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Carolyn Dube

I Was Having One of Those Days thumbnail

I was avoiding an inevitable grown up task, thanks to leftover paint.  My must do project for a deadline was finished but I just had to use up the last remnants of the paint. Since I really didn't want the play to stop, I used a small brush.  It had to take me longer to use it [...]

Using Deli Paper in my Art Journal thumbnail

How can you use deli paper in your art journaling?  One of the ways is layering it on top of a pattern so that the pattern peeks out! https://youtu.be/6rnzUR8mT3Q Watch Using deli paper in art journal on YouTube. Here's the pattern created using the Pebbles Layer Me stencil. New to layering stencils?  See the video of [...]

The Flawed Thoughts that Kept Me Stuck thumbnail

I was stuck and couldn't decide what to paint.  I wanted to play, to create, but nothing was inspiring me.  I was looking for the inspiration before I started, a huge flaw in my thinking.  Sure, it is great to be inspired before starting, but that wasn't happening today. So what did I do to get [...]

I Don’t know Jack According to the Art Journal Page thumbnail

A little found poetry did not go as expected on this art journal page.  I had high hopes for it since I was using a page out of a Danielle Steele novel.  Turns out...I don't know Jack but I do know how to play and have fun! https://youtu.be/rSOyRzNpfrw Watch Using found poetry in an art [...]

Published in Art Journaling Magazine! thumbnail

I did a happy dance when I opened up the latest issue of Art Journaling Magazine to see my cardboard Permission to Play journal in there!  Once I stopped dancing,  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this entire issue -lots of inspiration and ideas in there from so many art journalers! Many of the published pages in the journal were created while [...]

What is Art?  A Simple Question with More than One Answer. thumbnail

What is art?  A simple question that has many many answers.  It can be a wide variety of things, but for me, it is a journey of  expression, connection and an adventure. It's an exhilarating adventure to see what will happen when I add patterns or colors.  A place to ask what if and get lost [...]

Watercolor Pencils Aren’t Just for Water! thumbnail

  Aquarelles are a watercolor pencil...but I'm not going to use them with water!  Check out my video and design team post over on the Faber Castell DesignMemoryCraft.com blog! Here's an up close photo of the layers of color thanks to the watercolor pencils and Stamper's Big Brush pens. And yes, I mix the pens [...]

Mary Beth Shaw is celebrating her birthday with stencils!  Not only a gigantic sale but on Friday morning and in the evening (7am and 7pm CST) July 7th she will be live sharing stenciling techniques using Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide Inks on the SG Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/StencilGirlProducts.  If you miss it, never fear, you can [...]

The Black Paint OOPS in my Art Journal thumbnail

The day had been filled with grown up thinking and decision making and I had become a bit of a stress monster so my family banished me to the art studio to play.  I wasn't up to starting with a blank page so I flipped through my journals and found a stenciled page to begin the process of shaking [...]

Using Washi Tape in My Art Journal thumbnail

Washi tape made a colorful background for an art journal page and since it is tape, there was no waiting for it to dry.  Just the right place for a dancing butterfly man to be stenciled. https://youtu.be/WlcuSPbrgbg Watch Using Washi Tape in My Art Journal on YouTube. Randomly, I filled the page with washi tapes.  You might [...]