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2 New Gelli Printing® Workshops!

Making jewelry with Gelli printed® packing tape workshop with Carolyn Dube

I’ve got two brand new workshops this spring using the Gelli Plate®!  I’ll be teaching both of these at Artsicape in Columbus, OH plus I’ll be demoing with the plate at the Friday Kick Off party.  If you’ve never been to Artiscape, it has the most wonderful creative vibe.  I’m counting down the days until April 22-24th and hope to see you there!

 

Making jewelry with Gelli printed® packing tape workshop with Carolyn DubeGelli-cious Gems from the Gelli Plate®: You’re making  one-of-kind pendants from packing tape and a Gelli Plate®. You’ll get the no-fail secret recipe for how to make weathered artistic layers of paint and texture full of your favorite colors so that when you pull that tape off the plate it takes your breath away.

A bonus of the process is that you will create a stack of scrumptious colorful prints while prepping your plate for the tape transfer.  Next, you’ll turn the colorful tape into pendants and customize the color of the bezels to match your unique gems so that when you walk out the door you’ll have 2 complete pendants each with 24” matching chains.  One for you and one to give…or both for you!

You can find out all about this workshop and registration here. 

 

Reverse Gelli Printing® workshop with Silhouettes and Stencils with Carolyn Dube

Reverse Gelli Printing® workshop with Silhouettes and Stencils with Carolyn Dube

 

Reverse Gelli Printing® with Silhouettes and Stencils: You’ll be making a plethora of prints using silhouettes and StencilGirl stencils on the Gelli Plate® in this technique based workshop.  You’ll not only get hands-on play with a huge stash of stencils, you will also find out the whys and how’s of layering shapes and patterns on the plate using reverse printing.

How do you know which patterns to put together? How do you get a crisp and clear reverse stencil print? How do you embed an image in the paint on the plate so you get a complete composition in one pull?  You’ll know after this workshop- plus lots of other tips and tricks for the Gelli Plate®!  Of course, I am bringing all the stencils, a wide variety of papers for you to print on, and more.

You can find out all about this workshop and registration here. 

 

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What happens when Carolyn gets a giant paintbrush? She finds a way to paint big outdoors...with temporary paint!Ever see an art supply and have no idea how you are going to use it but you know you just have to own it?  Sometimes it’s a good thing to follow impulses.  That impulse is what led me outdoors to play…

What happens when Carolyn gets a giant paintbrush? She finds a way to paint big outdoors...with temporary paint!

I had to find a giant canvas to go with these giant 2″ paint brushes but there isn’t room indoors to work on this kind of scale.  The concrete wall outside my studio was the perfect size but I needed something temporary, so I found giant 32oz. bottles of washable tempera paints for my play.

What happens when Carolyn gets a giant paintbrush? She finds a way to paint big outdoors...with temporary paint!

You might see bits of stencils under it.  That’s because I used temporary spray paints last year that held up extremely well to the elements since it is a vertical surface.  Check out the blog post on it here.

Along the way…I noticed a few silly creatures making an appearance in the paint…like the duck-topus, a 7 legged octopus with the head of duck.

What happens when Carolyn gets a giant paintbrush? She finds a way to paint big outdoors...with temporary paint!

Painting on rough concrete is a different experience.  All that texture makes the brushes and paint behave differently than in an art journal.  Not a shocker since outdoor cement isn’t as smooth as paper.

What happens when Carolyn gets a giant paintbrush? She finds a way to paint big outdoors...with temporary paint!

The splattering and flinging of paint on this scale is a blast but I did have to be careful not to decorate the side of the house lol.  Now, I am even more excited for the next reasonably warm day to head out and add more color to the wall!

P.S.  When it says it is washable…the label is right.  The first thunderstorm after I painted this completely washed it all away.  Thanks Mother Nature for getting it all cleaned up and ready to paint again!

What happens when Carolyn gets a giant paintbrush? She finds a way to paint big outdoors...with temporary paint!

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Video tutorial using playcolor paint sticks with rubber stamps to make an art journal background for this week's Let's Play link party!

Let's Play, a link party where you can be inspired and be inspiring!

Ever stumble across an art supply that was made for kids but you just had to try it?  That’s what happened to me.  Loved these paint sticks when I found them, used them a few times, and then forgot all about them.

The embarrassing thing is they were actually on a shelf where I saw them every day but didn’t really see them.  But thanks to this month’s Let’s Play theme, I am redeeming myself and using these with some much older rubber stamps!

New to Let’s Play?  It’s all about how to let go and embrace the fun of artful play.  Each Tuesday, there’s a new link party where I’m sharing my play and you can link up to share your play.  And yes, it can be any creative play!  Plus there’s a monthly $50 gift certificate giveaway!

Video tutorial using playcolor paint sticks with rubber stamps to make an art journal background for this week's Let's Play link party!

These are a kids supply…and they make me happy.  Why? Because of the creamy texture and that when they dry they are dry and don’t smudge or smear easily.  Now, if you hit them with a bunch of water they do smear since it is tempera paint…

 

Watch How to make art journal background with tempera paint sticks on YouTube.

Now you’ve seen my play…can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

Let's Play February all about showing neglected art supplies some love and weekly link party!This month’s giveaway is a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com!  Link up what you’re creating (and you get a bonus entry into the giveaway for sharing your play) or leave a comment telling something that you liked about one of the photos shared. One comment per person.  Giveaway closes Monday, Feb 28th at 8am EST and will be announced the following Tuesday.

New to Let’s Play?  You can find out all about it, what you can share (and it is almost anything), why your play (yes YOURs!) helps others to play, plus other info here.

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Link up etiquette  

  • If you see something you like, leave a comment on their photo or blog post and show some love – let them know they inspired you! 
  • Share your recent play (any form of creativity is welcome) that hasn’t been linked up to a Let’s Play before ( limit 3 per week please)
  • Add a link back to to this post so that others can find it, be sparked, and join the fun!
  • New link party begins each Tuesday..sometimes even late Monday night… 
  • Enter the giveaway for the $50 gift certificate by linking up (and you get a bonus chance for sharing your fun) or by leaving a comment telling something you liked about one of the photos shared in the link party. One comment per person on this week’s blog post.  The winner will be announced on the first Tuesday of the following month. You can find all the details about Let’s Play here.

You can upload a photo or use a URL or Instagram.  Not sure how to find a URL or link up? Check out this page of Let’s Play FAQs.

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