Ranger Blog: Signature Designer: Dina Wakley
The Designer Challenge this year at Creativation, Dina Wakley “Pouring it Over” brought a lot of unique and beautiful pieces of mixed media art to the Ranger booth. Dina Wakley has been a Ranger Signature Designer since 2014 and champions a line of mixed media craft products under the Dina Wakley MEdia brand. Her colorful and abstract style focuses on white space, organic shapes, and loose expressive marks. We couldn’t wait to see how these guest artists, personally selected by Dina herself, used and interpreted Dina Wakley Media products in their work.
The focus of the challenge was to highlight various Dina Wakley MEdia products, particularly the new Pouring Medium and Cell Creator. To accomplish that, guest designers were sent a variety of products, but we’re allowed to include any Dina Wakley MEdia product.
A big thank you to all of the participating artists for all the time and effort they have put into this challenge. Check out what beautiful and inspiring pieces we received this year from our very talented group of designer artists!
Watch the video below to see Signature Designer, Dina Wakley, go around and introduce the challenge on the show floor!
Visit Dina’s Blog: dinawakley.com
Visit Dyan’s Blog: dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com
Visit Wendy’s Instagram: @wendyvecchi
Visit Simon’s Blog: inklipse.com
Julie Fe-Fan Balzer
Visit Julie’s Blog: balzerdesigns.typepad.com
Visit Cheiron’s Blog: cheironbrandon.typepad.com
Visit Samantha’s Instagram: @scarlyton
Visit Dani’s Instagram: @pygletwhispers
Visit Rachel’s Website: rachelgreig.com
Visit Nathlie’s Website: nathaliesstudio.com
Visit Cat’s Blog: catkerr.com
Visit Jennifer’s Blog: jennifermcguireink.com
Visit Rae’s Blog: raemissigman.com
Visit Ranger’s Blog: rangerink.com/blog
Visit Jessica’s Blog: colormecreativeart.com
Mary Beth Shaw
Visit Mary Beth’s Blog: stencilgirlproducts.com
Visit Jenn’s Blog: shurkus.com
Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of September! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks!
Facebook Winner: Jenn Colahan
Instagram Winner: @carapetals
I had a couple of fun product releases this summer…new stamps and stencils, new collage tissues and new washi. Woo hoo. I want this month’s Show Us Your Media challenge to inspire you to crack open the packaging and USE your new goods. Seriously. Use it. We’ll make more.
Paint (and any supply, really) is only wasted when it stays in the tube. Just make.
I made this journal page from my new washi and new tissues, and a new stamp image.
This page started with small mini collages that I made on loose cotton rag watercolor paper. I lightly painted the paper, and added tissues with Gel Medium. After I made the cards, I glued them back to back and taped them together to fold into a little accordion book. Then I mounted the book onto a kraft page in my journal. You can pull the book out and see both sides. To get the pops of yellow, I painted some of the burlap in the journal with Lemon paint. When it dried, I cut it into shapes and even hand-stitched on it with floss.
DYLUSIONS WASHI TAPE
Dylusions Washi Tape is a collection of colorful tapes that feature exclusive artwork from designer, Dyan Reaveley. Collage into your journal pages, paper crafts, and use in your Creative Dyary and Dyalog systems. Available in 3 boxed sets. Each roll measures 6 yards (5.49 m) and each set contains various widths. p>
AVAILABLE IN THREE BOXED SETS. EACH ROLL MEASURES 6 YARDS (5.49 M).
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DYLUSIONS HOLIDAY STAMP SETS
Get into the Dylusions Holiday Spirit with these new seasonal Dylusions rubber cling mount stamps. Choose from three different stamp sets featuring Dyan’s signature style of unique imagery and snarky sayings. Ideal for use on pages in art journals, cards, and mixed media projects. Mix and match these new designs with the ever-growing collection of unconventional stamps that are truly Dylusions originals. p>
AVAILABLE IN 3 NEW DESIGNS.
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Create layered effects, backgrounds, or textures and patterns on journal pages, mixed media, or paper craft projects with Dylusions Stencils. Six new electric designs available in two sizes to use in combination with Dylusions Stamps for one of a kind imagery. Perfect for use with the Dylusions Ink Sprays, Paints, Shimmer Sprays, Stamps, and more. p>
AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES OF 6 NEW DESIGNS.
