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Spray Inks and a Stencil in An Art Journal

Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 1.57.47 PM

Not everything that is created has to take lots of time because there isn’t always lot of time available in a busy day. I’m sure I am not the only person who wishes there were 48 hours in a day!

This was a quick art journal page made while playing around with Cecilia Swatton’s Marbles 6 stencil from StencilGirl Products. I’m not the only one playing with Cecilia’s stencils- it’s a hop!


Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


I used Dylusions spray inks with Cecilia Swatton’s Marbles 6 stencil to fill the page. Thought it was going to be a background but nope- the muse took me a different way…





Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil



I cut the page into circles and I instantly saw bubbles rising up from deep in the sea.





Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


There had to be little fish swimming around the giant bubbles so out came Aidan’s School Stencil with some acrylic paint.






Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


A bit of colored pencil around the circles and a bit of handwriting to finish it off.






Not only is there lots of great inspiration in the blog hop but also 2 chances to win a stencil! Leave a comment here for a chance to win and if you want more chances to win- leave a comment on every blog – but hurry! The giveaway closes Sunday, October 27th at 11:59PM Central Time.

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Linking up with Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, Glue It Tuesday,and Art Journal Every Day.

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  • Ruth LOctober 25, 2013, 3:05 am

    Amazing journal page, loved the vivid colors.

  • Jo MurrayOctober 25, 2013, 4:00 am

    Simply done…but very effective. Yay for stencils!

  • JenniferOctober 25, 2013, 8:06 am

    I really love your stencil work … you’re making me see my stencils in a whole new light! Thanks so much for sharing your process.

  • Karen BuchananOctober 25, 2013, 8:26 am

    Love it, great way to use a stenciled paper!

  • Judy SheaOctober 25, 2013, 8:38 am

    Bubbles and fishies.. love that. Make me hungry for goldfish crackers.

  • Marjie KemperOctober 25, 2013, 8:40 am

    Fun! Great idea to use your gorgeous background in parts this way.

  • CorrineOctober 25, 2013, 8:46 am

    Nice baby fishes swimming in your bold bubbles. xox

  • JaneOctober 25, 2013, 8:58 am

    Simple is always good!

  • Jessica SpornOctober 25, 2013, 9:01 am

    What a fun page. Love those fishies…

  • Mary C. NasserOctober 25, 2013, 9:29 am

    Love that you showed us something that could be fun to create in a shorter amount of time! Always love your colors, too, Carolyn!

  • SL ScheibeOctober 25, 2013, 9:39 am

    Super pretty! LOVE the pinks and oranges together. And I’m with you – we so need 48 hours in a day šŸ™‚

  • textilerecyclerOctober 25, 2013, 9:52 am

    Another great and clever use of a stencil!

  • sam21skiOctober 25, 2013, 9:56 am

    Loving your colour combo with this make – gorgeous

    Sam xxx

  • gloriaOctober 25, 2013, 10:25 am

    Great use with the stencil. Love the colors.:)

  • barbara macaskillOctober 25, 2013, 10:26 am

    Scrumptious! Love the bright colors and the marble stencil is divine!! MUST HAVE IT! Love your bubbles and those fish are adorable! TFS!

  • JKWOctober 25, 2013, 10:28 am

    Yes, it was so clever of you to cut the circles. There are so many ways to use those stencils. Thanks for the demo. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Sue CareyOctober 25, 2013, 10:35 am

    Always bright!
    Always colourful!
    Always inspiring!
    Thank you Carolyn
    X <3 x

  • Lura BrownOctober 25, 2013, 10:39 am

    thank you so much for the beautiful use of the stencils. love what you did. xoxo

  • Kirsten ReedOctober 25, 2013, 1:22 pm

    I want to be a fish in your sea! Fun and colorful ~ as always!

  • Ann DalyOctober 25, 2013, 1:51 pm

    I love how we often start out with an intention and then are suddenly inspired to go in a different direction. Thanks for sharing here.

  • Amante del PapelOctober 25, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Love so much color, is wonderful!

  • Monica LowranceOctober 25, 2013, 3:05 pm

    What’s that song… Tiny bubbles… I love this happy piece!

  • Denise SpillaneOctober 25, 2013, 3:18 pm

    Oh how fun. Color, marble, fishes love it

  • angi eharisOctober 25, 2013, 3:40 pm

    i always looove what u do carolyn! tx for always sharing and making art look fun! aloha, angi in hana

  • Kay WallaceOctober 25, 2013, 4:15 pm

    OMG! Love those fish! What fun!

  • CynthiaOctober 25, 2013, 5:16 pm

    So cute! Love the fish! But I really really love that you saw bubbles rising from the deep! Lovely page!

  • debbyOctober 25, 2013, 7:07 pm

    I love stencils and really enjoy all your helpful videos.

  • DenniOctober 25, 2013, 7:14 pm

    Very pretty! Full of fun and made me smile šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!!

