Thursday, February 4, 2016

Crazy About Dylusions

The news that new colors of Dylusions paint are coming out soon has us scouring the Ranger site for Dyan Reaveley videos, and pulling our paints out to play. Click here to link to Dyan's video introducing her 6 new colors: After Midnight, Calypso Teal, Cherry Pie, Dirty Martini, Tangerine Dream, and Pomegranate Seed. They are so luscious! She shows the colors in her video and they are VERY different from her first ones. We are taking pre-orders for these new paints right now, and we can't wait to get them.

Ryan Reaveley is primarily a journaler, but you don't have to love journaling to love these paints. Many of us use the paints for our cards. They blend like a dream, and adding stencils and coordinating colors make fabulous background for our cards.

Here's a photo from one of Dyan Reveley's sample boards at CHA. This shows some of her blended colors, as well as some of her new stencils.

To view another video of Dyan talking about the care of her paints, as well as how to blend them, click here. This is a longer video, but very informative and enjoyable. Dyan also talks about color theory to help make you more successful when choosing colors to use in your project.

To view a great blog post from our own Marj, where she used the Dylusions paints to make gorgeous card backgrounds painting with baby wipes, go here.

I was inspired by Marj's post to do a card with the Dylusions paints and baby wipes, and a stencil. In this week's newsletter, I made this card for the Technique of the Week article.

So easy and fast to do! Honest! My only regret is not taking Marj's advice to paint a full 8.5x11 piece of cardstock so that I would have the card base for 4 cards instead of one. Please click here for my Backporch blog post on making this card, along with the full list of materials used. There is also a bonus tip on what to do with your baby wipes full of paint.

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