Friday, April 1, 2011

Grunge calendar hanging


I painted the chipboard using basic acrylic paint, and then used mica powder and glimmer mist to add a subtle sheen and variation in base color.

The flowers were made over the course of a year as I tested new ways to mangle paper. There are various links to flower tutorials for similar projects listed at the right. A few vintage finds were added for fun. This was a “use what you have” type project inspired by a sample I saw at CKU from Crafty Secrets.

  • Vintage images from Crafty Secrets
  • Chipboard pages from Michaels in the dollar section
  • Rosettes hand made by me
  • Calendar designed by me
  • Ranger Distress inks
  • Glimmer Mist (on everything!)
  • Die Cuts: Sizzix and Tim Holtz Alterations dies
  • Fabri-Tac adhesive. Zip dry would also work perfectly on this type of project.