Friday, January 29, 2010

Adirondack Alcohol Ink Altered Game Piece Clock

Before I get to today's project there were a couple of questions about the acetate cards from yesterday.

Q - Where do I get my acetate?

A - I save lots of it from packages I buy but if I need fresh sheets I buy them at Office Depot or Staples. I think you could find them at any office store. They are by the over head viewers/transparency area.

Q - How did I ink the dragonflies?

A - I used a waterbrush filled with Ink Blending Solution and painted it on. I applied a solid color to the body and I added "dots" of color on the wings. The blending solution in the waterbrush gives the color just enough viscosity to move just a bit but not over power it's neighboring colors.

Q - Who made the dragonfly stamp?

A - Stamps Happen and it can be found here...90246 Dragonflies.

HTH :)

Today's Adirondack Alcohol Ink project wasn't used by Ranger but I thought it was cool anyway. It's a clock I made using game pieces, foam core board and one of those inexpensive clock kits from Wal-Mart.

Roni - CHA 010


1. Cut a piece of foam core board to 8x8" square.

2. Apply Sunshine Yellow to the entire piece of foam core.

3. Flip the foam over and find the center by drawing 2 lines from corner to corner. Where they intersect is the center. Poke a hole through the board so you know where the clock pieces will come through.

4. Time to "play" with the game pieces! Arrange various game pieces on the board until you are satisfied with how it looks. This may take some time to move, fit and rearrange the pieces to suit your desired look.

5. Take a photo of the game piece arrangement. I know it sounds weird but trust me, you WON"T remember how they went together after you remove them to ink.

6. Ink all of the game pieces using a variety of Alcohol Ink colors. For some of the more dimensional pieces you may have to remove the felt from the Ink Applicator and use it by hand. Yes, you're fingers will be inky but hey...that's half the fun ;)

7. Follow the photo diagram, attach the game pieces to the foam core board using your favorite glue. I like to use Aleene's Quick Grab Extra Thick Tacky Glue. It is REALLY thick and holds great. Let the game pieces dry over night.

Roni - CHA 010

8. Once the game pieces have dried, insert the clock kit and attach the hands. I'm thinking I'll paint the hands black since they don't show up too well.

Roni - CHA 011


I added an extra little bit of fun by adding a message with scrabble tiles ;)

Roni - CHA 010

You could spell out a name, short phrase, etc.

Fun huh?

This would be great for a game room, family room

or as a gift for a game lover in your life!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Your "Games" clock is very fun. I like your colors and game pieces you used. Keep creating...

  2. Awsome clock!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun dong this!!!You give me so many ideas, I just don't know where to would be nice to pick up a cowboy for three

  3. I tried to send you an email, but the link wouldn't work. Your ideas are awesome. I came across your site while researching an idea I saw. I bought a collage that someone made by simply using masking tape to tape a variety of pictures onto a cardboard sheet poster and then they stained it. It looks really cool. I thought I would try my own. I bought a oil wood stain. After it dried it still would rub off and was sticky. Any ideas of a type of stain that would work? I can email you a picture of the collage if that would help.


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