Hello, my friends! Take a sit and grab a diet Coke, this may take awhile. I am so thrilled to share with you my new release for January 2018, with Ranger Ink.
Remember, today is the product announcement. Your favorite retailers can place their orders for these this week. Then Ranger will ship them to your retailers, so you won't find them in the store tomorrow. All of my items are shipping the end of January, except where noted below.
Be sure to check out my Art of Dina Wakley facebook page and watch the live release! (You can watch the video later if you can't catch it live.)
First up, let me introduce to you the Dina Wakley Media Apron:
What you need to know about the apron is that it is oversized. That means it will actually cover us up and protect us from our artistic messes. The hearts are colorful and screen printed and the neck strap is adjustable. Are you excited? WOO HOO! The apron will start shipping the end of February.
Let's go through the new products in the order that I did the sneak peeks on Instagram.
Ooooh, you guessed it. A new set of Scribble Sticks! This set includes the long wished for Cheddar and Ocean! Yessssssssss. Scribble Sticks are one of my most used products, and I am so excited to have new colors for you. A few people asked if they're neon. They're not neon, but sometimes they look neon depending on how you use them. The set includes the colors we had to leave out last time (like Lapis), and also six new colors. Wait, what? Yep, you heard that right!
This leads us to sneak peek two.
How about a new blue? And a new green? And more! I have six new colors this release, and I am so happy to have them. The colors are more earthy than the rest of the line, so they add a richness and a depth of color that the line was missing.
The colors are Marine (dark greyish blue), Buff (off-white), Eggplant (red-based purple), Olive (yellow green), Sedona (red/orange/rust), and Peacock (a green teal). I know you will love them.
Yay, new stamps! Be still my beating heart.
These stamps celebrate my love of the sea, my love for drawing faces, and my love for abstract figures. I'm obsessed with all of them.
Next peek...this one generated a lot of excitment:
Yes....you got it....two sets of washi tapes!
I am thrilled about these because I love the art I did for them. They are bright and fun and I have loved using them. These are a washi tape, not a Media Tape. My Media Tape has a strong adhesive. These have a more traditional washi adhesive. I think it's stronger then regular washi but not as strong as my Media Tape. I haven't had a problem at all with it sticking on paper. The only time I've had to glue it is when I'm sticking it to canvas and burlap.
Okay, this is something that has been on my wishlist since day one. We now have printed tissues for collage! YAAAAAY!!!!! We have two kinds for you. One is a small packet of words and quotes, 3"x3". The second is a larger set of 7.5"x10" printed tissues with all-over patterns (and some blank sheets thrown in, too!). These tissues are great for under layers, top layers, or even focal points.
There are actually two peeks in this picture. I am not sure if anyone guessed it...
We have six new stencils, of course!
I can't wait to show you how I use them, especially the abstract figures. They have lots of creative possibilities. They're meant to be a jumpstart to your figures. They're so fun to use.
The second peek in that photo...can you tell that the samples are prints pulled from a gel plate? I am thrilled to tell you that Dyan and I are jointly releasing gel plates, in partnership with Gel Press! Plus there are all kinds of accessories for your plates, like a cute pink brayer, a squeegee, and texture tools. The plates are custom sizes made just for us! One is large, and fits the Dylusions journal perfectly. The other one is actually a set of 3, sized to fit rectangular tags and also cute circle one that is a blast to play with.
You all know that I love, love, love making handmade books. Here are a few exciting things that will help with that. First up, we have the cotton paper and the kraft paper in packs, so you can make signatures for your books. YAAAAY. This makes me SO happy. Combine these with Media Board covers and you have so many book-making possibilities.
The Kraft paper is shipping mid-February.
Also, once I really started playing with my Media Journal, I knew we needed some clips. The clips are great for clipping things into the journal but are also wonderful for bookmaking projects. We have two sizes of these!
I also knew we needed a heavier glue. My Gel Medium is seriously fantastic for thin paper. It dries clear and matte and you can write on it when its dry because it isn't overly sticky. But, it doesn't stick anything heavier than a piece of dictionary paper. Introducing Ultra Thick Gel Medium. This glue will stick heavier items like tags and cardstock, and it is forgiving and lets you reposition elements before it is dry. It is great on the burlap and canvas in the journal, too.
And....best for last.
I didn't peek this one. Let me introduce you to another Media Journal. What makes this one different? Well, it is HUGE!!! My regular journal is about 8x10. This one is about 10x14. AAAAAAH, it is glorious!
This big journal is really a return to my roots. In my early journaling days, I would often use a really large watercolor journal. So I am excited to have this second journal in the line for those of you that are really up for a fun artistic challenge. This journal has the same four surfaces as the first journal. Le sigh.
So....what do you think? Are you excited? I have SO many samples to show you. Here are a few, and I promise I will continue to share the rest this month.