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Using Baby Wipes and a Stencil & a Giveaway!

Video using baby wipes and a stencil in my art journal

I’m about to say something surprising…I’m giving away one of my new stencils and the details are below. But that isn’t what surprised me. Brown…I used brown. Are you surprised? I know I am! And…get this…I apparently liked it so much that I had to wipe off the paint way more than I ever expected. Perhaps it was my excitement over my latest stencils that overwhelmed my usual rainbow tendencies…

Not only can you see how I used a baby wipe with a stencil you’ll also find out what song went through my mind thanks to an Oops. There’s always an Oops…

Watch Using a Baby Wipe with a Stencil in an Art Journal on YouTube.

I’m giving one Are We There Yet stencil away to a randomly selected winner! Want a chance to win? Leave a comment to be entered. Want more chances to win? How about 5 more chances? For each of these that you do, you’ll get another entry! Each time you do one of these, come back and leave a comment tell me you did it and you’ve got more chances to win.Giveaway closes on Wednesday, June 3rd. Be sure to stop back on the 4th to see if you’ve won! And yes, this is open to all countries! Giveaway is now closed. You can find the winners here.

And there are 2 other stencil giveaways going on right now too! Head on over to each post for a chance to win those too!

Take a peek at the Arched Aqueducts giveaway here.

Check out the Coming and Going giveaway here.


Video using baby wipes and a stencil in my art journal

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  • AndreaMay 21, 2015, 8:14 pm

    I am surprised you used brown:) I always love your bright colors! And I already follow you on pintrest (does that still count) thanks for all your inspiration!

    • Carolyn DubeMay 21, 2015, 9:30 pm

      Of course that counts Andrea šŸ™‚

  • Jean marmoMay 21, 2015, 10:19 pm

    I love seeing new ways to use the stencils and hooray for using brown!

  • Jean marmoMay 21, 2015, 10:20 pm

    I follow on Pinterest.

  • Jean marmoMay 21, 2015, 10:21 pm


  • Jean marmoMay 21, 2015, 10:23 pm

    Shared on g+

  • PatMay 22, 2015, 2:07 am

    LOve the stencils and video!

  • PatMay 22, 2015, 2:07 am

    I followed you on Pinterest šŸ™‚

  • PatMay 22, 2015, 2:08 am

    I pinned it on Facebook šŸ™‚

  • Els GauchotteMay 22, 2015, 5:27 am

    I love all your videos and your blog is in my bloglist

  • JudyMay 22, 2015, 6:57 am

    I love stencils. They are so much better than sliced bread šŸ˜€

  • Cathy BasinskiMay 22, 2015, 8:17 am

    Love the baby wipe idea!!

  • Sandra SapienzaMay 22, 2015, 8:27 am

    Aren’t baby wise wonderful!

  • AngieMay 22, 2015, 9:59 am

    Love your work and look forward to your videos!

  • AngieMay 22, 2015, 10:00 am

    Just followed you on Pinterest and WOW can’t wait to look through all your boards šŸ™‚

  • Dee SpillaneMay 22, 2015, 10:05 am

    Love this. And your fault I am addicted to thos Pico embellishers, love them! The stencils are great. Brown is one I have a hard time with too. Love how it turned out.

  • Dee SpillaneMay 22, 2015, 10:07 am

    Pinned and I follow you on Pinterest.

  • Dee SpillaneMay 22, 2015, 10:10 am

    Shared on FB

  • kathy sandellMay 22, 2015, 10:22 am

    I really like the pico embellisher to highlight. And the stencil is awesome.

  • MaryMay 22, 2015, 10:52 am

    I really like your comments on what you are journaling. It doesn’t always have to be inspiring, just personal.

  • PhyllisMay 22, 2015, 11:10 am

    Brown is the color of chocolate. ‘Nuff said. šŸ™‚

  • Arlene AbramsonMay 22, 2015, 11:15 am

    That was me as a kid….I started ” are we there yet” as we left the driveway!!!

