Dina Wakley’s Jump Start

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Dina Wakley is an amazing artist and it is wonderful to see her. The first time I saw her was actually when she visited Hamburg a couple of years ago and she and a friend of us hang out together exploring my neighborhood a bit. She is an awesome teacher and I am thrilled to have her again for CJS 🙂

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I’m Dina Wakley and I live in Glendale, AZ with my husband and three fellas. I love everything about art! I teach online and in-person classes.  I started scrapbooking in 1995. Scrapbooking led to stamping, which led to mixed-media art. Now I spend most of my time making mixed-media projects and working in my art journal. I truly adore art journaling. You simply cannot do it wrong!

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But wait – there is more- Dina also has a giveaway for you!!!

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I’m pleased to give away a copy of my new book, Art Journal Freedom! I firmly believe art journaling has no rules…you can do whatever you want. However, if you know the “rules,” you can bend them and twist them to make your personal expression sing and soar. My book covers several composition and color rules that will give you the freedom to use them and break them and create the effects you want. The book includes lots of examples of each principle, page challenges, and some fun step-by-step techniques for you to try

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Here is what you have to do in order to be able to win this giveaway:

Leave a comment here and tell us what the last art book was you bought.

Good luck! The winner will be chosen randomly with a number generator picking the a number out of the comment entries and will be announced the first week of February.The website address with all giveaway winners will  be sent out with a newsletter. You have to be of the age of 18 to enter. Comments have to be posted till February 1, 2013 midnight Central European Time as this is when the Creative Jumpstart 2013 officially ends. Double entries will be deleted! All comments received after the February 1, 2013 will not be eligible for winning. You must be signed in for the Creative JumpStart 2013 Newsletter to be eligible for the giveaway.

You can find more about Dina here:

My websitehttp://dinawakley.com
Stamps: http://www.stampington.com/shoppe/dina_wakley_stamps.html
http://www.stampington.com/shoppe/dw_garden_grunge.html
Stencils: http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/The_Crafters_Workshop/Home.html
Book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599636158/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1A71E0S6KZWYZ2F0RCT4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

I hope you enjoyed todays Jumpstart

Nat

Thank you for participating and making this year’s Creative JumpStart special!

Again this year we’re able to bring your Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 free. A lot of energy and love went into this event, and the work has been nonstop for months.

If you would like to help offset these costs and support me in my effort to keep Creative JumpStart free, you can donate here. It is completely up to you if you donate and how much or how little you give.

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Comments

  1. The last book I bought was Secrets of Rusty Things by Michael De Meng who just amazes me with the stuff he makes by recycling odd bits. Love him.

  2. 17turtles says:

    I loved all three techniques! Now I just need to give them a try!
    I am ashamed to admit this, but I have never bought an art book!

  3. Just received took delivery of a book on Quilting and ordered another by Tilda Tone Finnager – sewing for christmas – starting early 🙂 Anne x

  4. scrapandstamp says:

    Dina, thank you sooooo much for the tissue paper stamping! I have been struggling and struggling trying to figure how to get a crisp image on my lumpy bumpy pages and as soon as you showed this technique it was THANK YOU!! Oh and the question, Art at the Speed of Life was the last art book I bought…
    Cheers
    Sharon Ling

  5. The last art book I bought was “Art at the Speed of Life” by Pam Carriker

  6. Teri Buczkowski says:

    a leisure arts book called Buildings in watercolor by Ray Campbell Smith

  7. I’ve never bought an Art Book as only just discovering the joys of art journalling and mixed media, I’ve been a paper crafter and scrapbooker for 10 years but these creative jumpstarts are making me want to try out all these techniques 🙂

  8. I regularly buy scrapbooking magazines, well i used too, bit poor lately so prefer to get supplies i need
    and well lately i have not, but am off to the local library to see what books that they may have, i need to know more after jumpstart
    thank you for yours…loved it

  9. Great technique! Thanks so much!

  10. The last art book I bought (sort of) was “Life is a Verb”

  11. Angela Bolton says:

    Hi ya, loved your video! I am alwaysbuying art books for kids. (I am a teacher) I would love to have one for me!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to try.

