It's my turn today to show you my first calendar. As I mentioned in Saturday's post, I am not doing a page/a month, but instead 12 calendars (to offer an another option), using the Anita's Calendar tabs. They come in packs of 10 for 99p, can't go wrong really.
This started very different in my head, grungier than that but hey... it kinda changed on the way, and turned rather clean and simple instead... Guess I was in the C&S mood ;)
(Must be Gay's beautiful work inspiring me).
So let me tell you how I made this...
I started with a blank (15x20cm) canvas, which I painted with the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints (butternut, ice blue and vintage lace)
I did use the crackle glaze too, but in a very subtle way...
I guess the soft colours pushed me to keep everything subtle in the end..
For the birds, I used the Crafters Workshop bird template with the Viva Decor Croco paste (silver) which I spread with a palette knife and left aside to dry.
The cage from Hot Picks 1004 was stamped on acetate using StazOn ink. I keep my Sizzix and Spellbinders packaging which I use on projects like this.
It's glued to the canvas using Stix 2 double sided ultra clear tape.
The swirls, from Hot Picks 1005 and quote from Hot Picks 1004 (perfect this one for a calendar, isn't it?) are stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder
I inked my little calendar tab with Versamagic ink (Aspen Mist) and attached it to the calendar with 3D foam squares
Finally, I used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Easel die at the back of the canvas.
PapeArtsy crackle glaze
Anita's calendar tab
See you tomorrow