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DSCN0521While I love to take scrapping and mixed media classes in person, sometimes I’m not so good at finishing up right away the projects I bring home that aren’t complete. This is one such project, almost finished in a class with Dina Wakley last year but that I didn’t want to share until it was completely done and assembled.
Seeing a video promotion for Dina’s new book Art Journal Freedom where she demos the painting technique she taught in class had me pulling out my journal to get it done – and glad for the refresher after so many months.
DSCN0522While my painting technique doesn’t bear close scrutiny, I’m still quite pleased with the final result. Stencils, acrylic paints and Dina’s Artsy Painted Birds technique on a gesso’d surface comprise the cover of our tri-fold journals. Inside we tied two signatures that were inked with Dylusions spray ink, and stamped. The ribbons holding in the pages were also inked with Dylusions sprays; inking and scrunching those ribbons is the best inky-fingers technique I know!
DSCN0520I’m thinking I’ll use this little album to hold photos taken on some future hike with my naturalist group; any additional embellishing of the pages will be done when I add the photos. Have you painted any of Dina’s Artsy Birds? I’d love to see them!

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