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“You make it look so easy.” Gel printing looks like you just roll on some paint and effortlessly you have an amazingly colorful print. But there’s actaully a lot of thought that goes into it. It’s not just random luck getting great prints. There are principles, what I can the FUNdamentals, that guide the decision [...]

The 150 Year Old Ledger is Becoming an Art Journal thumbnail

Ever just see something in a store and you knew it was meant to be yours?  Like love at first sight?  That’s what happened with this huge ledger. Even though I had no rational idea of what I was going to do with it at the time, I had to bring it home! Thank you Kristin for [...]

Taking a Leap in My Art Journal thumbnail

I took a leap or two in my altered book journal. Not a flying leap but another kind of leap.  An art journaling adventure from the red I almost never use to attempting surgical stenciling precision to the careful lettering.  I am guessing it won’t surprise you that there was an O.O.P.S. in there! https://youtu.be/ptfyWfvGheI Watch Altered [...]

A Silly Collage to Shake off Stress thumbnail

There was a stress intervention from the Muse at the request of my family. Grown up responsibilities had been getting the better of me.  As I played and added more layers to this collage, a ridiculous plot involving Alfred Hitchcock appeared.  The sillier the plot, the less stress I felt. https://youtu.be/7SulNBaTe8w Watch Shaking off stress with [...]

Rescued from Overthinking By My Art Journal thumbnail

The play almost didn’t happen today. That logical left brain of mine was having a control freak kind of a day and things were being taken way too seriously. What rescued me? What got me playing?  My Permission to Play art journal! https://youtu.be/J-mHpov572Y Watch Rescued from Overthinking By My Art Journal on YouTube. Want to make [...]

Honored to be a guest teacher for Wanderlust 2018! What is Wanderlust? It’s a year long creative journey with 26 teachers, a new video every week, and more to spark your creativity as you enjoy the process of making art. https://vimeo.com/229734261 Come and be a part of the supportive, helpful, inspiring, and motivating Wanderlust Community plus get the bonuses! [...]

Dave, the Husband, is Making a Gel Print! thumbnail

My husband was so excited about gel printing after editing the welcome/getting started pages of my workshop, Gel Printing FUNdamentals that he WANTED to make a print.  And he let me film it! You’ll see him go from being very hesitant to far more confident, in just one print! If he can do it, you can [...]

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Are amazing gel prints random guess work? Nope. But it can feel that way if you don’t know the FUNdamental principles. Do you know the whys behind your final prints? Do you know how to replicate a gorgeous print that you’ve made?  Once you know the FUNdamentals, you will! This 3 week on-line workshop is for anyone [...]

Giveaway Winners! thumbnail

Drum roll please…here are the 3 winners of my newest workshop, Gel Printing FUNdamentals…. Janis Graham Linda Goozee Barbara L. Redmon Please email me (carolyn at acolorfuljourney dot com) and I’ll get you right in to the workshop! Want to know more about the workshop, Gel Printing FUNdamentals?  It’s all here.

Stampaway Weekend of Fun ReCap thumbnail

What a fun weekend of play at Stampaway! Was it the people? Was it the play?  Was it the shopping?  YES to all 3!  Such fun to meet online friends in person for the first time, to catch up with old friends and make new ones, to play with the rainbow, and of course, do a bit [...]