‘Listen,Trust,Follow’ Altered Assemblage Clock

The other day I was quite surprised to realize that with the 8+ altered clocks I have done, none were for me. I either gifted or sold all the ones I have done over the years and wanted one of my very own for my studio.

This is not a full tutorial. I chose to do only a few step out photos for this clock because how you build and fill the inside, is all about what you have. I just wanted to share a couple of the steps I had taken to get the outer look and pieces I used for it all to come together.

Listen, Trust,Follow step outs (1)

Did you know that Collage paper works AWESOME with a gel plate? Well it does 🙂 and the effects are so cool because of how the paper becomes transparent after you apply glue. I didn’t quite know what direction I was going at this point so I made a few different kinds of prints while the gel plate was out. The prints were made by brayering Distress Squeezed Lemonade, Liquitex Indian Yellow and Titanium White through TH Stencil THS002 onto the plate then using Collage Plain Paper, Halloween and Specialty Stamping Paper to do the pulls. I didn’t end up using the Halloween Collage Paper print but that is okay, will be used in the future I am sure ❤

Listen, Trust,Follow step outs (3)

Onto the collage prints I stamped using Archival Ink Black Soot with SCF006, LedgerScript CMS241 and Entomoly CMS328.

Listen, Trust,Follow step outs (4)

Apply the collage paper onto the clock parts in segments to keep the collage medium really wet. I do this the same way I explain it in this video at about the 6:09 mark if you would like to visually see what works for me.

Listen, Trust,Follow step outs (5)

For most of the hearts, Faceted Heart Thinlits and the strips around bells I used Red from Metallic Paper Jewels Pad, distressed with items I have around the studio and sanded.

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One last step out photo is using the negative die cut piece of the hearts, texture paste, palette knife and stenciled through onto Mummy Cloth. Allow to dry, than hand color hearts.

'Listen,Trust,Follow' Altered Assemblage Clock by Wendy Baysa (1)WM

Here it is all done, I love how this will remind me that no matter what I am going through; if I ‘Listen, Trust, Follow’ my heart things will be okay.

A few close ups with product details ….

The inside of the clock is done with the same thought of layers as this Christmas clock back, middle and front. The back has the Specialty Stamping Paper print, stamped and a few small hearts. Middle has large faceted heart with hearts hanging from top with clear string. Front layer has Mixed Media 660220 gel plate print on black cardstock  and quote chips and small faceted heart .

The side assembly consists of the altered Mummy cloth from above, a oval epoxy resin piece from my stash, epoxy resin bezel, tiny vials, key, vintage buttons and vintage resin book page piece.

Top cluster is double sided Red Metallic Hearts die cut from Heartfelt 660233 with some coiled 20g wire that was colored with Alcohol Ink Pitch Black. Around the bells I cut a strip of 3/16″ red metallic, adhered Hardware Heads and distressed.

'Listen,Trust,Follow' Altered Assemblage Clock by Wendy Baysa (1)WM

I hope I have inspired you to gather up some of your supplies and make a clock today 🙂

Have a blessed day,

Wendy xo

*I have supplied the links to some of the products I used but it’s a courtesy,  I am not affiliated with Stampers Anonymous.


  1. Wendy, I am totally blown away by your creativity and altered clock! What a wonderful discovery about pulling your print with collage paper! And stenciling on Mummy Cloth! Squeal! I think I’m going to have to steal that idea for a current project, if you don’t mind! The details on your clock draw me in, and I could sit and stare at this for days and never see the same thing twice! Wonderful inspiration, my friend!


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