Dina Wakley Collage Collective Small Art Journal Page

Dina Wakley Collage Collective Small Art Journal Page

Hello,

Today I am back with another color theory share in my small Dina Wakley Media white art journal. I just wanted to take a little time and make a quick page and this journal is always just the right size. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to work on. Do you have that issue sometimes? I knew I wanted to do something but wasn’t sure where to start. I decided to start with color and let that be my inspiration. I grabbed my Dina Wakley color charts to pick out three main colors. Then I also took out my Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective book and collage tissue to help me accent once I got going. Sometimes when you don’t know where you going its best to grab out your favorite supplies stick them in front of you, pick one color and just start. Inspiration will kick in.

1. I took out my Dina Wakley Media Small White Journal.
2. I grabbed my Ranger Ink Gelli Plates and my Three (3) scribble stick colors (blackberry, lime and tangerine)
3. I used my gelli plates as my stamps. I wet the scribble stick in water would draw on the plate and used
the plate to stamp my journal page. This is how I got my background.
4. When I was done with two colors on the gelli plate I wanted to add another “texture” so I splattered using my scribble stick. You dip the end of it in water and dip a brush in water, then flick the brush off the end of the stick to get splatter.
5. Make sure you dry your page very well, and even use a paper towel (VIVA brand doesn’t leave marks) to dry your page.
6. Now I brought in my Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective book. I looked for pages that has some of the colors of my journal page. I tore out a face image and some backgrounds. The face and a quote from another page I used as focal points. I looked for a gray page and tore that into vertical strips to put behind the face and quote to add more layers.
7. I used the heavy Dina Wakley Media collage gel as the pages were thick
8. Once I got that all good and dry I wanted more black to kind of ground the page. I took out some Dina Wakley Media Collage tissue and tore up a few bits to add some black to the page. Applying it with the gel medium.
9. Back to the heat dryer I went until the page was no longer damp.
10. Lastly, out came my stabilo all pencil that I used to create a border and add text. I then wet to darken the lines.

I am amazed and excited each time I dig into my Dina Wakley Media supplies. They just so well together, and with the Collage Collective book and the Collage Tissue, it really makes it easy and quick to create fun, interesting pages.

You can watch the whole process over on my Youtube channel: Dina Wakley Collage Collective Page

Here are stills of the pages:

I hope this quick little page will inspire you. Grab your collage collective or favorite ephemera and just go to town. The best times are when we are goopy, covered with paint and sparkle! Enjoy.

Below you will find the list of supplies. Note: These are affiliate links which mean I do receive a small percentage of any sales made. This helps me to keep running my website and Youtube channel. Thank you as always for stopping by!


If you are unable to see the thumbnails here is a link to the list: List of Supplies

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June 2019 Side Street Design Studio Monthly Art Inspiration Challenge

June 2019 Side Street Design Studio Monthly Art Inspiration Challenge

Happy Saturday,

Phew is it really June. For most people that means kids out of school, summer plans, summer vacations. For makers like me, I am thinking about the fall holiday season. I know I know it’s still months away right, but my brain is going. I am thinking of all the wonderful tutorial videos I want to make and share with you guys for the holiday season. So on top of that brainstorming, I took a little holiday myself this month. I went to visit my sister in Texas and in doing so rediscovered my love of vintage treasure hunting! So expect to see some of that mixed in on my site now as well.

Now I know what you are really here for so let’s get to it! It’s the second Saturday in June, which means over on the Side Street Design Studio Facebook Group I have released the June prompt card and challenge. If you would like to follow along please be sure to click this link, and head on over to the page and join in the fun. You can easily download the prompt card there and post your own version of art. Join us as we strive to think outside the box each month and come up with new ways to love our favorite supplies.

Here were this month’s prompts:

So for this month I went to work in my Dylusions black journal and took on the challenge of shimmer sprays. I love collage and I was determined to use it with these water reactive sprays. It was a little bit of a challenge, but in the end, I loved the result. I also have noticed I am on a bit of a cat theme lately it seems. Nothing wrong with that though. We got to go with what we feel.

