It's Ellie Knol (PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR) with you today, and I'm here to share with you the process of altering a boring calendar base for the upcoming year, 2023, using a selection of stamps designed by Sara Naumann.
I took the spiral-bound calendar booklet off to be 'recycled' onto my project. I also cut a piece of greyboard, slightly bigger than the original one, so I would have some more room for decoration.
The fun starts now. Cutting the splosh stencil/mask combo from sticky paper was the first and basically only plan I had when starting on this theme.
TIP: Dry the greens first before repeating the same process with the violet to avoid making brown. Once dry, I added a little more color to the drips to make them pop more.
I knew I wanted white space on the project; it allows for high contrasts.
I create a decorated base for a spiral-bound calendar each year. I mostly buy one, sometimes I get one from a company here in the Netherlands that provide them for free. Doing so is a preparation for yet another New Year, which in itself is a wonder, being able to enjoy TOGETHER time (hence the GATHER theme on my project) as a family. Within our home we use this calendar to jot down appointments, so we know which days or hours we need to save for a reason.
Happy creative day and in the new year of course! See you.