  • Terri D.May 22, 2015, 12:05 pm

    It’s amazing what a baby wipe can do! I love to use them to clean up (Oh no! dirty word!) my used stencils onto a new page. I don’t go crazy cleaning, but all that paint wants to go somewhere else! I just pull the paint from the stencil to the paper with the baby wipe and then I have another page to play with later!

  • BeckyMay 22, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Interesting when you ask “Are we there yet?” while going along on “A Colorful Journey”! I believe the answer is “Not yet!”, or possibly “Never!”.

  • Susann TMay 22, 2015, 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to use baby wipes and I really like the word stencil.

  • MarianeMay 22, 2015, 12:39 pm

    I think it is all exciting and on the video’s it looks like a piece of cake when you are doing these art… I struggle sometimes with the stencils but I hope to learn to use them easily … Thank you ever so much for all !!!

    Kind regards

  • marylouhMay 22, 2015, 2:22 pm

    I don’t have much call for babywipes but I’ll get some the next time I’m at the store. Always love to hear about new techniques.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Dena CottrellMay 22, 2015, 2:46 pm

    I love your technique and can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing and thanks for having a giveaway.

  • Dena CottrellMay 22, 2015, 2:53 pm

    I pinned it to Pinterest
    I’m following you on Pinterest
    I shared to Facebook
    I tweeted it
    I shared to Google+

  • Jan JohnstonMay 22, 2015, 2:56 pm

    this was a happy surprise. I knew you could use that brown to its best advantage. Fun fun page.

  • Gill KMay 22, 2015, 3:15 pm

    I think the touch of copper makes the page special – really inspired. Thank you for the opportunity to win the stencil.

  • Gill KMay 22, 2015, 3:16 pm

    I pinned the image.

  • Liz LumsdenMay 22, 2015, 6:06 pm

    Another fun video. I love them! And your techniques. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Liz LumsdenMay 22, 2015, 6:07 pm
  • Liz LumsdenMay 22, 2015, 6:08 pm

    I’ll follow you anywhere, lol! I am a Pinterest follower.

  • Liz LumsdenMay 22, 2015, 6:09 pm

    I posted the article on FB!

  • Heather Warner-FergusonMay 22, 2015, 6:48 pm

    I love the blue and brown and never thought about using a baby wipe to reverse stencil- fantastic!!!

  • Heather Warner-FergusonMay 22, 2015, 6:50 pm
  • Heather Warner-FergusonMay 22, 2015, 6:51 pm

    Followed you on Pinterest- been a YouTube and Blog follower but didn’t even think about Pinterest- so HAPPY to have added you to my following list šŸ™‚

  • LisaMay 22, 2015, 8:02 pm

    Your videos are so good! I learn so much when I watch them šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  • Tommy McDonellMay 22, 2015, 8:40 pm

    Hmm. I noticed several things and I also have a question to ask.

    On the page the “teal” color looks somewhat more teal or a drop more of blue than the video. But on my iPad and laptop, they both look more like mint. Is this because I ate one?

    And no this is not my question.

    I love the irresistible pico (incorrectly spelled) but some of mine either clog or leak and I can’t figure out what I am doing incorrectly. Can you suggest something other than telling me I am nuts?

    My niece asks are we there yet. I on the other hand like to say “are we having fun yet”. But your videos are always fun.

    • Carolyn DubeMay 23, 2015, 10:02 am

      Minty breath means minty eyes…When you say the Picos clog…when I drag the Pico around I tend to pick up stuff in the tip like damp paint and that clogs it but if I just put the pin in the cap on and clean it out it works again. If I am working on a loose surface like oil pastels I can pick up a lot of junk in there as I drag it. As for the leaking from the sides I have not noticed a problem. If you are squeezing and the tip is clogged it may force it out the sides. Also, try wiping the threads off completely and inside of the screw on top part then put back together because once something starts to leak if it isn’t completely cleaned up it will continue to leak in my experience with lids and caps of all kinds. Hope this helps!

  • Mary AnnMay 22, 2015, 10:46 pm

    totally love this and all your stencils are real gems!

