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Video tutorial using a stencil, stamp, spray inks and Silks by Carolyn Dube

What roller coaster ride my muse took me on today!  I had a great idea to get me started- to use the blotter paper from my counter top with Jamie Fingal’s House stencil from StencilGirl Products.  That part worked very very well…

Video tutorial using a stencil, stamp, spray inks and Silks by Carolyn Dube


And I was very happy with it.





Video tutorial using a stencil, stamp, spray inks and Silks by Carolyn Dube



I used Silks to color it in.  That went very well too.



Then the adventure began.  I was going to use some fabric with it..I was going to use a dark green background…I was going to make a card…I was going to use tissue paper…well you get the idea.

I left it all in the video so you can see my winding path from start to finish.  It was just one of those days.  Ever have one of those?

This roller coaster had  some really high points for me too.  This stencil is like having a zillion stencils in 1!  The patterns in this, the different buildings- so much in one stencil.  Playing with Kari McKnight Holbrook’s Corinth stamp in the background made it so much more interesting. It was very subtle and that is out of my comfort zone- but I really like the result.

Video tutorial using a stencil, stamp, spray inks and Silks by Carolyn Dube


Thanks for stopping by!  You can win Jamie Fingal’s stencil by leaving comment on this post AND you have 7 chances to win because every person can leave a comment on every blog in the hop!  Woo Hoo!

StencilGirl Talk

Jamie Fingal

Corrine Gilman

Janet Joehlin

Linda Kittmer

Carolyn Dube – you’re here!

Maria McGuire


Linking up with the fun at Paint Party Friday!

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  • bunnyfreak August 30, 2013, 1:13 am

    Love the resulting piece.

  • Denise Spillane August 30, 2013, 2:27 am

    Hi Carolyn, as always a very fun and happy video. I love the end result! What fun, can’t wait to see what you do with your other houses. Hope top show us.

  • muriel August 30, 2013, 2:38 am

    Oh, houses! I never have enough houses whether in stencils or stamps. I love what you came out with ; the use of yellow is great!

  • Gill August 30, 2013, 4:08 am

    I love what you’ve done!

  • Corrine August 30, 2013, 5:42 am

    Sweet rose border and I like the somewhat muted tones you acheived with the stencil…different for you but I like it! xox

  • Corrine August 30, 2013, 5:42 am

    And of course achieved is spelled wrong above LOL

  • Arnoldo L. Romero August 30, 2013, 7:18 am

    You have such a marvelous eye for color, my friend. Blessings!

  • andrea August 30, 2013, 7:45 am

    I love the bits of pink showing up in the house and the scribbled writing is so loose as a contrast… great!

  • Janet August 30, 2013, 7:51 am

    Oh My Gosh Carolyn! I was on the edge of my seat!!!!!! After meeting you and getting to know your personality….. I totally GET you and how your process worked! LOVE IT! Thanks for that little adrenaline rush this morning… it goes with coffee very well!

  • Bethany Garner August 30, 2013, 7:59 am

    What an adventure and a cool ride through this uncensored and fun filled, so creative video journal. Thanks for the many tips. A series of all six of the houses in the Stencil Girls Stencil by Jamie would be a great way to finish the journey – you have the design plan all figured out. Would make a terrific series! So much fun to watch!
    Bethany Garner in Kingston, ON Canada

  • YvonneLove the stencil August 30, 2013, 8:18 am

    First, love the stencil and second, love how you show that everyone hits that wall sometimes. Thought I was the only one. Lol

  • Patty Boyd August 30, 2013, 9:36 am

    LOVE this house stencil and of course, love what you have done with it!!!Thanks for sharing! Blessings~

  • Mary Beth Shaw August 30, 2013, 9:37 am

    I agree with you – this is a bunch of stencils in one. Jamie’s design is fantastic and I love what you have done with it. xo

  • Suzy August 30, 2013, 9:43 am

    Love what you have done with Jamie’s stencil, the addition of the roses is nice too. You always make me laugh out loud and I so enjoy your creativity.

  • Karen Amelia August 30, 2013, 10:15 am

    Houses are so central for all of us. I love all these colorful, fun houses on the blog hop. Thanks for yours.

  • Linda Kittmer August 30, 2013, 10:15 am

    I love watching your process and listening to those thumps…so glad you got through it without too many bruises! The finished tag is gorgeous!

  • Jessica Sporn August 30, 2013, 10:34 am

    Beautiful work Carolyn. Love all the colors and the contrast in texture on your tag is fab!

  • Debbie St.Germain August 30, 2013, 10:42 am

    What a beautiful piece and love the video, a wonderful way to learn with visuals.


