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Carolyn’s muse is showing her who is boss by making her show some restraint as she uses Craft Attitude and stencils on a Gelli print®!

I was smitten with a piece of my clean up paper while Gelli Printing®.  It was just where I cleaned off my brayer but I couldn't stop looking at it.  I had to make an art journal page with it.  It was the perfect place for me to do lots and lots to it!  Lots [...]

Great video showing how to seal PanPastels and how to use them with stencils in an art journal!

 After a day of play with one of my new stencils from StencilGirl, the ladders were left out on my counter. It's a very good thing I didn't put them away because when I saw them on their sides, suddenly I saw fences.  So out came the PanPastels for fence play...would this be called fencing? This play transported me [...]

She made a video sharing how to create this stenciled page and cheat with a stabilo pencil when drawing!

What is that dark place for me? It's when fear is in control and sets off a tornado of emotions in my head.  Emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, and shame.  Shame really likes to hang out with fear.  One of the best ways I have found for myself to quiet that storm and climb out of [...]

A fun video showing how to stencil using  Dylusions paints and a mod looking circle stencil from StencilGirl and Carolyn Dube

 Layering stencils have been on my mind and what's on my mind ends up in my journals.  You might have seen my latest layering stencils that have 2 patterns on each stencil.  Solar System is not one of those...but I ended up layering it anyway. (Be sure to check out the giveaway here!) If you've been [...]

The spray inks that I used for today's play should have been in a museum.  They have to be at least 10 years old.  That makes it a vintage supply in my world. And these Luminarte spray inks still worked just as well as they did when I bought them. If you've ever had spray inks, you [...]

I Saved the Life of a Pen

Washi tape art journaling and I even managed to save the life of a pen!

I am sharing all the heroic details of how I saved the life of a pen in my guest post at CreateMixedMedia.com  Okay...it wasn't heroic at all.  But I did prevent a pen from being ruined.  Video waiting over there for you too! Check it out!

I just couldn’t help but paint my picnic table with paint and stencils

Art journaling doesn't have to just happen in an art journal.  It can happen on say...a picnic table.  It's the same type of play, just on a bigger scale and I still consider it art journaling. It all started with the yellow picnic table.  Notice the spray paint over spray on there?  That was an [...]

Decided to play around on a scrap of cardboard with Seth Apter’s newest stencil

Words inspire me so you bet I was excited to play with Seth Apter's new stencil, Explore. It's loaded with words and lots of texture too.  For today's play, I'm using fancy fancy things...like cardboard from a box, a cosmetic sponge, and old scrapbooking paper. This is just one of many stops in a blog hop celebrating Seth's [...]

Couldn’t get sharks off the brain so they ended up in my art journal!  Captured it all on video too! Inspired by Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

What's swimming around in my head?  Sharks thanks to Discovery Channel's recent Shark Week.  Brought back all sorts of nostalgia for me since I remember when it all began.  Yes, I'm that old. I am amazed by these creatures...but it's not like I want to swim with them in the open seas.  I am a big [...]

I started  with a Gelli print® and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

Ever have a Gelli print® that leaves you feeling blah?  The kind that are fine or okay...that is such a so-so place to be. I don't like so-so.  So what do I do? I say O.O.P.S. This Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly was loaded with opportunity.  If I didn't care about it, I was free to just play with [...]