Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lesson One of Dina's Class...

I am absolutely LOVING Dina Wakely's Art Journaling 102 class! I'm only on the first assignment and I'm learning so much! Here are the first few pages in my journal. For the first one I took the raven that I cut out to use as a mask on the other pages, and stuck him right on this page. I love how painty he got! The border is made with water-soluble oil pastels...
The very first page is this little shipping tag - I used it as a title page. The #4 was done with a Heidi Swap Mask and a black oil crayon. I tore my name off of a bill and the stamps are the collage alphabet from Stampin Up...


Here's the back side of the tag...

And this is the next spread. I had so much fun playing here. The materials are acrylic paint (Claudine Hellmuth and some miscellaneous other brands), vintage sheet music, a hand-drawn and cut-out eye (colored pencils), Alpha stamps, a couple of Stampin Up background stamps, spray ink and water-soluble oil pastels.
Close up of the left side...
Close up of the right-side...

The subject matter was inspired by Angie Backen's daily inspiration threads at SiSTV (based on the book "Simple Abundance").

The thing I love about Dina's classes is that she teaches these wonderful techniques that you can apply to your own style of art, and use over and over again. I am still using the techniques I learned in her first Art Journaling class (which you can still purchase, by the way).

That's about it for today - I will be back tomorrow with more to share - have a fantastic Tuesday everyone!

8 comments:

Nat said...

Loving your take on those mixed media techniques- she does a wonderful job showing them :-)

Rachel said...

Your book is coming along fabulously! I love your handwriting and ALL THE WATERCOLORS!!! FABULOUS!

Bree said...

That is gorgeous.. i think i have to take her classes now...

originalbliss said...

This spread is so beautiful and bright.I really like what you are doing! keep up the inspiring work!
Shannan
Original Bliss

Aimee said...

oh this looks beautiful! you did a great job!

Lynn said...

Your journal pages are so bright and cheerful! Beautiful work!

Leah said...

oo, i love these!! i love your many uses of the ravens. so cool!

McMGrad89 said...

This is so amazing. I love your colors. You are learning some awesome techniques. I wish I had the time...Even just a weekend to sit and do this...Some day......