  • LauraMay 22, 2015, 11:08 pm

    I never really thought of using baby wipes for removing paint… does it work for all paints as long as they are wet or does it work best on a certain kind of paint? I may have to add them to my art arsenal.

    • Carolyn DubeMay 23, 2015, 9:58 am

      Any damp paint I have used it this technique with has worked with Laura. The drier the paint the more work it is to get this effect.

  • AbbieMay 22, 2015, 11:34 pm

    First time visitor – great to have another way to use baby wipes! Thank-you for the inspiration.

  • gloMay 23, 2015, 6:15 pm

    Love this — it reminds me of the many road trips I have taken with my parents and then many years later with my son. I can still hear the whine “Are we there yet”.
    Thanks for creating this. Hope I win.

  • S@ndy DillerMay 24, 2015, 10:53 am

    I have just discovered your great videos and your YT and your blog. I’m just getting started with the GP and love what you are showing. Thanks so much and I will be sharing with my friends.

  • April LopezMay 24, 2015, 12:10 pm

    I love, no I adore using baby wipes in art making.

  • Lynda HowellsMay 25, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Just used the baby wipe idea, on my canvas, acrylic painting and it worked! Yeh! Thank you.x

  • Lynda HowellsMay 25, 2015, 2:14 pm

    Sorry just forgot to say. Showed my grown up children your video … they cracked up. The reason being … “are we nearly there yet ” ? Reminded them of their childhood … we travelled all over the world. They said l MUST get both stencils … what ever happens! Ha

  • JenniferMay 25, 2015, 6:42 pm

    Very cute and creative stencils!

  • crissy melnitzkeMay 25, 2015, 9:43 pm

    Hi Carolyn, Just discovered you today and am enjoying your work.
    I followed you on Pinterest and can’t wait to check is all out.

  • Miss IowaMay 26, 2015, 11:08 pm

    This stencil makes me laugh. When we were kids all of our family vacations were taken in a station wagon, and I bet we asked our dad this question a lot. Yet somehow we managed to survive until adulthood. lol

  • Dana MartinMay 27, 2015, 4:58 pm

    I was happy to just now Follow you on Pinterest, Tweet and follow you there, Follow you on Face Book and comment there and her, and Share you on Google. I hope I win and I do love the day I found out and still learning, like from you video here, about more we can do with Baby Wipes and stencils.

    Thanks and look forward to more of you vids….sincerely, you newest subbies, Dana šŸ™‚

  • Heather ThompsonMay 29, 2015, 9:17 pm

    Your work is always inspiring. Thanks for the chance!

  • Linda mansurMay 30, 2015, 8:42 am

    I am always amazed at the techniques you use. It’s like an ah ha moment for me.
    Wow, wow, wow.

  • Tracie SMay 30, 2015, 9:22 am

    Great stencil, great techniques. I have to go play now

  • Linda SkinnerMay 30, 2015, 10:10 am

    I am new to art journaling. I have been trying to be too type A and OCD with structure. Good to see art without structure.

  • SuztatsMay 30, 2015, 10:35 am

    I enjoyed this. I’d love to win!

  • Glenda LMay 30, 2015, 12:58 pm

    The wheels on the bus go round and round….a favorite with my granddaughters. I’m always the one saying “are there yet”, also. Love your new stencils as much as your old ones. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  • JaneMay 30, 2015, 1:43 pm

    Love the way you create with abandon. I haven’t used stencils much, but am intrigued with your ease with them. Jane

  • gabrieleMay 30, 2015, 3:40 pm

    great video – I enjoy seeing your enthusiastic approach to trying different things- keep up the good work – gabriele

  • Nydia DominguezMay 30, 2015, 4:09 pm

    Love your tutorial and videos!! You Rock! You love colors just as much as I do!

  • Vicki RomaineMay 30, 2015, 5:20 pm

    This is really a useful stencil that anyone can use. As usual, I loved your video.

  • Cynthia TaylorMay 30, 2015, 5:36 pm

    Love this stencil too : Are We There Yet stencil. Thanks for your giveaways! main entry more to come.

