January Calendar Page - Inking Fun!


Posted on 2nd October 2016 by Nicole Mullen
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Hi everyone,

Nicole here with you today to share my January calendar page using the wonderful Papermilldirect Create-a-Calendars. These are just so much fun to decorate each month in a theme and enjoy looking at your art for the month. 

I started with a panel of white hopsack card (I love the texture on this card!) cut to 20cm by 13.5cm. I then started to ink this panel up ith distress inks, using Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. (In the image below I started with Peacock Feathers and Broken China but decided I liked the combo of the Salty Ocean more instead so changed to that colour combo!)

Nicole Jan 1

Nicole Jan 2

I love how with distress inks everything looks a bit of a mess as you are starting out, but if you take your time, and keep blending the colours over one another and reapplying you get a wonderful effect. The Papermilldirect card is brilliant as it takes a lot of ink really well and you don't have to worry about it ripping or tearing because you have applied too much ink. Below you can see my final colour combo and the blend I got with them. I sprayed silver glimmer mist on the page as it reacts with distress ink the same as water does. But the glimmer mist leaves a sparkle and shimmer to it. I added some large drops as well as the fine spray.

Nicole Jan 3

I then cut the happy New Year free SVG from SVG cuts using my Silhouette. This comes with a PDF file for hand cutting also. For the glasses I cut them from the Grey Pearlised card and inked the back glasses slightly to make them look slightly dimensional. The shimmer still shines through the inking. I also cut the Happy New Year sentiment from the grey card and the Smooth Black.

Nicole Jan 4

Nicole Jan 5

I stuck this down flat to the inked background, along with the glasses. A stamp block is a great weight to keep it in place on the texture of the card stock while the glue dries.

Nicole Jan 6

I added 'bubbles' to the champagne glasses using viva decor pearl pen. These pens add brilliant shine to the card and the effect of gems without the hastle of trying to add all those teeny gems on. You just have to let it dry!

Nicole Jan 7

Here is the resulting page....

Nicole Jan 9

Nicole Jan 9B

Hope you enjoy the page and get a calendar of your own and have fun playing with it!

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