely dry we can go ahead and add the details. For this step am using this pigment ink pen in white but you can also use acrylic paint and a small brush, or any other white pens you have, just try it out first. Begin by drawing simple lines starting at one side, From here create triangle shapes by connecting and dividing the lines. I didn’t have a specific design in mind, I just added line after line with out over thinking. Create triangles and lines in different sizes to create more dimension. You could really play around with it and just have fun. Once I got an idea during the drawing process I wanted these shapes to look like… as if they would start growing from the center and spread all over the painting. So I just kept creating more and more triangle shapes around the circle and made the the move towards the center. but you can design it the way you want it. Once you are happy with the final design it’s time to cut out the circle If you can’t see the guideline anymore you can just redraw it and then cut it out. Now we can add the design to the clock, but first we need to carefully remove the watch hands. Pull them upwards holding them right at the center of the clock to take them off or they will just bend. With the help of a black marker, I added a dot at the center of the of the glass And transferred it by pressing it down on to the backside of the paper. But again if you are using a compass or a ruler, this will be a lot easier but it works this way as well. Now with a pencil create a hole in the paper, it has to be wide enough to not interfere with the hands. And since my circle was a bit bigger than I need it to be I cut it a little smaller. Test out if the circle fit onto the clock face perfectly, and now we can attach everything together. Since I didn’t want to glue on the painting permanently, but also didn’t want it to move arround I added a little bit of glue on a few areas to hold everything in place. But if you don’t mind you can also glue everything together more properly. Oh! And don’t forget to make sure that he clock face is actually at the right place when you apply the circle. You might have a specific design in mind and don’t want to get confused with the time. Now we just need to reassemble the clock. First the short hand then the minute hand and the finally the second hand. See if the clock hands are in the right shape and don’t interfere with each other while moving around. Once everything is reassembled you are done. Don’t worry if your wall clock is a bit different from mine, the main steps are still the same. I’m really happy how the wall clock turned out, this clock looks so magical and dreamy and was really fun to create as well. I hope you enjoyed this DIY and found it helpful. Don’t forget to share your recreations with me by tagging me on Twitter, Instagram or facebook. To see them really makes my day. Thank You for watching everyone have a wonderful day, and see you next week!

100 thoughts on “DIY: Watercolor Wall Clock

  1. I love your channel! You are so sweet and cute and your creations are incredibly amazing and you as well!!!! LOTS OF LOVE ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I'm so bad at watercolor, and I saw this video and decided to try but as a phone case! It turned out great! I was so proud of myself. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Thank you soooo much for this! I recently got a new clock and this is the perfect way to decorate it. The background was way too boring

  4. Man könnte ja auch das Sternenbild dieser Galaxie benutzen! Also die Sternzeichen, wäre doch toll? Außerdem eine wirklich super tolle Idee :3

  5. it is cool, but, you know, there are no numbers, and it is a little hard to see what's the time.but, anyway, I like it!! <3

  6. This looks so beautiful!! I really like the white pattern over the watercolour, that makes it look so pretty and modern!! Awesome work 🙂

  7. I'm trying to do this. The colors arnt blending. Could it be that I am using multiple use canvas? Or that I didn't use the watercolors that she mentioned?

  8. i really like this kind of pinky color mixture, and it's also awesome that you always make something practical!

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