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Making Tissue Paper Words & The Shoulds thumbnail

https://youtu.be/BBVg92dSuuM When I have an art journal page that just isn’t working, even after multiple attempts, I just cover most of it up. In this case, with black paint. But what to do next with the page? That’s where tissue paper came in handy. I stenciled words onto tissue paper using my Verbage stencil. Then [...]

Shoulding Too Much? Try This thumbnail

There is way too much shoulding happening in our days. Should I get the car an oil change. Should I finish the paperwork that is due soon. Should I make an appointment to get my gray hairs colored. I should this. I should that. Perhaps you’ve got that long overwhelming list of things you should be [...]

Side-by-side test of Golden’s new and old Cobalt Teal Paint thumbnail

The rumors are true! Golden did bring back Cobalt Teal paint and the first thing I wanted to know was, “Is this same as the old Cobalt Teal that I loved?” Since I happened to be hoarding a tube of the old stuff, I did a side-by-side test to see if they were the same in [...]

Upcyling a Paperbag and Going Big with a Gel Plate thumbnail

How big of a print can you make with a little gel plate? As big as the paper (or whatever you are printing on)! This almost 4 foot long print was made with the 3×5, the 6×6, and the 4″ round Gel Press printing plates! Just printing over and over on the paper with the 3 [...]

How to stencil all the wrong ways in an art journal and have fun doing it!

What’s always been the hardest part of creating for me? Starting. Especially when there is a blank page involved. I used to be stopped by thoughts such as, “Will it be good enough?” or “I don’t have a good plan” or “I don’t have the right supplies” or “It won’t be good enough anyway”. I [...]

How to create an altered book art journal page with stencils

It was just going to take a moment because all I was doing was using up the last bits of color on the brushes. Don’t want to waste the any part of the rainbow after all. No reason to turn on the video camera. This is just cleaning off a few brushes. And then I [...]

Le’ts Play video tutorial using old dried out rub ons in an art journal and link party!

Things don’t always go as planned…and when it is play…that is more than okay! The plan was recycle tissue paper that had been gift wrap and old dried out rub ons in my art journal for this week’s Let’s Play video and link party + giveaway. Now, those rub ons really surprised me. When I found them in [...]

So it turns out when a product comes with a lid on it, you should put said lid back on when finished using it. You guessed it…I did not do that and shockingly it dried out! So dried out that absolutely no artful CPR in the world was going to save it. Did I freak out? [...]

Carolyn plays with VerDay paint and patina to turn paper into old rusted pattern with a stencil in a fun video

What do you need to turn paper into metal? VerDay paint! This stuff is fantastic for creating a patina of old metal on anything you can paint. In the video you’ll see my explorations and how I turned the rusted paper into a quick card. TenSecondsStudio sent several of these sets out for the StencilGirl team [...]

Video showing what a round Gelli Plate can do -so many many things!

Would the 6″ round Gelli Plate be much different than the big one? I wondered…I wasn’t sure until I played with it. It is different! The size feels so different than the 8″ plate. And thanks to the size, what I could do with it in my art journal blew my mind. Take a peek at [...]