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Sue W.

Here from Dina's blog. LOVE your piece!


Oh my word! those paints against the black gesso.... superb! The white doodling on top is just fantastic.


Fabulous xx

linda trapp

Wow! These papers are absolutely beautiful-your style is amazing. thank you for sharing the tutorial. Looking forward trying it out.

Roben-Marie Smith

Your work is always amazing! I will be sure to dig a little deeper with the black gesso, thanks!! :)


Love the vibrancy of these pieces, eagerly waiting for my preordered printmaking book.

April Lopez

What fun ideas. Loving these paints.

Claudine Criner

Wow, what a beautiful page you've made with the paints. I would love to get my hands on some of these. Thanks for showing us.

Julie S

Love the colors you chose against the black gesso. What a fabulous, informative post. So glad you joined the hop!


As always, love how you created the art cards above. You are such a talent! I am dying to try Dina's paints and mediums! They look like they'd be perfect for stenciling in my art journals. Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop, and, for all of your wonderful tips:)

Barbara Albrecht

Wow...love how the colors pop over the black gesso...gotta try this technique. Thanks for the tutorial with photos!!

Denise H

Love what you created with Dina's paints! I never thought of using brights over black but I've got to try it now! Thanks for sharing!

Amante del Papel

wow is amazing! I love all that you created with Dina's paints!

Sarah Anderson

Wow, love this project, and the step by step photos and instructions are brill. Great way to showcase these lovely paints :)

Lynnita K

Love your demo of Dina's paints - the colors just pop on the black gesso. The doodling adds icing to the cake. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Luscan

I LOVE how bright & dramatic your colors are! Using the black really makes them pop on your canvas. Thanks so much for sharing!


as always your work is inspirational thanks for joining the blog hop and showing us your ideas for using the wonderful paints


Wow, amazing post and amazing art! Thank you sooooo much for being part of the hop. Truly awesome!


Traci, thanks so much for the inspiration. I'm always encouraged by your bold and fearless mixing of all kinds of mark makers. I love how you made Dina's colors your own and layered with pens and pencils on top. It can be hard to use pens on top of lots of acrylics so I'm fired up to try Dina's. Thanks!

Judith Kaufman

Oh Traci,
Love your work! Would love to have Dina's new paints and brushes! Woo!

Cat Graves

Traci, you are so generous sharing your techniques for painting! Looks like Dina's new paints fit right in with your style...the colors are vibrant and juicy...I love them all! Must have them all! Worked through your Strathmore class last year, I thought it was awesome and another fine example of your willingness to share your talent with us! Thank you so much!

Dorothy Freeman

Wonderful tutorial!

Mary C. Nasser

Those colors do look amazing against the black gesso!
Love what you've created!!

Su Roberts

Hi Traci - Dyan Revealey sent me! I love what you have done with Dina's new paints. I have just completed your 'In the moment' lesson on Life Book 2014 - many thanks lol xxx

Kirsten Varga

You've inspired me to let loose with more black gesso!

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