Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fairy Hanging Calendars

 After making the wine bottle tags featured on my last post, I felt that the hanging tag die could be used to make hanging calendars.  The images from the Penny Black 'missing you' set seemed perfect for this project.  I wanted the hanging calendars to be one layer (except for the calendar part) and I wanted the backgrounds to be a flowing blend of colors.
 I started by stamping the images on die cut watercolor paper using Brilliance copper ink and sprinkling on Nuvo Gold Enchantment embossing powder before setting with a heat gun.
 Next I used a sponge dauber to apply and blend some Distress Oxide Inks (Ranger) around the main image. After spraying water and blotting, I applied more color and some Ken Oliver pigment powder and sprayed again until I was satisfied with the look.  Then, I colored in the images with Copic pens.Using my finger and a stiff paint brush, I flicked gold ink (Liquitex) over the whole surface.
Finally, I die cut a printed card stock to adhere to the back of the hanging calendar.  It was easy to find a matching card stock in my sky high pile of scraps LOL! Oh yes, I rubbed some Inka-Gold paste to the edges of the calendar to give it a more finished look. If the recipient of the calendar needs to fit it over a doorknob, a slit can be made through the lower side of the ring.  These calendars are so easy to make that I plan to make a few more to accommodate the many 2019 Vippies I just ordered.


Annette Allen said...

WOW these are awesome.. very cool and love the blend of color..
Happy Weekend Lynn..

So glad you received your order.
Thank you for your support.. hugs

yyam said...

What a great idea! LOVE how they turned out! People must love being on the receiving end of your lovely handmade gifts. :)