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Leafy Cascade by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton

November 20th, 2017

Leafy Cascade by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton shares with us she made this brightly colored Dina Wakley Media Board project!

Find Samantha’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Leafy Cascade by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton

Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : November 2017

November 16th, 2017

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Your pages for last month’s challenge helped us learn more about you. We love that! 

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of October! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Journal!

Facebook Winner: Peg Hewitt

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @tanglesandthings

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Our next challenge runs from November 16 to December 21, 2017. Here you go….

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Create a piece of art about happiness. What discoveries have you made about happiness? What makes you happy? What little things, what big things?

Happiness is… Journal Spread

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks: Magenta, Turquoise, Lemon
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Circle Patterns, Scribbly Circles
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Cheddar, Evergreen, Fuchsia, Elephant, Black, Sky
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Spaced Dots
  • Dina Wakley Media Paintbrushes
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • #5 Tags
  • Fudeball Pen: Black
  • Sewing Machine & Black Thread
  • Idea-ologyby Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Ranger Multi Medium
  • I started with a canvas page in my Media Journal. I bent the covers back so I could sew lines on the canvas with my machine.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Then I colored over the sewing with Magenta and Turquoise Scribble Sticks, and wet them with a paint brush and water. Right into the wet layer I added some Lemon Scribble Stick.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    When it was dry, I journaled on the stitching with the Fudeball pen. I created the collaged tags with the stamps from the Circle Patterns set. I dug through my “art bits” box and found some tags that I had already painted. I stamped the images on various tags and cut them out. I used Elephant paint on the Scribbly Circles Background stamp to start each tag, then added the stamped images, bits of ephemera, and a little strip of journaling. I put the tags on the canvas with Media Tape, so they can be flipped through like pages in a book. I cut the hearts freehand from painted papers, too, and used Multi Medium to glue them on the tags and onto the canvas.
     
    What makes me happy? Soooo many things. At first, I thought this page might be about simple things, like diet Coke and Kate Spade purses and not setting an alarm in the morning. But as I started my journaling, it became more profound and I couldn’t help but record some BIG things, traveling the world, my faith, and my family.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Are you ready to play with us? Please, join us. We love to see your art.

    Challenge Rules Recap
    I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

    Challenge Rules

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.


  • Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.

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    The Presence of Wonder by Paula Cheney

    November 13th, 2017

    The Presence of Wonder by Paula Cheney | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Paula Cheney shares with us how how to create this Tim Holtz Distress inspired tag!

    Find Paula’s tutorial in our Projects Library: The Presence of Wonder by Paula Cheney

    Distressed Patriotic Card by Bobbi Smith

    November 9th, 2017

    Distressed Patriotic Card by Bobbi Smith | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Bobbi Smith shares with us how she made this patriotic themed Distress card in honor of Veteran’s Day!

    Find Bobbi’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Distressed Patriotic Card by Bobbi Smith

    Creative People by Jenny Marples

    November 6th, 2017

    Creative People by Jenny Marples | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Jenny Marples shares with us how she made this adorable Wendy Vecchi embossed sentiment card!

    Find Jenny’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Creative People by Jenny Marples

    Hot Mess by Victoria Hills

    November 2nd, 2017

    Hot Mess by Victoria Hills | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Victoria Hills shares with us how she created this brightly colored Dylusions quote tag!

    Find Victoria’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Hot Mess by Victoria Hills

    The Trees Show Us by Carisa Zglobicki

    October 30th, 2017

    The Trees Show Us by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Carisa Zglobicki shares with us her mixed media canvas page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal!

    Find Carisa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: The Trees Show Us by Carisa Zglobicki

    Creepy Background on Yupo by Nicole Wright

    October 26th, 2017

    Creepy Background on Yupo by Nicole Wright | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Nicole Wright shares with us how she uses Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink to create an eerie background for Halloween crafts!

    Find Nicole’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Creepy Background on Yupo by Nicole Wright

    Halloween Treat Bag by Taylor Huizenga

    October 23rd, 2017

    Halloween Treat Bag by Taylor Huizenga | www.rangerink.com

    Taylor Huizenga shares with us how she decorated simple white bags with Dylusions Ink Sprays and Embossing Powder to create Halloween themed bags perfect for giving out treats!

    Find Taylor’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Halloween Treat Bag by Taylor Huizenga

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : October 2017

    October 19th, 2017

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    We love seeing your art. Your pages last month were very moving. When you are authentic in your art, it makes your work exceptional.

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of September! Both winners will be receiving 1 oz. bottles of Dina Wakley Media Metallic Acrylic Paint in Rosy, Ancient, and Medieval and two packs of Dina Wakley Media Board!

    Facebook Winner: Lisa Oxley

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @lunaticfringeart

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Our next challenge runs from October 19 to November 16, 2017. Here you go….

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about what makes you, YOU. How are you unique? What is your you-ness? What makes you real? Imperfect? Flawed? Quirky? Weird? Beautiful? Magical?

    What I Am Journal Spread

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Splatter Girl
  • Dina Wakley Media stencil: Scales
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Lime, Evergreen, Cheddar, Fuchsia, Ruby, White, Ocean, Magenta, Umber
  • Fudeball Pen: Black
  • Shipping Sticker (Handle with Care Fragile)
  • Dylusions Paint Pen: White Marble
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
  • Stabilo All Pencil: Black
  • I love autobiographical art journaling. For me, examining who I am, how I am feel, why I feel how I feel, and where I want to go in the future is an integral part of what I do.
     
    For this page, I started with a picture of me. I printed it out on my black & white laser printer, cut it out, and used my Gel Medium to glue it onto a watercolor page (pre-coated with gesso, of course). I over-painted the photo loosely. Then I added background colors, painted the flowers, and added journaling.
     
    I think over-painting photos is a great way to practice painting faces. I like to use a dry brush. I keep my paint layers thin so I don’t obscure the image underneath. I follow the photo to paint dark paint in the dark areas and light paint in the light areas. If I paint over something that I want to define better, I use the Stabilo All pencil to outline it and “bring it back” (i.e. nose, mouth, eyes).

    I mixed a flesh tone with bits of Cheddar, Magenta, and Ocean. That gave me a pretty brown. Then I added white to lighten it a bit. My favorite shadow color is Umber. It makes fantastic shadows!

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    I hope to do more pages with this prompt this month. Are you ready to play with us? Please, join us. We love to see your art.

    Challenge Rules Recap
    I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

    Challenge Rules

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.


  • Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.