I completed my art for the Sketchbook Challenge. This month the subject was “Opposites”.
I also FINALLY came up with a design for my February calendar page for the Calendar Challenge. This was really kind of fun.
I started with a scrapbook paper that was pink, but covered with coffee beans! I knew I’d want to use the clear stickers for the month. Since they were invisible, I mixed Baby Pink acrylic paint with water, and painted the whole page. After it dried, I applied the stickers and checked my spacing for the dates. The punch I’d gotten earlier was great for a double-paged spread, but not for a single. First I cut them in half, and then took 1/4″ off the edge. I bought matte gel medium the other day and this was the perfect excuse to use it!!
I spread a thin coat of medium over the “date” area and laid them down. Once they were placed, I put a thin coat of medium over the entire page. I sure hope I’ll be able to write on the spaces after it dries!! I plan to put the name of something I love in each space. I really like the liquid gel medium; it spreads easily and thinly. It works better than Mod Podge for what I wanted here.
I prepped 5 pages the other day with different shades and combinations of pink. I am mentally composing a series I’m calling “Own Your Pink”, from a comment in a blog post. Basically the idea is that you can OWN the color when wearing it, instead of being stereotyped into it.
I am snowed in with a new 18 inches, so I’m enjoying extra coffee and nom-noms!