Teal Perpetual Calendar with Basswood


#1

This was made from Proofgrade Thick Teal Acrylic and Basswood. The design was a freebie from Boss Laser … although … I had a lot of corrections and changes. I prefer circles to squares around the dates. They had “29” for one of the “28’s”, Added the “30 & 31” under the “23 and 24” moved up the lower slots … added a strip to slightly tip the teal piece back a bit. Saving a few circles of Basswood to cover numbers as needed for end of month dates. Applied white acrylic paint to engraves prior to removing the masking.

My sister was looking at a house with her daughter-in-law last month … as she started to descend an outdoor staircase from the 2nd story … the stringer collapsed and she fell directly down. She has multiple fractures in both feet, knees, and vertebrae. Three weeks in a trauma hospital, two surgeries later, metal pins and plates added … she is finally in a rehab facility. (One more surgery to go in a few months). Needless to say, she has had trouble knowing what day it is. So, this is for her.


#2

On no. So sorry to hear about your sister’s fall. So glad to read that she is recovering. What a sweet, thoughtful gift for her.

This design looks so great in teal. I like your redesign. I am sure your sister will love it.


#3

Thank you for your kind words … teal is my favorite color … and l think the light color of the Basswood really sets it off.


#4

Did you paint each of the engraves? The color of the letters and of the wood look really nice together.

Happy cake day!!


#5

Yikes … yes, acrylic paint used before removing the masking.


#6

Oh no! What a terrible thing to have happen, I’m glad she’s finally on the mend. :frowning:


#7

Glad she’s fine and getting better. Wonderful project and gift and Happy Cake Day!


#8

Ohmygosh, shocking thing to happen to your sister! I hope she has much better days ahead. I really like that calendar–you did a great job on it!

Oh, and happy cakeday!


#9

Fantastic.


#10

The calendar is very nice, but I hate the reason it is useful to your sister. What a terrible accident. I hope she will have a complete recovery after rehab and surgeries.


#11

Love how this looks! The colors really work well together.