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DYLUSIONS SILHOUETTE STENCILS
Introducing three new Dylusions Silhouette Stencils! Create layered effects, backgrounds, or bold images on journal pages, mixed media, or paper craft projects with Dylusions Silhouettes. Stencil and mask to create even more designs with positive and negative images. Use in combination with Dylusions Stencils and Stamps. Colorize and doodle with Dylusions Paint Pens, Ink Sprays, Shimmer Sprays, and Paint.
AVAILABLE IN 3 NEW DESIGNS.
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA WASHI TAPE AND MEDIA TAPE
Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape features exclusive artwork from Ranger Signature Designer, Dina Wakley. Add tape into mixed media projects, journal pages, or use to bind art journals and other books. The blank tape is perfect for colorizing with Dina Wakley Media products. Available in 3 boxed sets of 6 rolls in printed, 3 rolls in blank. Each roll measures 6 yards (5.49 m) and each set contains various widths.
AVAILABLE IN THREE BOXED SETS. EACH ROLL MEASURES 6 YARDS (5.49 M).
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Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
RANGER EMBOSSING POWDERS
Add dimension and shine to your projects with 6 new sparkly additions to the Ranger Embossing Powder product line! These bright shimmery additions include 6 new Tinsels – Raspberry, Orange, Yellow, Lime, Teal and Purple. Ideal for stamping, lettering, and adding finishing touches to any product. Use Embossing Powders with Ranger’s full line of Embossing Inks and Accessories.
AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW COLORS.
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA COLLAGE PAPER
Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper includes tissue that features Dina’s signature artwork printed
in black and white. Ideal for collaging into mixed media and journaling pages. Cut up or use as is,
these collage papers are sure to add a bold pop to mixed media projects. Includes 20 sheets of 7
ó” x 10” 10 printed black and 10 printed white. p>
INCLUDES 20 SHEETS OF 7 1/2” X 10”; 10 PRINTED BLACK, 10 PRINTED WHITE
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA COLLAGE WORDS
Dina Wakley Media Collage Words are sentiments printed on tissue that will be sure to inspire your creativity. The printed tissue is ideal for collaging into mixed media art and journal pages. Just cut out your sentiments and add into your artwork. Includes two each of 10 designs, one printed in black and one printed in white. Package include 20 sheets of 3” x 3”. p>
INCLUDES 20 SHEETS OF 3” x 3”; 10 PRINTED BLACK, 10 PRINTED WHITE
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA 1 OZ FINE TIP APPLICATOR
The new Dina Wakley Media Fine Tip Needle Applicator is an essential accessory for the Mixed Media artists toolbox. Specially designed to fit the Dina Wakley paint bottles, this unique tool is ideal for drawing fine lines, doodling and writing when used on the 1 oz Dina Wakley Media Paint bottles, paint dries with a hint of dimension. p>
AVAILABLE IN 30 PC POP GLOBE AND 10 PC GLOBE REFILL
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA STAMPS
Introducing four new Cling Rubber stamp sets from Dina Wakley Media! Bring Dina’s designs
to life in your projects with these new additions. Media Cling Mount Stamps are ideal for mixed
media art products, journals, card making and more! Perfect for use with Dina Wakley Scribble
Sticks, Media Paints, Stencils, and other accessories.
AVAILABLE IN 4 NEW DESIGNS
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA STENCILS
Create layers of color, texture and design with an ever-growing collection of stencils showcasing Dina’s signature style. Pair these new designs with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints, Mediums, and Scribble Sticks for endless possibilities!
AVAILABLE IN 4 NEW DESIGNS
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LETTER IT™ STAMPS
Achieve the look of hand lettering with Ranger’s Letter It™ Clear Stamps. Choose from a variety of six new handwritten sentiments ideal for every occasion. Each stamp set is 4” x 6” with various sized phrases to fit on standard cards and tags, and are easily customizable for many other sizes. Use with Letter It™ Stamping Inks, Embossing Powders and Perfect Pearls to personalize cards, tags, invitations, and more!
AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW DESIGNS
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LETTER IT™ STENCILS
Use Letter It™ Stencils to create layered backgrounds, textures, and patterns for card making and paper crafting. Great for use with the Letter It™ Stamping Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Powders, Medium Pens, and more. Apply Stamping Ink through stencils with a Ranger Blending Tool or trace and outline with the Medium Pens. These 4.75” x 6” stencils are sized perfectly to work with 4.25” x 5.5” card panels. Mix and match stencil designs for endless creative effects. Available in 3 versatile background designs.
AVAILABLE IN 3 BACKGROUND DESIGNS
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LETTER IT™ FINELINERS
Letter It™ Black Fineliners are the ideal writing tool for hand lettering, writing, journaling and doodling. Black Fineliners are available in assorted tips, 01, 04, and 09, which allow for various line widths and endless lettering possibilities. These pigment pens are waterbased and fade resistant, making them a great go-to medium! Available in 3 pack of black ink pens.
AVAILABLE IN 3 PACK OF BLACK INK PENS
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LETTER IT™ STAMPING INK
Letter It™ Stamping Ink Pads feature the same quality, fade resistant dye ink formula used in the Ranger Archival Ink Pads in a convenient 1.25” x 1.75” pad. Letter It™ Stamping Ink provides long lasting stamping results that are permanent on many surfaces. Get a crisp image that doesn’t bleed over water based inks, markers, acrylic paint, watercolors, and more. Ink pads can be easily re-inked with the coordinating Archival Ink Re-inker. The small size makes these inks convenient for projects on the go. Perfect to use with Letter It™ Clear Stamps. Available in one kit containing 4 colors.
AVAILABLE IN KIT CONTAINING 4 COLORS
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LETTER IT™ EMBOSSING POWDERS
Add dimension and shine to your hand lettering projects with Letter It™ Embossing Powders. Enhance your cards, tags, journals, and more with a touch of embossing to make your creation one of a kind! Ideal for use with Letter It™ Embossing Ink Pad and Clear Stamps or with Letter It™ Medium Pens.
AVAILABLE IN KIT CONTAINING 4 COLORS
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LETTER IT™ PERFECT PEARLS
Create dazzling pearlescent effects with Perfect Pearls and Perfect Medium! Specially developed with a built in resin, Perfect Pearls pigment powders are easy to use wet or dry. Use with Perfect Medium Ink and Letter It™ Clear Stamps or over Letter It™ Medium Pens to create your own hand lettering, doodles, and designs. These can be combined with water and a water brush or paintbrush for painted pearlescent watercolor effects.
AVAILABLE IN KIT CONTAINING 2 PEARLS, MEDIUM, AND BRUSH
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LETTER IT™ ADHESIVES
Add dimension to your card making and craft projects and make them pop with Letter It™ Adhesive Foam! The convenient peel and stick design means no messy glues or drying time needed. Adhesive Foam quickly bonds paper, cardstock, chipboard, and other materials. Available in Black Foam, White Foam, and Clear Foam. Each roll is 2 yards long, 1/16” thick. Black and White Foam ½” wide, Clear ¼” wide. Double Stick Clear Tape available in 18 yard long roll 3/8” thick.
AVAILABLE IN BLACK, WHITE, AND CLEAR FOAM ADHESIVE AND CLEAR DOUBLE STICK TAPE
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RANGER MIXED MEDIA POWDERS
Create dimension and texture on all your mixed media projects with the Ranger Mixed Media Powders. Mixed Media Powders are unique blends of colored embossing powders mixed with chunkier embossing granules that allow you to achieve amazing new textures and effects in your work. Available in 8 colors.
