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

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


Hi, it's Wednesday which only means one thing lol, it's time to visit the amazing Julia for WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).

I have a few things going on lol.  The paints in the top left are for a colour journal
page I have just finished.  The Journal on the right is my first page in Dina Wakley's
new journal.  I am planning on doing a products type series.  Firstly starting with
everything Dina, then I shall move onto another product/company.  I am
planning 5 posts for each project.  It's just an idea but I have really enjoyed the freedom
and excitement of trying things out I have used in awhile.
The heart is for my dad, well his urn at mums.  It was his birthday last week
and I got him a bear, but this time I wanted to make something special.  He always
supported me in my art and kept everything I made.  The palette knife I am
using is actually what my dad gave me a few years ago as he was a builder before 
he retired.  I can't believe he has been gone now for almost 3 months :-(
I am in the middle of letting the heart dry a bit so I can do the edges and then back to 
the other journal page :-)

Yep my poor trolleys are being mega dumped on.  I promised myself
I would keep them tidy but I have failed lol.

I have even been dumping on the drawers, I thought moving them
would stop me but no, I'm still doing it.  Actually some of the things are waiting
for pics to be taken then I can put them away (it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!!)

Right I shall be off, got to get messy!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Happy Art :-)
Kezzy xxxxx

Monday, 12 June 2017

Mini Textured Heart Canvas

Hi ya, sorry it's been awhile.  I'm now ready to be back into the world of blogging after loosing my dad and father in law within 6 weeks of each other.
Today I have for you a super small canvas which I wanted to have a go at.  It was inspired by the amazing Jools Robertson who's art is truly spectacular.  I found it on Pinterest awhile back and one day I was browsing through my boards and found it again.  The picture is below for the Frilly challenge.  You can find the blogpost Here and the pinterest here.  I have to admit I wanted to use up some lace and the texture on her creation gave me the idea.  Mine is nothing like hers but that's the best bit, we can take a creative piece and put our stamp on it, I think that's what I mean lol.
I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - inspiration pic ............

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Touchy Feely
Mixed Media World Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

All products are listed at the end of the page :-)

Right I shall be off.  I will be back on Wednesday for a peek at my messy desk.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and a huge thank you to Jools for allowing me to use her image (I checked with her first).
Happy Art :-)
Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
Mini Canvas - 7cm by 7cm
Paint - Dylusions (pomegranate seed, post box red), Liquitex Heavy Body (unbleached titanium), Golden (burnt umber light), DecoArt Media (quinacridone gold), Reeves (copper)
Mediums - Prima Art Basics (heavy gesso, soft matte gel), Liquitex (glassbeads gel), Indigo Blu (modelling paste coarse)
Sprays - Lindsey's Stamp Gang (starburst milk chocolate brown), Glimmer Mist (mels Diner)
Ink Pads - Archival (sepia)
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (script stamp 017)
Pens and Pencils - Derwent Inktense Pencil (madder brown 1920)
Paper - BoBunny (etcetera)
Other - Distress Glitter (tarnished brass), Idea-ology (small talk occasions), Frantage (mica), Seed Beads, Lace, Building Dry Wall Tape.