We are pinching ourselves because the one, the only, Dyan Reaveley is coming to Whim So Doodle in October!
So what are you doing October 8th, 9th & 10th?
We would love for you to come and learn from this amazing industry icon on one of her visits to the United States. And if you don't live close by, plan to gather some friends and make it a "girls trip"
This amazing woman is one of the industries very, very best and we are honored that she has chosen to come and spend a few days with us and our amazing customers.
A little more about Dyan's incredible resume:
Dyan's passion is teaching art & crafts, which is how Art from the Heart was born. Dyan design's the Dylusions range of products which include gorgeous acrylic paints, spray inks and rubber stamps, manufactured by Stampers Anonymous, and distributed by Ranger.
Dyan is the International Senior Educator for Ranger Industries and her mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is Art journaling.
Dyan has a large teaching and design studio in the north of England, where she teaches a variety of eclectic classes. She travels teaching around Europe, and recently America, where she is well known for her innovative and down to earth style.
Dyan is mum to four grown up kids, Ben, Tom, Jay and Emmi and proud grandma to the gorgeous Maisie Lilly.
Join us for any or all of Dyan's Classes!
Heard a lot about art journaling but unsure where you should start? Well this is the class for you. From creating backgrounds, choosing collage, placement of images, starting to write, using borders and much more. Start your journey amongst a wealth of hings and tips that will help and inspire you to create your own stunning art journal. (You will need to bring journaling pens.)
"Down and Dirty Tags"
We will be creating large quirky tags in Dyan's quintessential eclectic style. Techniques include paints, inks, stamps, sprays, stencils and painting. All finished off with her array of quote stamps.
We will start the class by preparing background signatures for the book using paints, inks, stencils, gesso, stamping, collage and texture. We will then start to cut various apertures before strengthening the signatures with sticky back canvas and adding to an accordion fold spine. The addition of mini pages, tags, flaps and doodling is followed by a decorated canvas cover. Students will need to bring a cutting mat and cutting knife.
Anatomy of a page does exactly what is says; it breaks down one of Dyan's journal pages and takes you through step by step. From the base color, adding the collage, doodling and coloring the borders, making shaped lines to add your journaling. You will be guided through each step while being fed all the little hints and tips you need to continue your journal at home. Students will need to bring black pen to write with.
Wednesday, October 10th
This little accordion book packs a big punch with loads of techniques. Gesso resist, ink sprays, ghosting, stencilling, tearing, hand stitch binding, tissue tape finishing, inserts, flaps, stamping and book page collage. Does Dyan need to say anything more? This is a workshop for all skill levels.
We start by making gorgeous inky and painty backgrounds onto Manila card stock. Adding background stamping and stencilling as we go. These backgrounds are all folded and made into a fabulous journal. We will be adding flaps, tags, lift ups, pockets and envelopes for you to fill with quotes. You will need to bring a paper trimmer.
Wednesday, October 10th