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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : September 2018

September 20th, 2018

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

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

Facebook Winner: Mary Jane’s Studio

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @lauremixedmedia

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

It is September. In Arizona, it’s still over 100 F, and I am always envious of those of you who actually get a Fall season. I hope you have lots of pSavelans to create this Autumn. Keep creating, keep sharing. We love, love, love seeing your work.

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” CS Lewis

What have you learned from your hardships? How have they changed you? Have they made you better? Explore this theme in your work this month.

I made this page on my Art Journaling Cruise (I taught on a cruise at the end of August). I went back today and added more journaling. I typically work this way–I create, and then add journaling later. It feels good just to focus on writing. Plus, you know your mediums are completely dry when you journal at a later date.

To make this page, I made an acrylic background. Then I used original Gel Medium to glue down the face. After it dried, I painted it in with my acrylic paint.

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Large Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Eggplant, Evergreen, Cheddar, White, Marine, Night, Sky, Magenta
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencils: What We Do, The Best Hearts
  • Dina Wakley Media Collage Papers / Tissues
  • Stabilo Pencil
  • Mini Blending Tool & Foam
  • White Paint Pen
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : August 2018

    August 16th, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of July! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium, Cell Creator, Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks and 3 colors of Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints!

    Facebook Winner: Caroline Duncan

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @tashat.8699

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    A big thanks to all who are participating in this challenge each month. What a delight it is to me to see your art come through my feeds. Keep it up! Here is August’s challenge.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    I got my own back. ~Maya Angelou

    Create a piece of art about how you take care of yourself, stand up for yourself, or about how you don’t. Do you have your own back? If you don’t, who does?
    Sometimes it’s hard to take care of ourselves. Where is the line between being selfish and filling our own cup? I struggle with that. All the obligations and “have-to’s” seem overwhelming. I have a hard time relaxing because I am always worried about the fires I’ve left unattended.

    That is why I love scuba diving. When I’m under the water, it’s the only time I am not a ball of stress. Under the water the focus is breathing, and weightlessness. It’s truly like being in another world, and it’s amazing. My husband doesn’t enjoy diving, but I’ve been making time to get to the ocean anyway. I need it. This journal page is symbolic of how I’m getting to the ocean, making it a priority. It’s my form of having my own back.

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Large Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Ruby, Eggplant, Oliver, Tangerine, Peacock, Cheddar, White
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencils: All the Favorites, Leafy, Variegated Stars
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Combs: Squares
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Scribbly Fishes
  • Fude Ball Pen: Black
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Archival Ink Pad #0: Jet Black
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : July 2018

    July 23rd, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of June! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Stamp Set and Dina Wakley Media Clear Background Stamp!

    Facebook Winner: Debbie Jones

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @2sparkleon

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Are you finding time this summer for any art? My schedule has been super, super busy, so I have to keep it simple lately. Even simple art is GREAT art, because it is art that is DONE. Remember one of my mantras…done is better than perfect! I am finding that to be so true this busy, hot summer.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    “And maybe that’s the bravest thing you can do. Let go of the concept of doing something right and remember that there are no mistakes, only discoveries.” ~Mati Rose

    Create a piece of art about making discoveries. Are you too caught up in mistakes you might make? How can you overcome fears of mistakes? What discoveries have changed your life? How do you live with an attitude of daily discovery?
    I always tell people that I am hard on myself in every area of my life, EXCEPT for art. If this isn’t fun, why do it? I love to make bad art because that means I am making discoveries. I might discover what works well together, or what doesn’t. I might discover a new color combination. No matter what, it’s not wasted time. It’s the discoveries that matter. It’s the spilling that matters. If you end up with good art (and you will, eventually), that’s just a bonus.
    This is a page in my large Media Journal. It’s super simple–lay down a tag, mask around it three times. Fill in the voids with text and stamping. Add a focal point image. Done!!

    Supplies used:

  • Large Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Olive, Peacock, Black, Cheddar
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Interesting Faces
  • Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Fude Ball Pen: Black
  • Dina Wakley Media Cotton Rag Watercolor
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks: Set 2
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Gesso: White
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Foam Alphabet
  • Ranger Mini Blending Toll with Foam
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : June 2018

    June 21st, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of May! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Stencil and a Dina Wakley Media Stamp!

    Facebook Winner: Kim FAucher

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @dianemurphy8287

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    June, June, June! A big thanks to those of you who posted art. Seeing your work is a highlight of our month for us. Remember that you can follow a hashtag on Instagram. If you follow #showusyourmedia, you will see all the great art that your fellow artists are making.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about your strength and how you overcome life’s trials. What has tried to bury you? How have you dug yourself out of it? How did you grow?