  12. I bought a book on collage that I found in the dollar bin. I haven’t really invested in any others yet but love to peruse ones I get at the library. I’ll definitely be expanding my interests though.

  13. The last art book I bought was An Introduction To Pastels by Michael Wright. Dina, I really enjoyed your techniques. And, I certainly would relish receiving a copy of your book.

  14. I bought Creative Foundations by Vicki Boutin. My alter arts group is working its way through those techniques. Learning some new ones and reviewing some that we already have done. I am especially enthusiastic about Dina’s tissue technique. Gotta go stamp NOW! Thanks!

  15. Great video, thank you!
    My latest books are Delight In Seasons by Lisa M Pace and Altered Art Projects by Jill Haglund :))

  16. Thanks for the tissue paper tearing tip!
    Last book I bought was Jane Davies – Collage journeys- I just love collage.

  17. Lai Sie Murphy says:

    Thanks for your tutorial. The last art book I bought was Celebrate your Xreative Self byMary Todd Beam.

  18. I {heart} stamping and enjoyed learning new techniques …. especially the tissue paper one! Makes me want to now try art journaling too! Would love to win your book! Thanks 🙂

  19. Monica Baker says:

    Oh my gosh I have to go immediately and try the tissue paper technique!! I love stamps but I tend to do exactly what you were saying – “mess up the entire page with a crappy stamped image” lol Thank you so much for the “secret”!! I haven’t purchased any books for sometime – but I do subcribe to Northridge media’s online books – love their vintage and mini album books for ideas.

  20. Loved your video, now I definitely have to open my pan pastels! My hubby bought me Collage Couture and Surface Treatment Workshop for Christmas…love them both but I’m dying to get my hands on your book!

  21. I get so much inspiration from all those blogs I am reading!! The last book is a couple months ago!! It was the creating keepsakes Scrapbooking Tipps and Techniques Vol.2!!

  22. LaurieJay says:

    I have so many art books but would love to win this one, as I am very inspired by the lovely Miss Dina. Probably the last book I acquired was Journal Fodder 365, by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler. Of course, this doesn’t include the scads of magazines that I can’t keep myself from buying. 🙂

  23. The last book I bought was ‘Fabric Art Collage’ by Rebekah Meier, having bought the follow-up book first and loved it.

  24. The last art book I bought was “Cultivating your creative life”. Dina’s book sits patiently on my wishlist!

  25. Johanne L. says:

    I didn’t yet buy an art book. I don’t have the budget for it. But one day I think I’ll buy a few ones. Thanks for the chance,

  26. Love the tissue paper technique. I’ve been using that one recently myself and It’s awesome, but as a background. I really like using it for a crisp main image, though. will have to keep playing. I finally got some neocolor II crayons and now I know what the fuss is about – LOVE. Pan pastels scare me, though. 😉 I can’t remember the last book I bought, but my mom got me “Art of Layers” for Christmas. It was on my wish list, and I recently added yours to that list, too! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  27. Thanks for the great ideas with stamps!
    My last craft book was “Handcrafted” from House and Garden. I love doing all sorts of craft and it gave me lots of good ideas.

  28. noseycritters says:

    A Copic colouring book #3. Thanks for the chance to win one of Dina’s books!!!

    ** Kate **

  29. Can’t afford any of them 😦

  30. Cloth Paper Scissors, is a magazine counts? I have my eye on a couple of titles that I want to pick up soon.

  31. Dina, I love your video, such great techniques.Also love your stamps. I can’t wait for your book. I will be broke by the time I buy all the artists books but who cares. The last book I bought was: Mixed Media Girls by Suzi Blu. Awesome book.

  32. the last art book I bought was painted pages by sarah ahearn bellemare. Can’t wait to get my hands on Dina’s new book!

  33. Sylvia Whitesides says:

    Last books I bought were the Alabama Chanin Stitch books, love them!

  34. The last art book I bought was one by Heidi Swapp.

  35. A used copy of The Artist’s Quest. For Inspiration by Peggy Hadden. It’s really good.

  36. Stéphanie says:

    It’s a french one… Le nouveau journal créatif by Anne-Marie Jobin.