You can watch the process video on my Youtube channel: June 2019 Side Street Design Studio Prompt Challenge

Here are photos of the finished page:

So here are some tips and tricks I learned from doing this page:

1. You can use a white china marker to write over Dylusions sprays when they are dry and so far the spray has not absorbed the white!
2. If you want to collage over shimmer sprays, apply the collage medium to the back of the tissue off page, then gently place the tissue on the page. Use a brush on top of the tissue to gently dab it down. Do not apply the collage directly to the page or all your colors will run.
3. Remember Dylusions Sprays are water reactive so although they dry they will reactivate if wet. Keep that in mind if you are journaling, so you know how to work your we layers first.
4. Have fun! Keep pushing thru!

I look forward to seeing your work over in our facebook group!

Below you will find a list of all supplies used. Please note these are affiliate links which means I do receive a small percentage of purchases made. The proceeds go to help run the blog and my youtube channel so I can keep sharing my passion with my crafting family. Thank you.


If you are having trouble seeing the thumbnails check out the list of products here: Product List

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Dina Wakley Media Artist Trading Cards

Dina Wakley Media Artist Trading Cards

Happy Wednesday,

I am trying to get myself back into the swing of things after spending a wonderful extended weekend with my sister in Texas. I don’t have a blog post on it yet, but if you head over to my Youtube channel I do have a VLOG of the weekend and our treasure hunting. You can find the video here: Weekend in Texas 

Today I have a final set of ATC’s to share with you. When I went to the back to back retreat in March I had made a set of Tim Holtz Fairy Wing Atc’s and a set of Dina Wakley Media ATC’s. This post will be a share on how I made the Dina Waklely Media ATCs and I finally remembered to take some in-process photos for you. I promise I’m going to work on that, but you know how it is you get started and fly thru and then your done before you know it.

So for this piece I used:
1. A piece of Canson Watercolor Paper 11″ x 15″
2. I prepped it with clear gesso.
3. I then applied scribble sticks both dry at first and then dipped in water.
4. I dried the page well.
5. I then added some of the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue with Distress Collage Medium (I know now the Dina Wakley Gel Medium works much better to make her tissue transparent.
6. Once I dried that all again, I did splatters with the Dina Wakley Media paint in “Ancient”
7. Again I let that all dry and then cut the paper up into 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cards.
I believe I made 18 out of one sheet of paper.
8. Next out came the Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform, my Distress Archival Ink in Black Soot and several of the Dina Wakley Media Stamps.
9. I did one image per card and then went back with the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue quote sheets to add quotes to each card.
10. When the cards were all dry I made borders using a black multiball pen.

This is a great way to use your favorite designer or to batch make cards if you have an event coming up. Start with a large sheet and make a massive background. It looks completely different once you have it all cut up.

You can watch the full video here on my Youtube Channel: Dina Wakley Media ATC’s

Here are photos of the process:

 

I hope these mini treasures will inspire you to pull out some of your favorite stamp sets and get to creating. This is alway a great way to make batch mini presents or little thank you notes. If you an etsy shop owner wouldn’t one of these be fun to include for your customer as a treat! I can’t wait to see what you create, be sure to tag me on social media so I can see @sidestreetdesignllc.

Below is a full list of supplies used. (Note: these are affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of any sales made that help keep my blog and Youtube channel going)

If you can’t see the thumbnails, here is a link to a list of supplies (LIST)

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Alcohol Lift Ink Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Mother’s Day Card

Alcohol Lift Ink Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Mother’s Day Card

Hello,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. This past weekend was my birthday and Mother’s Day so it was a double fun weekend for me with my fur babies. My hubby, of course, got me some lovely art supplies and the cats got me an Amazon Echo with Alexa so I have music in my studio while I work now. It made for a very relaxing weekend. I also realized we are already into May, phew where is this year going. Before I know it I will be planning some Holiday treats for you guys. Best get an early start I usually say, but we all know how that goes. Well, I have chattered on enough I’m sure you want to get into what this weeks post is all about. I decided this year I wanted to make my mom her mother’s day card. I also wanted to play with my alcohol inks and alcohol lift-ink because it has been a while since I touched them and I am feeling a bit rusty.

