I used a lot of products on this baby. Let me see if I can remember lol…I started with canvas, which I coated with gesso, and then collage, using tissue paper, and book pages. The paper with dots along the vertical edge of the flap is drywall tape backing. I used acrylic paint, applied with a brayer, and my Silks next, which I also applied with a brayer. Then, I stenciled the numbers with gel medium (gloss). The circular, pink areas were done through a stencil, with light molding paste, tinted pink with acrylic ink. I went around the edges with quinacridone magenta acrylic ink, which looked almost black when it dried, so I added some magenta stickles on top. The “2013″ is chipboard, altered with pan pastels, and crackle medium. I coated the whole thing with Silks in “oyster”, which is a white-ish glaze. No stitching, although I considered it! All I have left to do is add some kind of ribbon or string to keep it closed.
Here is my February spread, all ready to add images and journaling. Lots of layers on this, too. I started this one by collaging the whole thing with Tim Holtz’ tissue paper. Then, I stenciled with acrylic paint, and sprayed with my Dylusions inks. I framed the calendar, and outer edge with washi tapes. The “February” was made with very old Heidi Swapp acrylic letters, which I altered with Silks. I went around the edge of each letter with purple dimensional medium. The birds are Prima canvas die cuts, colored with Dylusions ink spray. Love the patterns that emerged! The “trees” were a “fail”, which I had to work with. I tried to use some iron-on images by Donna Downey, but they wouldn’t stick so I cut them out and added some dimensional paints. “2013″ is made with Thickers, over a Prima die cut sprayed with Dylusions.
So, that’s all for now. What do you think? I love comments, so please let me know you were here. Thanks so much for stopping by!