Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a 2015 desk calendar that I created with some of my favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. I'm especially excited to show how I used the NEW Gold Texture Gems! Texture Gems are liners that are great for embellishing and are sold in a 3-count set of Gold, Silver and Pearl, and as a single count Texture Gem in Ice, which is a clear liner. If you missed the CHA Updates you're going to want to go back and read up on all the fantastic new releases!
Step Two: Use a spatula to add a layer of Whipped Spackle to each board. Note: The spackle is a fun medium to use to build up texture, but it also helped to ensure that my chipboard letters will stay put!
Step Three: Once the spackle is dry, add color to the boards with Gelatos mist. Use a mister full of water to help spread the color over the boards. Note: I'm partial to the Tangerine Gelato, so I used my Gelatos Mist Maker Set to create a bright orange mist.
Step Four: Use a paintbrush to apply Gelato watercolors to the boards. Note: I used a paint palette, Gelatos and water to mix up a small batch of watercolors in Raspberry, Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Banana and Watermelon. Drying the boards between color applications will prevent the Gelato colors from blending into a muddy color.
Step Five: Use Gelatos to add tints and shades to the board edges and chipboard numbers. Blend the color with your fingers or a Dot Dabber. Note: I used a Coconut Gelato and a Squid Ink Gelato.
Step Six: Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the chipboard numbers to add dimension and sparkle to the calendar cover.
Step Seven: Seal the boards with Glaze.
Step Eight: Use a Gold Texture Gems to write the word "twenty" onto a piece of wax paper. Let Dry. Note: I printed the word "twenty" using a word processing program and traced over the text as a guide. If you have great handwriting and control, skip this step and write directly onto the calendar cover using the Texture Gems!
Step Nine: Carefully peel the Texture Gems word from the wax paper and apply over the chipboard numbers using Gel Medium.
Step Ten: Add the calendar pages to the album and tie together with a piece of ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.
Steampunk Gelatos (#770164)
Gelatos Color - Yellow (#770157)
Gelatos Designer Colors - Tropical (#770162)
Gelatos Designer Colors - 50's Diner (#77063)
Square Journal Boards (#770314)
Gel Medium (#770303)
Glass Bead Glitter Gel (#770317)
Whipped Spackle (#770318)
Gelatos Mist Maker Set (#770311)
Texture Gems - Gold
Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 8 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.
I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.