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Stenciled and Sprayed! New In-Person Workshop thumbnail

How would you like to turn a cheap plain t-shirt into something artsy & one of a kind? Join me for Stenciled and Sprayed where you will be turning shirts, aprons, canvas totes, heck, anything fabric or cloth you want to bring, into works of art. When people say, “OMG, where Did You Buy That?!” [...]

Paris Polka Dots…an art journaling tutorial using printable collage elements and stencils by Carolyn Dube

It was a “P” day in my art journal….not only play but pink & polka dots & Paris! The bones or structure of this page has some color on it but not nearly enough for me. And along the way, I made a new friend, Phil, who was very helpful with the polka dots…which infected me with [...]

Blind Painting in my Art Journal thumbnail

Eyesight is a rather useful sense and it’s one I count on quite a bit when creating. So to help myself let go of control for this Let’s Play video, I’m painting blindfolded. Can’t see a thing and it shows! What is Let’s Play? It’s all about rediscovering the ability to play. Each month I share a [...]

Paris Polka Dots…an art journaling tutorial using printable collage elements and stencils by Carolyn Dube

This page was inspired by a gel print. It was supposed to be all about the colors and bits of pattern peeking out in that print. But plans don’t always go as planned. Okay, mine rarely go as planned. Turns out it was a polka dots and Paris kind of page that emerged from the play. [...]

As I stood in front of a plain and boring wall, my inner teenager hijacked my thoughts. Total rebellion against the gray cement. This wall needed some color and did it ever get some color! That first round of color was empowering. The second and third were exhilarating. I couldn’t have stopped if I [...]

  This art journal page is for the birds! Come and can see how this all progressed over at Create Mixed Media in my latest guest post!

Spray Paint, Stencils, and an Overspray Oops thumbnail

It’s summertime here. Kids think of the pool. I think of spray painting outside. As I brought my Liquitex spray paints out to the picnic table, I knew there was going to be an Oops. There always is with me. The Oops today was a gift that let me see overspray in a new way.     I covered [...]