Lynette and I decided to start some art journal pages with my new Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints. I grabbed my previously gesso-ed papers and my new journal. It's a Canson 5.5 x 8.5 inch size with 138 lb paper. I don't know the details on the loose papers which were from my stash.
Before getting started we watched some YouTubes:
Dina Wakley's Dina Wakley Talks About Art and Art Journaling
Jenn Engle's Art Journal Page: New Dina Wakley Paints
Then we had a ball playing with paint, stencils, stabilio pencil, the fine tip applicator to write with Dina's paints
Made by Lynette
Made by Lynette
This and the next photo show my attempts. You can always click on an image to enlarge.
Inspired by page 77 of Jane's book, Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop, I cut out an oval and tried to draw a face with my India Ink Pitt 0.1mm extra fine pen. I used Golden gel medium-Soft Gel (Semi-Gloss) to adhere it to the page and also added the gel over the oval. It dried quickly and ended up with a nice semi-gloss finish that was not too shiny. On the left panel, I drew the face with a stabilio pencil. Noticed that the pencil bled when I tried to add some watered down Lapiz blue paint. So I added some white from a white out pen to "fix" the eye. I'm not sure I liked how the stabilio pencil got bled, so will have to experiment with it. I really like Dina's attitude...about just making art and not worrying! Just love her words, "Oops, oh well". She gives everyone permission to have fun with art!
Here is a photo of Lynette and me--
a nice remembrance our our fun exercise in art journaling with paints!
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Fine Tip Applicator for writing words in black paint
Faber-Castell India Ink pen
Dina Wakley Word Stencil-"Hey You"
Sequin waste stencil
Flat paint brushes