Getting My Dina On! by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
For this weeks make I decided to start by throwing the colour around and just go with the flow using lots of Dina Wakley products old and new. 

Here's What I Did:

My art is created on an 8" x 8" That's Crafty! MDF panel that I began by giving it a light covering of white gesso. I then chose my Dina Wakley paint colours and applied them to the MDF a couple of colours at a time squeezing a little paint out and then smearing it and splattering it around using a small palette knife. I left each couple of layers I scraped around time to dry before adding further layers as I didn't want to blend the paints together to much. I kept doing this until I was happy with the results.

I then brayered on some white paint on the left hand side and then laid the wallpaper stencil over and removed the paint through the stencil, you can see it slightly on the photo but it got a bit lost to be honest. I then stencilled through the Circle Faces stencil using a Black Scribble Stick softening the pencil by dampening my finger on a baby wipe and rubbing through the stencil. I then roughly scribbled circles around them all still using the Scribble Stick but also went around again with the Magenta Scribble Stick. To add some interest an texture to my scribbled circle I added a selection of torn strips of washi tapes. 

Next was to prepare the Persona chipboard shapes, I gave them faces using a couple of faces that feature on the washi tapes I then, using Dina's paints match the shapes to match the colour of the faces. The paint treatment I gave them was similar to how I prepared the panel. I added a little stamped writing to them to add further interest. 

Before adding my figures to the panel I used a selection of Posca paint pens to flicked paint splatters over the panel.

My words are from Dina's Collage Words pack which I have ripped into pieces and added with gel medium, once the gel medium was dry I drew around each statement with a fine liner pen.

Final touches to the panel was to add some shading around the figures and around the edge of the panel which I did using the scribble stick and a damp finger. Final touch was I scribbled around the edges of both the panel and the figures with the fineliner pen.

Here's What I Used:
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints - Lime, Peacock, Tangerine, Black, Magenta, Turquoise, Sky & Lemon
Dina Wakley Stencils - Circles Faces & Wallpaper
Dina Wakley Stamps - I Want (just the script part)
Dina Wakley Scribble sticks set 1 Distress Crayons will give a similar blended effect HERE

Hopefully I've given you a little arty inspiration to get your Dina On!
Have a fabulous week and I'll see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Wow, this is amazing!! All those layers and textures are delicious - so much detail :)

  2. Gorgeous Amanda, love how you added the paint. Fantastic colours ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Simply gorgeous, I love your two friends, they are so wonderful with the faces and your colors and stamps !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

  4. Amanda, the colours are amazing and look so beautiful on your panel and I love how you added the splatters too! Anne xx

  5. It's a wow from me too Amanda, I love the colours, and you can't go wrong with a bit of Dina!x

  6. Your background looks amazing Amanda and the layers in your artwork are absolutely stunning.
    Fliss xx

  7. This is fantastic , Amanda . Fabulous layers of colours and use of Dina products. You can turn your creative hand n mind to any style and do so with excellence.


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