I've been putting her class instruction to use in my art room, finding some interesting alternatives to carving my own rubber stamps for making original prints on papers for my art journaling and collage creations.
Without giving away all of her workshop secrets, I wanted to share some of the new things that have found their way onto my work table.
First, I created some monoprinting tools by cutting shapes out of thick watercolor paper (Dina used tag board, otherwise known as manila file folder, but it didn't prove thick enough to make a good print for me so I opted for something thicker) and gluing them down onto pieces of tag board.
|My experiment with tag board-on-tag board
|My experiment with watercolor paper-on-tag board
Dina Wakley's work to see how this style of printing works with her art journaling style.
|Both of these are designs I've carved into rubber before.
At the risk of dooming my intentions to failure by making them into New Year's Resolutions, I'd like to see 2017 be a year of increased art-making, even if it's only an excuse to get my hands into their preferred state of paint-y and glue-y-ness!