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:
S U P P L I E S
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor paints
- Number stamps (mine are from The Curiosity Shoppe, which sadly appears to be closed!)
- Cup for water
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!
Once I have the lines and month name painted, I gather my number stamps.
To stamp with watercolors, I simply paint the rubber stamp with the paintbrush and stamp directly onto the paper. Easy peasy.
I decided to go with a light paint color so I can eventually write over the date without competing with the overall design.
Let dry and let the planning begin!