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.
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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.
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!
Of course that counts Andrea 🙂
I love seeing new ways to use the stencils and hooray for using brown!
I follow on Pinterest.
Shared on g+
LOve the stencils and video!
I followed you on Pinterest 🙂
I pinned it on Facebook 🙂
I love all your videos and your blog is in my bloglist
I love stencils. They are so much better than sliced bread 😀
Love the baby wipe idea!!
Aren’t baby wise wonderful!
Love your work and look forward to your videos!
Just followed you on Pinterest and WOW can’t wait to look through all your boards 🙂
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.
Pinned and I follow you on Pinterest.
Shared on FB
I really like the pico embellisher to highlight. And the stencil is awesome.
I really like your comments on what you are journaling. It doesn’t always have to be inspiring, just personal.
Brown is the color of chocolate. ‘Nuff said. 🙂
That was me as a kid….I started ” are we there yet” as we left the driveway!!!
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!
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!”.
Thanks for the reminder to use baby wipes and I really like the word stencil.
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 !!!
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.
I love your technique and can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing and thanks for having a giveaway.
I pinned it to Pinterest
I’m following you on Pinterest
I shared to Facebook
I tweeted it
I shared to Google+
this was a happy surprise. I knew you could use that brown to its best advantage. Fun fun page.
I think the touch of copper makes the page special – really inspired. Thank you for the opportunity to win the stencil.
I pinned the image.
Another fun video. I love them! And your techniques. Thanks so much for sharing.
I pinned! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/59461657556902531/
I’ll follow you anywhere, lol! I am a Pinterest follower.
I posted the article on FB!
I love the blue and brown and never thought about using a baby wipe to reverse stencil- fantastic!!!
Pinned it – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/462463455462946852/
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 🙂
Your videos are so good! I learn so much when I watch them 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
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.
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!
totally love this and all your stencils are real gems!
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.
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.
First time visitor – great to have another way to use baby wipes! Thank-you for the inspiration.
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.
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.
I love, no I adore using baby wipes in art making.
Just used the baby wipe idea, on my canvas, acrylic painting and it worked! Yeh! Thank you.x
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
Very cute and creative stencils!
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.
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
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 🙂
Your work is always inspiring. Thanks for the chance!
I am always amazed at the techniques you use. It’s like an ah ha moment for me.
Wow, wow, wow.
Great stencil, great techniques. I have to go play now
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.
I enjoyed this. I’d love to win!
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.
Love the way you create with abandon. I haven’t used stencils much, but am intrigued with your ease with them. Jane
great video – I enjoy seeing your enthusiastic approach to trying different things- keep up the good work – gabriele
Love your tutorial and videos!! You Rock! You love colors just as much as I do!
This is really a useful stencil that anyone can use. As usual, I loved your video.
Love this stencil too : Are We There Yet stencil. Thanks for your giveaways! main entry more to come.
Pinned the image- 2nd entry 🙂
Following you on Pinterest 🙂 3rd entry
Shared on Facebook- 4th entry
Posted to tumbler by accident, just saw the T and thought of twitter lol, then I posted to twitter also 🙂 5th entry
shared on google +. 6th entry 🙂
follow you on Pinterest
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
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
Love your page and your generous giveaways.
I so want to win 1 of your stencils!! I love everything U make, Carolyn! I especially like your “Ooops” projects.
The bus on the stencil is my favorite of all of your stencils!
So useful, so funny, and so perfect for the other 2 designs! Thank you for chance to win one of your Stencil Girl designs.
Womderfull working with stencils!
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. 🙂
I remember—-When are we going to get there?
Thanks for the tips
The words are my favourite! Having teens I see many uses for awesome guilt trip and recalculating even.
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. 😉
I really like the contrast!
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!
Love this stencil and the baby wipe technique!
Can’t get enough of the word stencils. I love how playful you were with “Are we there yet?”
Great words for my travel journals!
Love the great colors and ideas. Am now following you on Pinterest.
Love this idea… Brilliant…I hope I win
Baby wipes are so fun to get a mix of colour and creativity to the stencil – just so many ways to extend one stencil.
So fun!!! Thanks for sharing you talents with us!!
i love to absorb your ideas. Your brain must stay on overload! Love your work!
Love all your new stencils!
Baby wipes! I’m thinking of its many uses.
Love all your videos, you are so much fun to watch and learn from. Thanks for sharing so generously with your time and talents. 🙂
I use a lot of baby wipes. Good thing i can get them cheap at Big Lots. 😉
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!!! :-)))
I like the simple childlike look of this art journal page. But the colors certainly aren’t.
These are such different colours for you – love it!
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!)
Love it, “Are We There Yet” is a famous quote in our house. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win
Love this stencil! So happy you put several types of transportation to choose from!
I shared on facebook.
I like how your page turned out!! Are we there yet! My Grandchildren’s favorite
Great colors! Inspiring!
Doing this NOW! Thanks!
I have seen this technique used many times and I definitely need to try it soon!
LOVE doing the baby-wipe thing. And it always looks so good, too!
Ooops! Forget to tell you that I am following you on Pintrest now. Fun boards you have there!
Love script stencils! Your new one is perfect for a traveler.
Great stencil and video. Ive shared the post on Facebook and followed you on pinterest
Shared on Google +
I love this!!!
pinned: baby wipes and stencils on pinterest
Watched video – that liner/embellisher is a really cool tool, I need to get one.
Saw this and had to give this technique a try. Love love!
Was surprised I wasn’t already following you on Pinterest … I am now! Yay for baby wipes!
I love this stencil. Great videos, thanks for sharing
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
Carolyn, you make me laugh! Love your wit and sense of humour. You brighten up my day. Thank you 🙂
That colour combo looked great too!
Just love watching your videos. You inspire us all with your creativity and sense of humor.
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.
Just use a damp paper towel, should do the same thing Heather!
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.
Loved seeing this done. Inspires me to get over my fear of that blank page.
A baby wipe — brilliant !! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those stencils !!
Using baby wipes is such a revelation to me!!
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.
What a neat idea!
I have pinned, followed on Pinterest, shared on FB, & tweeted this.
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.
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.
Oh yes !!!! That’s totally me ….being left handed I see the world a different way….
Gotta win this !!!
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!
what an awesome name 🙂 are we there yet? love it 🙂
I pinned it here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/302867143668016431/
I follow you on pinterest, love your stuff 🙂
I shared on facebook 🙂
I shared on G+ 🙂
I shared on twitter 🙂
I love to watch your videos and I love the baby wipe use with stencils. I am a stencilholic for sure!
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.
Thank you for another inspirational video!
and one more time – shared G+, FB, Twitter & Pined
Can one ever get enough words?
Super Fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
This is just awesome! You just amaze me with your ease at coming up with beautiful subjects!
I love the way the three go together. Great trio!
I actually really like that brown showing through the bright turquoise!
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.