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Quick Gel Printing Gift Wrap thumbnail

https://youtu.be/4U-rR6wszUM I ran out of Scotch tape while wrapping gifts. O.O.P.S.! It was an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly so instead of running out to the store, I did something else. I gel printed a big piece of paper and sewed the gift into a pouch. No tape needed! This was speedy gel printing all about [...]

I Couldn’t Pick Just 1 Word thumbnail

The start of a new year brings the tradition of choosing a word to guide the year. But just one? That was just too tough this year, so I picked a dozen of them. Since I don’t like rules, I love getting around them on a technicality. See how I rationalized it in the video. [...]

Alcohol Inks on Mica thumbnail

Use alcohol inks to make a dreamy rainbow of color on mica and see how to attach something see through without seeing the glue! https://youtu.be/8gRsQ0GtK2w But what if you don’t have mica? You can use anything that’s glossy or non absorbent, like an office transparency. There are 2 things I love about Marabu’s Alcohol inks. [...]

Thinking is Overrated in an Art Journal thumbnail

Thinking isn’t always a good thing. It led to problem after problem on this art journal page. I had thought myself into a quandary but there was a way out of it. https://youtu.be/TGFa_zuQUOc This art journal page has been through a lot. I loved the colorful background that I had. And then I had an [...]

A Spark of Silliness thumbnail

It’s a silly day of play using a Spark of Art-Spiration. It all starts with finding this very unusual creature in the free download. Of course there’s an O.O.P.S. or two, but the underwear malfunction was a first. It was with the creature, not me but still, the poor dear might have been a bit [...]

Stenciled Letters thumbnail

I had a bunch of requests for how I made the ransom style lettering using gel prints and stencils from my last blog post. You asked, and I listened! Here’s the video showing you all the techniques I used. In there you’ll see how to stencil the speedy way if you’re doing a lot of [...]

The Reality Check About My One Word for the Year thumbnail

How much pressure could there be picking one word for the year? Turns out a lot. Like so many people this time of year, I choose one word to be a beacon for me through the upcoming 12 months. It was such a huge commitment, you’d think I was signing a contract in blood with [...]

Grungy Stenciling with a Gel Plate thumbnail

Can you stencil using paint without a brush or a cosmetic sponge? Yes! Then what was used to apply the paint? A gel plate! Not only did it make for speedy stenciling, it also gave it a grungy flair. In the video, you’ll see how to use a gel plate as a paint applicator and the exact [...]

Making a plain envelope colorful with a gel plate, Paper Artsy paints, and StencilGirl stencils video by Carolyn Dube

What do I do with plain white envelopes before I mail them? I add the rainbow…and stencils! This one in particular went out to Erika, who won the 10 stencil giveaway recently. How did I do it? It’s all in the video, including the OOPSies and the part where I unexpectedly felt a ton of resistance! https://youtu.be/y6cGEFqucK0 [...]

Using Gel Prints to Make Quick Cards thumbnail

What can you do with your gel prints? One things is handmade cards! I love sending them but whenever I need one to send, I don’t seem to have the time to make it. So I created the Alpha Jumble stencil as a shortcut so that even on busy days, I can get something from the heart into [...]