Friday 22 March 2013

Art Journaling Dina style

Following on from the Gelli plate day, I spent a further two days at Art from the Heart learning about Art Journaling Dina style.  Dina Wakley that is!

And what a fabulous time it was.

We worked on a variety of lessons and this one was about raised texture.  There's chipboard and hessian and a doily on there.  As well as gesso and paint.  And stencilling! 

We spent the two days getting thoroughly inky and painty and creating lovely things.  Well, mostly.  I do like most of what I produced but I'm not keen on the one where we painted all over it!  With Payne's Grey.  Which was actually blue!

Anyway, I digress.  After making our pages on A3 paper, we folded them in half and made a book.  One page was cut in half to make the covers.  Here's the front cover.

And here's the back.

This exercise involved following instructions from Dina.  As in add 7 circles.  Add a focal point.  Etc. Etc.  We were all given the same instructions and it was fascinating to see how different everyone's finished page was.

This page was about using a silhouette.

This is probably my favourite page.

This is the one I said about earlier. It actually looks darker in real life!

I love all the white space on this one.

And here's the last page in my book.

Which I actually worked on this way up.

It was a fabulous two days.  And I bought Dina's new book and she signed it for me.  Woohoo.

Can't wait for the next time she is in the UK.


  1. Oooh, great pages here Bernice - and I actually like the one with the Paynes Grey!
    Dina is fabulous isn't she? Totally genuine, she's funny, you learn loads and its just so refreshing to be in one of her classes :D

  2. I so agree Sandra....great lady...or maybe not a lady but you know what I mean!

  3. Oh, these pages are wonderful Bernice!

  4. I am so jealous! I love Dina's style. I've taken four or five online classes from her and would love to meet her in person!


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