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Carolyn Dube’s Stencils

Why I’m Not Using My Art Supplies thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Qvd9xqGgnkE Why am I not using some of my art supplies? A big box of stickers has been on the shelf, and unused. Was it was time to donate them? I loved these stickers for their words, for their shapes, for their patterns but I had to face the hard truth that I hadn’t used [...]

A Controversial Art Journaling Decision thumbnail

https://youtu.be/2xk1SBP61X8 It evokes a strong reaction for some, the controversial thing I’m doing in this video. When I started art journaling, I was scared to cover up layers. OOPS, guess I just spoiled where I come down on this controversy now. Along with this “controversial” move, I’ll be using a gel plate for speedy stenciling [...]

https://youtu.be/rVspJhN4uZA There’s an easy way to add the color to these Sketchy Women so that it’s loose and free. As a bonus, it uses very little paint too! Along with the how in the video, I’m also sharing several ways I used the women in my play. Creating crisp stenciled images i Use a small [...]

7 Practical Reasons I Use Stencils on a Gel Plate thumbnail

https://youtu.be/4jOlhoipFV4 There are 7 practical reasons why I gel print with stencils. These are in no particular order, except my #1 reason. It might be a bit controversial as a practical reason, but it is the most important thing I get from gel printing. 7. Speed! Using a gel plate is the fastest way have [...]

Trying Something Different thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Q16Z4yDuTdk Why or how do I use a gel plate to put brushstrokes on this art journal page? What do I do when I make a stenciling O.O.P.S.? And why did I start the page with dark for me colors? All that and more is in the video for you as I try something a [...]

The Patience Fairy thumbnail

https://youtu.be/LWUOZwBag_c The Patience Fairy showed up in my play and along with her, plenty of redos and do overs. This all started with gel prints on tissue paper. Yes, tissue paper is thin, but it can handle gel printing! In the video, I share how to create these using my Twisted Gordian Knot stencil from [...]

All Tied Up in Knots – a stencil, a gel plate, and watercolors thumbnail

https://youtu.be/vSuqxlF9phw What does Alexander the Great, an Oracle, and an unsolvable problem have to do with stencils? It inspired my Gordian Knot stencil collection at StencilGirl Products! A Gordian knot is one without a beginning or end that is impossible to unravel. That is, unless you apply a bit of creative thinking to it. The [...]

The Silly Thing That Drove These Art Journaling Decisions thumbnail

https://youtu.be/ciCvow-SD6o When you’re creating, you have choices. The criteria you use to make those choices plays a big role in what you create. This could be a deeply philosophical topic, but it’s not here. What drove my choices in this art journal was how to avoid cleaning. As much as I avoiding any unnecessary cleaning, [...]

Building a Stenciled Pattern thumbnail

https://youtu.be/XTD1OqX33u8 One stencil can create more than one look! In this video, I’m sharing how to create a scalloped look using my Rows of Reflecting Rainbows stencil. Once you know how to build the pattern, you can make it any size you want. Just a couple of rows makes a great border or edging. Fill [...]

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 [...]