9 Dina Wakley-Inspired Projects to Spark Your Creativity

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Dina Wakley’s signature style is full of bright, pops of colors and grungy goodness. With these projects from The Studio, you can capture Dina Wakley’s look, and find inspiration for creating your own grungy canvases, tags, and cards. Each of these tutorials use Dina’s Stampington-exclusive art stamp line, featuring beautiful script, stunning silhouettes, and edgy textures.

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Mini Art Boards Project by Dina Wakley

Using color washes, paint, and cling mount stamps, Dina provides the inspiration to make these art boards easy. After stamping the images, Dina used free-motion stitching to add extra texture and detail.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Grungy Cards Project

These cards incorporate vintage book text with the bright colors and stamps that capture Dina Wakley’s signature style. Combining waterfall blue and raspberry paints, this project is perfect for making a quick note for a friend or sending out a “thank you.” Add depth to these hand-stamped cards with stitching and vintage shirt buttons.



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Artistic Scrapbooking Project by Dina Wakley

Dina’s artistic scrapbook page is a mixture of painting, stamping, gluing, and stitching, making it a true mixed-media masterpiece. The watered-down acrylic paint is dripped across the side of the page to create a watercolor effect that makes the stamped hearts and script really pop.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Colorful Canvases Project by Dina Wakley

These colorful canvases can be made with all your favorite colors of acrylic paint. Create any color scheme you’d like, and then stamp the images directly on the canvas. Consider incorporating book text images, found objects, or hand-painted shapes and designs for extra personality.



Dina Wakley Pam Carriker Project The Studio

With One Palette Journal Project by Pam Carriker

Even artist Pam Carriker, who has been published often in Somerset Studio, Art Journaling, and Artists’ Café,  has experimented with Dina Wakley’s designs in her artwork. With watercolor backgrounds, these art journal pages are composed of turquoise and green hues, abstract collage images, and edgy layering techniques to create a strong statement about the power of limited palettes.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Art Canvases Project by Dina Wakley

These art canvases layer the different elements for a creative, collaged look. Try adding ephemera that has been sprayed/dyed with color wash sprays to create a cohesive canvas with plenty of textures and interesting details.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Fun & Funky Holiday Gift Tag Project

This gift tag doesn’t have to be reserved for the holidays. You can use bright colors and Dina Wakley’s stamps to create tags for gifts all year round. To achieve this look, spray the tag with ink, and stamp with texture and white paint. The star creates a sharp contrast with its brightly colored background and provides a beautiful focal point.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

The Grungy Canvas — A Dina Wakley-Inspired Project

This project was based on ideas and techniques from Dina Wakley’s book, “Art Journal Courage,” and calls for layers of acrylic paint to be added with your fingers and a dry foam brush. Apply white gesso with a palette knife to add variation to the canvas. The end result is a natural-looking, textured canvas.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

She Art Collage Cards Project

These plain, white cards become vibrant with a coat of light aqua paint.  The artist used Dina’s Garden Grunge stamps in the background of the card and added accents of red paint with torn paper to create charming cards to give to the artsy and girly friends in your life!



 

With these Dina Wakley-inspired projects, we hope you’ll experiment and find an artistic style that is all your own.  Whether you’re applying bright colors or adding some grungy edge to your pieces, our Dina Wakley stamps can help the creative process for all your mixed-media, stamping, and card making projects.

Comment and Share for a Chance to Win a Dina Wakley Stamp!

We’re giving away a Dina Wakley stamp to 3 lucky winners. Share this post on social media and comment below to be entered into our prize drawing.

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments for our stamp giveaway and contacted via email. Contest is open to U.S. residents only, and ends 7/20/15 at 11:59pm PST.

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19 Responses to “9 Dina Wakley-Inspired Projects to Spark Your Creativity”

  1. karen ewert says:

    Her style is fun and I love her ideas and projects.So grateful that artists are willing to share their talents with us. Thanks

  2. Janice Koonz-Mohr says:

    I really enjoy all of Dina’s art…,as her personality
    just jumps off of her work!!… I have just purchased her line of paints,& her brush set & cant wait to use!..she is very inspiring!

  3. Dale Botha says:

    Dina has to be one of the most inspiring mixed media teachers around at the moment! Love her style and L O V E her product line. Thanks for the opportunity to add some more stamps to my collection!xx

  4. Renee Zarate says:

    I love Dina’s art and her stamps! So much fun.

  5. Carol Cook says:

    I have been so lucky to attend one of Dina’s classes and learned so very much! Thank you, Dina, for creating all this beauty and fun! Thank you Stampington for carrying Dina’s tools!

  6. JackieP Neal says:

    Dina’s art is always so much fun and full of life! I would love to win Dina’s Stamp(s)!!
    Thanks for the offering!”)

  7. Sheila says:

    Love all the colorful projects inspired by Dina Wakley.

  8. stephanie says:

    LOVE Dina’s creativity and love of color

  9. I love them all, but I find the art canvases project most inspiring. I’m getting out my canvases and paints and stamps tonight! Can’t wait!!

  10. Carola Bartz says:

    I love Dina Wakley and often use her stamps in my artwork. I especially love her sweet birds.
    I shared this post here:
    https://www.facebook.com/CarolaBartzPhotoArt/posts/867655553309679

  11. stamping sue says:

    I wasn’t sure I would like Dina Wakley’s style until the other day I discovered her how to draw a face video and I did….draw a face that is and it came out o.k. So now I check out her blog and facebook page.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

  12. Seahag says:

    L O V E Dina’s style!! Love the stamps!! Keep it UP!! Whooo-Hooo!!

  13. Roberta says:

    Love me some Dina Wakely! Have taken most of her classes and own many of her videos and books. Have a few of her stamps so would love to add to my growing collection!

    • Sarah says:

      I am dying to take a Dina Wakley class! Her stamps and style are truly inspired. The classes you took must have been wonderful!

  14. Margie says:

    Just took a six hour workshop with Dina Wakley this weekend. Would love to win a stamp!

  15. wendy says:

    Love Dina’s stuff – have a couple of her stamps already and they are so fabulous to play with!

  16. suzanne chalk says:

    loks like there is a lot of versatility with these

  17. Dawn King says:

    I’m going to try a few of these projects. I especially like the She Art Collage!

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Dina Wakley Projects Grid
Dina Wakley’s signature style is full of bright, pops of colors and grungy goodness. With these projects from The Studio, you can capture Dina Wakley’s look, and find inspiration for creating your own grungy canvases, tags, and cards. Each of these tutorials use Dina’s Stampington-exclusive art stamp line, featuring beautiful script, stunning silhouettes, and edgy textures.

Dina Wakley project The Studio

Mini Art Boards Project by Dina Wakley

Using color washes, paint, and cling mount stamps, Dina provides the inspiration to make these art boards easy. After stamping the images, Dina used free-motion stitching to add extra texture and detail.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Grungy Cards Project

These cards incorporate vintage book text with the bright colors and stamps that capture Dina Wakley’s signature style. Combining waterfall blue and raspberry paints, this project is perfect for making a quick note for a friend or sending out a “thank you.” Add depth to these hand-stamped cards with stitching and vintage shirt buttons.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Artistic Scrapbooking Project by Dina Wakley

Dina’s artistic scrapbook page is a mixture of painting, stamping, gluing, and stitching, making it a true mixed-media masterpiece. The watered-down acrylic paint is dripped across the side of the page to create a watercolor effect that makes the stamped hearts and script really pop.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Colorful Canvases Project by Dina Wakley

These colorful canvases can be made with all your favorite colors of acrylic paint. Create any color scheme you’d like, and then stamp the images directly on the canvas. Consider incorporating book text images, found objects, or hand-painted shapes and designs for extra personality.



Dina Wakley Pam Carriker Project The Studio

With One Palette Journal Project by Pam Carriker

Even artist Pam Carriker, who has been published often in Somerset Studio, Art Journaling, and Artists’ Café,  has experimented with Dina Wakley’s designs in her artwork. With watercolor backgrounds, these art journal pages are composed of turquoise and green hues, abstract collage images, and edgy layering techniques to create a strong statement about the power of limited palettes.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Art Canvases Project by Dina Wakley

These art canvases layer the different elements for a creative, collaged look. Try adding ephemera that has been sprayed/dyed with color wash sprays to create a cohesive canvas with plenty of textures and interesting details.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

Fun & Funky Holiday Gift Tag Project

This gift tag doesn’t have to be reserved for the holidays. You can use bright colors and Dina Wakley’s stamps to create tags for gifts all year round. To achieve this look, spray the tag with ink, and stamp with texture and white paint. The star creates a sharp contrast with its brightly colored background and provides a beautiful focal point.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

The Grungy Canvas — A Dina Wakley-Inspired Project

This project was based on ideas and techniques from Dina Wakley’s book, “Art Journal Courage,” and calls for layers of acrylic paint to be added with your fingers and a dry foam brush. Apply white gesso with a palette knife to add variation to the canvas. The end result is a natural-looking, textured canvas.



Dina Wakley Project The Studio

She Art Collage Cards Project

These plain, white cards become vibrant with a coat of light aqua paint.  The artist used Dina’s Garden Grunge stamps in the background of the card and added accents of red paint with torn paper to create charming cards to give to the artsy and girly friends in your life!



 

With these Dina Wakley-inspired projects, we hope you’ll experiment and find an artistic style that is all your own.  Whether you’re applying bright colors or adding some grungy edge to your pieces, our Dina Wakley stamps can help the creative process for all your mixed-media, stamping, and card making projects.

Comment and Share for a Chance to Win a Dina Wakley Stamp!

We’re giving away a Dina Wakley stamp to 3 lucky winners. Share this post on social media and comment below to be entered into our prize drawing.

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments for our stamp giveaway and contacted via email. Contest is open to U.S. residents only, and ends 7/20/15 at 11:59pm PST.

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