Tuesday 18 July 2017

Dina Wakley's #ShowUsYourMEdia

Hi, I'm sorry it's been a month that I blogged but I lost my 16 year old dog Jasmine, which made me quite low as I have already lost my dad and father in law this year.  But a good holiday away with all the family that dad booked last year was great, he was very missed but being together helped.

So last time I blogged I showed you that I was planning a products and tutorials weeks through the year and was starting with Dina Wakley products, since then she has done an Instagram challenge.  I am not quite ready for the week full of projects but I thought I would show you one of them that I have done that showed why I create which is the challenge.  Also after the photos there is a full tutorial :-)

There are lots of pics and then the full tutorial plus
a full product listing at the end of the post :-)

I started the first page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal.
I didn't gesso first, instead I added Dina's White Gesso through the Leaves Stencil.

Next I mixed Dina's Paint Turquoise and Lime with Dina's Glaze.
If you haven't tried her glaze then you really must, I have Liquitex glazing and it's
so sticky and shiny but Dina's isn't.  I am already keeping plenty of supply lol.

Next take some wipes and squeeze the excess wetness out of them (not sure wetness
is a word!!!)

Take some of the Turquoise mixture you have made onto the wipe and wipe over
some of the journal page which allows the gesso leaves to pop out.

Next with the Lime blending with the Turquoise.

This was the first layer finished.

Repeat the above process to deepen the colours.  I love how the 
gesso on this layer starts to take on some of the colour which
helps push back the leaves.

With the left over mixture use the Essentials Stencil.

Next use the stamp from the new stamp set Circle Patterns and stamp with White. 
 I like to do this with my mini gelli plate as then I get
a nice thin layer of my paint on the stamp.  Just brayer on the paint, use the stamp
and then stamp straight away on the journal page.

And of course you get a print for a tag at the same time :-)

To keep with the Ranger Ink family I used a Tim Holz script stamp (which I have 
realised is Stampers Anonymous not Ranger oops) from the French Marketplace 
stamp set and stamp with Archival Aquamarine and Vivid Chartreuse.

Next mix Lapis and Lime with a hint of Lemon together and then add white.

Using the colour you have just mixed add through the Organic Shapes Stencil.

While the stencil is still in place stamp the Tim Holtz script stamp with Archival
Fern Green.

Now this is the fun part, squeeze lots of white in 3 blobs in the centre of your page.

Use your fingers to make flower shapes.

Next add Fuchia with your fingers, blending with some of the white.

I love the texture it makes.

I next used some gold micro beads into the wet paint.

I decided I wanted more leaves, now I am not sure this was the right choice.
I definitely know that I should have done it before the flowers but lessons learned.
I made my own stencil using Sizzix Alterations Garden Green and planned out
where I wanted to stencil.

Mixing Lemon and Evergreen together add through the stencil.

Next I took the Sizzix Alterations Thinlets Holiday Greens Mini and made
a smaller stencil.  I used this with Gilt.

Taking Dina Wakley's Scribble Sticks in White and Black I mixed a grey
colour to add shading around the leaves.

I had to add the stems of the leaves myself which makes me wonder if
one it's too much or two I definitely needed to do it before the flowers.
Here you can see the shading.

I used Fushsia and White (not mixed together) through the Daisies Stencil.

I used a black pen to scribble around the flowers, a gold pen to make swirls
in the centre of the little flowers and on the background.  I then used Dina Wakley's
Gel Medium to add my words that was stamped with Archival
Jet Black and shaded with the scribble sticks.
I also stapled a little tag that I used for mopping up to add the date.

Right that's it, hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.

Happy Art :-)
Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
Dina Wakley Products -
Media Journal
Stamps - Circle Patterns
Paint - Fuchsia, Lemon, Turquoise, White, Lime, Lapis, Gilt, Evergreen.
White Gesso
Glazing Medium
Stencils - Essentials, Organic Shapes, Leaves, Daisies
Scribble Sticks
Other Products - 
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - aquamarine, vivid chartreuse, fern green, jet black
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz French Marketplace Stamp Set
Sizzix Alterations - garden green, thinlets holiday greens mini
Prima - gold micro beads
UniBall Signo Black Pen
Gelly Roll Metallic Gold Pen
Docrafts - Papermania wedding ever after alphabet stamps