Three hand crafted polymer porcupines perch atop this wall clock nibbling on golden mushrooms, sculpted from foam berries.
The clock numerals were hand painted and touched up to match the mushroom caps.
The moss required three coats of lacquer, and the porcupines needed several touch ups to achieve added depth.
I have to say, the hardest part of this job is waiting for the paint to dry. Well that, and the plaster, or glue, or lacquer. It is a time consuming job.
The delicate nature of this particular piece of bark required an especially gentle touch. Even after the plaster reinforcement was applied to the backing, adhesive needed to be carefully injected along the underside of the bark piece. It took careful monitoring and positioning to guarantee that no globs of glue spilled out onto the front of the piece.
Below is a photo of the bark as the clock backing was carved out by hand.
At the end of it all, I can honestly say I am happy with the results.
All of the grooves along the front of the bark, highlighted with the naturally occurring moss cover make for a beautiful canvas.
This clock is now available in the KateMaderDecor Etsy shop. Please let me know if you would like the item gift wrapped (free of charge) at checkout.