Stratocaster Style Guitar Clock – Tropical MoonscapeBy
I used acrylic paint on this, and the deep blues were alot of fun to work with. I used about seven different shades of blue – with a larger paint brush to give the waves a bit more clarity. Finished in with a high gloss laquer.
Embedded in the beach is real sand from the shores of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I used Fender guitar picks for the 3,6,9 and 12, thought that added a bit more guitar”ism” to the piece.
The clock actually has a small glow in the dark effect, as I used silica sand that is used on streets for the reflective effect for the surf hitting the beach. I stupidly took this project fresh after the paint to an outdoor craft fair, and I will tell you – that’s a no – no. Some of the laquer bubbled in the midday sun and I needed to re-do it. Word to the wise, keep these things covered!!.