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Art du Jour: Collage Calendar

Lucie Duclos, Design + Mixed Media

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6 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Collaging

    • 4. Binding

    • 5. Hanging

    • 6. Merci


About This Class


Collage Calendar is the second class in the Art du Jour Series and the perfect project to get you ready for a creative new year!

In this class, you will create a reversible hanging calendar (6 months on each side) and collage a simple little bouquet using only one vase shape and 4 circles. I will show you how to bind them together and hang them on a wooden dowel, or any kind of stick you can find around your house. You can even use a wooden spoon to make the perfect kitchen calendar!

Download the calendar template (in English or French) from the Projects & Resources section, print it on card stock, and you are ready to start collaging. This is the perfect opportunity to use all the cool collage papers you have been creating at home or in my other mixed media classes. This is a 12 minute class with a quick project that you can do under an hour.

Are you ready to start the year with a creative bang?

Join me for my Art du Jour: Collage Calendar class and let’s make 2020 the best and most creative
year ever!

Happy New Year and Bonne Année!

Lucie xox


1. Introduction: 2. Materials: Okay, so let's go over the material you need for this project. First, you'll need two sheets of card stock that you can put in your printer to print two pages of the calendar, and I also have a French version available. You'll need some of your collage papers, anything from my my other. Mixed media classes would work, and also you'll need some scissors and glue stick and a fine black marker. Any brand will do. You'll need an Exacto knife and a cutting mat, and, ah, some fabric and or book cloth and some cord and some ribbon. And then you'll need Ah, wooden dowel or a branch of driftwood O R. Even X cure. Our chopstick would work even a wooden spoon that could be a really cool gift for somebody , and when the year is over, then you can use it in your kitchen. 3. Collaging: Okay, So to start, you're gonna need to print the two pages with six months on each page is you're gonna need to vast shape that you cut from your kalash paper fabric or anything else you want, and then you'll need to circles. A little bigger is about, I would say, an inch and 3/4. Ah, in centimeters. It's about 4.5 centimeters. And then you're gonna need to about three centimeters and, uh, one at about, um, two centimeters. So you can also use my template that I have in the resource section. You can Donald attempted and use the sizes on that and also ideas for your face. Let's work on this one first, and you're gonna think you're big piece and you're gonna cut. Um, just kind of a moon shape out of it at the top. OK, so that's one. Then this one, you just cut in half. It's when you could in half, and that's when you cut in half. That's it. That's all your pieces. So we have our base here, and, um, this is gonna be one of our flower, and then I'm going to do. But this went here and then I'm going to create a little stash here. So remember not to go too far up here. You just need to leave about an inch of white space at the top. And I'm gonna do this here in a creek medal, Flour like that. And then this is my kind of my leaf here. Okay, so once you kind of, like where it's going to work. Okay, so I kind of like this. The first thing that I need to do is glue my little vase down, and then I'm gonna do my steps for my my little flower bouquet. So I am going to glue this down. Okay, So I have this glued down, and then I'm gonna use my marker. I'm gonna do my stems. Um, okay. So because I want to be able to play around with them a little bit and move them around if I glue them right now, I won't be able to do anything and adjust anything. So I'm going to do my first M here, and then I'll know where to put my little leave here. So you put it there. What is fear? But I think I'm just gonna put it here, and then I'm going to glue all my pieces. So now I've glued I might pieces together, and I'm gonna add a few details. Maybe just a little bit off leaves here, I might add just a little, a little bit of flourish here, just you to add a little movement. Um, and you kind of line of work that you think would be fun. Okay, so I think that I am just gonna keep it very simple. And I'm gonna move on to, uh, the other one. Okay, So this is our January to June, and now I'm gonna work on my next one, which is July to November. The same thing here I am going. Teoh, cut. Take my biggest piece and cut 1/2 moon shape like that out of it. Could this and half this one in half and this one in half and do the same thing. But I might change things around a little bit. So this is my 1st 1 Maybe I moved this one here. I mean, you could do whatever you want. I'm just giving you a one way to do it. Okay, so now I've done my two pages in my two little bouquet, and I'm we're ready to take it to the next steps. 4. Binding: okay. For the next step, we're gonna need three pieces of ribbon about three inches each. And we're gonna need a piece of either book, cloth or fabric. And we wanted to be about an inch and 1/2 wide by the width of your paper, which is 8.5 by 11. So first step is to fold this in half, caved and increase it with your nail like this. And then I'm gonna put 23 slots about the with of my ribbons. So do with your exactly knife. So one in the middle and another one at the end here. And then you kind of wanna full these in half and pass them through your whole actually a good way to do to find where the middle is would be to full this and 1/2. And then you would see that that's the middle. So, yeah, it looked like I was at a little off, but, um, looks like I'm court. I'm pretty good here. Make this little longer. Okay. All right. So I have my three little loops here and now I am going to, uh, blew them into my, uh, calendar. I think my two calendars, and I want to kind of glue them together. Two pieces here and now. I'm gonna want to put my little loops here. I wouldn't want it. Put them up here. See how I do this. So it's first. I'm gonna start by putting glue on the back glue this first piece here. What? Give it a little stability, Okay. See how I lining up with the crease here. Okay. The ribbon needs to be glued first to this piece. Otherwise it just when I fold it together, it all fell apart. So a very important step If first blue, this there. 5. Hanging: Okay, We're almost there. So last step is Teoh, Put your piece of wood, uh, piece of wood that you find or a skewer, or I'm gonna use for this example with Dow. So you put your little would dow across all the loops hoops I don't. And now you're gonna need a piece of cord. That's about I would say about two feet longer or shorter. And that's very simple. All you have to do is I not ends. 6. Merci: Thank you so much for taking my class. I would love to see a little calendar. So if you feel like sharing in the project section, that would be awesome. And follow me on skill share or on instagram at city clothes. And I hope you enjoy doing this little project on. I hope to see you in one of my class, really soothe.