    To create this page, I used a drawing/painting that I actually did last year. It came from a page spread I had torn apart. I routinely cannibalize my journals. I tear them apart, form them into something new. I’m never overly attached to anything I make, but it’s really the process that matters to me and not the outcome. I did like this face painting, though, so I had saved it. I think it has a lot of raw power and emotion, and it was perfect for this month’s challenge.

    I had a tag that I had printed with my acrylic paints, the gel plates, and Scribble sticks. I journaled on that and I tucked it behind the drawing on the page.

    Supplies used:

  • Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Night, Fuchsia, Lemon (on the painting), Magenta, Sky (on the tag)
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks: Set 1
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Gel Plate: Tag Size
  • Brayer
  • #8 Tag
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Fudeball Pen: Black
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Foam Alpha, Typewriter
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : May 2018

    May 17th, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of April! Both winners will be receiving Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks!

    Facebook Winner: Allison Nokes

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @grannyjane2004

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    It’s the middle of May, and it’s time for a new challenge! Keep the awesome art coming. It is a joy to see. Did you know that you can follow a hashtag on Instagram? I have #showusyourmedia set up to follow, so I get to see all the posts come through my feed. Inspiring!

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about what you where you have been, or where you want to go. Use the quote as a springboard, and see where it takes you.

    I grew up in family that traveled a lot. Now, we’re blessed because my husband works for American Airlines. That means the world is open to us in a way that costs us far less than it would otherwise. My boys have been to 14 countries (so far), and I have been to 18. We love to travel, we love to be together and experience new foods and sights and cultures. This journal page honors that.

    Supplies used:

  • Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Eggplant, Marine, Cheddar, Tangerine, Sterling
  • Dina Wakley Media Cotton Rag Paper
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamp: Contour Women
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Two #8 tags
  • Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media Collage Words
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Fudeball Pen: Black
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Be sure to check out Dina’s new video on her latest #ShowUsYourMedia Journal!

    Challenge Rules Recap (Updated 1/1/18)

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : April 2018

    April 19th, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of March! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Apron and the 6 new Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints!

    Facebook Winner: Joseline Ferrer Ruiz

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @hokeycokey100

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Oh my goodness. How did it become April already? Do you have spring fever? I hope you are enjoying these challenges as much as we enjoy seeing your art. Keep it up! Here’s the next prompt:

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about what you admire. Is it a grand admiration or is it small and simple? How does what you admire enrich your life?

    Lately I have been reflecting on the people who are forces for good in my life. Most of them don’t even know that they are influencing and helping me, but they are. Whenever someone does something thoughtful for me, I always think, “Why aren’t I more like that?” I so admire people who act in kindness.

    Supplies used:

  • Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Lime, Peacock, Eggplant, Evergreen, Black, Marine
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Stick Set 2
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamp: Interesting Faces
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencils: Medieval Crosses, Shape Mashup
  • Two #8 tags
  • Dina Wakley Media Cotton Watercolor Paper
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Fudeball Pen: Black
  • I started this page with two mop-up tags. I added the stamped image over them, and cut the hearts from another mop-up tag. I noticed that the tags and hearts were distracting–they were too strong for the stamped image. I dry-brushed White Gesso and over the tags so that my focal point would stand out.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Challenge Rules Recap (Updated 1/1/18)

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : March 2018

    March 15th, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of February! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Kraft Surface Pack, a box of Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape, and a pack of the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue Paper!

    Facebook Winner: Amber Button Artist

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @crafteragogo

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Seeing your work every month is an honor. Truly. Be sure to check the Ranger Ink blog to see if you’re a winner! Remember they draw TWO prize winners every month. Are you ready for March? Here we go…
     
    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about resting. Can you slow down? How? How do you rest your soul, your mind, your body? What is the difference between quitting and resting?

    As I wrote my journaling on this page, the thought came to me, “Seize the rest.” We have to seize it.
     
    Sometimes rest seems like a luxury and we don’t take enough time to truly take care of ourselves. Lately I’ve been seizing the rest more. By resting, I don’t mean doing nothing. I mean using my free time in ways that are fulfilling. When my depression was really severe, I survived by watching Netflix and lying on my bed. Now that I’m not in the dark abyss like I was, I want to nurture myself better and not be in “survival mode.” I decided to do something that I love to do but haven’t done in years….knitting. I have taken knitting back up with a vengeance and I look forward to my needle time every day. I think it counts as resting because it is rejuvenating and it is a break from my usual routine.
     
