I finished up the Tando clock, using Gelli printing, and am really pleased with the results. I found a nice SVG of a variety of gears that I was able to cut with the Cricut using SCAL. as I THOUGHT I had a gears die and didn’t. Typical.
I cut them from black card and used the Gelli plate to print on them. Same basic colours as the clock-face, so I used gold to highlight rather than copper, just cause I think the gold works better with the grassy greens while copper would work better with more verdigris (personal preference, I guess). I fit almost all of the gears on the plate at once! Just laid over another print so I could press down and got the pattern as a second layer on that. Two for one!
I’ve been considering adding more gears, maybe mixing in some of the other colours from the rug we have in the room this will live in, but not sure. All the gears are stuck with Hermafix at the moment, till I live with it for a bit to see if it is too chaotic to be functional (i.e. can the clock be read at a distance, as busy as it is?)
I think it should be OK, but I feel more comfortable living with it for a bit, just to be sure! I think I MIGHT want to paint the hands white or something, although it IS easier to see in real life than it shows in the photo.
It was fun – I would def. do another.