  • Judith KaufmanOctober 25, 2013, 8:28 pm

    Love your use of stencils! I’m a stencil addict and would love to win!
    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Maria McGuireOctober 25, 2013, 9:47 pm

    Swim little fishy SWIM!

  • Rita MontgomeryOctober 25, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Love, love, love your circles…and the colors…get outta here. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Dara Lynn HaleOctober 25, 2013, 10:19 pm

    Cecilia’s marble stencil ….gotta love all the swirly effects!!! This quick ….and fabulous page…just shows it’s all about fun!!!

  • JeanOctober 25, 2013, 11:06 pm

    Wonderful use of stencils. Love your ideas and colors!

  • GraceOctober 25, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Love the colors on the page. The stencil is amazing!

  • Carla HundleyOctober 26, 2013, 12:19 am

    How fun and colorful,
    great creating.
    Carla from Utah

  • DeborahOctober 26, 2013, 12:56 am

    Love your ideas with the stencils. Thanks for sharing !

  • Christi ConleyOctober 26, 2013, 2:19 am

    Amazing!! I just got some Dylusions Inks & I have to try some of this šŸ™‚

  • gigglesOctober 26, 2013, 2:54 am

    Very pretty and lots of fun! Love the colors and movement!

    Hugs Giggles

  • EdieOctober 26, 2013, 3:59 am

    Bubbles be blissful! Now i gotta place another order… LOL!


  • GillOctober 26, 2013, 4:01 am

    I love the colours and the addition of the fish!

  • Sandy KarstenOctober 26, 2013, 8:59 am

    2 more stencils I knew nothing about. Thanks for helping me spend more money.

  • SumanOctober 26, 2013, 9:47 am

    that’s such a vibrant journal using great colors and stencils !!

  • Janelle RourkeOctober 26, 2013, 10:40 am

    Oh wow – I am in love with that marbles stencil! That truly is one that can be used in so many ways, I love it! Love your page and I must remember that it is “ok” to cut them up! lol Thanks for sharing, love your work.

  • NatashaMayOctober 26, 2013, 2:22 pm

    Great stnecil and love the colors you used. šŸ™‚

  • Linda KittmerOctober 26, 2013, 2:56 pm

    Those fish are fun! Great page.

  • susan reiserOctober 26, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Love it all as always. I would love to win a stencil! Art supply budget down for the rest of the year but I love all I see. Your work is joyful and happy. Thanks for sharing it!!!

  • Louise KirbyOctober 26, 2013, 5:17 pm

    Cute page, I love the bright colours and the background stencil is a stunner. I think I am rapidly becoming a Carolyn Dube fan.

  • Vicki RomaineOctober 26, 2013, 5:45 pm

    I just love the way you put the perfect words in the perfect place. “Swim Fish Swim; they are after us!” Sorry, I just had to add my two cents of humor in.

  • Carolyn PertuitOctober 26, 2013, 8:45 pm

    Love the colors!

  • Denise SmartOctober 26, 2013, 9:14 pm

    Really liked the way you went with what your heart was telling you.

  • Cat GravesOctober 26, 2013, 9:44 pm

    I am so in love with those Dylusions sprays! Are there any more brilliant spray colors on the market? The stencil looks to be very versatile. I love your page!

  • sue schultheisOctober 26, 2013, 10:15 pm

    As always, I love your creation. You are such a great teacher. I cannot wait to try your techniques with my new Stencil Girl stencil. thanks.

  • Debra - Virginia BeachOctober 27, 2013, 10:50 am

    I just purchased a Gelli Plate and found you!! I am so excited – your ideas are wonderful. I must say I am a little anxious to see what I can do. I saw the video you did with Tim Holtz products and can’t wait to try it.

    I am off to try something new. Happy Dance!
    Debra – Virginia Beach

  • DebbieOctober 27, 2013, 11:11 am

    I agree that cutting out the circles helped to highlight the gorgeous colors and textures you achieved with this stencil and those tiny fish are awesome!

  • APG JamieOctober 27, 2013, 11:24 am

    Pretty pretty and fun, which is one of the things I like about your work

    just saying

  • Helen MarkeeOctober 27, 2013, 1:44 pm

    loved your use of the marble stencil.. thanks for the inspiration

  • JackieOctober 27, 2013, 7:40 pm

    Carolyn- as always- great pages! Love the stencil you used and your playful colors!

  • Kathy GledsdaleOctober 28, 2013, 8:13 am

    How lovely and a great stencil too.

  • Maria McGuireOctober 28, 2013, 10:11 am

    and I call that a WINNER!

  • storybeaderOctober 30, 2013, 8:19 am

    this came out great! I also love to cut up used paper, no matter where it comes from! Probably that’s why I’m so attracted to collage! {:-Deb

  • DianeOctober 31, 2013, 4:58 am

    Lied the stencils so much I ordered both! Looking forward to playing with them when they arrive. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • JanaNovember 1, 2013, 12:44 pm

    Sweet page! Cool color combination šŸ™‚