    How do you seize your rest? I can’t wait to see your art.

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Marine, Eggplant, Cheddar, Lemon
  • Dina Wakley Media Gesso: White
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks: Set 2
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Interesting Faces
  • Dina Wakley Media Cotton Watercolor Paper
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Dylusions White Paint Pen
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com
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    Challenge Rules Recap (Updated 1/1/18)

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

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    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : February 2018

    February 15th, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of January! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Watercolor Surface Pack, a box of Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape, and a pack of the Dina Wakley Collage Words!

    Facebook Winner: Jenn White

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @papergeometry

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com


    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Greetings, artists! Wow, your art is incredible. We love, love, love seeing it. It is a privilege. Keep sharing, keep creating! Here’s challenge #9. You have until March 14 to show us your artwork. Be sure to review the rules and guidelines below. It is super important that you share your art on your personal social media channels so it shows up in our hashtag search.
     
    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about who you want to be. Are you already who you want to be? If not, what can you change in your life to become get there?

    I think in many ways I am a late bloomer. Some of my greatest loves in life (art, scuba diving), I discovered in my middle-age. It makes me think about Grandma Moses. She started painting seriously when she was 78. 78!!!! And her work hangs in many museums in the world. See, it really is never too late.
     
    I think I will forever be a work in progress. I never want to stop learning and growing. There’s still so much I want to do. That’s what my two pages are about.

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint
  • Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape and Media Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Interesting Faces, Splatter Girl, Words in Faces, Contour Figures
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencils: Giant Funky Silhouettes, Spaced Dots
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Clips
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Plain Tissue Wrap
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Dylusions White Paint Pen

  • I hinged the tag on this page with white Media tape so you can flip it open to read the journaling behind it:

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    The dark color in the page below is my new Marine.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Challenge Rules Recap (Updated 1/1/18)

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : January 2018

    January 25th, 2018

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

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

    Facebook Winner: Niamh Baly

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @chrissi2286

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Happy January! Are you ready for a new Show Us Your Media challenge! You have until Feb 15 to do show us your artwork. Be sure to review the rules and guidelines below (we’ve updated them for the new year).

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about living in the moment. Do you worry too much about the future? Dwell in the past? What little things do you do each day that help you live in the moment?

    I tend to be a worrier. I am trying to break myself of over-worrying and over-thinking. I am improving as I age. One part of my personality that helps with this is that I do like to be spontaneous, and I do like change. I tend to get bored easily, so if the moment requires that I do something different, I usually go for it. I also try hard to be grateful. For big things and for small things. I try not to rush through, I try to savor the details of life.
     
    Here’s my page. I took a super ugly page I did and painted over most of it. Is this a great work of art? Nope. Is it a good journal page? Absolutely!

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 2: Ocean, Peacock, Fuchsia, Olive
  • Dina Wakley Media Gesso: Black, White
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Marine, Medieval, Blushing
  • Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Contour Figures, Weird is Good
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • White Paint Pen
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Challenge Rules Recap (Updated 1/1/18)

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share

    Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : December 2017

    December 21st, 2017

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of November! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks!

    Facebook Winner: Sue Kemnitz

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Instagram Winner: @textfolkart

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Howdy, friends! I know December is a busy month, but you have until January 17th to participate in this challenge. I love this one, it’s a great push for the new year.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Create a piece of art about being unstoppable. What are your personal speed bumps that slow you down? How do you triumph over them?

    Here’s my page. I did a collage on a burlap page in the Media Journal. I love the texture and dimension! I adhere most items with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher so I don’t have to mess with glue on fabric.

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Oops, Oh Well, Scribbly Wings
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Night, Ruby, Lemon, Sky, Sterling, Magenta, Black
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps, Block Lower and Tiny Attacher
  • I love digging through my collage papers box to pull out random bits and make collages. This page started with many random pieces. I started layering them and then put the stamped images on top of all of the layers. My tip for creating collages: make sure you have a strong overlap. If you don’t overlap strongly, your collage will feel disconnected and the elements will seem unrelated to each other.
     
    I colored the stamped images from Oops, Oh Well and Scribbly Wings with Scribble Sticks and a bit of acrylic paint, and then I speckled them with Sterling.
     
    I am hard on myself in most areas of my life, EXCEPT for art. In art, I give myself a break. I let myself fail. I let myself make ugly art. I truly don’t care if what I do isn’t good. That makes me unstoppable because I am not holding myself back.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the challenge. Please share your art. We love it!

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

    Share