Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Going Large with Dina's "Lonely Girl"

Hi Everyone
It was recently the birthday of my lovely crafty friend Donna of Inky & Quirky fame. We both share a love of all things "Dina Wakely" so I have made a 12" x 12" canvas as a birthday present for her. I have used Dina's "lonely Girl" stamp which you can't see to get hold of over here in the UK anymore and Donna just loves this stamp. 

I first created my background on the canvas randomly painting Dina's acrylic paints on.
I made some gelli prints using tissue paper of which I have added the circles and some torn strips, I used tissue paper to get a translucent effect.
I then had to enlarge the image. I first stamped my image, photographed it and then once in my PC I enlarged it and fliped the image as I was going to apply it to my canvas using the image transfer technique. I then printed it out on my newly purchased laser printer, I can see plenty of fun ahead to be had with that!!! The image was then transferred using Decoart image transfer medium. 
Once my image was in place I added further Dina text stamping, stamping with Dylusions black paint. I added paint around my gelli printed circles and then sanded the black back and then finally some stenciling through sequin waste and black paint and a credit card for the black lines. 

If by any chance anyone knows where you can get this stamp in the UK or has one they don't want anymore please let me know.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. What can I say?! In the 'flesh' this canvas is just mouth watering in all its details and the colour is just so vibrant and alive. Easily THE make of 2015 and I'm so happy to say it's all mine....crafty friends are the best in the world ;)
    Biggest hugs in the universe
    Donna xxxxxxx

  2. Such a gorgeous canvas Amanda...a great gift!
    Greetings, Alie

  3. Wow Amanda what a fabulous idea and one of my fave stamps. Sorry not sure where you can get it and can promise you I'm defo holding onto mine!!!

  4. Fabulous canvas Amanda, Obviously Donna liked it too!
    Avril xx

  5. Wow Amanda! An amazingly gorgeous and beautiful canvas that lucky Donna must have loved to bits!
    Fliss xx

  6. This is gorgeous! I saw it on FB in the DW group and had to come read about it... thanks for sharing it with us. Your friend sure is lucky!! Stampington still sells the stamp but the shipping to the UK may be prohibitive.

  7. Wow, love this. Fabulous colours and that stamp is great. I have it too... very hard to come by !
    Corrie x

  8. Donna is one lucky Lady Amanda, what a wonderful gift you have given her! Sorry not sure where you can get this stamp, have you asked Ben at AFTH to see if he can get it for you??? Probably the best place to ask :-) xxx

  9. Love your canvas, it will be treasured. I have that stamp and was lucky to have Dina sign the packaging, so it won't be leaving me. Mine came from AFTH as well but quite some time ago,
    Yvonne xx

  10. This is gorgeous Amanda, I didn't realise this stamp was hard to get now. I too got mine from AFTH a long time ago xx

  11. Gorgeous canvas, great colors!
    Groetjes Karin

  12. Glorious rainbow colours - I love your Dina work... it always makes me think I want the stamps - but then I usually catch myself - I really don't know how I'd work with them myself. Doesn't stop me loving them here!!
    Alison xx


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