Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Journaling in miniature

I decided to have a play with my *new* Dina Wakley paints in my miniature moleskine art journal and I have to say I LOVE them. I LOVE them almost as much as I LOVE my *new* Dina Wakley paint brushes. I am always looking for the perfect paintbrush and I think I just found it ;-) Brushes are either too floppy or too bristly or too hard, but not these ones ... these are perfect!

The images came from a magazine, I've been hoarding them for ages.

Last weekend I had a fab weekend 'darn sarf' at Wantage in Oxford teaching at the wonderful The Stamp Attic. It was a hot hot hot and unusually sunny weekend but that didn't put these ladies off their art journaling! The lovely Heidi even came all the way from Norway for the weekend, now that's what you call dedication. On day 1 we made funky colourful backgrounds and added collage images:

And on day two we had a go at Whimsical faces. Needless to say there was a fair bit of 'it's too hard!' and 'I can't do it!' but of course everyone persevered and in the end they all did a great job! Well done everyone!

(Er ... I'll try and keep my eyes open next time LOL!)

I'll be back at The Stamp Attic in the autumn - you can check it out here.

Byeeeee for now!


  1. LOVE your mini moleskin piece - fabulous colour and images!

  2. I agree with you Kate those new brushes are great. Had a fab weekend, really enjoyed drawing the faces, feel much more confident to have a go now! Look forward to seeing you in October. X

  3. Vibrant as always Kate !

  4. Ooooh I really need to save up for the Autumn. That store is close to home for me.

  5. I just got my new paints and haven't had a go yet- but I am totally excited to dig in now!!! Or should I wait for my new stamps?!!! YAY- geesh- I might have to check into the brushes now! All the best to you Kate!xo

  6. Amazing, Kate!! New paints???? I will have to check those out!!

  7. looks like a fab time was had by all! Great journal pages - have you seen the latest ASDA ad with the gnomes lol? I have to say, those paintbrushes are on my wishlist after seeing Dina's youtube vid demoing them, and I'm not a paintbrush person usually!!


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