August Calendar Page

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Aug 072019
 

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August Calendar Page

I asked my mother what she would like on the August page of her callendar and she asked me to do “something different” – well ….  What could I do that is different?  If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will probably have seen the pages I’ve decorated so far this month, as well as the ones from last year.

If you haven’t seen them then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! and July page – here!

Now, it is important to say that I am not an artist – colouring in, stamping, using stencils, toppers, die-cuts, there’s a whole lot of things I can make a good job of, even if I do say so myself.  But painting a picture from scratch – not so good!

What I Did

So what did I decide to do as “something different” for August – yes, got some watercolour brush pens out, picked up some brushes, sprayed a bit of water on watercolour cardstock, and started working on a early spring scene in the country with the leaves just begining to unfurl.  Well, that’s what I landed out with, I didn’t exactly plan what my “something different” was going to look like or put in any pencil lines to work to.

I then trimmed the painting after it was dry and mounted it on some different coloured cardstock.  Added some faux lavendar and ferns, and attached it to the calendar.

I finished off by preparing the title “Awst” (Welsh for August) in Publisher and printing onto paper, before using the same Fingerlift Tape I’d used for the rest of the page to put the title on the page.

I actually got it all prepared by the last day of July and stuck it in place early on the 1st of August, but have been slow blogging this.  Hope you like it.

What I Used
Photos Of The August Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page hanging up in Mam’s room.  Mam reckons it doesn’t look too bad from her bed.

But you start getting closer …

and closer and it doesn’t look too good either.

Just basically scribble on water colour from the watercolour pens, spray a bit of water and move around with a brush.  Scribble a bit more on acetate and pick it up to dab a bit on, in a sort of sky and hill pattern with a tree, and then add some detail

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  3 Responses to “August Calendar Page”

  1. This is gorgeous Gwyneth and what clever techniques, great work lovely xx

  2. Great calendar project today

  3. gorgeous Gwyneth
    Gr Karin

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