As I promised you on my recent post about OLD CALENDAR SCRAPBOOK, I will describe the materials I used and how to make an altered calendar. First of all, because I used a small hanging calendar or if you want to use a desk calendar that is usually small, make sure the size of your photos is adequate. I printed some photos in 4inches x 6inches and the rests are in wallet size. Since the theme of this scrapbook album is Fall, I use a lot of colors that are in Fall gradation: dark and light brown, terra cotta, yellow, and green. I also used maple leaf paper punch to create a stencil when I decorated the paper. I chose the technique called inking to color the pages with arrays of fall-theme ink stamps. Here are the details of materials and the directions on how to create an altered calendar.
- Old calendar (mini or desk calendar)
- Wallet size photos or any other suitable size
- Ink stamps (I prefer using distress and archival ink)
- Make up sponges, each for different ink color
- Maple leaf paper punch (use the punch-out for decoration and the left-over paper for stencil)
- Scrap papers
- Specialty ribbon (with words)
- Sticker and other types of decorations
- 3dimentional foam tape
- White or light color cardstock
HOW TO CREATE PAGE 1:
- With a make up sponge, dab lightly and smoothen out evently the ink stamp unto the calendar page. For the first page of the scrapbook, I used Adirondack earthtones ink in butterscotch color.
- Then using a maple leaf punch-out, cover parts of the inked page and dab the dark ink color to create the leaves imprints.
- Color the maple leaf punch-outs with the same ink color ( I used StazOn timber brown) as the one you used to make the leaves imprints. Set aside for decorations.
- Adhere the photo unto white cardstock and place it on the page.
- Decorate with strips of scrap papers and decorative ribbon.
- Then adhere 3D foam tape on some of the maple leaves and place them on the photo, and adhere the rests on the other part of the page.