Thursday, 25 April 2013

Dina Inspired

Hi Everyone,

I have just recently become the proud owner of Dina Wakley's new book 'Art Journal Freedom'.
The book is about colour and composition and in my opinion it is 'fantastic'!! I was in great need of some advise on this subject and I have been unable to put it down.

I have done two pieces using what I have learned from this book . The first was my version of an excercise from the book.

The silhouette was an image cut out of a magazine and the letters and numbers on the left were created with a stencil and gel meduim which acts as a resist when thin acrylic paint is applied. Fans of Dina's style will notice that I have left out the hand written journalling. This is because I was so pleased with the result that I was scared of spoiling it . I need more practice in that department before I feel confident enough to apply it to the finished piece.

I think this is my favourite page out of all the pages I have done since I started Art Journaling (Although this isn't in a journal. It is just on a piece of paper).
I used Brusho Spray, acrylic paint and the image was a free downloadable image I found on Tim Holtz's website.

I coloured her dress and her bow in green Sharpie pen and gave her little pink cheeks using Pan Pastel.

Thank you for visiting and bye for now x.


  1. Two great pages - I love them both!

    1. Forgot to ask - would you recommend Dina's book??

  2. Your pages look great! I really like the second page with the little girl on it. Love the compositional lay out and how you have made our eye move around the page when we look at it.

    I also love the book you have made and your new blog set up looks great!

  3. Hello again!
    I am happy to be contacting you as I pulled your name from my hat this evening, which means you are a winner of a small creation of mine. If you can e-mail me ( your mailing address I will get it off to you as soon as I can. I wanted to e-mail you this message, but couldn't find an address, so hope it is okay to contact you this way. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  4. Both pieces are fantastic - I love the composition of the top one but I particularly like the second one - it works so well and I love the drizzle of pink paint running down. I think it's perfect as it is and doesn't need anything else!

  5. I haven't been getting notifications of your posts - hence no visits, grrr grumble grumble, gnashing of teeth. I can't believe I have missed these lovely pages! But they are just that. Lovely. I also cut out an image just yesterday and painted it black to look like a typical silhouette. Not used it yet though, I'm not as far into Dina's book as you are; (also bought recently, lol) I look forward to trying that resist technique. Off to catch up on more recent posts now :0) Mo x