Janne Robberstad

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time for a new calender-book

By spotogspindel | April 23, 2010

My second colorful journal-calender book is already full, and it is time to start a new one.


For the first book I used acrylics, this time I´m varying with fabric paint, as that is more transparent, and doesn´t add so much thickness to the pages. Acrylics or fabric-paint, I smudge them on with a sponge.


It doesn´t look like much yet…


…but the numbers help!

Still looks boring? Just wait a bit…

For the front cover I glued down pieces of dried acrylic paint I had scraped from the plate I use to mix them on. Soak it in water for half an hour, and the paint lets go. I´ve been wanting to use these pieces in a mosaic for a while, and thought this might be a good opportunity 🙂

As always there is also a spiral on the cover. In my world, it is the number one symbol of creativity.

Now is when the fun really begins…

Every day I add a little something. News-events, birthdays, appointments, inspirations, reminders, lists of what I´ve done with my day, random thoughts…

Here is a picture from my last book:

This is my way of making every day a little more colorful.

Topics: Diverse, Technique | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “time for a new calender-book”

  1. Inger-Marie Sæverud Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 10:38

    So beautiful, I love that front cover! 🙂

  2. Nancy S Says:
    April 24th, 2010 at 06:09

    Love it! Thanks for the tip about fabric paint – I’ll have to try that out.

  3. jenea Says:
    May 1st, 2010 at 16:39

    Your ideas don’t have extremity…