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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : September 2017

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We love seeing your art. I hope you are finding these challenges both meaningful and inspiring. I sure am!

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of August! Both winners will be receiving the two new Dina Wakley Media Background Clear Stamps!

Facebook Winner: Caroline Duncan

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @2sparkleon

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Our next challenge runs from September 21 to October 18, 2017. Here you go….

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Create a piece of art about your fears. What are you afraid of? How do you handle your fears? How do you overcome them?

Ah, fears. I try not to live my life in fear of things, but I am a PRO at worrying, and I do sometimes worry about my fears. We all have them, the key is to not let our fears paralyze or define us.  I don’t know what got into me, but I did two two-page spreads for this challenge (I hardly ever do 2-page spreads).

Fears Journal Spread

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Splatter Girl
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Mash Up
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Black, White, Magenta, Turquoise, Lemon, Cheddar
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamp: Block Upper
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium
  • This page is about my artistic fears. I firmly believe that quality art is correlated to the quantity of art you make, and I am living proof that ANYONE can be an artist. I do sometimes worry that I’m not good, though, that I’m a giant art poser. Ha. Don’t we all feel that way a bit?
     
    I started this page by loading up the Splatter Girl stamp with various colors of paint, and stamping her directly onto the watercolor pages in my journal (no gesso first, can you believe it?). Then I painted free-hand silhouettes around the stamped images so the faces would be visible through the figures. I stamped the words with Tim’s Cling Foam alphabet stamps and my White acrylic paint. I used the black Scribble stick to outline the abstract figures and the Fudeball pen was perfect for the journaling, once the paint was all dry.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Splatter Girl Spread

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Splatter Girl, Text and Scribbles
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Shape Mashup, Swirling Dashes
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Paintbrushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Black, White, Magenta, Turquoise, Lemon, Cheddar, Medieval, Elephant
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Cling Tissue Wrap, Plain
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium
  • This page started with a concept, “Invisibility.” I wanted to stamp the girl so that she got lighter and lighter with each iteration. Can you tell the colors change as the images spread across the page? This page is how I don’t want to be invisible, how I want to make a difference.
     
    I started this page with loosely-painted colors on pre-gesso’d watercolor pages in my journal. While the backgrounds dried, I took a large piece of Tissue Wrap and stamped Splatter Girl on it with varying colors of acrylic paint (Black, Night, Medieval, and Elephant). When all the paint dried, I used my Gel Medium to glue the stamped Tissue Wrap onto the page. Then I added additional stenciling and some journaling with the Fudeball pen. I stamped the circle from Text and Scribbles with Black acrylic paint onto a painted piece of paper that was in my “art bits” box. I throw unfinished/ugly pieces and warmups into that box and use them as collage papers. They come in handy. I cut the circles out and glued them over the whole spread.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    What are your fears? Spill them out in your journal and set them free. We cannot wait to see your amazing 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.


    4 thoughts on “Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : September 2017

    1. Oh wow, what a nice surprise to see that my page was picked for last month’s showusyourMEdia challenge!!! Thank you so much!! These #showusyourMEdia challenges have been so fun and I look forward to more. Dina, your pages for the new challenge are both gorgeous and very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story of having fears. There is something reassuring to know someone of your talent and artistic abilities have them too. Thanks again!

    2. Congratulations Caroline! It is such a wonderful surprise to be chosen as a challenge winner for the month of August. Thank you so much! Thanks for this great challenge. It’s been a joy exploring each month’s prompt.