DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

I realize it’s mid-June and to most people, it’s not exactly calendar season. But for me, I just want a change of scenery. Since I can’t write on my Rifle Paper calendar (thou shalt not deface any Rifle products with messy handwriting…everyone knows that), I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own. Here’s how I did it:

DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

S U P P L I E S

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrushes
  • Number stamps (mine are from The Curiosity Shoppe, which sadly appears to be closed!)
  • Cup for water

DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

To begin, I (roughly) measured out the lines for my calendar squares and then ran my paintbrush right along the edge of the ruler. I should preface this by saying that I am NOT a perfectionist. I have little interest in making everything look uniform; I just want to have fun creating and get things done. Plus, watercolors don’t exactly lend themselves to clean lines. The more freeform, the better!

DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

Once I have the lines and month name painted, I gather my number stamps.

DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

To stamp with watercolors, I simply paint the rubber stamp with the paintbrush and stamp directly onto the paper. Easy peasy.

DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

I decided to go with a light paint color so I can eventually write over the date without competing with the overall design.

DIY Watercolor Calendar | Ann-Marie Loves Paper

Let dry and let the planning begin!

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7 Responses to “diy watercolor calendar.”

  1. carrielsunday

    Oh I just love that. At first glance I couldn’t figure out how you made the numbers to uniform and clean with a brush…..then I read the entire post. 🙂

    Reply
  2. antsloth

    Wait, I loVE these!! Can I see you this weekend? Can I request or make a 6/20/13 until 08/ 15/13 calendar so I can write my study plan on it for the boards. We have to submit a calendar and I kind of think it would be super awesome if this was what I turned in! I can totally pay you in pap smears or starbucks date? or can we workout? ok shoot too many things I want to do. Let me know how I can get myself a watercolor calendar.

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  3. Heather

    LOVE these! I just packed up my watercolors (leaving in 6 days for a cross country move!! Ahhh!!), but I’m definitely gonna make this when I dig ’em out!

    Reply

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