Monday, May 26, 2014

Dina Wakley Media!!


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!"

Dina is just one of those people that i wish lived in the neighborhood, you know? no matter what big thing she's got going on- i mean, the girl is in constant demand in the mixed media art world. so she is always on the go spreading her mixed media magic in one way or another)- she's just genuine and kind. she's just Dina.  i beaucoup, beaucoup dig that.



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.



i was also able to break open the white and black gessos and gel medium. yummy yum yum yum!  if you like a smooth gesso and a slippery (+++ easy to get off of your hands) gel medium, you will enjoy these products as well.

...score!


i filmed the making of the painting i've been showing you. i started with a "dirty" cardboard packaging spacer (from an IKEA purchase) and went from there.  the process is sped up quite a bit, but i mostly wanted you to see the products at work + how little you need to use at a time. watch it in fullscreen if possible.

(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!





keep hoppin'!

Dina Wakley 
Dyan Reaveley 
Roben-Marie Smith 
Dawn Sokol 
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer 
Nathalie Kalbach 
Kirsten Varga 
Traci Bautista 


big eyes, infinite JOY,

mystele

70 comments:

  1. I really love your art! I'm glad I was directed here on the Dina Wakely blog hop. I love that you posted a video of how you used her paint. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh yay!! I've been waiting to hear more about Dina's products!! I've been smitten since I saw the colors and can't wait to try them out! Love your painting Mystele and have the vid all queued up to watch this evening =0)

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  3. So happy to have 'met' you via Dina's blog hop, I've really enjoyed looking at your art work - it's really great :)

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  4. so glad to have found via Dina's blog! your work totally rocks!

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  5. I love your paint, is incredible!!!!

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  6. What a wonderful piece of art you created! Great video, great supplies!

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  7. what an inspiring, beautiful video! thank you for sharing. glad to have found you from Dina!

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  8. Your art is to die for!!!! Just gorgeous, Wow!!!!!

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  9. Thanks for posting the video - enjoyed watching you create.

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  10. Wow! You are so talented! Love that you got pretty much every color on there. Thanks for the inspiring video.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your work and the video.

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  12. Thank you for sharing the video, your use of the products is so different than the others I have seen so far, and it works! I read about your illness and the challenges you face and am so glad you find strength in the creating. I have chronic health issues not visible to others and it is hard. God and making stuff sure get me through! Thank you again.

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  13. Love your painting and the video you made. It really showcases Dina's products and your talent! Very, very nice!

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  14. Wow, you are AMAZING....thanks sooooo much for your kind words, generous soul, and stunning art. So grateful for all that you are and for your generosity in helping me!!

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  15. Great video. I really enjoyed watching your process, that face materialize out of so many layers. Excellent hat, btw!

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  16. Thanks for you video of your process as I like the fast motion and the magic it reveals.

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  17. I love your artwork! I am so glad Dina had you in her blog hop so that I could find you. You are so talented and would love to know where you sell you works? I love this piece. Thanks for sharing. I will be following your blog from now on. Thanks for the video too. It blew me away.

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  18. I'd love to try Dina's new paints and the stiff brushes! What fun!

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  19. What beautiful colors and artwork!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  20. Mystele, I love her! I could watch your process all day!! Thank you for sharing your gift with us..And the products look yummy!!

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  21. I love this so much! The depth and texture you achieve is gorgeous!

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  22. Wow! Love what you've done with the colors. You rock!

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  23. Thanks for the video. It was so cool to watch you create this. I like " adrift in my thoughts" better, too. :))

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  24. Your description of Dina sure makes me want to meet her someday. Love the colors you used...and thanks for the video!

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  25. Thank your for the video that showcased Dina's new products, they look great and the coverage looks amazing! I am also glad to have found your site on the blog hop, your art is amazing , loved the video :-)

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  26. Awesome video and creations!! Lissag123@verizon.net

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  27. Great process video, I love to watch artist creating. And these products are definitely fast becoming a must have.

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  28. It was so exciting to see your creative process. I'm glad I joined Dina's blog hop to be able to see you(r) work. Thank you.

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  29. LOVE it! always a pleasure to see your art ♥

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  30. BRAVO!! you have really inspired me! I can not believe all the detail in the face alone! When you changed the boat I said "why"? then when you showed the picture I really like the caption on the boat!! I loved it, can you tell?♥

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  31. loved your video!! the colors are just beautiful

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  32. Fabulous video - Thanks for sharing the process ... magic.

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  33. Thank you for taking the time to describe some of the products. You sold me on the brushes and the paint, I like the heavy body paints for the texture.

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  34. Beautiful painting with colors I love!

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  35. Those paints look totally yummy. Love how you used them. They look great against those neutrals.

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing your process! Wow, I really love seeing all the detail in this piece. I just love heavy-bodied paints for texture! The colors are so rich and smooth looking :) Beautiful artwork, Mystele!

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  37. love your art, and your descriptions of Dina's paints!

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  38. If I can paint as awesome like you with these paints in really juicy colours, I need to win them! Badly! Because I doubt I can get them here.

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  39. Always enjoy seeing you create! Especially with the new Dina line!!!!!

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  40. Mystele, I loved reading your post as much as I love your piece you created! You made me giggle! Thanks for hopping with Dina, and you have talked me into getting those brushes- okay, at least gave me the nudge to hit pay! teehee

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  41. I'm in total agreement about the sturdy brush thing, Mystele! And I LOVE the piece you painted here- GORGEOUS!

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  42. WOW! All I can say is thanks for explaining Dina's paints so well. I use Golden and you really sold me on Dina's! Also, I found your blog via Dina's hop and lurrrrrve your art. So much feeling there! I just joined your community.

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  43. LOVE your artwork! ONe of the best things about blog hops is meeting new artists... I'm so glad I've found YOU!

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  44. Really interesting! I think you have something there about the paint being the answer, and those brushes...really I think I have noticed too how important they are. Just terrific! I have to try this new product line.

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  45. Love the details of your work and Dina's colors are so beautiful!

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  46. Love the colours!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. love the colors, they are so bright combined with your imagination an unbeatable combination.

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  48. Wow your creation is so beautiful, thank you for the video.

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  49. Love the colors and texture, I'm really excited about seeing the video!

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  50. You have amazing talent. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love your painting Mystele - amazing!

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  52. Thank you for the video. Nice to see how you work with these paints!

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  53. it was great to watch your creation come to life on the video!

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  54. Thanks for your descriptions of the properties of Dina's new products, and form the video! Can't wait to try these new paints!!

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  55. Thanks for showing how you used these great colours! Loved watching it!

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  56. Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing!

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  57. I am blown away by your art work......Dina's paint suit your work perfectly xx

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  58. So AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your style!

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  59. Art that's totally uniquely yours. Love Dina bright colors and products!

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  60. great pieces. just found your blog via dina.

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  61. Thank you for filming yourself work, it was fascinating to see the process! I loved witnessing the decisions and changes you made. This is a great piece and it seemed you truly were adrift in your thoughts while I watched. You are very talented and I am glad to have discovered you via this blog hop.

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  62. Wonderful video, watching you work is always amazing, can't wait to get my hands on those paints and brushes, thanks for the chance.
    thanks
    debi

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  63. Thank you for posting the video showing Dina's paints in action. They look beautiful to play with and you description of the brushes. *swoon* I have to give them a try.

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  64. Love this. Thanks for sharing the process

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  65. Love you attention to detail! Your use of colors is so inspirational!

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