  • Melanie K August 30, 2013, 11:01 am

    I hope I win this stencil! I love it! I also love your videos …I learn something in every one of them.

  • Kari McKnight Holbrook August 30, 2013, 11:16 am

    It was a great ride! Glad I’m not the only one who has these challenges some days!

  • samara August 30, 2013, 11:32 am

    Beautiful video Carolyn. Thanks once again for delightful teaching and artistic creation! HPPF and a wonderful weekend to you!

  • Eileen August 30, 2013, 11:36 am

    Love all those colors!!! Beautiful work – love those house stencils!

  • Erica H. August 30, 2013, 11:37 am

    <3 it! Very fun !

  • Andy August 30, 2013, 11:40 am

    What a great video! I loved seeing your process. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  • Sandra Strait August 30, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Excellent video!

  • Julie G. August 30, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Loved the ride! LOL Great stencil! Reminded me I don’t use my Silks enough (Ginger Peach is calling me!).

  • Sandy Lane August 30, 2013, 12:51 pm

    my projects wander like that also love it

  • Glenda Lovchik August 30, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Love your videos. Hope to be adventurous someday. The houses are great. Thanks for sharing your process and talents.

  • Linda K August 30, 2013, 12:53 pm

    I knew when I saw you were on the blog hop I ‘d be in for such a colorful treat-you never disappoint my dear!!! I felt much the same as you when I recently received a stencil for an upcoming hop-already have my 3rd project in the works 🙂

  • Julie Mackinder August 30, 2013, 12:57 pm

    Great fun video and I love your final result. Especially loved your sound of you hitting the wall. We’ve all been there!

  • Marji August 30, 2013, 1:00 pm

    I love coming here. Its always a wonder of color and inspiration!!

  • Monica Lowrance August 30, 2013, 1:26 pm

    I LOVE TAGS!!!!!!!! Great job.. love it!!!!!

  • Christine Kiehl August 30, 2013, 1:48 pm

    Wow. That was a seriously fun video!! I loved how you put the ink ON the stencil and then rolled your paper over the stencil instead of the other way around! Also, I never thought about putting my glue bottle upside down in a cup for quick use like you do! I have learned so much with this video and hop! Thank you so much for taking all that time to video your creations! Which I might add are fantastic and beautiful! Very inspiring!

  • Janelle Rourke August 30, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I love your videos! I always come away with ideas going round and round in my head! So much crafting to do, so little time! Thank you so much for sharing. I love your work. Thanks for a chance to win one of these awesome stencils.
    Janelle R

  • Denise Nawrot August 30, 2013, 2:55 pm

    I’m so glad I found you via another bog and signed up for your newsletter! Your video is fun and soo many tips to remember! Now a bonus.. A chance to win a stencil! Awesome!

  • Glenda Hoagland August 30, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Carolyn, I love your videos. They make my day. I really like he end result of this process. I found myself talking to you during the video. So fun

    • Carolyn August 30, 2013, 3:13 pm

      So that was the voice in my head!

  • Teresa Richardson August 30, 2013, 3:29 pm

    Love this tag; love the colors

  • Nancy Lee August 30, 2013, 4:47 pm

    Glorious! Just LOVE the colors! What a job well done! Yea!

  • Maggie M August 30, 2013, 5:09 pm

    You’re my kinda gal! So much so, I’ve subscribed to your blog by email! I don’t do that very often. I can so relate to your video information, and I love the resulting tag. Thanks so much for playing along in the blog hop and I look forward to seeing a lot more of your creativity!

  • RITA MONTGOMERY August 30, 2013, 5:41 pm

    Tags, Houses, Color…..Yes, Please. Carolyn…you’re the best.

  • Carol C August 30, 2013, 6:05 pm

    I love your colorful houses!! Looks like you started and just kept rolling with it, the best kind of art making!

  • Studio Kaufmann August 30, 2013, 6:10 pm

    Love your stencil art. Really cheerful and fun houses. The video was well made and engaging too.
    Happy PPF!!

  • Anni August 30, 2013, 6:49 pm

    Great finished product on the tag! These little ‘abodes’ are very versatile, as I have been seeing on this hop. Anni

  • Mary in IL August 30, 2013, 6:50 pm

    this just made me happy! would love to win a stencil! 🙂

  • angela eharis August 30, 2013, 8:03 pm

    i love what u did carolyn, u guys are so darn talented at stencil girl, this is a awesome stencil, i want it! aloha, angi in hana

  • Pam August 30, 2013, 10:18 pm

    I love the multiple colors in the background. Your work is delightful!

  • Gaye August 30, 2013, 10:31 pm

    I love seeing your process…. OOps made good. I need this stencil….I see cards in its future.

