Hmmmm .......... what else have I been making lately?
Starting way back in July 2013, I came across the idea (thank you Kate Crane) of making a calendar each month in an art journal, and so my journey began. I got as far as April 2014 and then stopped and really didn't pick up my art journal much after that either. Last week, I thought I should look over what I had been doing and found this double page all ready to stamp the days of the week on, and as I had just bought a new Stampotique cube stamp with journalling squares, I was ready to stamp. In just 15 minutes I had stamped the date, the squares and filled them in! The background was done using Heidi Swap sprays and various stencils, so in real life it is quite shimmery.
Then I moved on to June 2014 .......
Using different green Dylusions sprays, I randomly spritzed and mopped and spritzed a bit more and mopped a bit more - I'm sure you get the idea of where I'm going with this! To add some texture, I used Croco Crackling Colour 'Metallic Silber' by Viva through a stencil, putting it aside to dry and hopefully, crackle! Once it was dry to the (gentle) touch, I then added the circles using a lid dipped into black gesso. Just for fun (but unfortunately I don't think it shows in the photo) I also dipped another lid into Distress Crackle Paint 'rock candy' and left it to dry. Next I stamped the date and different journalling squares (from the same Stampotique stamp) and filled in what happened on different days in June.
So, I have now finished a year's worth of calendar entries with journalling in the date squares,
from July 2013 through to June 2014.
I'm still wondering if I will continue for a bit longer or just leave it at 1 year???
Hmmmm ........... what to do, what to do???