Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : April 2018

Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : April 2018



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


Instagram Winner: @hokeycokey100


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:

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.




    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.

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