Thursday, April 18, 2013

Art Journal Calendar Page for July 2013

This is the art journal calendar page that I taught last Saturday at Ink About It in Westford, MA.  I love Dyan Reaveley's new stamps with an "Under the Sea" theme.  We used her spray inks to get the background color:  Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue, Fresh Lime, Calypso Teal and Lemon Zest.  We did a few sprays of White Linen and a little of Imagine Crafts Fireworks! spray in the Bahama Blue color at the end to give it a little sparkle.  I will show you the end result and then a few of the up close pieces.
I wasn't sure where to put the area to write in so I added a flap that had the calendar on the front.

This was glued on to the right side of the pages, underneath with a strong adhesive.  I cut the edge with a wavy ruler and decorated the paper to match the 2 page spread.  Here's how it looks attached and open for journaling.

The areas that look white-ish are stenciled areas that I used small amounts of gesso pushed through a stencil.  Hope you like it, we had a lot of fun on Saturday re-creating it each person with their own style!
Thanks for stopping by.  Love to read any comments you might have the time and inclination to leave!  Talk to you soon.


  1. Ooh Renee, this is so vibrant and full of life, I love it. Dyan's stamps are such fun!! The way you have done your flap is brilliant too, great way to add your journaling.
    Hugs x

  2. What a fun month July will be looking at all the awesome color you've created. The stamp images are made even more fun with their contrasting colors. Great surprise idea with the flap to add journaling. Wonderful creativity here!

  3. wow very nice journal spread, love the colors and the stamps you used!!

  4. Saw this on FB - so fun and whimsical!

  5. Renee, talk about fun and very colourful! Love how you created the flap for journaling too, that's a great idea!

    Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!



  6. Wonderful page Renee, so rich in vibrant colors and nice details !!! Have a nice week end.