Sunday 31 May 2015

Tutorial on Altered Desk Calendar

Hi Friends, 

Hope you all are enjoying this feminine themed month at Lulupu! Have you linked your entries yet, you still have one day's time left.

Today, I have a very easy project to share with you all. We all have used desk calendars at some point or another. What happens to those calendars, once the year is over? We trash them. Instead, we can use the base of the calendar to experiment with our creative side and make something unique and beautiful. 

For my project, I chose an old desk calendar and removed the month pages. On the hardboard surface, I made a background with some washi tape. Yes! that awesome looking wall background is made using a washi tape. Isnt the use of this tape endless!To give it a finish, I layered some mod podge on the entire surface. Next, to add some color, I chose some green gelato, which I blended using my fingers after misting it with some water. 

To add some more layers to the project, I stamped some written script from Tim Holtz stamp set, added a doily from my stash and cut out some stamped butterflies from the same stamp set. To add some interest, I colored the butterflies with some gold gelato which was blended with water. I also used some hand made rosettes in green color to go with the theme and for a pop of color. 

Last, but not the least, the main sentiment is also from the same Tim Holtz stamp set, which was stamped on a waste water color paper from my stash. I love the way the color strikes a contrast with the background and the green colors. I added a string of pearls and used some foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the panel.

I hope you liked this quick tutorial on how to turn your desk calendars to a piece of beauty. Do leave some love if you felt inspired by this project. 

See you all again with a new project for the next month!



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  1. Just love the idea....and a great way of using the washi is so awesome and so the colors, Dolly

  2. Thanks Sathya! Glad u liked the project


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