Friday, 9 October 2015

At Last!

Hi, today I'm sharing my second project for the Country View Crafts  'add texture' challenge. A while ago I was lucky enough to attend a Dina Wakley class on acrylic paint. I learned many things that day one being the boy does she work quickly! I came home with lots of samples of various techniques, and I'm sorry to say that they have sat in a carrier bag ever since :-( Luckily I'd written on the back so I know how they were made. When I saw what Jennie had chosen as her challenge, I knew that it was time to use them, and this is what I made.
This is a journal page with the samples of the different techniques.
The day started by adding a layer of Ranger Gesso to some Watercolour paper. I'm not going to give anything else away, but do take the class if you get the chance.

We used lots of her Heavy Weight Acrylics - these really are beautiful paints - such depth of colour!
We also used Texture Paste and Dina's stencils and masks.
Dina's stamps with the paints.
and I learned how to do an image transfer with paint.
the lady herself kindly signed my book. I didn't take my copies of her books as I thought she would think I was so sort of weird stalker if I asked her to sign mine, but everyone else had taken theirs lol.
There's still loads of time for you to join in with our challenge and add some texture.
I'm also linking this to the We Love 2 Create anything mixed media challenge.
Hope you like mine, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Fantastic page full of wonderful ideas. Nice to get the signature as well.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. How clever to incorporate all your technique samples into a journal page - and such a beautiful one - a brilliant way to keep your reference pieces from what looks like it was a terrific class.
    Alison xx

  3. Absolutely love this Sue, I've seen that image before used in artwork and I must say its stunning. Dina is wonderful her classes really are the best as you learn so much and learn to loosen up your art too!
    Donna xxx

  4. Love how you've done this, was a bit worried when I started reading, thinking if you're gonna use all your sample pieces, how you gonna know what you did, so I was pleased to see your referencing in the actual page, which by the way looks fabulous xx

  5. this is seriously cool Sue - i absolutely love it to bits!!! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  6. What a fabulous way to showcase all of the wonderful techniques you learned Sue, love it! Deb xo

  7. Wow what a stunning way to show al these tecniques!
    Groetjes Karin

  8. Oh that's great!!! A super idea to do a page on all the techniques you have experimented Love your image transfer with paints, and great signature haha, lucky you! :) xxx


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