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Create a Stencil Resist with Gel Medium

Video using gel medium as a resist with a stencil and clearsnap inks Video using gel medium as a resist with a stencil and clearsnap inks

Wall of Words stencil by Carolyn Dube for StencilGirl ProductsPutting some shimmer with some flat matte color today for the Clearsnap and StencilGirl blog hop as I create and color a stencil resist!



Be on the lookout for one of my weird personal quirks as you watch the video.  I didn’t even realize it until I went back to do the voiceover.

Watch Using gel medium as a resist with a stencil and spray ink on YouTube.

Love how the matte of the Fireberry Colorbox Spritzer and the shimmer of the Mango Izink contrast!

Video using gel medium as a resist with a stencil and clearsnap inks

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  • Maria McGuire October 24, 2014, 12:41 pm

    LOVE LOVE this technique!!!!

  • Amante del Papel October 24, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I love watching you work with your templates, you’re a genius who uses color to decorate the words!

  • ros October 24, 2014, 12:44 pm

    thanks for sharing the video, once again your videos always cheer me up and they are so very informative just love your work

  • Cecilia October 24, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Thank you for yet another inspiring and informative video, Carolyn — you really are great at making these teaching videos!

  • Shari Czerwinski October 24, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Another fantastic project! Love this page and those colors!!

  • Ina Good October 24, 2014, 1:16 pm

    thankyou for the great resist tutorial and layout!

    • Susan Burgess(Sanna) October 24, 2014, 1:27 pm

      I agree you are a colourist genius! Thanks for sharing the tutorials! Sanna

  • JBarnes October 24, 2014, 1:46 pm

    Great tutorial, thank you!

  • Sue Chesley October 24, 2014, 2:09 pm

    Love your card Carolyn, and your little quirk – the one at about 4;09-10….I had to listen to that a couple times to get it, lol. But I love your card, your technique, but most of all, I love all your little quirks that make you you, so adored and loved by all your friends and family, I’m sure.

  • Margaret Griffiths October 24, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Love your word stencils

  • Kathy Gledsdale October 24, 2014, 2:47 pm

    Fabulous, love it.

  • Jo Murray October 24, 2014, 3:08 pm

    Hey Carolyn…great project. Thanks for the step-by-step.

  • Sandra October 24, 2014, 3:59 pm

    Thanks for another great technique, Carolyn. I watch not only for the art but entertainment value of the commentary! To teach and to delight…

  • stephanie October 24, 2014, 4:38 pm

    great project! sltresso at hotmail dot com

  • Mic October 24, 2014, 5:04 pm

    LOVE the color in your project – it just pops off the page!

  • Hetty Sanders October 24, 2014, 5:19 pm

    Thank you very muh for your inspiration and the wonderful video tutorial.

  • Carla Hundley October 24, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Beautiful work!
    Love the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  • jpscraps October 24, 2014, 5:37 pm

    I love the card! I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed your video. You seem to use the same technical skills as me! 🙂

  • Liz Lumsden October 24, 2014, 6:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful technique!!!

  • Denise Spillane October 24, 2014, 6:55 pm

    Carolyn, you are so much fun. I can’t ever miss a post from you because I always learn and have so much fun doing it! Great card and I am loving the products. I have been away from these products for a while and didn’t know about them. Boy I love the flat and glimmery contrast.

  • jean marmo October 24, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Love how you used the gel medium. Came out wonderful with the ink! I love your measuring too:)

  • Glenda L October 24, 2014, 7:21 pm

    Absolutely love this card. Will be using this technique on my next card. Really like that stencil as well. Has been on my wish list for Christmas for a while now. Thanks for sharing your project.

  • Robin B. October 24, 2014, 8:06 pm

    Wow, that background is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Denise Huntington October 24, 2014, 8:44 pm

    Another fun video and project! Love the idea of a gel resist under the ink. I’ll definitely have to try it out. deardeniseh(at)yahoo(dot com)

  • Tamiko McCurry October 24, 2014, 9:14 pm

    Oh Carolyn.. I just love to watch you work!! Beautiful project!!

  • Lisa M. October 24, 2014, 11:30 pm

    Thank you for another wonderful video with a great technique!

  • Laurie Hunt October 25, 2014, 2:33 am

    i am beginning to really like this stencil. At first I was concerned they were your words not mine. I think I’ve changed my mind. This might just be in my next order!

  • vicki miller October 25, 2014, 4:47 am

    Love the way you have used this stencil as a background!

  • Ruth L October 25, 2014, 4:54 am

    Loved you gel medium resist technique Carolyn, and that postcard is lovely! Have a great weekend! xox Ruth

  • Teresa R October 25, 2014, 5:26 am

    Love this. Want that stencil

  • Gill October 25, 2014, 5:50 am

    Thank you for letting us watch you work!
    I love the technique!

