Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Small Dad word by Kaz.

Hello again, this time I've used the small Dad, which is about 7 cms across, to make a desktop calendar in the style of an easel card.

For the chipboard, I inked it up using Aegean Blue Versamagic Inkpad, then added an edge of Jumbo Java Versamagic using a cotton bud again. This is the way that suits me to get into all the little nooks and crannies and I use it the whole way around so that it is the same everywhere. I tend to use a few buds doing it, but I bought a HUGE box from the pound shop!!

Once the ink was dry, I added a thick layer of Crackle Accents and, after I'd dropped a button in it, I put it somewhere safe to dry!

Once that was done, I used Tea Dye Distress Ink to add colour to the cracks. All you need to do is wipe the excess off with a tissue so you see the full effect of the blue ink underneath.

I attached the word to the calendar using silicone glue so that I could get it nice and straight over the ribbon and fibre.

If you would like the instructions for the calendar itself, you will find it ~{here at Bubbly Scrumptious}~

This is the last project I will be doing before Christmas, so I shall wish you all a Very Merry One, and may your stockings be full of Tando goodies!!

Kaz xxx


Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

This is fantastic Kaz. What a great gift to give someone. I really like the techniques you have used to colour and define the chipboard word.
I must make one of these too!

Sharon said...

PS it was me that removed a post - full of typos! LOL

Janice said...

What a clever old thing you are. Love that little calendar flippy thing and combined with an easel card stand. Great project.

Karen said...

ooo you are clever Kaz!!!! Your Dad is going to love this one! XXX

Di said...

Wow, this is fab Kaz. I so wanted to make some calendars this year....you've inspired me, I hope I can find the time xx

CLARE said...

love this - especially the bind it all bit. a great present for your dad. I just wish I'd started on my calenders sooner x