Monday, January 23, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Calendar by MariLynn

MariLynn here.
My project for today is a mixed media calendar.

I started by printing a calendar using my computer. 

 I used my paper cutter to cut each month apart.

I used paper clips to hold the months together.

I added tacky glue to the top edge of the months

Next, I took a piece of  designer cardstock that had a grunge look.

I took a gallon freezer bag and cut top and bottom and along one  side It made a plastic "book"

I opened the "book" and scribbled on the plastic with cheap markers.

I took a spray bottle filled with water and sprayed over the scribbles.

You can see how it made puddles of colored water.

I closed the "book" to let the colored water mix.

I took the designer cardstock and put it face down in the colored water.

This is how it looked when I lifted it.

 I stamped on the colored cardstock using MINI MIXED MEDIA BACKGROUNDS SET




Next I made a texture paste wuth glue, black paint, baby powder and glitter.

I poured equal amounts of glue, paint and powder into an old plastic container.

I mixed it until it was the consistency of toothpaste.

Then I sprinkled glitter on top.

I took SOME BIRDS stencil and placed on cardstock.


I spread the texture paste over the stencil.

I had some number stickers left over from another project. I placed those in the top corner

I went around the edges using a marker and ruler. It gave it a more finished look.

My calendar

A close up photo.


  1. Wow what fabulous techniques and such a creative projects. Love the black glittery paste x

  2. Wonderful calendar. Thank you so much for the detailed picture tutorial. I loved it :)

  3. Wow - this is amazing MariLynn - a wonderful project. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Very creative use of non crafty products! Love the background!

  5. Love this idea! And it's so pretty. I love birds and the colors you used are my favorites. :-)

  6. Wonderful calendar and love the bird stencil.


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