Frida in my Art Journal

Video showing how to make colorful flowers with tape in an art journal page.  The stencils on this page were designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prouducts Stencil Club.

When I saw Pam Carriker’s designs for Stencil Club I fell in love.  Not with Pam, I’m already in love with her work, with Frida!  I must confess I hadn’t really understood all the buzz about Frida until I had a chance to play with her.

I do so love that every month a new package arrives filled with stencils but this month I got an unexpected bonus.  I got to know an amazing woman.

Stencil Club stencils designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prodcuts

 

Did a bit of reading on this fascinating woman before I starting arting.  She was strong, having overcome tragedy and using her tragedies in her art.

As I read about her life and her adventures, all I could think was how I would love to have seen a reality TV show starring her.

 

 

There is so much to explore about Frida, I am just getting started with this quick art journal page!  

Video showing how to make colorful flowers with tape in an art journal page.  The stencils on this page were designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prouducts Stencil Club.

 

 

Black paint on the stencil and a quick smearing of orange paint around her.  These were easy lines to work around and I still managed to get paint on her face.  Oops.  Now my art journal page is imperfect.  Perfect!

 

 

 

Video showing how to make colorful flowers with tape in an art journal page.  The stencils on this page were designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prouducts Stencil Club.

 

 

Stenciled in some of the flowers around her.

 

 

 

 

 

Video showing how to make colorful flowers with tape in an art journal page.  The stencils on this page were designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prouducts Stencil Club.

 

More pink around her.  The smears around her face really jumped out at me so  I covered them with a touch of white paint.  But then I realized- this is an art journal.  This is not going to be hanging in the Louvre any time soon. Out I kicked that pesky perfectionist!

 

 

 

 

Video showing how to make colorful flowers with tape in an art journal page.  The stencils on this page were designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prouducts Stencil Club.

 

In so many of her photos and self portraits she had colorful flowers in her hair.  So I wanted flowers in her hair. But the bold background made it tough for me to get the stencil to stand out…so tape to the rescue!

 

 

I tried to type the directions for making this flower.  After 3 paragraphs of awkward directions I realized, MAKE A VIDEO!  So here it is- a quick one showing how to make a tape flower.

 

You can watch Making a Flower Out of Tape on YouTube here.

Transform Your Tape a worskshop by Carolyn Dube

You can learn more about my Transform Your Tape workshop here.   This workshop is filled with techniques to alter and transform washi tape, packing tape, and artist tape.

There’s a giveaway happening here!

 

 

Video showing how to make colorful flowers with tape in an art journal page.  The stencils on this page were designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl Prouducts Stencil Club.

 

 

And here she is with flowers in her hair. Thanks Pam for introducing me to Frida! Now I understand all the excitement about her!

 

 

 

Linking up to Make It Monday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Inspire, Inspire Me Monday, Creative Every Day, and Glue it Tuesday.

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26 Responses to Frida in my Art Journal

  1. Oh Carolyn.. I am totally in love with this frida journal page… Fantastic!

  2. Jessica says:

    Brilliantly beautiful.

  3. Wow, gorgeous page & the flowers look great.

  4. Kay Wallace says:

    When “quick and easy” equals “gorgeous” I like it! Brilliant!

  5. How cool is that?!? Love your Frida AND your flowers.

  6. Janet says:

    You have a wonderful talent for communication! You made that sound so easy and do-able! Good job! I signed up for your tape class! Can’t wait!

  7. Mariane says:

    How wonderful it is to see your lovely art and this is amazing, to learn something new at the same time – Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Cynthia says:

    Love LOVE the Frida page! The colors are so striking!! And thanks for the flower vid–I’m so trying that one!

  9. Seth says:

    Great use of that stencil. And the flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

  10. Raine says:

    Gorgeous page! I didn’t understand all of the buzz about Frida, either. Then I watched the movie about her life, starring Salma Hayek. It’s fabulous. Now I get it! In fact, I think I’ll watch it again right now!

  11. Denise says:

    Love Frieda and the tape flower. Signed up today!

  12. Well I just loved your flower. You made it look so easy. Beautiful colors for sure.
    I do enjoy your videos.

  13. JoDee Luna says:

    Very creative method. I enjoyed seeing how you transformed the page into a masterpiece.

  14. Sarah says:

    She’s gorgeous – and clearly an inspiration to you. I have seen her on other blogs too so she’s inspiring lots of people :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  15. Loz says:

    Fabulous Journal and images.. Visited from MIM..Loz

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  17. Rinda says:

    OMG!!! I can’t believe there’s a Frida stencil. I love Frida.
    Rinda

  18. Diane says:

    Great Idea! I love it, and Frida has such a great look to use as a starter image for an art process. Thanks for posting and please stop by and visit my blog as well!
    Dan
    kramers boarding call.

  19. karen says:

    You made great use of the stencils! I adore Frida and this captures her spirit.

  20. tina maree says:

    fab creation, happy i got to see it through MIM x

  21. Kerry says:

    Wow what a bold impact, this is stunning. Thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry x

  22. Frida would have been a very lucky woman to have a flower in her hair like that :)

  23. Linda says:

    I love it. So much fun!! Such artistic imperfection. ha ha Would love to have you come over and share at my party also. Following on bloglovin and Pinterest. Linda

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  24. Lori says:

    What an exotic and colourful interpretation! Love it! Thanks for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  25. Billie A says:

    Great journal page I love this kind of work and the look. I saw you on MIM. I really enjoyed the video regarding the flower. do you design the tape while it’s already on the roll or place it on a non stick work sheet? I’m really glad I took a closer look at your awesome work. Think I will follow you and subscribe if you have those options. Thanks for inspiring me.