  37. great tutorial and great techniques. Very easy to follow. thanks!

  38. I preordered your new book Art Journal Freedom, yesterday!!

  39. I buy magazines regularly now so the last art book I bought was quite a few years ago but I still go back to Nancy Currys Texture effects for Rubber Stamping.

  40. Loved this video!!! So excited about your upcoming book. It’s already on my Amazon wishlist. The last art book I purchased was Personal Geographies – Explorations in Mixed Media Mapmaking by Jill Berry.

  41. I only buy magazines…and the last one was a Swedish one; “Inzpira magazine” with lots of inspiration!
    Thank you for a great video.

  42. Ooh its been a long time since i purchased a Art book. But my eyes have been set on brave intuitive painting by Flora bowely. I recollect reading the artist way long back by julia cameron.

  43. Gayle Richmond says:

    I just received ‘Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques’ and I am really enjoying it.

  44. I like the video, thank you.
    I bought the Sew, Somerset winter 2013 and the Craft Stamper last week.
    I love al the mixed media magazines!

  45. Debbie McInnes says:

    Loved the pan pastel part of the video. Last book I bought was a Zentangle book which I can’t wait to try
    Cheers Debbie

  46. Great idea with the tissue paper – thanks for sharing!! Last book I bought was ‘101 scrapping ideas’ that was about 3.5yrs ago!! Learnt heaps since

  47. Great Ideas, Thanks for sharing. Loved your ledger book

  48. It would have been a scrapbook magazine.

  49. I recently purchased two at the same time: Artist’s Journal Workshop and Art at the Speed of Life. Both great books!! Loved the video!! Great ideas I will definitely try!!

  50. The last art book I bought was “One Zentangle A Day” by Beckah Krahula. This book is fantastic! The last book i received as a gift was “Art Doodle Love” by Dawn Sokol. Excellent book and a surefire way to get your 10 mins of art in every day!

  51. Jenny McGee says:

    My latest art book, would probably be a scrapbooking magazine. I don’t really buy art books. Thanks,.

  52. wow, that was kinda revolutionary! thanks! I bought My Creative Journal Journey, Dyan Reaveley

  53. It’s been a long time since I bought an art book and would most likely have to guess it was a Degas coffee table book.

  54. This was a wonderful video, thank you Dina. The last art book I bought was Tim’s Compendium of Curiosity II, I love it and its been so wonderful and I would really love to have your book as well.

  55. helen markee says:

    The last book i bought was tim holtz’s book. Thanks for sharing these techniques!

  56. My last book I bought was Collage Couture by Julie Nutting.

  57. missmelissaw says:

    The last art book I bought, besides those for school, was Journal Bliss by Violette. 🙂

  58. The last art book, or technique book, I bought was Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2, so I am due to expand my collection and buy some other art books.

  59. Thanks Dina. Is gel medium the same as mod podge?

  60. Shirley Sendgraff says:

    Hi I am embarrased to say that I have never bought an art book. I guess the closest thing to it would be a scrapbooking magazine. I need this!! LOL

  61. Hi, The last few art books were for my daughter : Funny things to draw- Fairies, where there is a step by step on how to draw lots of funny stuff. Thanks for the great techniques in the video, for sure I will try them in my art journal.

  62. The last art book I bought was One Zentangle a Day by Beckah Krahula.. Really enjoyed your video.

  63. Yvonne Williams says:

    Love your video, thanks for all the different ways to use stamps! Last art book I bought was the Kids Zentangle for my 10 yr old granddaughter for Christmas.

  64. Sharon van Beek says:

    The latest art books I bought were in fact the Dylusions Creative Journal that Dina mentions, and an issue of Haute Handbags Magazine by Somerset Studio. Thanks for the inspiration!

  65. Loved the video Dina, you crack me up!!! The last art book I bought was Painted Pages.

  66. The last art book I purchased was “The Pulse of Mixed Media” by Seth Apter.

  67. Very fun video! Love these art journal technique since for me it all started with stamping 😀
    And how sweet to give away one of your books! My last purchase was a howto on crochet, since I want to learn how to crochet this year!
    xxDebbie / Little Dot Of Creativity

  68. Kyla deRuiter says:

    I love buying magazines! Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Somerset Studio (Apprentice, Art Journalling, Digital Studio) etc. I’m a little obsessed!!

