Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Messy Canvas Calendar Tutorial



I am obsessed with calendars- I carry one with me everywhere I go, I have one in the kitchen, one in my studio and often one in each room. This year I decided to make my calendars instead of buying them and I decided to make my calendar look like a little piece of messy art!


There are tons of free calendar templates online and I found one with the whole year on one page- perfect for my kitchen calendar!

I started by printing it out on Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas.







Trim to size and set aside.



Paint a stretched canvas (I chose to recycle one that I already have and painted over it for a fresh start!)



drip....



drip some more...


scratch...


swipe...




layer messy colors...


stencil...



free write...



and glob thick paint to create a layered and messy canvas.




Stick the calendar to the wet paint (or glue or utilize the back of the Sticky Back Canvas by sticking it onto the surface.)


The end result is a colorful and messy calendar!






p.s. Don't forget you have until Wednesday to enter to win a free online class- see post below!!!

23 comments:

Carmen said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

pulling out my supplies as i post this! You, ma'am are genius!

Nicole Maki said...

This is brilliant.

I can't wait to give this a try.

Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial.

Jenxo said...

great tute....tfs..

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so pretty and colorful- I love it! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

jane eileen said...

I LOVE IT!

Cat said...

great idea, love the technique and wow you can do so much with this one!!

Roberta said...

Great calendar! great idea! 12 months fantastic!

Ciao ciao
Roberta

Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

Okay, so NOW I need to make a calendar!! LOL ! This was absolutely great!
Cindy

claudine hellmuth said...

LOVE this!! just Tweeted!!

Kelly Watson said...

Gorgeous! I could definitely look at this all year :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, i love this tute! I love your simple directions and I looooove the calendar.

Eden said...

All I can say is WOW!! I am so inspired now to make my own! I have to have one by the pc. Love all your layers, colors and words!
Thank You :D

marciglenn said...

Oh I really like this. When I get home tonight I am going to start digging through old canvas' that have been stashed and repaint them to hold a calendar. I can imagine these hanging in my office. Beautiful colors against the ugly grey walls. Woohoo! Thanks for the inspiration.

aimee said...

what fun! thank you for the colorful tutorial!

Nolwenn said...

Awsome ! Thanks for sharing your process :)

domslittleshop.com said...

just love this
rally cool

Kim Klassen said...

this is FABULOUS! TRULY .....

Carol said...

This is so great. I think I will make one for my work office since it is a tiny little space with beige walls. The color would be great!

marciglenn said...

I created my own messy calendar last night. You can see the post on my blog. Thank you Alisa for this fabulous project. Hugs.

Cindy said...

I know it's almost April, but I just found this tutorial, and set to creating one for myself. I love it! And, I had so much fun creating it -- that's the important thing, isn't it? I've been inspired to re-read your book, too. I'll take it to bed with me tonight!

Thanks for a fun, quick, fun (did I say that already???) tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Damn, indeed nice topic. Where will I find this RSS?

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Geri Johnson said...

You should add a print of this calender to your Society 6 shop! :D

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