The wonderfully talented Darcy Wilkinson runs a monthly calendar challenge here. I do hope you can find time to come and join in!
Here are the techniques Darcy wants you to use this month:
1.. Keep a part of the original picture and incorporate that into your design
2, Technique - use a candle or wax crayon as a resist
3. Add a title, using letters or words cut from a magazine/leaflet in a ransom style.
4. Blog your calendar page and link up from March 1st 2015
I designed my own calendar and have printed onto copy paper as i want to see how good or bad the techniques we are asked to use work on plain copy paper.
For March I chose one of my backgrounds from DLP 2014 which already has the words ‘your day’ on it. Printed out two copies and cut them out as i am adding the finished pages to a journal and not using it as a calendar.
The reason for two is that i am going to cheat and mount the words so they look like a ransom note.
I managed to keep a little of the original picture but the crayon resist went terribly wrong. Think this was because i use Portfolio Pastels which react with water instead of using Crayola wax crayons.
Made the best of the problem but it doesn’t have the same definition i was hoping for.
Used stamps from my stash to add a border around the image and then cut out the words and mounted them onto copy paper then adhered to the page.
Above is the journal page i created, used some of the papers i had over from a recent workshop. Collaged the calendar image onto one of the pages of my mop up background journal, i really like how it has turned out.
So i had a play with the resist technique and i added a ransom style title which is the brief for March 2015.
I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Hope you have enjoyed your visit today, looking forward to your lovely comments.
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