The June Project Art kit contains 5 tubes of Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, one tube of Dina Wakley black gesso and some paper doilies. Plus the super cute fabric bag!
I was so very excited to try out Dina’s paints and I was not disappointed! The colours are bright and wonderful and the consistency is buttery and thick – not super heavy, but heavy enough to allow you to make marks and to add texture by adding the paint using different tools and techniques. The paint dries to a matte finish which is fab since the pages in your journal won’t stick together, as can happen if the paint is glossy.
I love using a palette knife to spread the paint.
When creating this page I started out with orange and yellow. I then added some white gesso on top, using a stencil. I smeared some of the white gesso out, as the stenciled result wasn’t quite what I wanted. I then moved on to add the green paint, using another stencil.
I used one of the frames from the Rosehip add on and I added some black gesso, again using a stencil.
The word “Dream” is from the Daisychain add on. I wrote my journaling – about all the garden dreams that are filling my head right now – and let the words form the stem and the leaves of my flower. I also tied a small piece of ribbon around the frame.
The paint can also be diluted with water or mixed with various acylic mediums. Here I diluted the turquoise paint with water and painted over one of the doilies, to get a watercolour-like look.
For my next page I started out with the black gesso.
I then made marks using the magenta paint and a paint brush.
I added some turquoise and some journaling using a white pen.
I painted a frame around the black, using the lime green paint and when the paint was dry I made some scribbles using a black pen.
I mixed the magenta with some white and painted a heart and also decided to make the edges of my page pink.
I took the doily that I used above and painted the center pink. I then added some black gesso, using a stencil.
I wrote some journaling on a couple of cardstock strips.
I added some bits and pieces from the June main kit + add ons and drew little white hearts on top of the pink one…
…and this is my finished page.
My next page is a very colourful mess. I really enjoyed playing and exploring the paints. I started out by applying paint using the palette knife. I then made some marks in the turquoise using a thin stick.
Next I added some stamping using the dog from the Don’t forget stamp set and more paint, using a stencil.
I used the flat back of the thin stick to add little green dots.
I drew some circles using a black pen…
I then decided that I wanted to tone down some areas and to mix the very busy parts with some areas that were calmer. I mixed the turquoise paint with some white gesso and applied it using my fingers, mixing it on my page as I went along. I also added a star, using a homemade stencil.
I added some black doodles around the star.
To finish the page I added journaling, letter stickers and the cute star stickers. from the main June kit. This page isn’t about dogs, but it is about walking and about a tiny bit of running.
I have wanted to alter one of the cute fabric bags for so long now and I finally got around doing it! I started out with black gesso and then wrote ‘make art’ using a thin brush and the magenta paint. I also added some white on top, using a pen.
I then splattered some paint (diluted with water) on top. I haven’t tried using the fan brush for this before, but it created the nice green splatters here.
I added a tiny bit of machine stitching and one of the buttons from the main kit. This bag is perfect for packing some of my supplies when art journaling on the go.
I hope those of you who got it loved this Project Art kit as much as I did! The only problem now is that I need to get the rest of the colours too… 🙂
Have a wonderful day!