Difficulty: Easy ★★☆☆☆
You will need:
- A circular wooden clock surface
- A clock movement kit
- The template
- Permanent markers and/ or acrylic paint
- Tracing paper or parchment paper
- A pencil
- Masking tape
- Paint brushes (if you plan on using paint)
- A blending tortillion
- A surface primer (optional)
- A finishing coat/ Mod Podge (optional)
First you will need to print out the template. The Template is designed for a 10" clock face. Measure your clock surface and resize the template if necessary before printing it out.
Once you have the template printed out, cut out both pieces then glue the two halves together using the tab on the first half.
Next cut a piece of tracing or parchment paper that is slightly larger than your template. Then clip or tape the template and tracing/parchment paper together or onto a board. If you are using parchment paper, make sure that the less waxy side is facing up.
Now trace the entire template onto the tracing/parchment paper with a pencil. Make sure to also outline around the edge of the template. Once you have the template traced onto your paper, separate the two pages and cut out the traced template.
Before you move onto the next step, decide how you plan on colouring the face of the clock. If you want the face to look really clean and vibrant, you'll probably want to use acrylic paints. If you want the clock to look like it's strait out of the game, use permanent markers. The marker slightly bleeds into the surface and you can still see the grain of the wood.
If you are using paints we recommend using some clear gesso or another surface primer to help the paint adhere to the wood. Prime the wood and let the surface dry before moving on.
Take your traced template and place it pencil side down onto the front side of the clock surface. Use some masking tape to keep it in place. Next, take a blending tortillion and firmly rub over the entire template. You might want to go over it a couple of times to make sure that the pencil lines have transferred onto the wood. Remove the template once you're happy with the clarity of the transfer.
Go over the pencil lines with a fine tip black permanent marker.
Now you can start colouring your clock. Use the colour guide above to help you choose your colours. Make sure to colour the side edge of the clock face.
Once your colour is finished drying you can apply a finishing coat of your choice if you want. Let the coat dry before moving on to the next step.
Finally, attach the hands to your clock following your kit's provided instructions.
Now you have your finished Majora's Mask clock!