I Did Something I Almost Never Ever Ever Do in my Art Journal

video of stenciled art journal page with lightbulbs and white space by Carolyn Dube

clock stencils by carolyn dube

I did something I almost never ever do in my art journal.  I kept things clean.  No smudges.  No smears.  Loads of white space.  Who would have guessed that is where the lightbulb would take me!

This stencil is part of April’s exclusive StencilClub stencils.  Everyone who is signed up by April 15th will have these coming to them in the mail!  You can find out all the details and sign up here.

Watch  I managed to keep my art journal smudge free today with Carolyn Dube on YouTube.

I created the stencils I wanted to play with and have had a blast using them. You can see a quick watercolor card I made with the clock stencil over at StencilGirl Talk.  There will be more fun coming with these stencils both here and over at StencilGirl Talk in the next week too so be sure to stop on back!

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April’s Colorful Gelli Print Party Using Packing Tape

using packing tape on the Gelli Plate with carolyn dube

Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

 

Welcome to April’s Colorful Gelli Print Party! The packing tape video by Gelli Arts (here) inspired my play today.  But, alas,  I am patience impaired and did not want to wait for the layers to dry so I played with the tape on the Gelli Plate in a different way.

 

What did I do with the patterned packing tape? I built it into a collage inspired by Karenliz over in the Google+ community,  A Colorful Playground.  She’s been sharing these great  collages in her small journal.   Stop on over to A Colorful Playground to see my  collage and check out all the other inspiration there!

Watch Packing Tape and the Gelli Plate on YouTube.

The pattern you see on the tapes was created with the Wonky Eyes stencil.

using packing tape on the Gelli Plate with carolyn dube

 

Want more Gelli inspiration? Check out what some of what was shared over at the Colorful Playground last month!  Below is just a few of the great Gelli play that’s been shared!

New to Goolge+ communities?  Well, we are too!  Learn how to use Google+ with us.  Here’s a video showing how the community works.

 

Colorful Gelli Print Party Highlights from A Colorful Playground, a Google+ Community

 

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Backed Into a Corner in My Art Journal

Backed Into a Corner in My Art Journal video by Carolyn Dube

In the process of making a pattern with  Thanks A Lotus  I backed myself into a corner. But you’ll see that if I back myself into a corner, I can get myself back out.  The tragedy was averted (pretty easily too…) as I played with Andrea Matus DeMeng’s incredible stencil for this jumbo blog hop celebrating her designs at StencilGirl!

Watch  Backed into a corner in my art journal on YouTube.

 

Backed Into a Corner in My Art Journal video by Carolyn Dube

 

The color on this page came from cleaning my brayer while Gelli printing.  I love to use every drop of paint so my journals are loaded with pages like this.

 

 

 

Backed Into a Corner in My Art Journal video by Carolyn Dube

 

 

I stenciled Andrea Matus DeMeng’s Thanks a Lotus stencil randomly.

I didn’t plan how I was going to build this pattern.  In the video, you’ll see that got me into a bit of a corner, but if I can get myself into a corner I can get myself out of a corner…once you see the video you can probably spot it here very quickly…

 

 

 

 

 

More color. That is all I kept hearing in my head as I played.  More color. I hear that a lot but if you probably could have guessed that! 

Backed Into a Corner in My Art Journal video by Carolyn Dube

 

One winner will receive a set of all 6 of Andrea’s new 6×6 stencils and another winner will receive a set of all 6 of Andrea’s new 9×12 stencils! Wow! The giveaway will close on Sunday, April 6th at 11:59PM Central Time so get busy and leave a comment to enter!  Want more chances to win?  Every blog in the hop you leave a comment on will be entered to win so that is 15 chances!

 

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