Spray Inks and a Stencil in An Art Journal

Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil

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Not everything that is created has to take lots of time because there isn’t always lot of time available in a busy day.  I’m sure I am not the only person who wishes there were 48 hours in a day!

This was a quick art journal page made while playing around with Cecilia Swatton’s Marbles 6 stencil from StencilGirl Products.  I’m not the only one playing with Cecilia’s stencils- it’s a hop!


Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


I used Dylusions spray inks with Cecilia Swatton’s Marbles 6 stencil  to fill the page.  Thought it was going to be a background but nope- the muse took me a different way…





Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil



I cut the page into circles and I instantly saw bubbles rising up from deep in the sea.





Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


There had to be little fish swimming around the giant bubbles so out came Aidan’s School Stencil  with some acrylic paint.






Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


A bit of colored pencil around the circles and a bit of handwriting to finish it off.






Not only is there lots of great inspiration in the blog hop but also 2 chances to win a stencil!    Leave a comment here for a chance to win and if you want more chances to win- leave  a comment on every blog  - but hurry!  The giveaway closes Sunday, October 27th at 11:59PM Central Time.

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62 Responses to Spray Inks and a Stencil in An Art Journal

  1. Ruth L says:

    Amazing journal page, loved the vivid colors.

  2. Jo Murray says:

    Simply done…but very effective. Yay for stencils!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I really love your stencil work … you’re making me see my stencils in a whole new light! Thanks so much for sharing your process.

  4. Karen Buchanan says:

    Love it, great way to use a stenciled paper!

  5. Judy Shea says:

    Bubbles and fishies.. love that. Make me hungry for goldfish crackers.

  6. Fun! Great idea to use your gorgeous background in parts this way.

  7. Corrine says:

    Nice baby fishes swimming in your bold bubbles. xox

  8. Jane says:

    Simple is always good!

  9. What a fun page. Love those fishies…

  10. Love that you showed us something that could be fun to create in a shorter amount of time! Always love your colors, too, Carolyn!

  11. SL Scheibe says:

    Super pretty! LOVE the pinks and oranges together. And I’m with you – we so need 48 hours in a day :)

  12. Another great and clever use of a stencil!

  13. sam21ski says:

    Loving your colour combo with this make – gorgeous

    Sam xxx

  14. gloria says:

    Great use with the stencil. Love the colors.:)

  15. barbara macaskill says:

    Scrumptious! Love the bright colors and the marble stencil is divine!! MUST HAVE IT! Love your bubbles and those fish are adorable! TFS!

  16. JKW says:

    Yes, it was so clever of you to cut the circles. There are so many ways to use those stencils. Thanks for the demo. Blessings, Janet PPF

  17. Sue Carey says:

    Always bright!
    Always colourful!
    Always inspiring!
    Thank you Carolyn
    X <3 x

  18. Lura Brown says:

    thank you so much for the beautiful use of the stencils. love what you did. xoxo

  19. Kirsten Reed says:

    I want to be a fish in your sea! Fun and colorful ~ as always!

  20. Ann Daly says:

    I love how we often start out with an intention and then are suddenly inspired to go in a different direction. Thanks for sharing here.

  21. Love so much color, is wonderful!

  22. What’s that song… Tiny bubbles… I love this happy piece!

  23. Denise Spillane says:

    Oh how fun. Color, marble, fishes love it

  24. angi eharis says:

    i always looove what u do carolyn! tx for always sharing and making art look fun! aloha, angi in hana

  25. Kay Wallace says:

    OMG! Love those fish! What fun!

  26. Cynthia says:

    So cute! Love the fish! But I really really love that you saw bubbles rising from the deep! Lovely page!

  27. debby says:

    I love stencils and really enjoy all your helpful videos.

  28. Denni says:

    Very pretty! Full of fun and made me smile :) Thank you for sharing!!

  29. Judith Kaufman says:

    Love your use of stencils! I’m a stencil addict and would love to win!
    Thanks for the opportunity

  30. Swim little fishy SWIM!

  31. Rita Montgomery says:

    Love, love, love your circles…and the colors…get outta here. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Dara Lynn Hale says:

    Cecilia’s marble stencil ….gotta love all the swirly effects!!! This quick ….and fabulous page…just shows it’s all about fun!!!

  33. Jean says:

    Wonderful use of stencils. Love your ideas and colors!

  34. Grace says:

    Love the colors on the page. The stencil is amazing!

  35. Carla Hundley says:

    How fun and colorful,
    great creating.
    Carla from Utah

  36. Deborah says:

    Love your ideas with the stencils. Thanks for sharing !

  37. Amazing!! I just got some Dylusions Inks & I have to try some of this :)

  38. giggles says:

    Very pretty and lots of fun! Love the colors and movement!

    Hugs Giggles

  39. Edie says:

    Bubbles be blissful! Now i gotta place another order… LOL!


  40. Gill says:

    I love the colours and the addition of the fish!

  41. Sandy Karsten says:

    2 more stencils I knew nothing about. Thanks for helping me spend more money.

  42. Suman says:

    that’s such a vibrant journal using great colors and stencils !!

  43. Janelle Rourke says:

    Oh wow – I am in love with that marbles stencil! That truly is one that can be used in so many ways, I love it! Love your page and I must remember that it is “ok” to cut them up! lol Thanks for sharing, love your work.

  44. NatashaMay says:

    Great stnecil and love the colors you used. :)

  45. Those fish are fun! Great page.

  46. susan reiser says:

    Love it all as always. I would love to win a stencil! Art supply budget down for the rest of the year but I love all I see. Your work is joyful and happy. Thanks for sharing it!!!

  47. Louise Kirby says:

    Cute page, I love the bright colours and the background stencil is a stunner. I think I am rapidly becoming a Carolyn Dube fan.

  48. I just love the way you put the perfect words in the perfect place. “Swim Fish Swim; they are after us!” Sorry, I just had to add my two cents of humor in.

  49. Carolyn Pertuit says:

    Love the colors!

  50. Denise Smart says:

    Really liked the way you went with what your heart was telling you.

  51. Cat Graves says:

    I am so in love with those Dylusions sprays! Are there any more brilliant spray colors on the market? The stencil looks to be very versatile. I love your page!

  52. sue schultheis says:

    As always, I love your creation. You are such a great teacher. I cannot wait to try your techniques with my new Stencil Girl stencil. thanks.

  53. Debra - Virginia Beach says:

    I just purchased a Gelli Plate and found you!! I am so excited – your ideas are wonderful. I must say I am a little anxious to see what I can do. I saw the video you did with Tim Holtz products and can’t wait to try it.

    I am off to try something new. Happy Dance!
    Debra – Virginia Beach

  54. Debbie says:

    I agree that cutting out the circles helped to highlight the gorgeous colors and textures you achieved with this stencil and those tiny fish are awesome!

  55. APG Jamie says:

    Pretty pretty and fun, which is one of the things I like about your work

    just saying

  56. Helen Markee says:

    loved your use of the marble stencil.. thanks for the inspiration

  57. Jackie says:

    Carolyn- as always- great pages! Love the stencil you used and your playful colors!

  58. Kathy Gledsdale says:

    How lovely and a great stencil too.

  59. and I call that a WINNER!

  60. storybeader says:

    this came out great! I also love to cut up used paper, no matter where it comes from! Probably that’s why I’m so attracted to collage! {:-Deb

  61. Diane says:

    Lied the stencils so much I ordered both! Looking forward to playing with them when they arrive. Thank you for the inspiration.

  62. Jana says:

    Sweet page! Cool color combination :)