  • Elizabeth Kaplan August 31, 2013, 3:04 am

    Who else could be so entertaining escaping from The Land of OK?

  • Boo August 31, 2013, 3:32 am

    Carolyn, Love, love, love this video. Thanks so much for sharing a “one of those days” video. It’s really helpful to see that even someone who does art full time has days like this from time to time.

    I laughed with you because I’ve done exactly what you were doing more than once.
    Your tag turned out great.

    I want that stencil!!

  • Gillian Pearce August 31, 2013, 5:42 am

    I love the colourful background with the simple black stencil.

  • Lura Brown August 31, 2013, 10:33 am

    i love this stencil, such whimsy and so many ways to use it. xoox

  • Gunvor August 31, 2013, 10:52 am

    Love this stencil and how you used it. Great tip to use the blotting paper as background – I will steal this for sure!

  • KimG August 31, 2013, 10:54 am

    Love, love, love watching you create, Caroline. The stencil is awesome

  • Sandy Karsten August 31, 2013, 11:49 am

    So glad to see that you also hit that wall. Difference is you kept going. I get up and get a bowl of icecream and the project might not get done for days. Good end result!!

  • Anne August 31, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Love the lino cut feeling of the stencil and your tag is a wonderful creation! <3

  • becky voth August 31, 2013, 3:44 pm

    You are the color girl! I love your tag & the colors make me happy!

  • Jackie August 31, 2013, 4:54 pm

    Thanks for the great tut! Love your colors! beauty!!

  • Jackie August 31, 2013, 4:56 pm

    Thanks for not editing out the process…it’s good to know that even an accomplished mixed media artist has to “keep on keepin’ on” sometimes! I love the end result.

  • jona August 31, 2013, 9:00 pm

    I really love this stencil. it is so versatile and would make a great addition to my journaling. Thanks for sharing

  • KarenL. August 31, 2013, 10:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing the entire thought process. Love the end result.

  • Willow September 1, 2013, 1:23 am

    I love your tag but the journey was just so much fun and yep, we’ve all been there!!! Thanks for a good late night laugh…

  • giggles September 1, 2013, 6:43 am

    Wonderful color on these stencils…I love seeing the variety everywhere!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Barbara I. September 1, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing your process and thoughts via the video. The same thing happens to me. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who experiences the Land of Just OK. I love how you used the stencil to make the tag. It turned out fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • textilerecycler September 1, 2013, 6:51 pm

    WOW!! What impact! That color explosion really shows off the cool stencil design. I’m getting some great ideas to use it too : )

  • Linda on the Prairie September 1, 2013, 8:58 pm

    The video gave me several starting points. Thanks!

  • Jackson September 2, 2013, 10:02 am

    Thanks for sharing the whole process. So nice to see I’m not the only one who gets stuck. End result is great.

  • j elizabeth ballard September 2, 2013, 10:14 am

    clever! love!

  • June H September 2, 2013, 10:18 am

    Thanks for sharing your complete process! Glad to know I am not the only one that does that lol!! Another great video and project!

  • TheaM September 2, 2013, 12:12 pm

    love your home tag – great idea! your muse is a busy one – so happy, too!

  • Marjie Kemper September 2, 2013, 2:50 pm

    Sure did enjoy watching and hearing the process. You rocked it out – I hate when you’re sitting there in that spot wondering what’s that special missing step?

  • Cat September 2, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Thanks for another great video. Sure looks like you had fun working with this stencil. I think it’s an awesome stencil!!

  • Danielle C. September 2, 2013, 7:01 pm

    Hello Carolyn, it is first blog hop with Stencil girl, and I just love love watching your video about your journey with this tag. Love the little houses you painted, found everything, very inspirational. thanks for a chance to win. Cheers from MOntreal

  • wanda dopp September 2, 2013, 7:15 pm

    I think it’s beautiful and it would look good in my house..

  • Maria McGuire September 2, 2013, 9:18 pm

    I think sometimes when this happens they turn out to be our favorite projects. I think it was great that you showed your process and that it doesn’t always just “come to us”. Now you have a beautiful tag!

  • JKW September 3, 2013, 1:12 pm

    The tag is wonderful. You are so full of wonderful art ideas. . .wow, imagine you having a blip. . . . Thanks so much for sharing the process. Love the stencils. . .still looking for my yellow cottage in real life though. Blessings, Janet

  • Suzanne Schmitz September 5, 2013, 8:36 pm

    Loved the stencil and trials of finding just the right combo to make a great tag. Such a good learning experience. Thanks

  • Kay Wallace September 6, 2013, 11:31 am

    Love your colorful journey from stencil to card to fab tag, Carolyn! Bravo!