As soon as I found out that this month’s theme at Alpha Stamps was birds and saw the chipboard bird houses (pictured below) I thought coo coo clock! At the top is an opening for the bird to pop in and out of. On the ledge are figures that on a real elaborate clock would circle the clock coming in and out of doors on each side.
I used a matchbox to accommodate the gears, pendulum and weights.I cut off one end of the matchbox drawer.
I attached the mechanics inside of the matchbox drawer using glue and a brad.
I covered the matchbox casing with paper and glued the drawer into the casing. Lastly, I glued the matchbox to the back of the clock.
I made the ledge by cutting a name plate into two pieces, inking the one piece and gluing it to the clock.
Alpha Stamps Supplies Used:
Corrugated Brass Pears - Used for the weights
Lace Edge Oval Settings - Used for the pendulum
Stay tuned for more bird art using the Chipboard Bird House Shapes!