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Carolyn Dube’s Stencils

Strong Women are Super Heroes thumbnail

https://youtu.be/SxRBCUEpM6k Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope! It’s Strong Women who are superheroes with masks! Not the kind of mask you wear on your face, but the stencil kind that makes it easy to transform any background! Below, these were plain envelopes, but with a little bit of masking, now they’re playful [...]

A Rainbow Stencil That Masks Itself thumbnail

https://youtu.be/oHoQgpY0mkM There’s a secret to the Reflecting Rainbows stencil. Each half is a mask for the other half with just a flip of the stencil. How does that work? It’s easier to see than read, so in the video, I’m sharing how I build a rainbow. Plus, there’s something that took me surprise about that [...]

Getting More from Your Stencils thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Z89cl38OaIs When you use a stencil you have options. You can use the entire stencil or just part of it. In the video, you’ll see how I take the Wrought Iron stencils I created for StencilGirl and build up layers using just pieces and parts of the designs. Having this option means you can get [...]

Colorful Conversations in my Art Journal thumbnail

https://youtu.be/zL8inH5iDRc This is a quick and easy way to create the layered look of stacked speech bubbles. The trick is the first layer, and after that, it’s just filling in the space! The stencil I’m using is Speech Bubbles that I designed for StencilGirl Products, and yup, you get the masks (the cutout areas of [...]

https://youtu.be/s7CN26sdR38 Creating dimension and texture is easy when you’ve got modeling paste and stencils! It’s surprisingly like frosting a cake! Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what you can do with random backgrounds you’ve made, try modeling paste and word stencils. What’s in this video is just some of what you can do with modeling paste, [...]

https://youtu.be/DnO1pwjFm0g I never expected my latest stencil to stir up so much controversy. But it did. I suspect that once everybody understands what’s going on with this word, they wont be quite so triggered. As a side note, it also created quite a few kind emails with helpful intentions! What is the word that created [...]

New Stencils! Random Thoughts Collection thumbnail

https://youtu.be/CfEbhFGfC4U Words are so versatile. That’s why they always seem to end up in whatever I’m creating. They can be a source of inspiration, a design element and add meaning. My latest word collection at StencilGirlProducts.com includes random phrases, sayings, sentences, and miscellaneous words. So I bet you can guess why this is called the [...]

This FAIL turned into a Favorite Stencil Technique! thumbnail

https://youtu.be/iyJwjD33Sks This idea, to combine stencils and image transfer was a total O.O.P.S., an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. I thought perfect little butterflies would transfer. Nope. Not a one. In fact, it looked terrible. But, that led me to the next layer, which turned that something ugly into something so much better than I had [...]

Butterfly Wings Card thumbnail

https://youtu.be/VxEOk-Pqb_g Butterflies make for playful cards to send to friends, especially when you raise their wings as if they’re mid flight! This card is very forgiving to make, as you’ll see in the video! If you’re thinking something didn’t go as planned, you’re right! The play starts with a gel plate and my Butterfly Journeys [...]

https://youtu.be/QuZL1he4SP4 Neat and tidy coloring inside the lines isn’t something you see very often at aColorfulJourney but when I do it here, I am not really staying carefully inside the lines. But it doesn’t really show up because of what I used to add the color to this gel print! This is the print I [...]