Friday, March 27, 2015

Samples the Dylusions way

As you can imagine a great deal of my time is made up of making samples, journal pages, tags, canvas boards, cards etc.

But we don't approach sample making in the way people feel we would.

I very, very rarely make anything from start to finish in one go!! That takes too much concentration and thinking. Because of my Bipolar and ADHD I am too easily distracted with other things, shiny or otherwise, lol. So I do lots of the same thing at one time, then switch onto something else. This way I build up lots of the individual components needed and it is a simple case of pulling them all together for the finished article.

For eg., today I am finishing up a butt load of tag samples and this is how.

Sheets and sheets of stamped images…




and stamped quotes…



After a cutting out session this is what you have…



Ready made tags from all the demoing…



mix and match images and quotes onto the tags…



Get out your water brushes filled with neat Dylusions ink…



Colour in accents on the images…



And voila, stand back and admire your handiwork…

Here's a few finished today…









Enjoy xx

28 comments:

Scatter said...

Your work is always stunning!

Thanks for being brave and mentioning adhd and bipolar. There's lots of us out here.

Jean said...

Wow - these are so cool!

Caroline D. said...

Everything you do is gorgeous!! Even the pile of cut out images and the ring full of background tags! I'm just glad you share all of it with us. :) The finished tags are fantastic. I'm loving creating with your new paints by the way!

Patricia Healey said...

Love this post and the way your mind works! These are wonderful and I can't wait to get started on some of my own.

gail Jones said...

Thanks! You make me re-think how I do things and open possibilities to me. I am also so excited that you Dyan are coming to New Braunfels TX. All signed up and checking off the days. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

LieselPaula said...

Love the process, love the samples. Looking forward to your class in AZ.

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely Fab, Dyan! :) XOXO-Shari

Anne said...

"Laugh till you leak" PRICELESS!

mbrshort40 said...

do you dilute ink in water brushes or use straight?

Miranda said...

Amazing examples, all so vibrant and bright , love them all

Gail Kennaugh said...

I think these are AWSOME. want them all

Heidi Orndorff said...

Love these....made me smile and laugh! Just what I needed. Thank you!

Sue said...

Simply fabulous!

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Dyan, these are incredible! Thank you so much for the great inspiration!

Carol McCready said...

I love this blog post.

I always stamp out a lot of images before I color them in and put them together and always wondered whether or not that was a very productive way to work on my pieces. But it is the way I love to do it because I just can't wait to see the new stamps I've purchased stamped onto paper.

I so wish you would be close to Buffalo again so I could take more of your classes.


Sandi MacIver said...

haha, love the wit (sarcasm) of these quotes together....now I have ADHD because I want to drop everything and dig out your stamps and play.....

Helen said...

Gorgeous samples, no matter what way you make them (all that cutting would drive me crazy!)

Greta said...

You are making a difference by speaking up about mental illness. I really love how you talk and advocate on how to art journal for wellness. xoxo

catherine said...

Fabulous samples and very inspiring.
x catherine

County Purr Farm Scrapbooking said...

Always fun inspiration from you! Hitting the sprays later tonight...

sue said...

Your work is enticing and stunning!

famillemarleau said...

Those look awesome. Love them. Johanne Lacombe

stamping sue said...

All those great images and colorful tags to create!!!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Linda Jones said...

Fantastic Dyan. Thanks x

La_tigress said...

Awesome work.... one was a little disturbing...her legs were backwards... oh well :)

Stephanie said...

awesome tags!

Rea' said...

Love that Black Sheep Stamp Set it's on my wish list ! What an awesome way to work ... might have to try that LOL !!

Rea' said...

These tags are amazing and so fun !! I gotta get those stamps... I wanna play !!

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