Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : August 2018

Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : August 2018



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


Instagram Winner: @tashat.8699


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.

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

    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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