1. Each month, decorate the picture page of one month. You can also decorate the date/planner bit too if you want to, but you don't have to. You can decorate in any way that you want:
You get the idea, anything goes... however... you must incorporate some part of the original picture... see now why you need to pick one that you like. You can paint,collage,stencil or whatever all over the page, but some original part must remain on show, and be part of your new design.
2. Each month there will be a technique to incorporate, interpret it any way that you want, with any brand or style. But it must appear somewhere on the page
3. Each month there will be a theme or item of ephemera to include.
So I'll start with February first, since we are in February now.
The technique was to use cling file or bubble wrap to make a paint effect, and the item to use was corrugated cardboard. Here's my finished page:
The wild flowers are done with painted bubble wrap:
And the sky with crumpled cling film. I used my corrugated card for the cottage roof:
This is the original calendar picture"A Hind's Daughter' by Sir James Guthrie.
Here's how the calendar looked originally-a painting by Sir David Young Cameron, called 'The Waning Light'. This is a landscape of an area of Scotland called the Trossachs, one of my most favourite places.
I'm sure the curators at the National Galleries of Scotland would be mortified by my desecration of these works of art, but I must say I had a lot of fun doing them! The calendar I chose was 'The Glasgow Boys' from the National galleries.