|Flora's been helping me with my 2014 Daily Planner - Mixed Media Techniques - ©CindyRippe2014|
|Before and after - Mixed Media Daily Planner for 2014 - ©CindyRippe|
After drawing a blank calendar template on the monthly pages I taped the edges with washi tape (butterflies by Tim Holtz) and then taped the divider directly onto the first page of each month with matte transparent tape. While sketching a flower for each month I laid a piece of tracing paper on the top of the template. My original intention was to only paint/sketch over the blank squares but as you can see I got carried away. I just reinforced the inked dates and lines after I finished painting. Freehand sketching gave me the freedom to make the plant grow in any direction that I like.
Each page has a different color scheme that I carried out to the border with a wash of acrylic paint. I painted right over the transparent and washi tapes. I chose one butterfly on the washi tape to paint and detail (SEE ARROW above) To add more color to overall look of the planner the tip-out pages and loose "TODAY" divider are decoupaged with scrapbook papers. (not shown here) I used matte medium for that.