  69. gracias por otra clase magistral. Creo que el último libro de manualidades que compré fue de fieltro, algo que no tiene mucho que ver con éste, por eso me gustaría tenerlo.
    Un saludo. Pilar Márquez

  70. Judith Weldon says:

    I can’t wait for your new book to be available, I’ve been stocking Amazon waiting for them to put it online

  71. huh – does a scrapbooking book count? I bought Liz Karchner’s 52 More Scrapbooking challenges! if not, the answer is never!!

  72. It’s bad to say, but I don’t think I’ve ever bought an art book…

  73. The last art book I purchased was Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts.

  74. Thank you for a great video – I plan to try the tissue paper & the Pan Pastel resist techniques very soon. I would try the other but need to buy the crayons first! The last art book I bought was Handmade Decorative Books by Sue Roddis.

  75. The last art book I bought was “Journal It!”

  76. Jean McBride says:

    Thanks for the tip…how many times have I tried stamping something on a page and oh what a disaster…have had to put an embellishment over the top. Your idea would have saved that happening. The last Art book I bought was ‘Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping by Nancy Curry.

  77. Great video! I like very much the three techniques. The last art book purchased was Adventures in bookbinding by Jeannine Stein. Thank you so much for the chance to win this marvellous prize.

  78. dina, i’m going to try those 3 brand new to me stamping techniques, as soon as i finish typing this comment! the last art book i bought was “one artist journal,” by orly avineri. it’s an awesome book. i think you may have even recommended it. 😉

  79. Great tips! Especially the paper tissue.

  80. I really enjoyed your tips on stamping in journals. Thanks so much The last art book I bought is on making different journal backgrounds. I’m not at home so I can’t tell you the name

  81. I haven’t really bought many books, cant remember the last one, the stampington magazines keep me broke enough! however I would so love to win your book I am a big fan of yours and have many of your stamps and stencils. thanks for the opportunity to win. xoxo

  82. Super Cool Techniques!!!!

  83. Dina, thank you so much for sharing these great techniques. I love your creative style. I’ve bought many art books so it is hard to remember, but I think the last one was about Prismas. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book – I’m sure it is awesome! =^..^=

  84. actually, I only buy scrapbooking magazines…

  85. OMG… Love the tissue paper trick! Hmmm… the last art book that I bought is Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions book. Love your creations Dina, I am stalking your blog on a regular basis too! I think the PanPastels will be next investment! Love how they worked for you and Nat! Thanks for sharing!

  86. Loved these techniques! Gosh, I guess I have never purchased an art book. I have a subscription to the Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine though! I can’t wait to try some pan pastels!!

  87. The last art book I bought was Journal It by Jenny Doh. I’m still in the process of reading through it – I love getting inspiration and learning new techniques. D. Wakley’s book is on my wishlist, just have to wait for it to be released!! Thanks for the chance!

  88. Great video, the last “art book” was Creating the French Look by Anne Sloan, I am new to Mixed Media Art so I would love to win this book. Thank you for offering the chance to win!

  89. I really like the tissue paper trick. NEVER would have thought of that on my own!

  90. Gerd Andersson says:

    Thank you so much! This video lesson got me really hooked on rubber stamps as well as Pan Pastels. I can’t remember which art book was the last I bought, but it could be the one about Barbro Bäckström, a Swedish artist known for her fabulous sculptures in net.

  91. Jodie Jarnevic says:

    I have never purchased an art book but would love to win one. Im in the process of making an art journal this year and would like to learn lots of more ideas. i thought all of your examples were fantastic especially the tissue paper one I am going to try that on my canvases. I also think I need to purchase some panpastels they look AmAziNg!!!

  92. I haven’t bought any art books yet as I’m still feeling my way and I have friends who have loads. I enjoy browsing through theirs and I borrow some from the library.