AVAILABLE IN 8 COLORS
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TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK YUPO®
Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo® is a versatile surface especially suited for alcohol ink & mixed media techniques using Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Mixatives, and Blending Solution. We are excited to introduce this smooth, synthetic surface that resists buckling and dries quickly in 8” x 10” white 86 lb., and 5” x 7” white 144 lb. heavystock. p>
AVAILABLE IN 5-8” X 10” WHITE 86 LB. SHEETS AND 10- 5” X 7” WHITE 144LB. SHEETS
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TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL LIFT-INK
Tim Holtz® Alcohol Lift-Ink is a clear ink which is designed to lift color from non-porous surfaces and transfer to porous surfaces. Use with clear or rubber stamps to remove ink from backgrounds created with Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks. Lift-Ink Pad is available in a standard #0 size ink pad and coordinating .5 oz. re-inker. p>
AVAILABLE STANDARD #0 INK PAD AND COORDINATING .5 OZ RE-INKER
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA POURING MEDIUM & CELL CREATOR
Ranger is excited to introduce Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium and Cell Creator. Use Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium to achieve colorful poured sheets, puddles, marble, and flow effects when mixed with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints. Pouring Medium is non-crackling and dries to a satin finish without holding bubbles and allows you to write, stamp, and draw on your pours. Dina Wakley Media Cell Creator changes the density of your paint mixtures to create isolated variations in the colors, commonly referred to as “cells” in pours. Pour over various surfaces such as Media Board, journal pages, wood panels, canvas, and more. Available in 8 oz Pouring Medium, 1 oz Cell Creator, and 4 oz Pouring Medium and .5 oz Cell Creator set. p>
AVAILABLE IN 8 OZ. POURING MEDIUM, 1 OZ. CELL CREATOR, AND 4 OZ. POURING MEDIUM AND .5 OZ CELL CREATOR SET
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Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium without Cell Creator
Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium with Cell Creator
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA POURING BOTTLES
Use Dina Wakley Media Pouring Bottles to conveniently dispense and store mixtures of Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint and Pouring Medium. When pouring, paint mixture can be applied directly to substrate with applicator tip for a controlled and mess-free application. Available in a set of two, 2 oz bottles. p>
AVAILABLE IN SET OF TWO, 2 OZ BOTTLES
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DINA WAKLEY MEDIA MIXING CUPS & STIR STICKS
Dina Wakley Media Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks are great for mixing small batches of Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint & Pouring Medium. Each mixing cup is marked with various measurements for accurate mixing. These reusable Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks are available in a pack containing 5 of each. p>
AVAILABLE IN A PACK CONTAINING 5 OF EACH MIXING CUPS & STIR STICKS
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Dina Wakley shares her Color Confidence guide that shows the best ways to pair her Dina Wakley Media colors to create stunning pieces of art that will pop!
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Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shares how she put together these perfect little notecards using Dina Wakley Media products!
Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Art is Life Notecards by Cheiron Brandon
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
Instagram Winner: @papergeometry
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.
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.
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
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:
The dark color in the page below is my new Marine.
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.
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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Welcome back to our second day of our Ranger recaps! Yesterday we kicked off our recaps with everything Dylusions including the Let’s Get Dylusional Designer Challenge. Today we’re going behind the scenes and will be recapping Dina Wakley Media and the brand new Gel Plate line!
The Dina Wakley Media Exploration in Mixed Media class was full of energy as students opened up their Large Media Journals to get to work! The various substrates in the journal are ideal for use with all of Dina’s wonderful products, especially the new Dina Wakley Media Paint colors, Scribble Sticks, and even the new Collage Tissue Paper Words.
With so many new products, Dina was busy at her demo table educating visitors about her new products while her table was decorated with the new products, like her new Washi Tapes and Collage Tissue Papers, and mixed media samples galore!
The booth was sure to display all of the new packaging as well as some more beautiful samples by Dina herself.
This year was also exciting for both Dina and Dyan, because along with Ranger, they have teamed up with Gel Press® to bring gel printing plates. Along with these two new sets of Gel Plates, there is a whole line of accessories including Brayers (in Dyan’s favorite color pink!), Squeegees, Marking Tools, Plate Conditioner, just to name a few.
For those who are not familiar with Gel Plates and the awesome ways they can be used, Kathy Paglia was there spending time at the Make It Take It Table with projects using Dina Wakley Media and Dylusions products.
That’s a wrap for today, be sure to check in tomorrow for more!
Guest Designer Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton shares with us she created a three dimensional mixed media spread in her Dina Wakley Media Journal!
Find Samantha’s tutorial in our Projects Library: I Am Enough Art Journal Spread by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton