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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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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
Thank you. They are beautiful watercolors from Daniel Smith. Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
Youre welcome :) Its fun to understand color on an academic level. There is a whole lot to be said for relyingon your instincts too !Enjoy and thanks for your comment. Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
Thanks for your nice comment. Im glad to help :) Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
I must have read a lot of peoples minds LOL! I had no idea. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it. Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
Thanks Jeannie :) Its a fun game to count the colors. And Im the teeniest bit jealous that you have spring there Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
So interesting, right? Its deceptively simple Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
Youre welcome! Its a great tool. Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
I love them too! Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
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Color is sometimes the first choice you make and plays a major role in drawing people into your work. It's a great way to combat blank page syndrome. If you find yourself staring at your blank journal, card base or any art project, use the color wheel as a springboard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
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February's Hero Arts card kit was full of bird stamps, dies, nests and inspiration! You can see an unboxing of that kit here. But you don't need the kit to make these textural card bases. These techniques work as well on art journal pages as they do on cards. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks so much :) Diana Trout nan.dt@verizon.net
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Hey Gang, I wonder if you all are staggering around in a Spring Forward induced daze. Oh how I wish they'd do away with this hour shift. Let's get on with some interesting questions and whatnots (? really?, I'm seriously dazed this morning.) Ali has been doing some cutting into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Diana Trout's blog