I started by drawing a calendar grid on the A4 mixed media paper... and searching my stash for the leaves I knew were somewhere (leftovers from a year ago!). I stamped the focal point (portrait by Da Vinci from Rubber Dance Art Stamps) on the old book paper I've been using on this calendar. I used stencils to trace an oval on scrap card and cut it out. I heat embossed with gold and stamped a music stamp on part of it. Here are pictures of the layers:
|A collage of torn paper, just to get me in the mood|
|Gesso and sprays... always surprised how the gesso "kills" the colour |
(dark brown, bright green and orange sprays... would you believe it?)
|Added a layer of gloss gel and resprayed before it dried.|
|Stamped with Archival inks. Large iris from VivaLasVegaStamps, smaller|
flowers and diamonds from Rubber Dance Art Stamps.
|Adhered my main image and frame|
|Adhered leaves, these are done with clear stamps from a small Finnish |
company (Finnstamper) using Distress inks and water.
A banner for the month (Lawn Fawn, Sally's ABCs) and I'm calling it done! Love it :)
The previous pages for this calendar can be found here: