February Calendar Page
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It’s the start of a new month so time to show you what I’ve put on the February page on my mother’s calendar. You can see what I put on the January page – here.
This month she wanted me to surprise her.
I was thinking of a dimensional page with lots of flowers, but I realised that, if I put dimensional flowers on the February page, as soon as I flipped it over for March I would have a big problem with the calendar being pushed out and not lieing nearly flat.
So I came up with a plan of action – put a sheet of metal behind the page, and glue magnets to each flower. The flowers should stay on the page throughout the month, but at the end of the month the flowers could be pulled off, added to another project, and the page would turn over flat behind the calendar. (I had thought of using a magnetic sheet behind the top layer as a mat, but didn’t have magnets strong enough for this.)
What I Did
I started by stamping the Butterfly Dancer in brown ink. I then used a makeup applicator to put ink though the sunburst stencil around the stamped image. I sprayed a blue ink lightly over the whole page before using another ink through the raindrop stencil in random areas over the background.
After the panel had dried it was stuck to the front of the february page of the calendar and a metal plate sheet was stuck to the back of the page.
I cut strips of green cardstock and stuck them around the panel as a frame before printing out and attaching a panel that said Mis Chwefror (Welsh for February).
I then chose some faux foliage and flowers and attached small magnets to them, some with superglue, and some with glue gel when superglue refused to work.
Once the glue had dried the embelishments were put onto the calendar until Mam was happy with how they looked. Of course, she can move them around as she wants during the month.
What I Used
- Papermill Direct – 2020 Create-a-Calendar
- 2 sheets A4 250gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock
- 1 Sheet Green Adorable Scorable Cardstock
- Dinky Inkies
- Ink – Stazon Midi Pad Spiced Chai
- Makeup Applicator
- Artisan Design UK Stencil – Sunburst
- Artisan Design UK Stencil – Raindrops
- Artisan Design UK Stamp – Butterfly Dancer – Kariss
- Spray Ink –
- Neodymium Magnet
- Fingerlift Tape
- Strong, Red Lined, Double Sided Tape
- A4 Metal Sheet
- Pinflair Glue Gel
- Forever Flowerz – Fabric Flowers And Leaves
The Finished Page
This is what the page looks like before any of the elements on magnets were put on it.
And this is it with some flowers and greenery added.
And with embelishments moved around a bit.
I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.
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