Monday, January 14, 2019

Altenew Level 2

Final Project

I have created a calendar for my level 2 final project.

I have started by creating the calendar template in Excel and then I printed them onto Neenah Solar White card stock.

I wanted to create a calendar with the birth month flowers. So I will list the flowers then with the class and particular lesson which I used to create the month. I have used a basic masking technique which was taught in the first lesson of the Masking Unleashed classes to cover the days up while decorating the outside of each month.

January: Carnation, Beyond Basic Backgrounds- water bleaching.
February: Violet, Color Your Day- adding color with layering stamps and
Beautiful Details- adding more detail to a stamped image.
March: Daffodil, Impressive Heat Embossing- heat embossing for coloring.
April: Sweat Pea, In the Mood For Color- PINK, sensitive, caring, and sweet.
May: Hawthorn, Color Your Day- using the color wheel.
June: Honeysuckle, Beautiful Details- artistic flowers and adding in details.
July: Larkspur, Impressive Heat Embossing- heat embossing for coloring.
August: Poppy, Color Your Day- adding color with layering stamps.
September: Aster, Beyond Basic Backgrounds- DIY stencil from dies.
October: Cosmos, Beautiful Details- details using colored pencils.
November: Chrysanthemum, Creative Watercolor Media- painting in the image.
December: Holly, Color Your Day- adding color with layering stamps.

I used the Color Your Day classes to help me create February, August, and December I added color by using layering stamp sets. A couple tips were to stamp off the edge of the paper and rotating the image, so that the do not all look the same. For the Violets in February, I also added in some pencil details using a technique from the Beautiful Details classes.

For December , after doing the layering stamps, I added in some Nuvo crystal drops and wink of Stella clear pen to give it some dimmension.

Another lesson from the Color Your Day classes was to find inspiration from the color wheel. I used complimentary colors to create the May month.

I loved the Beautiful Details classes. I used the first class to help me create June. I created loose, artistic, Honeysuckle flowers using solid stamps from Altenew's Painted Rose stamp set. Using second and third generation stamping to create illusion and give more detail. Marika talks about using  the time you have to give your stamped image a personal touch. Whether it be 15 min or an hour, personalize your work.

A technique from Beyond Basic Backgrounds class uses water bleaching, and the subtle look you get from this technique which I used for January. Another technique from the classes is making a stencil made from a die, which I did for September.

One of the Impressive Heat Embossing classes teaches the technique of coloring in the image after heat embossing. Months March and July I used this technique with some Prismacolor colored pencils.

In the Mood For Color classes, you are taught to use color to create a mood. I wanted the mood of April to be sensitive, caring, and sweet. And pink is the color which conveys these feelings. I used layering stamps to give the flowers the dimmension and added in some little dots.

For October, I used the Beautiful Details class on adding details using colored pencils.

November, I used Creative Watercolor Media. Because I was not adding water to watercolor paper, I used a pigment ink to create a barrier, so that I could add water on top of it without ruining the paper. I painting in the image with watercolors. 

Here is a look at all 12.

And here is the finished calendar minus writing in the days.

Thanks for visiting. 
I will have a complete list of supplies down below.

Neenah Solar White 80 lb. Card stock
Black card stock
Eclipse masking paper
Post it masking paper
clear acrylic blocks
Original Misti
Tim Holz Stamp Platform
Ranger Mini blending tool
pencil sharpener
Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Gemini die cutting machine
Heat Gun

Altenew Remember This stamp set
Distress ink-- mustard seed, ripe persimmon, abandoned coral, and carved pumpkin
Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen XS
water bottle
microfiber towel

Altenew Flower Arrangement stamp set
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks -- Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Fresh Lemon
Prismacolor colored pencils

Altenew Golden Garden stamp set
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks-- Desert Night
VersaMark ink
Gold Embossing Powder
White Signo gel pen
Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen XS
Prismacolor colored pencils

Altenew Life Is Awesome stamp set
Altenew Majestic Mistletoe stamp set (small dot stamp)
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks-- Frosty Pink Coral Berry, Heart Beat, Frayed Leaf, and Forest Glades
Copic Markers -- C1, C3

Altenew Build-a-flower Carnation stamp set
Momento Tuxedo black ink
Copic markers -- Y02, V15, YG03, C1, C3, C5,

Altenew Painted Rose stamp set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen -- Rose Quartz
Stampin' write markers -- Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz

Altenew Best Mom stamp set 
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks -- Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond and Limestone
Silver Embossing Powder
VersaMark ink

Altenew Flower Arrangement stamp set
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks -- Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Velvet, Buttercream, Lava Rock, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Moss
Paint brush for splatters

Altenew Crisp Dye inks -- Persian Blue, Fresh Lemon, and Forest Glades
Sizzix Flower Daisies #2 die
1/2" circle punch
Grafix Mate stencil film
Yellow gel pen
white Signa gel pen

Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Background stamp
Prismacolor colored pencils

My Favorite Things Beautiful Bloom stamp
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Craft Pigment ink
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors -- 51, 52, 53, 54, 58
Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen XS, S
Kuretake water brush

Altenew Bountiful Branch stamp set
Altenew Crisp Dye inks -- Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Hunter Green, Espresso, Rouge, Crimson, and Velvet
Wink Of Stella pen -- clear
Nuvo Crystal Drops -- clear
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