What better way to bring in the New Year than with a challenge!!!
Opus Gluei is having their #121 challenge: Out with the old and in with the new.
My project of choice is a January 2012 calendar page made with old materials.
I made the backgrounds on the papers. I used two sheets out of my Canson Mixed Media 9x12 art journal. On the background itself, I applied some pink and blue acrylic paint. Then used a sponge to dot with some lighter pink paint mixed with a shimmery agent. I then used some glimmer mists in pink and grey. And a bit of another brand (whose name escapes me at the moment) of blue misty paint and just spritzed a little on top of that.
The paper I used for the days is some of the same grey, blue and pink just spritzed on the plain white sheet. I used another sheet that I ripped out for a bit of a stencil.
I waited for it all to dry. And waited. And waited. I am not the most patient of people. I know, I know, I could have pulled out my heat gun, but I didn't.
"JANUARY" are some stickers that I have had for I don't know how long. They are MY LITTLE SHOE BOX in Ocean color. I used a matte gel medium to adhere the 1.25 inch square-ish blocks to the background. Then used paint pens to highlight the boxes and draw the snowflakes. I decided to hand number the days and the year.
I will probably not cut the top off. I kinda like it.
This was inspired by the wonderful Calendars you can see HERE. Mine is not nearly as decorated as some of them. I LOVE the ones that have all the pictures. BUT, I had to face the fact that this is what I have time for right now. I have WAY too many other projects that I want to spend time on. SO, this is my JANUARY. There may or may not be a FEBRUARY. We'll just have to wait and see....