DIY Giant Clock Face Project: Clock Numbers
After faking rust and weathered paint,
I had finally arrived at the point of adding clock numbers. I went back and forth, back and forth between numbers and roman numerals. I told myself that I had an old, outdoor metal table top waiting in the wings to use numbers on and made the final decision of roman numerals on this clock face.
I used Microsoft Word and printed off an I, V and an X at a size of 300. I used regular paper, but found it was too thin for tracing. Next time I would go with a card stock.
I used a regular mechanical pencil and, after finding where the 12, 3, 6 and 9 would be positioned, traced the roman numerals onto the surface of the clock face.
After tracing all 12 roman numerals onto the surface of the giant clock face, I used the same black chalk paint that I painted onto my giant clock hands, made from The Old House Chic Chalk Paint Recipe. I used a fine paint brush to fill in each number, not worrying too much about creating crisp, perfect lines.
Once every roman numeral was filled in with black chalk paint, I gave it plenty of drying time- a day would be an ample amount of time. I just happen to give my roman numerals a week to dry due to that normal 40 hour job getting in the way.
When I was finally able to get back to my giant clock face project, I used a 150 grit piece of sand paper to give the black paint of the roman numerals a worn and aged look, as well. I got kind of carried away and sanded the whole face and the clock hands, too. The more I sanded, although lightly, the more I liked the textured and rust peeking through.
I stepped back and looked at my giant clock face and decided it needed a little extra something….
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