it has been such fun playing around with Dina Wakley Media (DWM henceforth) by Ranger. thank you, Ranger, for making it possible!
BUT the best part is to be able to support a kindred creative in her happiness.
..........[singing and chair dancing]"i luh ya, Dina! i luh ya luh ya luh ya, Dina!"
on to the DWM products...
as soon as i saw the brushes in the line, i was like, "come to mama!" it was love at first sight. (yes. artists know full well that you can fall in love with a paint brush. duh. so quit reading my blog post with that look. ahem. anyway,) i luuuurrrve a stiff brush (esp. rounds and short flats) that leaves the strokes, can take my scrubbing and looks pretty much like it did before i got my hands on it. and the bonus?? a good brush bonus= affordable= the bristles don't fall out or go limp/haywire when you use it the way you like to. translation: won't break the bank and you can beat that thang up! oh-hoh-hohhhh, baby. score.
now, i also go pretty nuts over heavy body paint. i am a texture lover and have tried fluid acrylics and soft body paint, etc... but i am smitten with the thick stuff. again, i like to see the history of my brush and mark making tools in the paint. the heavy body DWM paint opened up something new for me because it is heavy but not in the "Golden heavy body" sense. it has this luscious, feathery heft that is very conducive to building up translucent layers (with great pigment) without needing to add a medium or water. so cool. do i need to say it again? ummm...score.
(for a higher quality version, watch here, but it's without music!)
last but not least, make sure you head on over to Dina's blog...she's givin' away stuff, y'all!!! and, don't forget to hop around and see the other super art created with DWM products! the blog hop list is at the end of the post. happy Monday!
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
big eyes, infinite JOY,