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.
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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
Hello, my crafting family,
It is so good to be back with you. I have been ill for about five weeks and just not in my studio at all. I am finally feeling like my old self again and so happy to be back journaling with you. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying the spring weather. Today I am going to share some work I am doing in the new Dina Wakley Media White Journal. This is her new small journal released in 2019. I was able to start playing with this journal at a recent retreat I went to with Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley. I thought I would use this journal now to practice color use, composition and when I want to do a quick two-page spread. Working small just makes it fit better into our hectic schedules.
The best way to see how I made this page is to watch my Youtube video: Collage Tissue page in the Dina Wakley Media White Journal
I will try my best to give you a general idea of my process below:
First I printed some helpful sheets from the Ranger Ink website to catalog my Dina Wakley Media Paints (sheet for colors) and then I also printed the Dina Wakley Color Theory packet (theory packet).
For my composition, I decided I wanted to use triadic colors so I took out my Dina Wakley Media paints and Scribble Sticks in Peacock, Cheddar, and Eggplant. I also grabbed Mineral as I wanted a neutral. I used the mineral and eggplant to do a general wash on the back of the page. I then brought out my Ranger Ink Gelli plate and used that in combination with the Dina Wakley x’s and petals stencils to create patterns on the plates to add to my background. I used gel plate rollers and brushes to add color thru the stencils on the plate. I also used white Dina Wakley tags to lift off some of the paint thru the stencils so I could add other colors and then used the Gelli plate as a stamp for my journal.
Once I had the page fully dry from all the background layers I took out the collage tissue. I tore up some strips of the script collage tissue, and using the Dina Wakley Gel Medium I applied them to the page. I then took some of the blank tissue that comes in the packet and stamped images on it from the new Dina Wakley Media Soul Whisperings stamp set in black archival ink. Now before I applied my stamped images down I took out my cheddar scribble stick and wet the end of a brush and used that to splatter. Then I dried the page well and then added my focal images and quote.
To close out the page I drew a border around the pages with my Stabilo all pencil. I find I love adding borders now as a way to frame the page.
Here are the finished shots of the page.
So with four colors and some collage paper, I had a quick journal page. This was a very relaxing project and I am hooked on the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue Paper. It is such an easy way to add layers and texture and to get your hands messy! Now it’s your turn to break out some of your favorite colors and explore. Enjoy!
I also want to make sure I give a shout out to the wonderful Dina Wakley. Now if you don’t know who she is and you want to learn more about her I will post her link to her website just below. If you want to learn more about some of what I did in this video I was inspired by my retreat classes with her so be sure to check out when she is coming to your area and take a class with her. These wonderful teachers Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley earn their living by teaching and sharing their love of creating so definitely take a class from them and let’s keep supporting them!
Dina Wakley’s Website
Dyan Reaveley’s Website
Below you will find my affiliate links to the supplies I used. Please note if you make a purchase thru these links I do receive a small portion of the purchase. The funds from this help me continue to grow and run this blog and my Youtube channel. Thank you for your continued support!
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It’s the second Saturday in April, which means over on the Side Street Design Studio Facebook Group I have released the April 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:
Now this month was really a challenge for me. The coins I picked out really narrowed the field with only being allowed to use two colors, but I made it work. Just because the prompt says two colors doesn’t mean you can’t use various tones of that color. Also black and white are neutrals so you can add those as accents. This type of prompt was also a great way to start digging into that magazine collage stash I have been hoarding for just the right day. That was one of my goals this year by setting up these monthly prompts. I wanted to help mix old with new and destash some of my goodies.
To get the full scoop you can watch my video over on youtube: April 2019 SSDS Monthly prompt challenge
Here are photos of the finished journal page. Loved the color combo!
I really loved this page in the end. I had so much fun in my large Dylusions journal. I combined Tim Holtz Collage Tissue with Dylusions Paint, some Tim Holtz Stamps and a magazine rose. A really fun and easy journal page. You can find a full list of all the supplies I used below in case you’d like to add some to your stash or just to see if you have some of the items I used. (Please note: these are affiliate links which means any purchases made thru them I receive a small percentage of and that helps me to keep running this blog and my Youtube channel, and sharing my love of art with you)
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Hello, my crafting family,
I am finally back with you. Phew. This has been an awful season for those of us with allergies. My cold took me out for three weeks, one of which I spent a full week in bed. It feels so wonderful to be back and crafting with you. I am just in time for March’s Side Street Design Studio Monthly Art Challenge. I had a lot of fun making the page for today’s share. I am finding that I think some of my favorite pages I do when journaling are ones that include photos of me that hold a memory. Perhaps it’s that closeness that makes them so special.
Well, without further ado here is the prompt card for March: Download your copy
You can see my process video over on Youtube: March 2019 Side Street Design Studio Challenge
This month I got to play with some of Tim Holtz’s new goodies. My super speedy shipment from scrapbook.com came just in time. I used his new collage paper, journal cards, and distress archival inks, along with some old staples like distress collage medium in vintage and matte finish.
Here are some photos of my finished journal page:
For those of you who don’t know what Side Street Design Studio is, it’s a group I created over on facebook where I release a prompt card each month, on the second Saturday and you can join in and post what you make from the prompts. Come join us.
Below is the complete list of supplies I used. Please note these links are affiliate links and any purchases you make, I receive a small commission from which allows me to keep running my Youtube channel and blog and sharing my love of art with you.
Welcome to my second monthly inspiration art journal challenge. Just a quick recap for those who are new, I started a facebook group where each month on the second Saturday of the month I release as a set of prompts to be used to inspire you to create. You can then post your finished piece in the group. It is a great way to keep creating and thinking outside the box.
If you are interested in joining in on the monthly fun here is the link to the facebook group: Facebook Group
Here is a link to the prompt card if you would like to participate: Prompt Card Download
Here is a link to my Youtube Video so you can see how I made my piece for this month: February 2019 Monthly Challenge
Now, remember this is all for fun. There are no strict rules. For example, if you don’t have a Dylusions journal you can still do this challenge use what you have. I just have a Dylusions journal listed to help keep me using the journals I already have. Now you can use all five main prompts, you can swap some out for the alternatives or use all seven. You can even only use one or two. This is just to get those creative juices flowing. I can’t wait to see what you make and how you interpret the prompts. I look forward to seeing you over in the facebook group.
Here are some photos of my finished piece:
If you love the girl image I used, it’s one of my new cabinet card digital downloads. You can purchase yours in my Etsy shop to use in your creations: Cabinet Card Girls
This page I struggled with to start with but loved it in the end. I find myself fluctuating between vintage soft and then bright colors. Some days I want a pop of color and some days I want something softer. I hope this page will inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you make!
You can find all the supplies I used below: