Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Dylusional Calendar Challenge
During my online searches, I came across a calendar challenge by Kate Crane. I was smitten. So much colour! I had to try it! And so here is my January page. It's only a singe page, because I'm getting started half way through the month.
The book is sketch book (8 1/2 x 11). I had read (in my extensive online research sessions) that a layer of gesso would prevent the inks, etc. from soaking through the paper, so I put a layer on both sides. Then I went crazy with acrylic paint. I even tried out the credit card technique!
The snowman is from Tim Holtz, and coloured with Copics. The finished page now has the feel of wallpaper. It's very strange, maybe it's the gesso.
The colourful squares are 1 1/2", and the idea is to write, draw or decorate one a day. Here is where my real problem begins - WHAT do I put in that little square??? I already write in a daily journal, and the square is too small to write much anyway. So far I have just been decorating them with a "stamp of the day", or a thought or funny thing that happened during the day.
Next month I'll try a double page, and I think my colour scheme is going to be RED for Valentine's day. This will necessitate more ink sprays......
Until next time....