  • Cynthia TaylorMay 30, 2015, 5:38 pm

    Pinned the image- 2nd entry šŸ™‚

  • cynthia TaylorMay 30, 2015, 5:40 pm

    Following you on Pinterest šŸ™‚ 3rd entry

  • Cynthia TaylorMay 30, 2015, 5:41 pm

    Shared on Facebook- 4th entry

  • Cynthia TaylorMay 30, 2015, 5:43 pm

    Posted to tumbler by accident, just saw the T and thought of twitter lol, then I posted to twitter also šŸ™‚ 5th entry

  • Cynthia TaylorMay 30, 2015, 5:44 pm

    shared on google +. 6th entry šŸ™‚

  • Teresa RichardsonMay 30, 2015, 9:29 pm

    follow you on Pinterest

  • Teresa RichardsonMay 30, 2015, 9:33 pm

    This phrase was popular with my kids when they were little and we were going to visit my parents. I taught them to count how many bodies of water we crossed before we got real close to my parents’ house. It was fun to hear them call out, “water #4” until we got to “water #7” which was the last one we crossed to get there

  • Susan SchultheisMay 30, 2015, 10:59 pm

    I already follow you on Pinterest! I would love to win one of your new stencils. Pick me Pick me (she said like a 5 year old )LOL

  • CherylMay 31, 2015, 9:11 am

    Love your page and your generous giveaways.

  • Nancy SappMay 31, 2015, 10:09 am

    I so want to win 1 of your stencils!! I love everything U make, Carolyn! I especially like your “Ooops” projects.

  • Jeri GaleMay 31, 2015, 5:06 pm

    The bus on the stencil is my favorite of all of your stencils!

  • Bernice PiotrowskiMay 31, 2015, 5:11 pm

    So useful, so funny, and so perfect for the other 2 designs! Thank you for chance to win one of your Stencil Girl designs.

  • WillMay 31, 2015, 5:17 pm

    Womderfull working with stencils!

  • ReneeMay 31, 2015, 5:23 pm

    Love your new stencils! I have several of your previous stencils in my collection & love them all!! Pinned the photo & started following you on Pinterest too. šŸ™‚

  • Janet OstridgeMay 31, 2015, 5:27 pm

    I remember—-When are we going to get there?
    Thanks for the tips

  • Laura churchMay 31, 2015, 5:41 pm

    The words are my favourite! Having teens I see many uses for awesome guilt trip and recalculating even.

  • anjaMay 31, 2015, 6:09 pm

    try my luck for the third time; why not?
    “are we there yet” was the forbidden question when we travelled from the South of France where we live to see our family in holland. šŸ˜‰

  • Sue PompettiMay 31, 2015, 6:18 pm

    I really like the contrast!

  • Ek PrewittMay 31, 2015, 6:31 pm

    Love this! I’m not a fan of brown either, but this so sharp I’m going to try it. I always think it’s the bright colors that make me happy and use them. Time to try something new!
    Wonderful new stencils!

  • Pat HealeyMay 31, 2015, 6:34 pm

    Love this stencil and the baby wipe technique!

  • CynthiaMay 31, 2015, 6:41 pm

    Can’t get enough of the word stencils. I love how playful you were with “Are we there yet?”

  • JennyMay 31, 2015, 6:45 pm

    Great words for my travel journals!

  • JudithMay 31, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Love the great colors and ideas. Am now following you on Pinterest.

  • KathyMay 31, 2015, 7:04 pm

    Love this idea… Brilliant…I hope I win

  • MaureneMay 31, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Baby wipes are so fun to get a mix of colour and creativity to the stencil – just so many ways to extend one stencil.

  • BeckyMay 31, 2015, 7:24 pm

    So fun!!! Thanks for sharing you talents with us!!

  • Mary Ann GrossMay 31, 2015, 7:27 pm

    i love to absorb your ideas. Your brain must stay on overload! Love your work!

  • Pat KMay 31, 2015, 7:46 pm

    Love all your new stencils!

  • Eileen DMay 31, 2015, 7:47 pm

    Baby wipes! I’m thinking of its many uses.

