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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
Thanks so much Gill! I made a mistake on the blogpost. I’ll fix it. I’m always doing things like this so I appreciate it.
Heads up! An Enabling Alert :) Joggles is having a 14th Birthday Bash today and they are (I'm quoting Barb) "throwing money around." Save 20% storewide (with a couple of exceptions. As always, Joggles is one of the best places to shop with it's usual 15% off so this is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
Thank you!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Watercolor Wedding Card at Diana Trout's blog
Oh that’s great Jacquie! I’m in Glenside. I’d love to have you. Not much happening over the summer except a free get-together class. Did you sign up for my newsletter? I look forward to meeting you. Diana
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Live Workshops at Diana Trout's blog
The paper is super important! What kind are you using? The ratio of paint to water is important to and requires practice. Maybe just play with it?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Watercolor Wedding Card at Diana Trout's blog
We have a family wedding coming up! That's always such an great time. With that in mind, Simon Say's Stamps Floral Bliss set caught my eye recently. I made up a whole bunch of embossed card using different powders and coloring techniques. (I put a few up for sale in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
white space. white space. white space :) I miss you!
I have a Design Team project over at Joggles today. Go here for all of the details. I really enjoyed this project and hope that it will inspire you to work 3D. I have to say, you guys, this design team thing is really great. There are always new challenges.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks so much Sharon! I can’t imagine retiring. I’m too young for one thing :)
* *My online classes are 20% off each class till the end of July 2017. *Register here! * Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
I've had a bunch of requests for a Journal Flip video so here ya' go! When I have a project to do, I often go into my journals for inspiration. My first blog Post (v. exciting :) over at Design Memory Craft, here, sent me flipping pages and I turned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Mid-summer sale time is now! All of my classes are 20% off. My latest online class Mixed Media Watercolor will remain on sale until the end of July. Set yourself up for success! Learn professional artist tips and techniques to work with watercolor.This is a beginner's watercolor class using beginner's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thank you Jean!
Thanks Glenda. You must try them! I wish I'd had time to release the video with the post but it was a rush job! Check out the DMC post for the time being.
I think you’ll like these materials Bernice! The post is UP :) Check my blog for the link
Hey friends, Today is my first blog post over on Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft here. Woot! The Gelatos are a dream to use and I also used a Pitt Pen - one of the brush pens. To "frame" the piece, I used some of the Texture Luxe in Gold. Go... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Perfect Sue! My first tutorial uses a few Gelatos and a Pitt Pen. You are in business :)
Thanks so much, Glenda :)
Thanks so much Sharon! You support means a lot to me.
Thanks, JoAnn!
Welcome, Naomi. I’m so happy to hear that you are having a positive experience! I’m just putting my online classes on sale this week through the end of July! Perfect timing. I might suggest that you have a look at Taming the Critic. I agree that sometimes pages in magazines and online can be a bit intimidating! Try to remember that that’s really not “real life.” Just let your book be yours. Thanks so much!
Thanks Eleanor, it’s going to be fun
You know how happy that makes me, right? Yay. Gelatos and Pitt Pens are what you need for my first post! You are all set
Oh you make me laugh, Barb! I’m sitting here playing with their watercolor pencils. You know I’m an Inktense girl but these are pretty soft and pigmented.
I'm very happy to announce that I've been invited to join Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's Design Team! Yeah!!! Oh! The artists are very talented and hard working and there are many ideas over there on their blog. I've just finished my first project and it will be on their blog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog