This is the finished item:
But you can't see all the fabulous colour from one little piccy, it needs lots!
Like this early one:
Which shows you what is underneath all those circles, silver foil and tissue paper, stuck on with a pva and water mix. At this point there was some pink, but that had to go!
Detail (the creases were deliberate, for texture!):
This is a detail of the dates circles. Created using old book pages punched out and covered in gesso. The outside circle was a stamp coloured with pens. The numbers were peel-offs in different sizes for interest:
And this is the Month circle detail:
Depending on the light, the calendar can look quite different:
But I love the luminous quality it gets.
And there you have it. The finished item that I gave the taster for the other day:
Don't forget to check out other people's fab calendar creations for this year long challenge here. There are so many different styles of interpretation.
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Other news and my eyes still aren't right so I've been to the hospital to see the Eye Specialist today. The good news is that the eyes themselves are fine. It is just some sort of skin irritation/allergy around the eyes that is the problem. I've just got to keep up with swallowing all the millions of pills and applying the creams I've been given.
Thanks for looking and for any comments,