  • JeanneMay 31, 2015, 7:53 pm

    Love all your videos, you are so much fun to watch and learn from. Thanks for sharing so generously with your time and talents. šŸ™‚

  • Becky PartanMay 31, 2015, 8:03 pm

    I use a lot of baby wipes. Good thing i can get them cheap at Big Lots. šŸ˜‰

  • GailMay 31, 2015, 8:08 pm

    love, love, love the end result, we need to use other colours sometimes it can bring out the creative juices as you have shown. Thanks for sharing, Love your work and follow on Pintrest, newsletter and all!!! :-)))

  • Janet BakerMay 31, 2015, 8:11 pm

    I like the simple childlike look of this art journal page. But the colors certainly aren’t.

  • Cath SheardMay 31, 2015, 8:19 pm

    These are such different colours for you – love it!

  • GaleMay 31, 2015, 8:45 pm

    The baby wipe stencil is the first one for me. I absolutely LOVE your video style. You get to the meat right away and make it so much fun. There are tons of videos on art products that end up as sales pitches with talking about how much the videographer loves this or that. In the art world you just want EVERYTHING so
    no sales pitches are needed; just show me how it works. Now I’m off to buy baby wipes and am ordering the viaduct stencil (so cool!)

  • Amy MallaMay 31, 2015, 8:48 pm

    Love it, “Are We There Yet” is a famous quote in our house. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win

  • Laurie HuntMay 31, 2015, 8:55 pm

    Love this stencil! So happy you put several types of transportation to choose from!

  • Jackie HedlundMay 31, 2015, 9:02 pm

    I shared on facebook.

  • Jackie HedlundMay 31, 2015, 9:04 pm

    I like how your page turned out!! Are we there yet! My Grandchildren’s favorite

  • DianeMay 31, 2015, 9:07 pm

    Great colors! Inspiring!

  • Nancy WirtMay 31, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Doing this NOW! Thanks!

  • BerniceMay 31, 2015, 10:01 pm

    I have seen this technique used many times and I definitely need to try it soon!

  • Jill HolmesMay 31, 2015, 10:04 pm

    LOVE doing the baby-wipe thing. And it always looks so good, too!

    • Jill HolmesMay 31, 2015, 10:09 pm

      Ooops! Forget to tell you that I am following you on Pintrest now. Fun boards you have there!

  • AnitaMay 31, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Love script stencils! Your new one is perfect for a traveler.

  • CindyMay 31, 2015, 10:59 pm

    Great stencil and video. Ive shared the post on Facebook and followed you on pinterest

  • CindyMay 31, 2015, 11:02 pm

    Shared on Google +

  • Helen MMay 31, 2015, 11:07 pm

    I love this!!!

  • Lindie LeeMay 31, 2015, 11:35 pm

    pinned: baby wipes and stencils on pinterest

  • Lindie LeeMay 31, 2015, 11:40 pm

    Watched video – that liner/embellisher is a really cool tool, I need to get one.

  • JulieMay 31, 2015, 11:59 pm

    Saw this and had to give this technique a try. Love love!

  • DianneJune 1, 2015, 12:07 am

    Was surprised I wasn’t already following you on Pinterest … I am now! Yay for baby wipes!

  • Sheila SnyderJune 1, 2015, 12:39 am

    I love this stencil. Great videos, thanks for sharing

  • MicheleJune 1, 2015, 12:42 am

    I just love the way you used the baby wipes with the stencil … and I love the results. Thanks for sharing it with us. — Michele

  • LenaJune 1, 2015, 1:52 am

    Carolyn, you make me laugh! Love your wit and sense of humour. You brighten up my day. Thank you šŸ™‚

    That colour combo looked great too!

  • Gina WebsterJune 1, 2015, 5:13 am

    Just love watching your videos. You inspire us all with your creativity and sense of humor.

  • Heather BJune 1, 2015, 9:52 am

    I just can’t bring myself to buy baby wipes. I do like this technique, though. I’ll have to explore some diy/repurposing ideas to duplicate the result without the baby wipes.

