Sunday 12 January 2014

Dina Wakley and acrylic paint!

This morning I watched Dina Wakley from Ranger demonstrate her new range of paints, stencils and masks.
It was what the Americans call  "awesome" and I wanted to play straight away.
I have our own Leandra's fresco paints and a smattering of stencils etc , so I had a play.
First I spread some Mermaid with a palette knife, then a splurge of Limelight and was already in the groove. I stencilled some butterflies with Rose and Snowflake and did the reverse by wiping off paint through a mask. I added Eggplant and gradually built up and took off layers until I was happy.

I left it for ages and had a good think about what to do next.
Eventually I chose some Chocolate Baroque stamps, Butterfly Dreams and added them to my creation.
It looked a little thin, so I plucked up the courage to write on it myself which is a brave venture for me. So after Feel Free and some squiggles, my project was complete.
Hope that someone looks!


  1. Beautiful Hazel! I love the bright colours and the way you've used the stencils! Claire x

  2. Hazel, it is fabulous! Love how you've finished it.

  3. Wow, you're on a roll with your blog posts today. Love your pages, great take on Dina's CHA demo, funny about the removing paint through stencil with baby wipes which was on PA blog earlier in the week!! Love that white prominent butterfly in the middle of the purple on the right hand page, looks stunning.

    Sam xxx

  4. Beautiful pages Hazel, proud of you for your First Journalling, looks fab, you have wonderful handwriting:-) xxx

    There aren't really any new techniques out there i feel it's older techniques used with newer products. Glad we keep getting new crafting projects to use with our staple tools:-) xxx

  5. Oh wow I'm in love with this Hazel a fantastic journal page lovely colours and stamping and I really like the frame you have created. It finishes it lovely xxx

  6. I watched the video too Hazel and tis is a great take on it!! Lovely bright colours and lots of layers. The stamping and the border finishes it off nicely xx