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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 [...]

Workshops at Simply Said Stamps

I am playing...I mean teaching...2 workshops at Simply Said Stamps in Loveland, Ohio. Both are happening on Saturday, Oct. 24th.  I'm keeping the classes small, just 8 total spots for the Jumping into Gelli Printing® with Stencils and only 12 for Creating Playful Layers with Stencils. Here are the details of each workshop.  Just click on [...]

Gelli Printing® Shenanigans!

After taking a solemn oath of OOPS, 20 brave women embarked on a day of play in Gelli® Printing: Easy as 1-2-3.   The workshop was held inside a spacious and inviting old home at the Arts Alliance in Mason, Ohio. These women were more than just willing to play, they were a blast!  Lots and [...]

It was just going to be a few prints.  That's what I told myself.  And then it happened.  I couldn't stop.  I didn't want to stop!  All I had planned to do was get things packed for my upcoming workshop, Gelli® Printing Easy as 1-2-3 in Mason, Ohio.  Just thinking about the 3 steps to making [...]

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 [...]

Gelli Printing® on Brown Bags

A Gelli Plate® and stencils make plain brown bags colorful goodie bags

The Gelli Plate® turned plain brown lunch bags into colorful goodie bags for my upcoming workshops at Stampaway. I played with some of new stencils that were just released from StencilGirl - and I'm giving a set of them away.  You can get entered to win here. I just went to town with all sorts [...]

It’s Time for a Change

It's time for a change.  It's been over 2 years of monthly Colorful Gelli Print® Parties. What fun it has been but its time has come.  Now don't worry, I'm not stopping my Gelli® printing play!  There will still be videos and blog posts with that little tool of joy.  It just won't be on [...]

Old paint lids become an upcycled tool for making patterns for Gelli printing®! Lots of info in the video!

This is a technological marvel that involved intense engineering to create a pattern making tool for the Gelli Plate®.  Okay...no engineering...just gluing.  It might not be fancy technology but it is just as much fun when it comes time to make a pattern! I repurposed old paint lids and cardboard then let myself build up layers on [...]

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 [...]