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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : November 2018

 

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of October! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape, a Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper, and a Dina Wakley Media Watercolor Paper Pack!

Facebook Winner: Jen Kelly

 

Instagram Winner: @heartfullyinspiredbylinda



 

November–the month of pie and gratitude. I love this quote by William Arthur Ward:

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward.

 

I know that being grateful for even small, simple things, and EXPRESSING that gratitude, can change your life. Take time this month to record some of the things for which you feel gratitude.

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper: Faces, Backgrounds
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium (to glue down Collage Tissue)
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints: Magenta
  • Scraps from your "art bits" box
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Dylusions Paint Pen: White Linen
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    Notice that one of the supplies is “scraps from your art bits box.” I have a box in my studio full of painted papers, gel printed tags, half-done journal pages, etc. Nothing goes to waste here. If it’s colorful, I throw it in the “art bits” box. When I need a pop of color or some cool textures on a project, I dig through the box to find something. On the page below, the pieces I journaled on came from the box. They were a gel printed tag. The Turquoise half-circles came from the box (I cut them from a piece of painted watercolor paper), and the burlap and canvas also came from the box. If you keep a collection of art bits nearby, it simplifies collage and takes the pressure off you to create every piece for your project from scratch.
    My journaling on this page highlights things I am grateful for. And I want to be sure to EXPRESS that gratitude verbally this month.





     

     

     

    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 personal social media account(s) (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink. When you share on your personal FB page, be sure to make the post public so that it shows up in our hashtag search. You can share in the art groups, too, but those posts don’t show up in the searches if the groups are closed or private.
  • 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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