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Art Calendar Journaling

Happy last Friday of 2013! Can you believe this year has passed so quickly?? This is the time of the year that I look back to what I have done, the goals I set last year and think about what I want to accomplish in the next year. Each year for about the past 3 years I've tried to take part in a monthly altered art calendar challenge and for the past three years I have been short of completing the whole year. This year I will once again attempt to challenge myself in this way! Today I've created the January layout for 2014 to get ahead for the new year.
I am creating this art journal calendar on an upcycled brochure from work. I glued newspaper strips to the pages to provide an even surface for my calendar page. Next I gessoed the background, masked a couple of squares, and layered on pink and turquoise mists drying between mists. Next I added white mists and white pearl drying before removing my square masks to give a glisteny snowy impression.
I added pink and turquoise squares of patterned paper that were edged with pink cream viva decor and added numbers for calendar dates. The word January was hand written in black marker and outlined with white charcoal. white charcoal snowflakes were doodled around the dates and more viva decor cream was spread along edges of the pages.
My base calendar for January is now ready for daily journaling of life's events!
 Thank you for stopping by! Best Wishes of a Joyous New Year!

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  1. This is a fabulous idea. Good luck accomplishing your goals this year.

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  2. Love the idea and the execution. Journals are the way to go!

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