  • Dawn C. October 25, 2014, 7:16 am

    You totally crack me up – love your fun with yourself and playing around. Love the gold shimmer and just adding some lines to your plain envelope!

  • Anne October 25, 2014, 8:05 am

    Wow, Carolyn, I like this technique a lot. And I adore the stencil! Need to give it a try!

  • Chris Calabrese October 25, 2014, 8:54 am

    Love all the ideas! Would love to win. Thanks!

  • Laura Strack October 25, 2014, 10:01 am

    I wouldn’t be able to cover the postage stamp either! I always have hard time cutting old ephemera, too. Especially photos. E-Gads! Thank goodness for scanners. Your card is awesome. Love that word stencil!! Maybe you should create a word stencil that contains all of “Your” words. Lol. TFS and for your wonderful vids.

  • Suztats October 25, 2014, 10:21 am

    Haha! Funny about the quirky bit. Enjoyed this video–I enjoy all of them! Thanks Carolyn for always being so precise……lol! Love that.

  • Tommy McDonell October 25, 2014, 10:47 am

    I loved this as I love all of Carolyn’s work!!

  • Sylvia Tabor October 25, 2014, 11:36 am

    I have that “quirk” too, but mine is I can’t touch pages in books with nasties on them, like spiders, snakes, bugs, gruesome pictures of any kind

  • marylouh October 25, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Love the way you linked the picture to the feature you were trying to illustrate.
    Great project.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Beverly Jordan October 25, 2014, 4:55 pm

    Carolyn, your card is superb! Love the bright vibrant colors especially!!

  • Mary in IL October 25, 2014, 5:35 pm

    I HAVE to try this technique, it’s so easy! TFS

  • steph October 25, 2014, 7:48 pm

    Beautiful. Love it!

  • Heather Warner-Ferguson October 25, 2014, 11:18 pm

    Love this card! It hit all the right notes for me, and I love your technical use of space and lining things up 🙂

  • Brenda Ryan October 25, 2014, 11:29 pm

    Another cool idea to try with gel medium. Love the rich color of the colorbox spray.

  • Linda F October 26, 2014, 1:22 am

    Carolyn, this is the first time I’ve watching one of your videos. I love you fun style and commentary. Thanks for sharing this fun video

  • Marina October 26, 2014, 1:54 am

    You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing.

  • Elizabeth Kaplan October 26, 2014, 10:04 am

    I’m loving it. Technique, color, photo…everything. =)

    zenart1111 (at) gmail (dot com)

  • Tasha F October 26, 2014, 10:40 am

    I always love your videos, but some times you can get so technical 🙂

  • Jackie P Neal October 26, 2014, 10:46 am

    Love this Carolyn!!
    Hey, how come we never met at AIY? I can’t believe we were both there and we never got the chance to say hello in person!! “( xo

  • Pam Hall October 26, 2014, 11:00 am

    Love how easy you make new techniques look! Can’t wait to give it a go!

  • Mary Ann Gross October 26, 2014, 11:17 am

    Love this! One day I am spending time to catch up watching your videos that I have missed! Keep on creating!

    • auntie em (emily) October 27, 2014, 11:49 am

      Great design! I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your video. I learn a lot from watching you work and even better, you are one artists I enjoy listening to as well. Your narration is always so clear and not difficult to listen to. I like the way you picked out a word that went with the image and worked it into the project. You were having so much fun with the different mediums. It makes me want to give them a try.
      Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent! 🙂

  • Gwen L. October 27, 2014, 4:25 pm

    I love gel resist! And it looks so awesome with your new stencil! I just got that one… I’m going to have to try it out! I don’t think I’ve done it with sprays yet… this looks so cool! Awesome project 😀

  • Marjie Kemper October 31, 2014, 3:08 pm

    Super tute! More technical words to add to our vocabulary – very insightful 😉

  • Lorraine Cooper January 14, 2019, 5:55 am

    Hi, I saw you on YouTube and I just love the relaxed style of teaching that you have. I haven’t been doing mixed media long and my husband is clutching his wallet and thanking the good Lord that I haven’t done it for long or he would be bankrupt. I am visually impaired and I have MS amongst a few other items that could do with being put in the shop for a tune up lol, so I am now as blind as a bat and on wheels. Great Combo!
    I was recommended at therapy to give it ago and instantly fell in love. So I began to watch everything I could on YouTube and then signed up for some lessons which is the best move I ever did, I don’t take as many pain meds as I did before because I get so absorbed in my art.
    So please let me apologise for being wordy, I never miss a chance to use a paragraph when a word or two would suffice, after all I don’t get to talk to many people!
    And my comment was just simply to saw
    God Bless you and Thank you for making an Australian woman very happy.
    I am going to see where I can join your lovely group and smile regularly.
    Hugs Lorraine x