Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Birthday calendar month Augustus

I didn't want a store bought birthday calendar, instead I started making my own original "artsy" calendar.
For the mont of august I was inspired by summer, so I used vibrant colors and flowers.

I started by spraying a 12x12 piece of white paper with water and Dylusions sprayink and dabbed it dry with kitchen towel. I then used a stencil and sprayed some more water; let it sit for a moment and dabbed it dry, this created a bleach effect.(technique by Dyan Reaveley)

The flowers were made using gelli prints. If you own a gelli plate you will already know that the stack of prints pile up quite rapidly. It is so addictive! This definitely was a good investment.
I just cut out the petals and glued them on the background and used a button for the centre.

Now I just have to punch a hole in the left top corner and hang it on the wall using a metal ring.
Next month I will reveil Septembers design.

Hope you enjoyed my first 'real' post and wish to see you back soon.
Bye for now.

I will be linking this post to August's colorful gelli print party from the very talented Carolyn Dube.


  1. Those are such happy and vibrant flowers on your wonderful calendar! Thank you for sharing with the party!

    1. That's how I feel when I get to play with my gelli plate :-)