Monday, January 11, 2010

Calendar Recycle Projects

Every January I reuse my Nikki McClure calendar from last year to make little greeting cards. Most calendars have little preview pages on the back. I cut these out and paint black gouache over the dates. I use a metallic paint pen to write my greeting on the gouache square and use the back to write my message. You could probably do the same thing with acrylic paint if you had a shiny calendar you wanted to use. This year I also made a beautiful poster with the cover of the calendar. I used black gouache on the background, painting over any text and added highlights to the egg with white gouache. Can't wait to cut up this years calendar and see what I can make from it.

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