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Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set

 

What can you do when the  inner supply hoarder flares up?  Force yourself to use something sacred.  I forced myself to “use up” my washi tape.  And by use up I mean use just a little of it.

Using the super special Van Gogh washi tape really freaked out that supply hoarder in me.  Could there actually be a part of me that thinks Vincent actually made that tape?

Next came the sacred supply that I cut up but didn’t use.  Well, that sealed the deal to officially freak out my inner supply hoarder. And you’ll see a stenciling OOPS in there too.

Watch Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You on YouTube.

The play started with this tag, and the plan to turn this into a tree on a slopping hillside.  That plan didn’t last long.

Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set

 

To make the hillside, I put the tape on a gel print.  Little bits of the print will peek through the tape.  I pushed my inner supply hoarder almost over the edge by using the sacred VanGogh Starry Night washi tape.

You’d think Vincent had autographed it for me the way I treasure it, even though it is really something from Amazon.  I can get more if it should I run out which probably won’t happen until 2069 at the rate I am using it.

Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set

Making this into a tree on a hillside didn’t work. Adding the book text didn’t work. But it did drive that voice in my head extra crazy. Payback I say.   So I decided to add color and play around with Gelatos with zero idea of where it was headed.

Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set

The silhouette mask on my counter jumped out at me, another sign that there are benefits to not being tidy.  When I placed him on the tag, he fit just right to be holding up that side.

One of the perks of having a stencil and mask set, and they come together, is how easy it is to line up where to stencil so I was sure of where it would be placed.

That O.O.P.S. on the foot though, well, nobody will know but you and me.

Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set

Did I choose these words or did they choose me?  They happened to be on a scrap pile.  These words reflected how an amped up supply hoarder can make things harder, and far less fun.  That is unless I’m being ornery and freak out that part of me.

Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set

Dealing with a vocal supply hoarder can really get in the way of enjoying the play.  If you’re ready to have more fun playing with your art supplies, check out the free workshop, Permission to Play.

I thought I was all done, had turned the camera off and then it caught my eye.  The scraps of washi tape from the beginning of the video.  And my inner supply hoarder actually let me use this treasure without a fight at all!

I have won this battle but that voice might come back but when it does, I’ll be ready to freak her out all over again.

Washi Tape & How to Freak out the Supply Hoarder in You video by Carolyn Dube using Gelatos and a StencilGirl stencil mask set
Here are the supplies used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the free tutorials coming!

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Splattering Pam Carriker paints and a quick stenciled title in a vintage art journal video by Carolyn Dube

Do you have to know where you are going when you start? Nope. I wanted to capture a feeling on this page in my art journal but had no idea which feeling until I started splattering Pam Carriker’s paint. Then it was crystal clear which emotion belonged on this page.

This journal is a giant 150 year old ledger dedicated to exploring emotions and feelings I started earlier this year .  But this journal needs a name.  I can’t just keep calling it the giant vintage ledger.  What do you think I should call it? Let me know in the comments.

Watch on YouTube.

Why did I choose Pam Carriker’s Fluid Matt paints to do the background?  Because they are very sheer and translucent.  Plenty of vibrant color but you can see through them so that allowed the handwriting in the ledger to be visible.

Splattering Pam Carriker paints and a quick stenciled title in a vintage art journal video by Carolyn Dube

These paints are very fluid which made them spectacularly ideal for splattering right out of the bottle. I could have added just a few splatters, but it was such fun that I didn’t want to stop.

But all that play did lead to a problem.  I had to wait for it all to dry.  OOPS! I didn’t want to wait but I wanted to have those splats.  A heat gun would have blown them all over the page and I didn’t want that.  I had to put on my big girl panties and deal with the waiting.

Splattering Pam Carriker paints and a quick stenciled title in a vintage art journal video by Carolyn Dube

To get the title on the page, I used a Pitt Pen to trace the letters in my Open Ended stencil from StencilGirl.  How did I get them lined up so nicely? I used one of the ledger lines as a guide.

One perk of using a pen is there is zero wait time for it to dry. I had already waited enough for the paint splatters to dry.

Splattering Pam Carriker paints and a quick stenciled title in a vintage art journal video by Carolyn Dube

The trick to painting these letters easily is to use a brush that is a little smaller than the letters. Naturally, I didn’t stay perfectly in the lines, but close enough.

Splattering Pam Carriker paints and a quick stenciled title in a vintage art journal video by Carolyn Dube

Art journaling has the ability to capture feelings and you know what I’ll be feeling every time I look at this page!

Splattering Pam Carriker paints and a quick stenciled title in a vintage art journal video by Carolyn Dube

Here are the supplies used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the free tutorials coming!

The Pam Carriker paint colors that I used were Poppy, Sun, Turquoise, Royal Purple, Magenta, and White Washed

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Gel printing in an art journal and making clean up prints on envelopes plus how to use watercolor pencils to add the rainbow video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

What do you do when you have a plan but you’re distracted in the middle by your muse?  Follow her lead!  I had planned to gel print an art journal page but the clean up prints were so scrumptious I had to ditch the journal.  Instead, it was watercolor pencil play on the clean up prints, which were supposed to be on plain paper but that didn’t go as planned either.

Watch Using Watercolor Pencils on Gel Prints on YouTube.

The plan was to fill the entire background of a Dylusions art journal. A little paint, a  Rae Missigman stencil, a Gel Press gel plate and voilà, a background.  That part was on track.  But it was the clean up prints that pulled me “off course”.

Gel printing in an art journal and making clean up prints on envelopes plus how to use watercolor pencils to add the rainbow video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The clean up prints were calling so I ditched the art journal.  It’s okay to do that, after all it doesn’t have an expiration date, unlike those old eggs I found in the back of the fridge.  Those definitely had an expiration date.

Gel printing in an art journal and making clean up prints on envelopes plus how to use watercolor pencils to add the rainbow video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The best supply is the one within arm’s reach. When a piece of paper couldn’t be found for a clean up print, whatever was on my counter that could be used was used.  Hence the prints made on envelopes.

Gel printing in an art journal and making clean up prints on envelopes plus how to use watercolor pencils to add the rainbow video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

Those lines screamed for color, so in came the watercolor pencils. New to watercolor pencils?  They go on like a colored pencil but when you get them wet they move around like watercolors.

Gel printing in an art journal and making clean up prints on envelopes plus how to use watercolor pencils to add the rainbow video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

Now there are playful envelopes that will be fun to mail or I just might end up putting it in my art journal. But whatever the plan, I’ll be ready to follow the muse even if she points me in an unexpected direction.

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Gel printing in an art journal and making clean up prints on envelopes plus how to use watercolor pencils to add the rainbow video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the free tutorials coming!


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