For this project I used:
1. A piece of standard Ranger Ink Yupo Paper trimmed down to fit a standard card front.
2. Alcohol Inks in lemonade, pink sherbert, purple twilight, and Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
3. I use an old baking sheet that is out of service to place my Yupo paper on and then use the inks so if they run off they just stick to the aluminum and don’t get all over my table.
4. I had an old floral silicone Tim Holtz stamp I used with the Alcohol Lift-Ink to lift the ink and make the floral background.
5. I edged the Yupo paper with Black Soot Archival Distress Ink
6. I edged the Tim Holtz paper dolls and the Tim Holtz Flashcard as well with the Black Soot Archival Ink
7. I chose three of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls that I thought best represented me and my sisters for my mom.
8. I chose a Tim Holtz Flash Card that said mother.
9. I used Glossy Accents to attach the flash card and then to attach the paper dolls above the flash card.
10. Lastly, I used double-sided tape to attach the Yupo Paper to the card front.

Voila! A lovely one of a kind Mother’s Day gift your mom will cherish!.

If you want to see the whole process (Including my few out takes due to the thunderstorm!) you can watch the video on my Youtube channel: Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Alcohol Lift-Ink Mother’s Day Card.

Here are photos of the card:

 

Now once I was done filming it I did go back and add two more items. I cut a small piece of white media paper and double side taped it inside the card for writing on. I also stamped the back of the card with a “handmade with love” stamp to add that extra special touch. If you love the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink it is a great way to make some vibrant quick backgrounds and then just add your favorite ephemera or sentiments on top. You can swap out the colors and make it more masculine for a man, or make the colors more primary for a kid card or get well card. The possibilities are endless. Just remember Alcohol Lift-Ink doesn’t work with the metallic and new pearl alcohol inks. It won’t lift.

You can find my affiliate links below to the supplies I used. Please note products purchased thru these links, I do receive a small percent of the sale and that helps me to fund this website and my Youtube channel. Thank you for your continued support.


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May 2019 Side Street Design Studio Monthly Journal Prompts Challenge

May 2019 Side Street Design Studio Monthly Journal Prompts Challenge

Hello,

As I type this post for you today it is a stormy day in Florida. Rain all afternoon, the wind blowing, so it felt like a good time to pour some tea and have a chat with you folks. When you read this it will be the second Saturday of May and as it turns out that is my birthday! That’s right I will be turning 36 this year. As I look back on the year so far it’s been a bit of a hectic start, but there has been good in the year too. February marked my 5 years being cancer free! What a way to start out my 36th year. I also look back to this time last year, I was just starting my blog and my youtube channel, only 5 months in. Then I had 16 followers on youtube and I thought am I crazy to do this. Flash forward to now I have 350 followers on youtube and many lovely followers on my blog as well. So on my birthday I just want to say thank you. Thank you to my followers and friends for sticking with me and stopping by to see what is new. You are the reason I keep going, and with that let’s jump into this month’s challenge page!

It’s the second Saturday in May, which means over on the Side Street Design Studio Facebook Group I have released the May prompt card and challenge. If you would like to follow along please be sure to click this link, and head on over to the page and join in the fun. You can easily download the prompt card there and post your own version of art. Join us as we strive to think outside the box each month and come up with new ways to love our favorite supplies.

Here were this month’s prompts:

So for this month, I am really into my new Dina Wakley Media White journal. The paper is heavy duty and you can really make a mess in it. The small 6″ x 6″ size makes it ideal for quick journal pages and travel. I am also trying to work harder to put more of me in my journaling. I love photos and I use to be huge on scrapbook albums but not the days get so busy I don’t sit to do the scrapbooking I use to. That’s why I was happy to have pulled the prompt to “use a personal photo” in this month’s journal. It is a quick and fun way to capture moments in time. Some of the supplies I ended up using this month were Dina Wakley Media Paint in peacock, magenta, lime, and buff. I used her new stencils X’s and Cat Head. I threw in a little stabillo scribbling and of source Dina Wakley Media Collage Tissue Paper for my ephemera and quote.

You can watch the process video on my Youtube channel: May 2019 Side Street Design Studio Prompt Challenge

Here are photos of the finished page:

The lime and magenta were new colors for me and boy oh boy are they now my favorite. I loved how they really just popped off the page and accented the black and white.

I hope you will join in the fun and that I will see your art over in the facebook group. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my birthday with me. Hugs!

 

Below you will find a list of all supplies used. Please note these are affiliate links which means I do receive a small percentage of purchases made. The proceeds go to help run the blog and my youtube channel so I can keep sharing my passion with my crafting family. Thank you.

 


If you can’t see the thumbnail images of the supplies you can follow the link to the list here: Product List

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