|My grandfathers clock was too old for the shelf so it stood 90 years on the floor|
I had the clock face in my scrapbook paper stash (I think it could be Tim Holtz) which was the perfect size. I cut it out and then applied a VERY thick layer of Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. It was incredibly thick but didn't run off the edges. Putting it somewhere it could stay undisturbed for 24 hours as I watched it curl and buckle. They straighten up once you crack them flat again
The base of the clock has chains and little penny farthing bicycles to represent the weights with a coin as the centre weight. All the metallic elements are glued using glossy accents to prevent them coming lose.
The various quotes and sentiments about time are all printed on my computer using Albertsthal Typewriter font and then glued to the page.
For those wondering, yes he does sometimes use the smash book to stick 'guy' stuff in: beer labels, strange diagrams I don't understand, and he writes the weather in it sometimes too - go figure!