I adore Dina Wakley – this is no secret. I strongly recommend her books, and I love her style as an artist. What I love the most though, is that she’s making products that will allow us to feel more inspired, and more able to create great art without any drawing talent. This appeals to me greatly!
From her sketchy girls to her scribbly birds – the six new sets of stamps released are fantastic. My personal three (that I pre-ordered already!) are the birds, flowers, and the heart with sentiment sets.
Her new paints are three metallic colors + black which should add a lot of possibility to her existing twelve colors.
Another product she’s got? The one I’m MOST excited about? The pen converting tip for her paints. What I mean is – she’s releasing a tip that can be put on any Dina Wakley paint. It means that I can have the color, quality, and texture of Dina paint… but detail of a paint pen. Excited doesn’t begin to cover my feelings on this.
The tip has a part that goes up in the paint tube… and that’s the best part because it will prevent the thing from clogging or drying out. FANTASTIC!
Dina was even kind enough to let me try it out and let me just say I really can’t wait for these to hit stores next month. It will let me doodle and play in a way I’ve not ever been able to figure out before – without resorting to paint pens that I don’t like. HUGE! FABULOUS!
Important info/back on track now. Most of her products (if my notes are correct- lol) are shipping very soon – within the next month.
She has such a playful and colorful style – I love watching her work and just looking at what she makes.
One great technique she was demonstrating is taking her paint + a Tim Holtz foam blending tool and stamping.
Just color the stamp, spritz once with water, stamp and repeat.
very cool seeing the stamp work many times with one application of paint.
In addition to the four new paints, six stamps, and the paint tip tool, Dina has a 9 stencils, and glazing medium being added to her line.
Whether you like color, want to play with paint more, or just like the idea of some fresh designs in your creating you should check out Dina’s stuff.