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Carolyn Dube

Video of my mixed media art journal play doodling with words and a stencil

Maria McGuire is a doodler.  She can make magic with a pen and she loves to create stencils that have spaces made for doodling.  I am not a doodler by nature but I have found doodling to be a bit infectious, in a good way! http://youtu.be/ZUXK1HkFhiI Watch Dream Landscape Art Journal Play on YouTube.   I started [...]

Using Craft Attitude on Metal

Video Using Craft Attitude with Metal from Walnut Hollow

Craft Attitude solved a big problem for me.  My problem of getting rich color on metal that won't smear.  I don't have a lot of metal paints and that doesn't matter any more! Keep reading because this is a blog hop so there's lots of inspiration and a giveaway too! I printed out one of [...]

  There is one important thing to remember when Gelli printing with words.  It's a biggie.  And I forget it all the time.  How could I forget something so important?  I get into a Gelli printing zone and my brain turns off and lets me create from the heart. What's the important thing I forget? [...]

Making your own papers on the Gelli plate means you have an instant collection of coordinating papers.  What can you do with those Gelli prints?  One thing is art journal with them. I picked 3 coordinating papers I made during this months's Colorful Gelli Print Party.  You can see how I made these prints using [...]

I was so inspired by a video about Sargy Mann, who is an amazing painter who happens to be blind.   His paintings are stunning.  Watching him create captivated me. I could not stop thinking about it.  So I decided to try to paint without my eyes.  And did I ever learn a few things... http://youtu.be/qk4gxag70uU Watch [...]

Finding the Silly Love Story in My Art Journal thumbnail

When I play in my art journal sometimes a story is revealed to me.  This particular tale, of two lovers separated by time and space brought together thanks to Johnny Cakes, isn't really Pulitzer prize worthy.   In fact, it is quite a silly love story and I like it that way.   Between you and me...I [...]

How Long Does it Take Me to Finish an Art Journal Page thumbnail

Does an art journal page happen in one afternoon?  It can, but very very rarely for me.  I used to feel pressure to "finish what I start" in one afternoon.  That pressure that took the fun out of it for me so I decided to let an art journal page take as long as it [...]

A Colorful Gelli Print Party video tutorial using rope to make your own texture tool for Gelli Printing

Just about anything can become a tool to use for Gelli Printing.  A bit of rope, glue, and cardboard have endless possibilities on the Gelli Plate. Check out the video for this month's Colorful Gelli Print Party to see how easy this is to make! http://youtu.be/TJvU3tIhuJs Watch Making a Rope Texture Tool for Gelli Printing on [...]

What a Colorful and Imperfect World This Is! thumbnail

My stenciling wasn't perfect.  My colored pencil work wasn't perfect.  Nothing on this is perfect and I love it that way!   This Gelli print, made using a technique from my One Pull Wonders workshop, started it all.  The swirls of color started to look like continents and it fit so perfectly with Mary Nasser's stencil...before [...]

Merry Happy Holidays

Merry Happy Holidays from my family to yours.  Thank you for being a part of this colorful journey! I'm so excited about 2015! There is colorful play being orchestrated thanks to my muse and I can't wait to share it all!  Sign up for my newsletter and you'll be in the know and get exclusive [...]