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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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Super Bowl Art Play

Artful play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and that means art play with 2 sold out workshops today at Simply Said Rubber Stamps.  With all the excitement…my hands were moving faster than my aging phone so sadly many photos were blurry…but I did get a few!Artful play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

A morning full of Gelli printing® and StencilGirl stencils….these ladies were so much fun and made amazing prints.  The prints were overflowing and filling all the open spaces. Even the clean up and brayer pages were eye candy!

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Artful play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

It was an afternoon of Sneaky Art Journaling.  These playful ladies built up layers of rainbow fun on their pages.  It was truly amazing watching the layers develop as they explored heavy body paints and glazing medium.

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This snippet of a page…Life is Good…summed up a happy day! Thanks Joan for hosting with a tasty Super Bowl spread and being the official group photo taker!  And thank you to everyone for sharing your Sunday with me!

Artful play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

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Why I love it when Dylusions paints get thick!

The colors I use most often of the Dylusions paints have become thicker right in the jar.  We can talk about all the possible reasons the water evaporates but the biggest one is I leave the lids off for extended periods of time.  I’m working on getting better about it…but if I never get better about it…my life will still feel complete.

Some of the water evaporating turned out to be an OOPS…an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.  I love the creamy feel of the paint when it is brand new but I like it thicker even more!  Why?  Because it makes my life much easier.

Thicker paint is easier to stencil with if you are in a hurry or just impatient like me.  I can get crisp lines on highly detailed stencils without having to be careful.  That’s a big plus to me!

Watch Why I love it when dylusions paints getting thick on YouTube.

With those wide mouth jars, it is easy to reach in with a cosmetic sponge or brush and use up every last drop of paint so not a drop of pigment gets wasted like in the more traditional skinny tubes and jars.

It is just water evaporating so that means if I don’t want it quite as thick, all I need to do is add water.  Even that is easy with the Dylusions.  All I do is hit it with a few squirts of water and screw on the lid when I am done to replace any water that has evaporated.  I don’t even bother to mix it in because magically by the next day it is all absorbed.

Thanks Dyan for creating such a fun paint that works for all sorts of artful play!

Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do!


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