Monday, November 22, 2010

Faux “Dusty Attic” Clock

I don’t own of these gorgeous “dusty attic” chipboard pieces. Plan on getting some at the next convention! Meanwhile, I just love the delicate, intricate artwork, which is my inspiration to make my own. Here is how to make the “dusty attic” clock out of paper!
It looks much harder than it is…however, the pieces are small and delicate so be careful not to tear it while gluing the pieces together. Once it is dried, much easier to handle….

Here is the real “dusty attic” chipboard clock…my inspiration…

Here is the the faux chipboard clock....out of paper…

First you need these products: kraft cardstock, quilling paper, quilling tool, glue, cricut (storybook cartridge) black ink, brad, and a clock stamp.

If you don’t have quilling paper make very this strips with cardstock, I think its 1/8 of an inch. If you don’t have a cricut you can use small punches and if you don’t own any clock stamps there are plenty of clocks on clipart that you can print up on your cardstock.

Second, make swirls with your quilled paper (cut the quilled paper in 2 pieces) in any design you like to surround the circle clock and glue together. Make some in the same direction and others in the opposite direction.
Then using a 2inch circle in kraft paper stamp a clock on it.
Next using quilling paper wrap it around the clock so that it will attach easier to the rest of the quilled paper. Place two pop dots behind the clock to give it more of a 3D look and add a brad in the center.

Third, using storybook cricut or punches, make 2 leaves and 4 scrolls ¾ inch big. Place on top of quilled paper and glue down.
That’s it! Now you have your own faux “dusty attic” clocks!

Hope you enjoy!


  1. OMG this has to be the best tutorial I've seen in a long time!

  2. this is sweet! What an awesome faux DA clock!!!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Very very cool Lisa! I think yours may be even prettier!

  5. Gracias está hermoso este proyecto.