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17 April, 2022

Special Guest Spotlight on RACHEL DUTKO

  This month, we are very pleased to introduce you to Rachel Dutko, one of our fabulous Guest Designers for this month!  Rachel was one of our October winners who are all featured this month.

We invite you to get to know Rachel a little better through her interview below.  Please also visit her social links which are listed in her Artist Bio.

Artist Bio 

Hi! My name is Rachel Dutko and I live in Adelaide, Australia with my husband and our 2 young boys. I love using mixed media, texture, and learning new creative techniques and growing as an artist. I enjoy creating collage and layering textures, mostly in vintage or grungy styles.

I mostly create 12x12 layouts, but I also like to create cards, tags, art journal pages, canvasses and OTP projects.

Q & A with Rachel

How long have you been creating art?
I have been creating for about 8 years.

What is your favourite art supply or product?  
I enjoy collage, layering different textures and sourcing vintage papers so I go through a lot of gel medium.

Are you inspired by a particular artist or artists, if so who? 
I am inspired by artists such as Lisa Oxley, Dina Wakley and Dee Dee Catron.

What is your favourite colour palette to use? 
I enjoy creating grungy pieces, using grungy black, brown, teal and gold..

Why do you enter art challenges?  
A blank page is always so daunting, so I enjoy art challenges for the inspirational prompts and the spark of inspiration.

Rachel's Interpretation of our April Mini Challenge

The prompt of 'treasure' led me to think about the things we like to collect and hold on to. My tag reminds me of the collections at my local museum and why its important to preserve things that would otherwise be lost forever.  My background is created from papers and tissue from Art Stacks, as well as stamping and heat embossing.  I've added an assemblage of fabric, paper, die-cuts, chipboard and images.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us Rachel!  We hope that Rachel's beautiful work inspires you to enter the Mini Challenge this month.

Here's a reminder of our current Mini Challenge:

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love this one Rachel! Your layers, colours and meaning behind the piece are wonderful. Thanks for being such an amazing Guest Designer!


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