Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Technique Calendar - January cont.

If you recall this is where we left the calendar yesterday...

We're ready to continue!

Next step was to apply IMAGINE Crafts Amplify along the top edge dripping down like snow/icecicles hanging off the edge of a roof.  I also added it to the "snow" areas of the stamped image of the trees.  I then sprinkled extra fine silver glitter over the wet medium.  I know most people don't have this yet as it's BRAND new :) so here are a few other ideas...you could use something like Crystal Lacquer, Glossy Accents, for clear ice or Pearl Pens, Liquid Pearls, (for snow) and any glitter you have on hand.

Here is the wicked thing about Amplify....once it's heated it puffs and looks so cool!!

Check out this texture and dimension....  I wasn't sure how the glitter would work since I've never tried it before but it looks great.

I then added a strip of lace along the bottom edge to finish it off; spritzed the entire arch with Shimmer Goosebumps spray and sprinkled on more of the extra fine silver glitter.  This step adds more dimension and texture to the entire arch because the Goosebumps spray holds it's dimension even after it dries.  Think of Crystal Lacquer or Glossy Accents in a spray form...WONDERFUL effect.

As a final touch I added the stamped sentiment - Baby it's cold outside! And here's the finished January Gothic Arch calendar page....  

I wish you could see it up close and feel all of the texture and dimension created by the various layers.  So there you go...the first calendar page of 2015!  I hope you have fun making your own.


Chipboard (for arch base)
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Sketchy Snowman; Small Snow Pine
Technique Tuesday - Sentiment Stamp
The Crafters Workshop - Diamond Stencil; Star Stencil
Mica Flakes
Vintage Lace 
Silver Glitter


  1. It's stunning Roni - thank you for sharing how you created it too - it means a lot to me as I am trying to dip my toes into mixed media and trying out new products, styles, and techniques as well as learning loads and loving it. Sadly my back was really bad when I got up today but I hope to catch up tomorrow Karen x

  2. WOW!! This is fab .... love the little snowman. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  3. Love your page! I didn't have many of the same supplies which means I need to think for myself...can be dangerous or quite fun! My rendition is on my blog today. http://susank-nimblefingers.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-calendar-page-techniques.html Thank you!

  4. This looks fabulous. why don't you enter it into the calendar challenge at the craft barn. full details are on my blog with with links. www.craftingdawntilldusk.net this is perfect for Tim challenge

  5. Adorable calendar with that cute little snowman! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  6. A great January calendar page and thanks for explaining all the techniques!!

  7. Lovely January page! Great snowman! xx

  8. Great page, looks really frosty :)

  9. Absolutely stunning Roni! Thank you for joining The Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

  10. Beautiful Roni, thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx

  11. A fabulous snowy scene and the texture looks amazing.

  12. Fantastic. Love all the textures you created, especially the amplify, going to have a look out for that.

  13. This is really fantastic. I love all of the layers x


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