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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 [...]

Art Journal Play Even When Decisions are Tough thumbnail

Ever have a day where you don’t want to think?  When every decision feels hard?That was today for me.  I just wanted to play in my art journal with zero pressure to make decisions. No hunting for things, no looking for the “right” something.  Just play.  So that meant using whatever was within arms reach. I [...]

Oh Hell No…Putting My Perfectionism in it’s Place thumbnail

This was one of those days where I could feel perfectionism and critical thoughts getting louder and louder in my head.  Days like this used to squash my creativity and chase the muse away. But they don’t any more, in part because I call upon my inner teenager to handle it. I wish I could [...]

Rainbow Stenciling Tutorial thumbnail

Rainbows are happy and colorful but they symbolize so much more that just that!  They are the hard won reward for making it through a difficult storm. Arting with my Painted Rainbows stencils is one way that I celebrate the journey of making it through those tough times. In the video, you’ll see 2 techniques – how I create the rainbow and how I [...]

New Stencils at StencilGirl! thumbnail

What do Sketchy Women with Class have to do with Painted Rainbows?  What do Figments of Imagination have to do with Kandinsky’s Garden? They are just some of my new stencil designs just released at StencilGirl! Here’s a look at some of what I’ve been creating with these new designs.  It’s my version of a journal flip through…why [...]