I attended the all-day Saturday (and Friday evening before) workshop on making altered books. We learned a lot of nifty techniques for creating niches and fun pages. But the best part was two-fold: one was listening to Dyan and laughing so much at her running dialogue and witty comments. She kept us in stitches. The other best part was the opportunity to try her new line of Dylusions products, made exclusively by Ranger. And of course, The Queen's Ink was/is privileged to have them first among the many shops in the country.
I had a great time, enjoyed every minute of this learning adventure and my only regret: I didn't sign up for all the workshops. Oh well, I'll know better next time. In the meantime, here are some photos from my session.
|The Queen (Patti) introducing Dyan|
|Dyan demonstrating removing pages from the book. Just grip and rip!|
One of my pages. Dyan shares her ghosting technique in this video
She has lots of videos and other tutorials available; check them out from her blog
Tags made by Dyan featuring some of her whimsical characters. These are rubber stamps
that you can buy from The Queen's Ink.
I include this sample of part of a calendar page by Kate Crane, a member of Dyan's design team. I discovered Kate's calendar pages in the Winter 2012 issue of Art Journaling. Imagine my delight at seeing an actual, real-world calendar! You can learn more about Kate and her journal calendar here...and also join in the fun.