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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... I had to find a giant canvas to go with these giant 2" [...]

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

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 [...]

Super Bowl Art Play

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! A morning full of Gelli printing® and StencilGirl stencils....these ladies were so much [...]

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 [...]

Video showing how to use a stencil to make word pebbles with Gelli printed® papers for the Let’s Play link party

What's the theme for this month's Let's Play videos?  It's all about giving neglected supplies some love.  I've bought things, enjoyed them, and then somehow they just end up in the bottom of a drawer for a very long time. But before we get to the play...A great big congratulations to Clemencia who won January's giveaway [...]

The most horrible looking start to an art journal page didn’t matter at all thanks to being able to add layers!

  While flipping through my art journals to find a page to play with today, I landed on one that was horrifically ugly in my eyes.  I could have cringed in horror when I saw the page.  I could have ripped it out and thrown it away.  I could have hidden the journal and never looked at [...]

Le’ts Play video tutorial using old dried out rub ons in an art journal and link party!

Things don't always go as planned...and when it is play...that is more than okay!  The plan was recycle tissue paper that had been gift wrap and old dried out rub ons in my art journal for this week's Let's Play video and link party + giveaway. Now, those rub ons really surprised me.  When I found them in [...]

Video full of tips and tricks for Gelli printing® as she uses the round plates in an art journal with a round stencil!

Put a Gelli Plate® and a stencil in my hands and I just can't stop playing!  This was supposed to be just one page..or that was my plan..but I didn't want to stop...so it became 2 pages of play! Today, I'm not the only one playing around, so is Mary Beth Shaw over at StencilGirl [...]

Video showing how the layers built up with gelli printing® and mask on a paper bag for the Let’s Play link party

What's the play for this Tuesday? It's a grocery bag!  I'm using something I would have thrown away as my canvas for a little Gelli Plate® and stencil mask play. Technically this wouldn't have been thrown away...it would have been recycled the traditional way. The "rules" for the Let's Play link parties are open to interpretation... [...]

Stencil and DVD Giveaway Winner!

Thank you everyone for all your kind words in the comments!  Random.org picked Tammy Ruth! Just email me your snail mail information at carolyn at acolorfuljourney dot com so I can get the shipping department working on getting this out to you!  Oh...and yes...I am the shipping department lol!