Burlap Journal Page

Hi guys! This page is created in my Dina Wakley Media Journal on a burlap page but is inspired by Tim Holtz. I don’t really share many journal pages but i really like this one and I hope you do to? The burlap pages within the journal can be a bit scary for a start but they really are the most fun to create on once you get over that. I began by sticking down some ephemera from the Tim Holtz Emporium, Thrift Shop and Expedition packs on the page using the Vintage Collage Medium. Once that layer had dried I pushed some Ranger Opaque Matte texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil, to add some raised interest to the background. I also roughly applied a small amount of texture paste to the burlap that wasn’t covered by ephemera. To help blend the page together I added some Walnut Stain Distress Paint to the texture paste and Walnut Stain Crayon around the edges of each piece of ephemera.

The background was now complete so I added a large feature image from the Tim Holtz Found Relatives pack which I tinted with a wash of Walnut Stain Distress Paint and stuck down with foam pads for added dimension. The next step was to add some wording, I used a metal panel from the Tim Holtz Quote Bands pack which I attached using some string that I tied through the burlap page. I also used some stickers from the Big Chat book in black that I edged with the Walnut Stain Crayon. The final part of the project was to add some brads from the Tim Holtz Dapper Fasteners pack that added further dimension to the page. This project turned out to be super fun although it started out very scary, I would defiantly recommend the Dina Wakley Media Journal to anyone having difficulty creating different journal pages. The various surfaces within this journal pushes you out of your normal way of creating and helps diversify your creativity. I hope this inspires you to create something a little different and out of your norm? if it does post a pic on social media and use the #winstoniancrafts so I can have a look and we can share our experiences. Happy crafting!

Dina Wakley Joy Of Scribbling Class

Hi guys! I just wanted to pop a quick post on here about a class I attended at the Art From The Heart shop on Thursday the 30th March titled The Joy Of Scribbling with Dina Wakely. I had such an amazing time as Dina is so funny and of course talented! I went with the hope of learning some new techniques to use with her new Scribble Sticks she released with Ranger this year and hopefully getting some tips on drawing faces. I came away with both and so much more, I would definitely recommend her classes to anyone with an interest in journaling. As you can probably tell I’m really glad I went and I just wanted to share a little bit of that happiness and excitement with you.

Bee You Journal Page

Hi guys! This weeks project is a little different as I wouldn’t normally post pictures of journal pages due to their personal nature, but this one was too cute not to. I created it in my new journal from Dina Wakley with various surfaces to work on such as watercolour paper, craft card and burlap which I love.

I began by sticking some torn up book pages down with gel medium and then covering my page in a thin layer of white gesso to prepare it. I then added some texture paste through the Tim Holtz circles stencil to look like honeycombs and then through the Tim Holtz sunbeam stencil to add interest to my page. I then stamped some Bee’s in the background from the Tim Holtz Oddities Stampers Anonymous set using black Archival Ink. I also used the Archival to create a shadow honeycomb by adding it through the circle stencil beside the texture paste circles. It was now time to add some colour, I used some Dylusions sprays, Black, Lemon and Satsuma. This gave me a beautiful combination of colours that I also used to colour my die cut and embossed bee from the Tim Holtz Bigz die named Layered Bee. After attaching my die cut bee to my page I stamped some wording on some white card that inspired me at the time, and stuck it on to complete the page. I hope you enjoy this post and perhaps it inspires you to create something in your journal? If it does share it on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook using the #winstoniancrafts so I can see it. Happy crafting!