June 25, 2018

My Favourite ( More Unique) Watercolour Shades

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite watercolors. Keep on Scrolling for the full list & links. 



I have a large collection and am always on the hunt for that perfect shade. I am not comparing brands here or reviewing sets, these are just some of the more unique shades of watercolor in my collection. 




I find that the great brands (Daniel Smith, Schmincke, Sennelier, Holbein to name a few) have a very comparable range of standard colors, but the ones I mention here are a little harder to find. Not every brand has every shade, obviously. 



I find when it comes to the primary colors and the classic choices for a palette, the differences between this ultramarine blue or that are not that big, and it comes down to personal preferences. 


Personally, I love the tertiary colors the most. The violets, the orange yellows, the turquoises, teals and mints. While one can certainly mix similar shades using primary colors, I keep a range of my favorites in my palette. Some for conveniece, and some because they are rather impossible to mix (like the fluorescent colors). 



There are so many beautiful pigments and colors, why not use them? So these are MY picks, based on MY colour preferences. 


If you want to hear more about them, watch these 2 videos-





Affiliate Links-
All the paints I could find on Amazon-
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Daniel Smith Aussie Red Gold-
https://bit.ly/2tnvNAE

Sennelier Rose Dore Madder Lake-
https://bit.ly/2Iqw0ru

Sennelier Orange-
https://bit.ly/2Iqw0ru

Shinhan Pass Opera-
https://bit.ly/2tAucGC

Sennelier Opera Rose-
https://bit.ly/2Iqw0ru

Holbein Bright Rose-
https://bit.ly/2yF0u9w

PWC Bright Rose-
https://bit.ly/2MjXaCJ

Schmincke Brilliant Purple-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

M.Graham Ultramarine Pink-
https://amzn.to/2MlPWhc

Schmincke Brilliant Red Violet-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

Shinhan Pass Red Violet-
https://bit.ly/2tAucGC

White Nights Violet Rose-
https://bit.ly/2KfY2ri

Daler Rowney Cobalt Magenta-
https://bit.ly/2MV1d9F

Winsor & Newton Cobalt Violet-
https://bit.ly/2twfiSX

Holbein Cobalt Violet Light-
https://bit.ly/2yF0u9w

Schmincke Brilliant Blue Violet-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

Schmincke Indigo-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

Schmincke Helio Turquoise-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

Daniel Smith Amazonite Genuine-
https://bit.ly/2tnvNAE

Daniel Smith Fuchsite Genuine-
https://bit.ly/2tnvNAE

Sennelier Emerald Green-
https://bit.ly/2Iqw0ru

Daniel Smith Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine-
https://bit.ly/2tnvNAE

Schmincke Cobalt Green Turquoise-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

Schmincke Naples Yellow Reddish-
https://bit.ly/2ImAJKo

Sennelier Grey-
https://bit.ly/2Iqw0ru

Sennelier Warm Grey-
https://bit.ly/2Iqw0ru

Thanks for visiting! Let me know in the comments which paints are your favorites!

April 11, 2018

Journal With Me- Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks



Poor poor neglected blog. If you're wondering where I am, I'm on YouTube mostly. Working on lots of different projects at the moment, so something's gotta give, and it's usually my blog... Do people still read blogs? I don't know. Anyway, make sure you follow me on YouTube, that's where it's all at these days. I have new videos every week, and there are many of them coming in April and May.
If you're a mixed media fan, I'm posting many tutorials on Patreon, it's such great value, and the platform is very user friendly, especially on mobile devices (make sure you download the app!!). Anyway, less talking, more creating. Here's today's Journal With Me video. Enjoy!



February 21, 2018

March 2018 Hip Kit Club Kits Reveal!!

Another month, more gorgeous kits! Here's what we have coming this March. So so gorgeous!!
Here's the main kit-



Embellishment kit-


PL kit-


Color kit-


Patterned paper kit-


Cardstock kit-


So excited to play with these! Check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the details!

January 20, 2018

February Hip Kit Club Reveal!!

Hi there! The February 2018 Hip Kit Club kits have been revealed and they are gorgeous!! Filled with brand new goodies, lots of Paige Evans' new collection! Here they are in all their glory, make sure you visit the HKC website for all the details!

Here's the main kit-


Embellishment kit-


PL kit (cards NOT shown)-


Colour kit-


Patterned Paper kit-

  Cardstock kit-


LOVE!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely crafty Sunday!

December 31, 2017

I'm On Patreon!! Get Even More Videos!

Happy new year! Hello hello 2018 and poor neglected blog! I've been MIA here because I've been working hard on my new adventure for 2018.


If you're not familiar with Patreon, it's a platform where one can support their favorite creators, to help them keep doing what they are doing, and in return receive rewards, such as exclusive updates, printable art and videos! 

You can find all the details about the monthly pledges and rewards over on Patreon. And here are a couple of videos I created, to explain why I decided to take this step. As always, I'm so so grateful for your support, and hope you will join me in my art journey and we can inspire each other!