Guest Artist Roben-Marie Smith: Collage-tastic Calendar Tag Project

We’re absolutely elated to welcome mixed-media collage artist Roben-Marie Smith to Somerset Place!  Have you been wondering what to do with those old 2012 calendars that seem destined for the trash bin? Follow along with Guest Artist Roben-Marie as she walks you through this delightful upcycled Calendar Tag project idea.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

Materials:

-          Old calendar pages (any year will do as long as you don’t need it anymore!)
-          Assorted Patterned Washi Tapes (Roben-Marie used Red Ticket with Numbers, Foreign Newspaper,  Red Horizontal Line Stripe, and Black Horizontal Line Stripe).
-          Acrylic Paint
-          Stencils
-          Spray Inks
-          Buttons
-          Twine and Ribbon
-          Old Book Pages
-          Computer Generated Quote
-          Scissors and Glue
-          Sewing Machine

 Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

Instructions:

1)      Using spray ink and stencils, add texture to the base of a tag.  Stitch together a few torn strips from an old book.

2)      Add white acrylic paint to the tag.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

3)      Add washi tape to corners of tag and doodle edges with a black pen.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

4)      Adhere pieces from old calendar pages to front of tag and stitch around the edges.

5)      Add more acrylic paint to coordinate with the pieces from the calendar.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

6)      Glue the stitched book paper piece to the tag, and stitch a heart shape cut from old calendar pages to front.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

7)      Add ribbon, twine and button to the hole in the top of the tag.

8)      If desired, stitch a quote to the back.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

We’d like to give a huge “thank you” to Roben-Marie for sharing this wonderful mixed-media project with our blog readers!  Roben-Marie Smith has also been featured in a number of Stampington titles including (but not limited to!): Art Journaling, Somerset Life, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio, GreenCraft, Somerset Memories, Somerset Digital Studio, and Somerset Apprentice.

For additional information and to view more of Roben-Marie’s artwork, please stop by her blog (and say hi!) at: robenmarie.com

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 @ 9:22 am
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19 Responses to “Guest Artist Roben-Marie Smith: Collage-tastic Calendar Tag Project”

  1. Jeannie says:

    One of my favorite artist! Thank you.

  2. Jan says:

    These are great! I love Roben Marie’s work. I mostly turn old calendars into beautiful envelopes to send my hand made cards in.

  3. Lisa M says:

    I’ve taken a couple of classes from the beautiful Roben-Marie, and she’s a wonderful teacher! So nice to see her lovely work here.

  4. Shirley says:

    OOh, so crafty and colorful! I love a good recycled project. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  5. Ellen says:

    Thank you Stampington… I love Roben-Marie’s art!
    She makes me smile :D

    What a lovely idea~

  6. hula~la says:

    This is great! Roben-Marie is great with all of her layers…Love it!

  7. MA says:

    Your talent amazes me and you always share it willingly. Thank you, Roben-Marie.

  8. Lee Ann G. says:

    What an awesome idea! Thank you Robin

  9. I love your idea Robin! Recycle makes me happy! I only wish I could get more of my art friends to do recycle projects with me! Thanks!

  10. Roben-Marie says:

    Glad you like the project Loretta! I like using up scraps, etc. and making new things. I hope you can encourage some of your friends to jump on board! :)

  11. Roben-Marie says:

    Thanks Lee Ann! Glad you like it!

  12. Roben-Marie says:

    That’s sweet of you Jeannie, thanks!

  13. Roben-Marie says:

    Thanks Jan! Yes, envelopes are a perfect project for old calendars. :)

  14. Roben-Marie says:

    Hello Lisa! Thanks so much and glad to hear you enjoyed the classes. Cheers! :)

  15. Roben-Marie says:

    You are welcome Shirley! Glad you like the project!

  16. Roben-Marie says:

    Thanks Ellen! I am glad you like the project and it makes me smile to read your comment! :)

  17. Roben-Marie says:

    Glad you like it Hula~la! Cheers!

  18. Roben-Marie says:

    Thanks MA! That is very kind of you to say! :)

  19. Patricia says:

    Just catching up on reading this morning! Love this, thank you for sharing and thank you Robin! I have a huge stash of gorgeous art calendars that I just couldn’t throw out.

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We’re absolutely elated to welcome mixed-media collage artist Roben-Marie Smith to Somerset Place!  Have you been wondering what to do with those old 2012 calendars that seem destined for the trash bin? Follow along with Guest Artist Roben-Marie as she walks you through this delightful upcycled Calendar Tag project idea.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

Materials:

-          Old calendar pages (any year will do as long as you don’t need it anymore!)
-          Assorted Patterned Washi Tapes (Roben-Marie used Red Ticket with Numbers, Foreign Newspaper,  Red Horizontal Line Stripe, and Black Horizontal Line Stripe).
-          Acrylic Paint
-          Stencils
-          Spray Inks
-          Buttons
-          Twine and Ribbon
-          Old Book Pages
-          Computer Generated Quote
-          Scissors and Glue
-          Sewing Machine

 Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

Instructions:

1)      Using spray ink and stencils, add texture to the base of a tag.  Stitch together a few torn strips from an old book.

2)      Add white acrylic paint to the tag.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

3)      Add washi tape to corners of tag and doodle edges with a black pen.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

4)      Adhere pieces from old calendar pages to front of tag and stitch around the edges.

5)      Add more acrylic paint to coordinate with the pieces from the calendar.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

6)      Glue the stitched book paper piece to the tag, and stitch a heart shape cut from old calendar pages to front.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

7)      Add ribbon, twine and button to the hole in the top of the tag.

8)      If desired, stitch a quote to the back.

Calendar Tags by Roben-Marie Smith

We’d like to give a huge “thank you” to Roben-Marie for sharing this wonderful mixed-media project with our blog readers!  Roben-Marie Smith has also been featured in a number of Stampington titles including (but not limited to!): Art Journaling, Somerset Life, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio, GreenCraft, Somerset Memories, Somerset Digital Studio, and Somerset Apprentice.

For additional information and to view more of Roben-Marie’s artwork, please stop by her blog (and say hi!) at: robenmarie.com

Related Posts: