The numerals and dotted outline are stenciled in a deep green-brown, drawing out the warm coppery tones of the battery-powered clock mechanism. The timepiece is best situated so that it is clearly visible from a distance and not crowded by neighboring furniture.
Tips: When stenciling, pat the sponge in a dab of paint, and blot excess on the palette. Then apply paint in thin coats, taking care that it doesn't drip or pool, until the area is covered. The numerals can be stenciled in any order, but these directions will maximize efficiency.
Sources: Sheer trace vellum, by Borden & Riley, from Village Supplies; Japanese paper screw punch with 3 mm tip, plus 1 to 5 mm tips, nycentralart.com; 1 3/4-inch script number stencil, designerstencils.com; Galileo 30 clock mechanism, timeworksclocks.com.