Canvas Calendar for the New Year

I read this post from Alisa Burke at Redefine Creativity and decided that I had to make one.

This is a 6 inch by 6 inch stretched canvas that was primed with gesso and had the first coat of paint.  It had been waiting on the side lines for my muse to kick in and I just decided to hijack it and made it into a wall calendar following Alisa’s tutorial.  I added lots of layers of paint, writing in between the layers, stenciled flowers and then I used a dip pen with black india ink to create some outlines around the flowers.  The small calendar is applied with Tombow adhesive and then outlined with a graphite pencil.  At the end of each month you just tear off the page to reveal the next month.  Viola.  This was fun, quick, easy and a great way to hang some art around the house and in the office.  Enjoy!

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9 Responses to Canvas Calendar for the New Year

  1. OMG!! This calender is totally gorgeous!! What a fab job you made of it!! Love your stitching sneek peak too! 🙂 carole

  2. Sharon MLS says:

    New to your blog. Love this and your other posts!

  3. martha brown says:

    Wow — this looks fantastic! (I actually thought that you had wrapped printed fabric around the canvas :)I need to make one too!

  4. Melissa S. says:

    This is simply outstanding! LOVE the colors.

  5. Roben-Marie says:

    Wow! This is so beautiful! I think I need to make one!!

  6. debra cooper says:

    Wow–beautiful painting!!

  7. Very nice. Your painting is lovely. I have some of those canvasses sitting waiting for the “right” moment too.

  8. Jeanne says:

    Great idea! I love your painterly canvas calendar!

  9. Cheryl says:

    I love this! So pretty.

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