  93. Great video, thanks. I haven’t bought an art book for ages but had 6 mixed media, book binding and Zentangle pattern books for Christmas. Heaven!!

  94. Great video- and I would love to win your book : ) I am just beginning to Art Journal and I spend so much time ‘researching’ on You Tube and Pintrest…..it would be nice to have a book as a resource! My last Craft Book was for making ATC’s and I purchased a book for simple quilling.

  95. karen keiper says:

    Genius!! I dont own any art books as i dont see myself as an artist. 😦 Still love making a mess though!! 🙂

  96. Eva Gamble says:

    The last artsy book I purchased was a “How to Sketch the human body” type of thing. Not sure of the actual name or author. I apologize I can’t give the proper credit for this book. I loved these techniques btw, I will have to try some of them in the very near future!

  97. Cindi Walsh says:

    Another reason I need pan pastels! I love to stamp in my journal. Thanks for giving me more ways to do it. The last book I bought was a super bargain, maybe because it’s been out for awhile?, it is Shari Carroll’s “Layers inspired collage for paper projects with meaning”. The last full price book I bought, I treated myself when I was supposed to be Christmas shopping for others! That was “One Zentangle A Day a 6-week course in creative drawing for relaxation, inspiration, and fun” by Beckah Krahula. I would love to win your new book, Dina!

  98. The Encaustic Studio by Daniella Woolf. Loved your techniques. Thanks!

  99. My last art book I bought??? Yikes that was a shile ago, but I’d have to say it was one on creating scenes with rubber stamps by Rubber Stamper. Gotta look into Pan Pastels!

  100. loved the video-My last book purchase was about Zentangles

  101. Love these techniques!! So easy. I have pan pastels but haven’t used them yet. So excited too. I purchased Journal Bliss book. Would love to have Dina’s book to my collection.

  102. Last artsy book I bought was Zentangles (on my kindle) One of my new passions

  103. Love your techniques especially the tissue paper one !! the last book I brought was Art Journal Workshop by Traci Bunkers

  104. So enjoyed the 3 techniques that you shared! The stamped image on tissue paper is so helpful when wanting a stamped image on a rough or slick surface! AMAZINGLY EASY! THANK YOU, Dina! The pan pastels are now on my “WANT IT” list!
    The latest art book that I have added (some years ago) to my repertoire is VINTAGE COLLAGE WORKS by Maryjo and Sunny Koch.
    Sweet blessings for your generosity in sharing your wonderful tutorials….~Sandie

  105. Isabel LopezDel RinconTroussel says:

    Thanks so much for sharing Dina! the last “artsy” book I bought was Ed Roth’s “Stencils 101”, filled with stencils and ideas!

  106. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! The last book I bought was Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu

  107. I haven’t bought an art book in a very long time! I do subscribe to Cloth, Paper, Scissors and devour every issue. I love these techniques and am excited to learn another technique for Pan Patels. I love them!

  108. My first and ONLY art book i’ve ever bought was Flora Bowleys book. 😀

  109. the last book that i got that was related to crafting was Tim Holtz Vol 2 and had previous had is first volume

  110. Dina you’re amazing! Loved your video! The last art book I bought was.. oh man I don’t even remember I bought one! Maybe a scrapbook book like Celine Navarro’s book.. I wish I win this giveaway!!!

  111. Stacy Caddy says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these techniques, I am going to need some pan pastels now . I really have not purchased any books in a really long time, I have been wanting to get this book and a few others by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer… Thanks again for sharing…

  112. Christine Smith says:

    What great techniques – loved them all! The last book I bought was Creative Rubber Stamping by MaryJo McGraw – and I bought it at a thrift store for $2
    A great find!

  113. dianna clark says:

    I loved these techniques. The last art book I bought was Donna Downey’s signature series scrapbook trends. I would love to win your book. Thank you so much for the chance.

  114. joanne3107 says:

    that is a nice givaway!!! wow!!! i wish i’m gonna win!!! 😛
    thanks i love this techniques!!! you’re amazing Dina!!!

  115. Love all these Dina, cannot wait to try them out. The last art book I bought was Journal It by Jenny Doh.

  116. Gerrie Johnnic says:

    You just made my day GF! I am so verry excited to try all 3 tech’s, tu tu tu!

  117. Wow – that is really great! I’m on my first art book. I try different techniques and styles.

  118. Last art book I purchased was ‘Islamic Designs’ by Eric Broug. Great jump point for artistic endeavours, and I’d love to combine it with art journaling techniques!

  119. Lisa Campion says:

    Congratulations on your new book! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’m making a list of all the other great books people have mentioned here. I recently bought Julie Nuttig’s Collage Couture – Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art as well as Pam Carriker’s Art at the Speed of Life.

  120. The last art book I bought this week at a kind of fleamarket is a german book for art teachers:
    Material- Bilder und Objekte im Kunstunterricht by Florian Merz. There are lots of ideas for mixed media in it.
    Thanks for your wonderful video

  121. Thank you for that WOW moment, I love the tissue paper technique!!! I think I will be stamping a little more now because of this technique. The last books I’ve purchased were on painting techniques but I regularly purchase scrapbooking magazines for ideas on new products and layouts,

  122. Super video ! Thank you Dina ! my last book was Collage Couture by Julie Nutting

  123. Cool techniques ! Like them. My last art book I bought was about portrait painting.

  124. Really really nice techniques!! I recently bought the book “Water Paper Paint”.

  125. Love the techniques that you shared! 🙂
    The last art book I bought was Pretty Little Things….about making vintage trinkets.

  126. I bought a german book called “Scraptastic”. It is also filled with fun techniques and gave me a lot of great ideas for my scrapbooking and crafting.

  127. really liking those pans…and the crayons too.

  128. The last art book I bought was Guy Buffet’s

  129. I’m new to the whole art journaling thing and have been amazed by all the beautiful ones I’ve seen! I’ve never bought an art book but I will now! Can’t wait to start my own!!!

  130. Tina Walker says:

    The last ‘book’ was Art Journaling by Somerset magazine. Love it

  131. The last art book i bought was “Taking Flight” by Kelly Rae Roberts. She has some great mixed media techniques in there.

  132. WOW WOW WOW… Thank you for sharing these cool resist stamping ideas. LOVE them all! and will be trying them out. The last art book I purchased is called “Taking Flight” by Kelly Rae Roberts.

  133. elizabethtregear says:

    Many thanks! Great, Great ideas! My last art book was a Memory Makers card making book. I can’t wait to see yours! =)

  134. HI Dina, thank youso much forsharing your great tecniques. I have yet to purchase my very first”art Book” but i ahve a feeling that myvery first purchase will be yourbook. Thanks again Karenxoxox

  135. I am not 100% sure, but I believe the last craft book I bought was “52 more scrapbooking challenges” by Elizabeth Kartchner. I love your ledger journal! It is quite clever 🙂

  136. The last art book I bought was “Trash Origami” by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L alexander. I am going to get out my stamp pads, stamps and tissue right now so I can try this before I forget. Thank you so much.

  137. jacquerose says:

    So many great ideas! I am going to try more of the stamping on tissue paper…I hadn’t thought about doing that for textured pages. Thank you!

  138. Super excited about your new book Dina!!! The only art book I have in my possession is Art of Layers by the beautiful and talented Ronda Palazzari! 🙂 I always look forward to your participation in Creative Jumpstart! I watched last years’ video probably 20-30 times just to start the process of putting color in front of my eyes. It really does work! Thank you again girlie!!!!

  139. Anita tillman says:

    This book will definately be my next purchase – cant wait for it to be available!!! My last purchase was Mixed Media Girls by Suzi Blu.

  140. Carol Miller says:

    Loved your video. Just got Neo-colors for Christmas..so going to try them on my stamps. Love the fact you have a book coming out. Just got Dreaming from the journal page for Christmas. Would love to win. Oh love your new Stencils coming out!! Must have. LOL

  141. S Mellows says:

    Paper Engineering & Pop-ups for Dummies by Rob Ives is the last art book I bought. I usually by magzaines rather than books. ** After watching your vids Dina Wakely, I can see why you are so popular. Thank you for the great tips! I’m thinking stamping on a real fine rice paper might work also for some types of art I make. ( One idea always leads to another!.)

