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Diana Trout
Glenside, PA
I like art: Make*Write*Teach
Interests: Painting, color, drawing, paper, surface design, writing, colors (lots of them), lines, pens, cloth, stitching, oh yeah, and colors.
Recent Activity
Hey Gang :) I'm still rehabbing my hand and it's improving. It's easier to type now but I still have my "out of office" on my email. It's been a run of bad luck over the last few weeks: The tendonitises (yes, plural), a back muscle in spasm, a sinus... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
hey gang. I'm rehabbing my hand/wrist and expect to be off the grid in june. i have my out of office on for my verizon email but (but not the other two. i can use only my left hand on the computer so if i'm not responsive, that is why.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks so much! Diana Trout Visit myBlogandYouTube
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Daniel Smith Watercolors are on sale at 50% off at Scrapbook.com. Primatek colors are included in this sale! I'd rush over there if you are in the market. Click here for a full page of the colors. Some of my favorites ... Moonglow, Quin Coral and Green Appatite (and Green... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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I'm catching up with the March card kit from Simon in today's video. It's just a flip through of cards that I'll be donating to a local nursing home. Today's video is another chatty one (but not very long!). After the cortisone shot in my hand last week, I'm finally... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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Here is another beautiful Primatek color from Daniel Smith. It's mined from the Sleeping Beauty mountains in Arizona(?). I loved swatching this one out and using it as a blue in a primary triade palette. Watch the video on YouTube here Sorry for the background noise, my ac is on... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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Happy Mother's Day! Ellen Hutson Crafty Mother's Day Sales Starting Today! Great service, designs and stock. I have a few things in my cart: Ellen's Oyster Gray cardstock, Alexander Renke's Berries & Seeds die cut. Julie Ebersole's newest release is full of fun dies and a beautiful Mondo Sakura flower... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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LOL. I know this is a weird color combo but it's the last of my swatch videos and only a few colors. I absolutely love the Sepia. Dioxine Purple and Quin Orange. Beautiful! All of these are in my new palette. Watch here on YouTube Enjoy You can get all... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Oh yes! That’s right :) I love Einstein. What a cool dude. Creativity is really everything (imho) because that’s what makes us ask the questions. Hey, did you see that Genius series on Nat Geo? I missed Einstein’s last year but Picasso is on now. Diana Trout Visit myBlogandYouTube
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Hey friends, today's video is a little different from the usual. It's longer and unedited. Sort of stream-of-conscious but possibly not up to James Joyce's standards. Here is the finished page. Looking at it, I'm wondering if it's finished. The thought process is finished but there are a couple of... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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Here are all of my Blues. Wouldn't it be wonderful to put all of your blues away into little pockets and choose when to have a look? And by the way, I'm not feeling so blue anymore and I'll be back with an update soon(ish). Watch here on YouTube You... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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Today's video features a simple six color watercolor palette called the Split Primary. It's called the Split Primary because there are two of each of the primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue. There are two each because one is a cool primary and one is a warm primary. Warm colors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
How lucky to have such an old friend. One of the benefits of aging :) Diana Trout Visit myBlogandYouTube
Hey gang, today's video features a quick background using watercolor, gesso, and a stencil in my Dina journal. Watch it here on YouTube My computer: My hard drive had to be erased and I'm in the middle of restoring. It's not going as expected. Old dog, etc. Speaking of Old... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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Flipping through some hand-me-down stamps, I came upon this cloud stamp and it spoke to me. The weather here has been dismal: rain, snow, warm one day and cold the next. Ugh. It doesn't feel like spring. I did a little catch-up journal flip at the end of the video.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Yes Kathleen! I’m That’s where I am. Email me at nan dot dt at verizon dot com and I’ll put you on the list :)
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2018 on Live Workshops at Diana Trout's blog
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Distress Oxides & no heat foiling tutorial is coming up using this kit! It is sold out at this point (that was really quick) but you can get some of the elements from the links below or use what you have. I'll be demonstrating Distress Oxide ink techniques and here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Gretchen, I’m glad this was helpful :)
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I recently purchased a Joggles Disc Bound journal because it's such a smart idea and I wanted to share it with you. I've been using the disc binding system for organizing classes, color swatches and making sketchbooks for some years and love the flexibility. My latest Joggles Haul First the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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I had loads of yellow watercolors and a couple were the same PY. Not very happy-making, that. Another good reason for paying attention to the pigment numbers. I'm happy to be through this part of my process this year and will have the rest of these swatch videos up by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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Hero Arts March Card Kit was full of birds and branches and loads of groovy stuff :) After an inspiring go-round creating backgrounds, look here. I went with lots of texture for these cards and use dimension to separate textured areas from other textured areas. Part of me wants to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Nanci.
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I'm back in my Dina Wakely journal today. The video is more about the process than technique and I hope you'll enjoy it! Joggles is having a 20% off sale sitewide. 30% off collage sheets and 25% Off Oxides and their stencils. I'm just posting the video today. You can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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I'm swatching Green watercolors today for a belated nod to St. Patrick's day. I love green and use it often so it's useful for me to have a few greens. How about you? QoR's Green Gold makes me think of those fuzzy little seeds that fall from trees in spring.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Its such an inexpensive tool! And then too, I never thought to look online for it. LOL. So many of us are natural colorists but its fun to look at anyway. Thanks! Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net