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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.
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Hey there! Just making sure you got the message on Facebook that you won!
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Begin (or continue) your watercolor journey with Mixed Media Watercolor 101 Lesson 3 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 supplies. In order of importance: paper, brushes and paints. The main supplies are described... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
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Send watercolor postcards to your favorite folks. And comment below to get Happy Mail from me I'm thrilled to be spreading the Etegami Love. The small paintings are simple, preferably clumsy and celebrate the season, like flowers in the summer, on a postcard sized piece of paper. And it's not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
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CJS was exceptional this year! Tons of inspiration and solid how-to's from Birgit Koopsen, Marsha Valk, Jodi Ohl, Dina Wakely. My own workshop shows how I use watercolor with texture. Get your art on this summer at 20% off. Go here. Two more great sales this weekend Head over to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thank you Sharon! That’s quite a compliment coming from you! You are a card maker, right?
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Today's video goes behind the scenes on my recent design team project on Joggles blog. If you aren't familiar with Joggles, it's a very well run, well stocked mixed media art shop with their own line of stamps, stencils and speciality 3D objects to alter such as the tunnel books.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
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I completely forgot to tell you that I have a new print in the shop! You can see it here in my Etsy Shop Jon shipped a bunch last week and Monday. He'll send out another batch on Thursday or Friday. I am really happy with this painting. More coming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Sharon, I just responded to your comment. Thanks for leaving it. My wrist is wrapped and I need to rest it completely. I didn’t do that at first and it got much worse :( I’m lucky that I didn’t break anything.
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Happy Friday! I have a couple of new Oxide ink techniques on my latest Joggles Design Team post here today. Another video is on it's way next week. I love the wrinkle free technique which is illustrated in the video below (if you missed it from earlier this week). I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
That’s so funny, Betsy! They are the best colors, right ;) I’m happy to have them but want Mustard Seed.
Me too, Jackie! I would like to be able to beam all over the world, Star Trek-style
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Pull up a seat at my dining room table this Saturday (1-4 pm) and learn to stitch a fabric cuff. We'll explore stitch, both machine and embroidery, fabrics and closures. Kids (13 and up) are welcome. Stitch over printed fabrics, on plain fabrics or use something my vintage embroidery stash.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
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Combining the new Distress Oxide Inks and tag art is an easy way to get creative. I was initially on the fence about investing in a new ink line. Are they really new and different? Are they easy to work with? Are they open to new techniques? A trio of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
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Happy Sunday, Just a head's up that today is the last day of the Joggles Dylusions paint and spray lines. I love both of these product lines.and recently used the paints in a Joggles Design Team project. See links below. For the sprays: click here For the paint, click here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
I've used hand soap over the years too. Esp. on those brushes I use acrylics with. But the Masters soap has conditioners in it and is very easy to use. I like it. Maybe you'll be painting some landscapes in those journals some day? :)
Thanks for that Margaret. I'm very glad this was helpful
Yay! Thanks Barbara. Glad to hear that.
Thank you Joanne!
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We have not killed each other yet and that's a plus for sure *laughing* Though we've certainly had our "moments." Thanks for your support Bambi.
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Thanks Tony. I think it will be fun. I saw a pic of you and Liz on FB. You guys look great! I hope all is well with you
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Thanks Adrianne
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Thanks Ellen. I think my resiliency has slipped a little but I'm starting to tread water again.
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Thanks so much, Sharon.
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Change is a bear for me now. I used to really thrive on it. It kept me interested. We are still feeling our way through it but I’m really glad.
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Yes, that will be of great interest to both of us. LOL! Who the hell knows.
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