  142. Toni Hinchcliffe says:

    Dina, your CJS video was brilliant! TFS! The last art book I bought (like yesterday) is Watercolor by Duane R. Light because I want to learn how to use my watercolor paints. It’s a beginner book. In my collection are books by Traci Bautista, Claudine Helmuth, and many more. One of the most interesting art books I own is called Doubly Gifted: The Author as Visual Artist by Kathleen G. Hjerter. It is out of print, but if you ever see one, buy it! It’s a collection of visual art created by famous writers.

  143. A recent book is Transparent Art. I like to read techiques that I haven’t tried. I really like the tissue paper idea. Thank you for your 3 ideas. I haven’t used pan pastels, yet.

  144. Amy Malla says:

    The last art book I bought was Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities

  145. The last art book I bought was Journal Bliss by Violette and I buy Cloth Paper Scissors and Stampington & Co. publications.

  146. Ann Powell says:

    Journal It! By Jenny Doh. I am definitely going to try the pan pastel technique! Thanks!

  147. I really loved the video and learning about resist and panpastels. What a great look.
    I would really like to win that book! And I look forward to meeting you in two weeks at your all day classes in Dollard Quebec!!

  148. Colleen Melody says:

    Dina, loved your video and can’t wait to see you at AFTH in March! Last art book I bought was Collage Couture.

  149. Confession time: can’t remember lasttime I bought an art book , lol, time to start!

  150. ScrappinEweRobyn (Robyn) says:

    WOW………many fantastic ideas presented in your video!!! Definately need to go artsy shopping to get some goodies to play with!!!!
    I tend to not use artsy books but would love to have Tim Hotlz’s Compendium Curiosities series.

  151. Wow, I have loved reading the list of books people have bought recently.
    I bought two art books yesterday. The first was “Printmaking: A complete guide to materials and Processes” by Beth Grabowski and Bill Flick. The second was “Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings Structure and Form” By Alisa Golden.

  152. that was a fabulous jump start thank you – I am so going to get some pan pastels:) My last book was Practical mixed media printmaking techniques.

  153. Thanks. A great video. I’ve never used my Neocolours on stamps before. The last art book I bought was on continuous line quilting and it arrived a couple of weeks ago 🙂

  154. Dina, loved your video! mmmmm it was a very long time ago I last bought an art book, it was watercolour painting about 12 years ago before my kids were born! Definately need your book, one of my aims for this year is to start an art journal 🙂

  155. Heidi ~ AngelyDK says:

    Cool video 🙂
    I have to get this book, look just as a fit for me.
    The latest art book I bought was a book in Danish on techniques for painting and sketching.

  156. Thanks for your video 🙂
    My last book was a book on stitching zentangles O.o lol

  157. conlin664 says:

    i bought Cover To Cover. it is all about different bindings techniques for journals! i love your ideas. i guess i need pan pastels!

  158. love the pointers on the tissue paper. Last book I bought was on binding journals.

  159. Hi,

    Love the video. The last book I bought was by Pam Carriker – Living Art at the Speed of Life. This is the second video I have seen of yours this week. I watched one you made at CHA and I have learned something about color and design each time. Thanks a bunch.

  160. Janet Ang says:

    Never bought an art book, but I do have lots of scrapbook related books including the Tim Holtz books.

  161. Love love love these ideas! The last book I bought was a preorder, for Playing with Stencils: Exploring Repetition, Pattern, and Personal Designs, by Amy Rice.

  162. The last art book I bought- “journal it” by Jenny Doh and I love it! THANK YOU for your inspiration Dina- love everything you do! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book that I am looking forward to!

  163. AmyMarie Riley says:

    Wonderful techniques! I love rubber stamps and learning new ways to use them. I had not heard of panpastels until Natalie’s technique (the one before your video). Now I want to get some!!! The last art book I bought was “The Journal Junkies Workshop” by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler – for an art journaling class I am taking now (my first one!).

  164. The last Art Book I bought was Mixed Media Collage by Holly Harrison .

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