Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playful Paper Backgrounds Is Available

My DVD is now available. (I know some of you know that already, but here it is, the official announcement!)

There is a ton of great information on this DVD. Here's what is covered:
Watercolor. A good discussion on the basic palette, colors you might choose to extend your palette and mixing colors. Also, of courses, RESISTS (man, I love those resists). 
Ink. My two most favorite Japanese ink techniques, suminagashi and orizomegami. This is a orizomegami technique below. The suminagashi technique is shown in the clip here from the video (scroll down the page). 

Stamp carving. Now, I decided that there is a TON of info out there on actually carving stamps but what do you do once you have your carving tools and Mastercarve? So I spent more time discussing finding and collecting inspiration and drawing and transferring your drawings to the Mastercarve. The ABC's of carving are there as well, of course.

And finally, Paste Paper. My simple technique will allow you to quickly mix up your paste and color it and get you to the making of the paste paper. Kitchen-table paste paper with excellent results and a bevy of ideas for mark making.

I'm pleased with the results of this first DVD. It is available either as a download to your computer or as a DVD. You can click on the links over there ------> to order. 

Woohoo. Do they have an Academy Award for "Best Instructional DVD"? Well, ok, maybe not; but there are some vintage Diana-isms in there which may be good for a few guffaws to lighten things up along the way. And, of course, I was wearing my fav outfit and had my nails done.


14 comments:

Marilyn said...

Congratulations on your DVD, it looks and sounds wonderful.

Melly Testa said...

COngratulations! I hope it does really well.

lee said...

I went for the downloadable one, and watched it on the weekend, and loved every minute of it and learned alot. You did a great job.

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

I can't wait to watch it! congratulations!

jackie said...

Good luck with the DVD , the blog is looking very smart.

Cynnie said...

mmmmthis looks like a DVD right up my alley...will check it out...
HAve a great day.
Cynthia Schelzig

giddy up said...

I am going to get this one, it sounds great and I would love to learn some of your techniques.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

CONGRATS DIANA!!! Looks like SO MUCH FUN!

Gerda said...

I enjoyed the workshop, it gives me lots of inspiration.
As I live in The Netherlands, I bought the download-version last week. (saves shipping costs and there is no waiting time)
I have one question though, somewhere you mention a supply list, but I cannot find it. Can you tell me where to find it.

Cheryl@scrapaddict4sure.com said...

Congradulations on the DVD I really like how your paste paper came out Keep up the good work

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Jane LaFazio said...

I have your DVD, but right now, not the time to view it! how pathetic is that? Seriously, now I'm even more excited to view it, but I know I'll want time to play afterwards...the dvd sounds totally inspiring!

Cathy said...

I just watched the download and loved every minute of it. Can't wait to try out the techniques, especially the paste papers. They are luscious!

Deborah A. Dugan said...

Hi Diana, Great DVD! Can't wait to try out some of the techniques I have not done before. I have a lot of the watercolor stuff, but I was wondering about some of the other supplies. You mentioned a supply list, but I downloaded from Interweave. I'm particularly interested in info about paste paper supplies and some of the Japanese inks you worked with. They are just magical! Any help regarding supplies would be most appreciated. Thanks!