Monday, October 20, 2014

Whoop whoop…finally…!!!

Someday is here! 

Time for Back2Back with Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley

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Back2Back: Collage

an online class
and Dina Wakley
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What is Back 2 Back?

One topic.
Two artists.
Two perspectives.
Many techniques.
Lots of inspiration.
Artistic conversation about the process of art making. 
Join Dyan and Dina for a collage adventure!
We start class by showing you some of our most beloved background techniques. We each make two similar backgrounds, so that we can trade with each other. Watch us squirm as we take on the challenge to create on each other's work. The result is lots of laughs and lots of artistic inspiration!

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What you get:

  • Two background techniques, one Dyan style, one Dina style.
  • Two collage methods, one Dyan style, one Dina style.
  • A lively conversation about collage and art-making.
  • FOUR art journal pages created in front of your eyes in over three hours of narrated video. The content is equivalent to a 3-hour class with Dyan and a 3-hour class with Dina.
  • PDF supply list.
  • PDFs of Dyan's and Dina's finished pages.
  • Digital downloads of the backgrounds Dyan and Dina created so that you can work on them, too.
  • Permanent access to class materials.
  • Facebook group in which you can share your work and chat with other students. (Look for Back2Back on Facebook.)

Who We Are

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Dyan Reaveley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. Her eclectic style comes through in her vibrant color combinations of inks and paints, using text as an insightful design element. She is known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages.
As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dyan designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes books, inks, stamps, stencils, journals, and more. Look for the Dylusions Line by Ranger at a store near you. 
Dyan owns a teaching and design studio, Art from the Heart, in Harrogate, in the north of England. Dyan's mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is art journaling and creating mixed-media art.
You can visit Dyan at

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Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it.
Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art.
As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you. 
You can visit Dina at


Ready to join us?

How to buy Back2Back:

Create an account, if you don't already have one.
Click on "Back2Back: Collage."
Put the class in your cart.
Check out with PayPal.

How to access your class:

Log into your account. Click on "My Classes," which will appear near the top left. You will see your class.

How to access the Facebook group:

Search for Back2Back on Facebook or go to

What are you waiting for? Go, Go, Goooooooooooo!!

Enjoy xx

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Playing in the playground...

…Scrappers Playground, Long Island to be exact.

Fabulous day teaching with lovely peeps, topped off with THEE bestest ever margarita…

Enjoy xx

Friday, October 17, 2014

Divide and conquer….

Although I look as though I live in chaos, I actually cannot stand clutter and disorder. I am a firm believer in "a place for everything and everything in it's place"!

I spend a lot of time at Ranger Headquarters, New Jersey, and my "stuff" was taking over. I had only a little storage and it wasn't good for my creativity.

So I hotfooted it to the mecca that is Ikea and loaded up my trolleys.

I can't begin to tell you how many screws there are in that set of drawers !!

 Finally it was all put together and placed in position. I'm not quite there yet, but here's a peek so far.

Can't have inspiration without these four!!

What do you mean? Eight pen cases isn't excessive!!!

A wardrobe to house my teaching outfits.

 Plenty of doors and drawers to make it look tidy.

Can you tell I like storage?

I collect Monster High dolls, they inspire me so much. At home my studio is full of them, so of course they have to e here as well.

Did you spot this on my noticeboard? It was made by the lovely Patti Behan and I love it.

I have left the sanctuary of storage to spend the weekend teaching at Scrappers Playground, Long Island. There are still a few spots available, why don't you come play with me.

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quick catch up...

At the weekend I was teaching in Reston, Virginia, at Angela's Happy Stamper. 

The classes went fabulously and the students were great. Unfortunately I didn't get too many photos 

I did manage to do a few more samples with my new Christmas stamps. Here's a few journal pages.

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott