Briar Rose Clock Bundle - FREE US Shipping

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Bundle includes the beautifully handcrafted narrow pencil Grandmother clock, clock works, clock face, your choice of three design packets (French, Italian and Swedish) and FREE US Shipping.   

Briar Rose is one of the fairy tales compiled by the brothers Grimm. The source of the story also had influences from Sleeping Beauty. Each of these three wonderful clocks tells the same story in a completely different style of painting. Easily adaptable to a large variety of surfaces but also spectacular pieces to adorn your home and celebrate the creativity of folk art.

Narrow Pencil Clock wood piece - 72" high, 10" wide at the base, 7" deep

French:  For this style, let’s go to the South of France, and paint Petite Tick-Tock with color and a lot of joy (joie de vivre).

Painting medium of choice
Retarder Medium

Purple Madder – toned RV Diox Purple – V
Brilliant Violet - V tint
Red Violet – RV
Napthol Crimson – R
Vermilion – O
Gold Oxide – toned O
Yellow Deep – Y
Brilliant Green – G
Olive Green or G + Blk
Aqua - BG
Ultramarine Blue –B
Carbon Black – Blk
Titanium White – W

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#4-6 flat or filbert, #3-4 round: Basic painting.
#2-3 striper: Stripes.
#2 liner: Fine details.
1” bristle blender: Dry brushing of large areas.
½”-3/4” old flat or filbert: Dry brushing and highlighting of smaller areas, moldings.


Italian:  For this interpretation we’ll go to the Chiaroscuro techniques so beautifully portrayed by the Italian decorative artists.

Gel Retarder or Retarder
Magic Mix or Kleister

Diox Purple – V
Brilliant Violet – Med. V
Purple Madder – RV
Amethyst – Med. V
Napthol Crimson – R
Vermilion – O
Gold Oxide – toned O
Marigold – toned YO
Mustard Seed – Y
Naples Yellow Hue – Lt. Y
Olive Green – G
Vines or Green Oxide – Med. G
Moss Green – Med. YG
Storm Blue – Dk. B
Ultramarine Blue – B
Stillwater – BG
Raindrop – Lt. BG
Carbon Black – Blk.
Unbleached Titanium – toned W
Titanium White – W
Rich Gold
Flesh mix – toned O + W

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#6 filbert, #3 - 4 round
#2 liner: Fine details
#2 - 3 striper: Stripes.
1” oval glaze, flat, or filbert; Applying Gel Retarder or Retarder
½” – 3/4” oval glaze, flat, or filbert: Applying glazes.
1” mop or bristle blender: Blending out glazes, sky color.


Swedish:  This is a fun theme for petite tick-tock, which daily marks the passing of the years.  For this interpretation we’ll take inspiration from the Swedish Dala painters, Jufwas Anders Ersson and Nygarfds Erick Anderson (1797-1870). Of course, the final presentation will be our own.

Kleister Medium or Magic Mix
Texture Paste (optional). Add to your W or other colors when you want more texture in your strokes.

Indian Red Oxide – Dk R
Red Earth – R
Gold Oxide – O
Yellow Oxide + Provincial Beige (1-1) – Y
Paynes Grey + W – B
Carbon Black – Blk
Titanium White – W
Flesh – O + W

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#6-8 filbert, #3-4 round: Basic painting, Y color bands.
#2-3 striper: Stripes (these are optional). You could just do the R dots along the edge of the Y bands.
#2 liner: Fine details.
1” bristle blender: Dry brushing techniques.