    • Carolyn DubeJune 1, 2015, 9:58 am

      Just use a damp paper towel, should do the same thing Heather!

      • Heather BJune 1, 2015, 4:04 pm

        Thanks, Carolyn! I wasn’t sure if there was a specific ingredient in the baby wipes that make this technique work better than just plain water-dampened paper towels or rags.

  • faith harlessJune 1, 2015, 10:51 am

    Loved seeing this done. Inspires me to get over my fear of that blank page.

  • Debbi Haynes-JacinthoJune 1, 2015, 1:03 pm

    A baby wipe — brilliant !! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those stencils !!

    GIMMEE !!

  • KarinJune 1, 2015, 1:13 pm

    Using baby wipes is such a revelation to me!!

  • Karen ZallerJune 1, 2015, 1:54 pm

    I love the child-like attitude that you bring to you art. Not to say that it is negative at all! But rather it is the freedom that comes with youth. The attitude that you will do what you like because you can.

    And I love the stencil and the ability to use it in so many ways…yeah for you!!!

    Thanks for the fun and laughs I get every time I tune in.

  • ajJune 1, 2015, 2:43 pm

    What a neat idea!

    I have pinned, followed on Pinterest, shared on FB, & tweeted this.

  • KimberlyJune 1, 2015, 4:14 pm

    Great. You really crack me up. You sound like you are really enjoying what you are doing and it makes me want to try out just what you are doing. Really, your joy in play is contagious! I so appreciate you.

  • Kim StreetJune 1, 2015, 5:33 pm

    I love your Oops!! I started off oil painting and soon learned that Oops does not mean ruined. Thanks for showing that part. And thanks for the fun opportunity to win some groovy stencils.

  • Arlene AbramsonJune 1, 2015, 7:31 pm

    Oh yes !!!! That’s totally me ….being left handed I see the world a different way….
    Gotta win this !!!

  • Cheryl JohnsonJune 1, 2015, 7:56 pm

    Thanks for the reminder tip to play with a baby wipe as an artist tool. Sometimes, I just forget and use it for clean up! Love this page!

  • ClemenciaJune 1, 2015, 8:29 pm

    what an awesome name šŸ™‚ are we there yet? love it šŸ™‚

  • ClemenciaJune 1, 2015, 8:30 pm
  • ClemenciaJune 1, 2015, 8:31 pm

    I follow you on pinterest, love your stuff šŸ™‚

  • ClemenciaJune 1, 2015, 8:32 pm

    I shared on facebook šŸ™‚

  • ClemenciaJune 1, 2015, 8:33 pm

    I shared on G+ šŸ™‚

  • ClemenciaJune 1, 2015, 8:33 pm

    I shared on twitter šŸ™‚

  • GinaJune 2, 2015, 12:40 am

    I love to watch your videos and I love the baby wipe use with stencils. I am a stencilholic for sure!

  • Sue ClarkeJune 2, 2015, 8:00 am

    Are we there yet? How many times have I heard this in the car with my son?
    Especially on drives to another state for vacations. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 1aquagirlJune 2, 2015, 10:40 am

    Thank you for another inspirational video!

  • APG JamieJune 2, 2015, 10:58 am

    and one more time – shared G+, FB, Twitter & Pined

    more xo

  • Theresa MJune 2, 2015, 3:55 pm

    Can one ever get enough words?

  • Mandy FarielloJune 2, 2015, 4:23 pm

    Super Fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • ReginaJune 2, 2015, 9:41 pm

    This is just awesome! You just amaze me with your ease at coming up with beautiful subjects!

  • Renee McLainJune 2, 2015, 10:07 pm

    I love the way the three go together. Great trio!

  • Josie BJune 3, 2015, 2:02 am


  • BeckyJune 3, 2015, 11:40 am

    I actually really like that brown showing through the bright turquoise!

  • Cynthia Bell-MooresJune 6, 2015, 11:27 am

    I don’t think I’ll ever use the baby wipe technique, but I probably use every other one with my stencils, many of which are your creations.