I'll show you the process for the steampunk version which is my favorite!
First, I got 3 corks in varying sizes...lucky for me, I collect & upcycle bottles so I have a big stash!
I picked one that would fit the embellishments I was going to use & painted it with Art-C gold paint. While drying, I got the nozzle right up to the paint so that it would bubble.
I then decided I wanted to emboss a little bit of the clock face, just for added texture.
I ran my finger over various areas with Art Alchemy wax & a touch of black distressing ink & started putting everything together.
I think the end result for all three came out awesome - each has its own style.
Here's more of the steampunk version.
I got some creepy doll wood shapes from Etsy, picked one, and framed it.
I really liked the combo of the paint, the wax, & the ink. It gave it an oxidized look. And the bubbles!
This next one I covered in a strip of distressed Toile ribbon I had.
I added some blue wax to the top which matched the color of the fabric - it's really pretty.
For the last one, I covered it in a fabric swatch (from J. Wecker Frisch - she has AWESOME fabric!), then twisted rusty wire around the neck to secure it, and cut off the excess giving it a ragged look.
I added a button for fun....
These were so easy to make and took no time at all. They'd make great, personalized gifts for a sewing enthusiast or just as decoration!