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Artsy Fartsy Play with a Stencil

Video tutorial using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil by Carolyn Dube

A bit of Dylusions spray inks and a stencil, Use Your Words, brought a touch color to my art journal.  In the video, you’ll see how I used the back of the stencil to get these words onto my page.  One of the great things about Dylusions is how it reacts to water and did I ever use that to my advantage to get the color on this page!

This isn’t just any old art journal page…it’s an Artsy Fartsy art journal page!  I’m playing with Maria McGuire and my stencil, Use Your Words.  What’s Artsy Fartsy?  It’s a way that Maria and I have some creative time together even though we live miles and miles apart.  She’s been secretly using the stencil too and I have no idea what she’s made as I write this post.  I don’t get to see or hear about what she’s making until it goes live on her blog.  As soon as I publish this I am off to see what she made here.

You can watch Artsy Fartsy art journal play with spray ink and a stencil on YouTube here.

You can find out more about our Artsy Fartsy adventures here and you can search for past Artsy Fartsy posts by using the Categories drop down menu over at the bottom of the sidebar.

Supplies used:

Use Your Words Stencil from StencilGirl Products

Dylusions spray inks

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  • Cynthia December 15, 2013, 5:18 pm

    Oh, wow, do I love those colors! And the butterflies are absolutely gorgeous! Perfect on this fun page!

  • Corrine December 15, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Love your play. The words from your stencil look fab in all those happy colors. Xox

  • Maria McGuire December 15, 2013, 7:12 pm

    I love that I got to see the process…even it is in video 🙂 There is special meaning in your page too! Reverse stenciling….so in love with it! Why the heck do we wait so long between these???!! This would make the perfect print for a greeting card!

  • Valerie Gilreath December 16, 2013, 8:01 am

    I so enjoy watching your process, and the end results are almost always wonderful. You inspire me to keep pushing a project past that point where I think “okay, that’s good enough. Let me stop now before I ruin it.” Thanks for sharing.

  • Mary Werner December 16, 2013, 9:03 am

    This gives me an idea to do that same technique with the stencil to make “painting pages” for my 4 year old granddaughter. She would love to paint with water making great background pages for me to bind into a book for her. Thanks so much for your inspiration!!!!!

  • Caroline D. December 16, 2013, 9:29 am

    Fantastic page!!! Thank you for the video so we could watch your creative process!

  • Marit December 16, 2013, 9:32 am

    I admire your ‘free touch’ when you create… love the colourful page!

  • Linda Kittmer December 16, 2013, 11:02 am

    Carolyn, this is awesome! I loved watching your process and the results are fabulous! I know what you mean about hoarding those little elements for that perfect project…I can so relate!

  • Judy Shea December 16, 2013, 11:57 am

    In LOVE with this, Carolyn. Colors, words and butterflies.. perfect to me.

  • Maggie M December 16, 2013, 11:58 am

    Love it! And, what Maria created. I enjoy your videos so much!

  • loey December 16, 2013, 2:39 pm

    such a brlliant idea! reverse the word stencil! can’t wait to play!

  • Ruth L December 16, 2013, 3:14 pm

    Beautiful colors, and the turning of stencil is great! Thanks for sharing Carolyn.

  • Claudette December 16, 2013, 6:45 pm

    I really enjoyed this video! You are so wonderful!

  • Rinda December 17, 2013, 3:23 am

    I love this – the butterflies and words seem oddly appropriate to me right now (even though they are not Christmas-y!). I also really liked your ATC Blocks. I’ve seen something similar in wood. Chunky ATC’s I think they were called, and I was definitely drawn to them.

  • Kathy Gledsdale December 17, 2013, 6:12 am

    Always fun, love it. Off to share! x

  • Kirsten Reed December 18, 2013, 10:27 pm

    I am so inspired to play with reverse stenciling tomorrow….thanks for making me smile too! It is always nice to hear your voice my artsy fartsy friend! 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper December 26, 2013, 6:25 pm

    Super technique using Dylusions with a paintbrush… and that stencil is just fantastic with all the different sized words. Love it!