Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May Calendar Journal Page

Hi folks its that time again - need to have the calendar journal ready to use on the first on May!
Unfortunately the image doesn't do this one justice but I don't seem to be able to get it any better.

I liked what I did last month, masking with paper strips, so this month I thought I would try it with masking fluid.  I painted the squares with the fluid and left it to dry overnight.  The next day I rubbed away a little of the fluid in each square then sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays.  I stamped, stenciled and splattered to my hearts content.
Then I gently rubbed off the remaining fluid - this took a while.
I stamped and painted the Stampotique bee and added some distress rock candy to the wings.
I drew round the squares with an aquatone watercolour stick and smugged it with a waterbrush.
I added the 'May' and '2013' in metal embellishments and stuck them on.  The addition of the quote finished it off.  I reads 'May bee we will see a little sunshine'!!!   
Fingers crossed.
Have a great month.


  1. lovely and original as I have come to expect.
    I love the page every day series you did too - you are on a roll!
    I think my mojo has left the country! Ruth X

  2. Lovely page :-) What a great idea using the masking fluid.
    Anne x

  3. WOw! I just love it. What a great idea. I use the masking fluid often with my watercolors, but never even thought about it for the date squares...Brilliant!

  4. I've never heard of masking fluid. But your page is beyond beautiful. Very impressive, especially since I am the WORST at decorating my calendar pages.

  5. I love it! So natural looking...I'm behind on mine!

  6. This is a great looking May! Such a beautiful background for your daily blocks!

  7. Terrific background and such cool blocks for journaling! So artsy creative!

  8. I love this with your quote! I swear I see lots of hearts in the squares:)

  9. I love your pages and the way you made them - here's to some sunshine! Chrisx


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