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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Dina Wakley..... awesome!

What an awesome day we had with Dina at AFTH ..... all the girls were covered with inks, paint in minutes of starting, it was great fun. Unfortunately you can't get the how vibrant the colours are in the photos... we used Portfolio water soluble oil pastels for shadow effects, detailing and eye popping elements, truly brilliant for creating art work. Dina showed us how to do with splattering, inks being wiped with kitchen towel (on the page), composition, colour and so much more..... I think the rest of the class used a female form that Dina had kindly given us to cut out, but I love shapes so I used stars and hearts. We stencilled, sanded, splogged, used tops of lids to make rings (had to wash the tops afterwards, otherwise Dyan would have had a dicky fit, I unfortunately used a craft knife on her crafting mat, I thought I would have to leave the class!!!) A gorgeous lunch was provided with Pam and Teresa helping cook, dish and wash up. Tea and coffee was on tap and there were chocolate coissants in the morning! Unfortunately I couldn't attend Day 2 today, but I'm sure the girls will have a great time. Thanks Dyan for organising this marvellous class and Dina for generously passing on her techniques to art and life.... they are a pair of Divine Diva's and gracious with it. Ciao


  1. Ooooh! it sounds an amazing day and I wish I'd been there to share it! Let me know if ever there is another similar workshop as I'd love to go.
    I adore all the pages you produces.
    Jo x

  2. Oh my goodness this is amazing. I can't tell you how irritated i am that I had to go to work during these days :-(
    Glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing, Kate x

  3. I agree with everything you say Olive and day 2 was just as awesome. I love your pages they look stunning.
    Hugs Pat xx

  4. I am so envious, what a fabulous day you had. I think what you have produced is absolutely stunning. I bet in real life it is awesome. Love it. xx

  5. A little something on my blog for you Olive. xx