Guest Artist Dina Wakley: “Be Kind to Yourself” Tag

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Join me in welcoming the extraordinarily talented Dina Wakley to Somerset Place. Dina has been featured in Art Journaling, Somerset Apprentice, and Take Ten, just to name a few. Today she has graciously taken the time to walk us through the steps of creating a stunningly beautiful tag in a very special Somerset Place exclusive tutorial.

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I’m excited to show you a stamped tag, made with materials from my new Dina Wakley Media line by Ranger. I have new acrylic paints in all of my favorite colors, gel medium, gesso (white and black), paint brushes, a palette knife, stamps, and stencils. I love using the new line and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

 “Be Kind to Yourself” Tag Supplies:

“Be Kind to Yourself” Tag Tutorial:

1. Paint the tag with some Sky Blue paint. I always like to use a dry brush when I paint.
Dina Wakley project with Ranger

2. Add some Turquoise paint to the tag.

Dina Wakley Ranger project

3. Tear up a book page and use a palette knife and soft gel medium to glue some pieces to the tag. I like to make a river of paper.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 3
4. Use Night paint and the Birds stencil to stencil a few flying birds onto the tag. Use a dry brush and just a small amount of paint to ensure you won’t get seepage under the stencil. You need just a tiny bit of paint. You can always add more, but it’s hard to take it away once it’s seeped under the stencil.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 4

5. Use Magenta paint and the Affirmations stencil to add some text to the tag. I like to add
stenciling in three areas at a time.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 5
6. Stamp one of the women from the Face in the Crowd stamp set onto a second manila tag
and cut her out.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 6
7. Glue the woman onto the tag, and use a Stabilo All pencil to pencil in her body and add
any other details you want to the figure. I added more ruffles to her collar.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 6

8. Add some color to the woman with Necolor II crayons. I added pink to her cheeks and lips, green to her eyes, brown to her hair, and orange to her dress. Use a damp paintbrush to dissolve some of the crayon and give it a watercolor look.
Dina Wakley Ranger project 8

10. Journal in the woman’s body with a black journaling pen.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 9

11. Stamp a phrase from the stamp set onto the second tag and cut out the phrase. Glue it to the front of your tag.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 10

12. Ink the edges of the tag with the Archival black ink pad.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 11

Thank you so much, Dina, for giving us this creative and colorful tutorial.  If you’re interested in learning more about Dina Wakley or seeing more of her work visit her blog, Pondering.

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Posted: Monday, May 19th, 2014 @ 11:59 am
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3 Responses to “Guest Artist Dina Wakley: “Be Kind to Yourself” Tag”

  1. Tisa@SeattleRetro says:

    Thanks for sharing your techniques, Dina–so generous of you! Love your carved stamps & enjoy seeing you pop up so much in Stampington magazines (of which I read many….but am a newb in making art). Just collecting inspiration makes me happy :)

  2. Kathy S says:

    love retro feel of these new stamps-so much fun and feel of this tag thanks for sharing your ideas

  3. Barbara Moore says:

    I love the tag! Great tutorial.

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Join me in welcoming the extraordinarily talented Dina Wakley to Somerset Place. Dina has been featured in Art Journaling, Somerset Apprentice, and Take Ten, just to name a few. Today she has graciously taken the time to walk us through the steps of creating a stunningly beautiful tag in a very special Somerset Place exclusive tutorial.

~*~

I’m excited to show you a stamped tag, made with materials from my new Dina Wakley Media line by Ranger. I have new acrylic paints in all of my favorite colors, gel medium, gesso (white and black), paint brushes, a palette knife, stamps, and stencils. I love using the new line and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

 “Be Kind to Yourself” Tag Supplies:

“Be Kind to Yourself” Tag Tutorial:

1. Paint the tag with some Sky Blue paint. I always like to use a dry brush when I paint.
Dina Wakley project with Ranger

2. Add some Turquoise paint to the tag.

Dina Wakley Ranger project

3. Tear up a book page and use a palette knife and soft gel medium to glue some pieces to the tag. I like to make a river of paper.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 3
4. Use Night paint and the Birds stencil to stencil a few flying birds onto the tag. Use a dry brush and just a small amount of paint to ensure you won’t get seepage under the stencil. You need just a tiny bit of paint. You can always add more, but it’s hard to take it away once it’s seeped under the stencil.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 4

5. Use Magenta paint and the Affirmations stencil to add some text to the tag. I like to add
stenciling in three areas at a time.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 5
6. Stamp one of the women from the Face in the Crowd stamp set onto a second manila tag
and cut her out.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 6
7. Glue the woman onto the tag, and use a Stabilo All pencil to pencil in her body and add
any other details you want to the figure. I added more ruffles to her collar.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 6

8. Add some color to the woman with Necolor II crayons. I added pink to her cheeks and lips, green to her eyes, brown to her hair, and orange to her dress. Use a damp paintbrush to dissolve some of the crayon and give it a watercolor look.
Dina Wakley Ranger project 8

10. Journal in the woman’s body with a black journaling pen.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 9

11. Stamp a phrase from the stamp set onto the second tag and cut out the phrase. Glue it to the front of your tag.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 10

12. Ink the edges of the tag with the Archival black ink pad.

Dina Wakley Ranger project 11

Thank you so much, Dina, for giving us this creative and colorful tutorial.  If you’re interested in learning more about Dina Wakley or seeing more of her work visit her blog, Pondering.

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