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How I use art play to help me  chase away stress in this quick video!

50 things to do.  Time to only do 20 and the energy to do 3.  Ever have a day like that? It was the kind of day where I hear I can't a lot in my head thanks to a very unhelpful voice.    Hearing I can't is my signal to me that I need some art [...]

What happens when Carolyn Dube listens to happy 70’s music while art journaling?  Check out the video!

I was under the influence of the 70's while I made this art journal spread.  The music was blaring and my muse stopped by to spark my play by making this floral Gelli print® call to me from a stack of prints. If you've ever used a Gelli Plate®, you know how easy it is to [...]

Carolyn is sharing how she went step by step  from loving her art journal page to hating it and back again to loving it.

I loved it...then I hated it...my mood toward this art journal page was swinging from one extreme to another with each layer.   Wild extremes that happened in a second.  I love when this happens because it was such a fun ride my muse took me on today! It started with a layer I loved.  I [...]

When I was invited to try out the Groove from Art-C for the blog hop with StencilGirl, I didn't know what to expect.  I must admit I was a bit skeptical and wondered if it was something for me.  Turns out, it is exactly the kind of thing I like to use.  It's easy to [...]

Art journaling is all about play for me.  No pressure. No demands.  Just play. This started with a random background that I actually began during my Stencil Play Workshop.  I have bits and pieces of leftovers collaged randomly on the pages.  They go together if you are willing to let your imagination stretch...     [...]

She shows how with just a twist of the stencil, it creates a whole different look in the video – so easy!

A stencil is a tool, just like a paint brush is a tool.  That is one of the many reasons why I love stencils more and more each time I play with them.  How you hold a paintbrush influences the type of mark you make on your paper.  How you position your stencil influences the [...]

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 [...]