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Layer Me Stencils and Loose Doodling

I started with a Gelli print and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

Ever have a Gelli print® that leaves you feeling blah? The kind that are fine or okay…that is such a so-so place to be. I don’t like so-so. So what do I do?

I say O.O.P.S. This Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly was loaded with opportunity. If I didn’t care about it, I was free to just play with absolutely no worries about ruining it. After adding layers of painty pattern with my new Layer Me stencils, I fell in love with that paper!

Want to win all 3 of my newest stencils? I’ve got a giveaway happening (but it is ending very soon!) and you can find all the details (and how to get a total of 6 chances to win) here.

I started with a Gelli print and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

 

This is the blah Gelli print® where I started. It isn’t much now, but it turned out to be the best background for me to add layers of pattern.

 

 

 

I started with a Gelli print and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

This is just 2 layers…but after a bunch more it became very interesting to me thanks to Pebbles, Connected Eyes, and Iron Grate.

 

 

When stenciling, I often get messy. I use lots of paint just so it runs under parts of the stencil. I like that look, especially when building up layers.

I started with a Gelli print and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paperI took various Posca pens to the page and began coloring in some shapes, tracing others, and followed my impulses to embellish where ever it struck my fancy.This is how an impatient person like me doodles.

I started with a Gelli print and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

The end result? A big smile on my face and a very busy, patterned paper. I can’t wait to cut it up or rip up into pieces for a page in my art journal! I started with a Gelli print and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

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  • Becca Cruger July 14, 2015, 11:02 pm

    Gorgeousness! Layers and layers and layers of bright clever design!

  • Jan Johnston July 15, 2015, 9:43 am

    Your new stencils are AMAZING!

  • Kitti Scibelli July 15, 2015, 10:29 am

    Love the end result and I’ve got to get me some of the Posca pens!! 🙂

  • Kathy Gledsdale July 15, 2015, 10:44 am

    Gorgeous

  • stephanie July 15, 2015, 11:42 am

    Nice print!

  • Becky July 15, 2015, 12:38 pm

    Yumminess!!! Amazon has a smokin’ deals on Posca Pens today for Prime Day. Just in case anyone is like me and has always wanted Posca’s!!! Thanks, Carolyn!! Love how you play with color!!

  • HelenRae Tarantino July 15, 2015, 2:09 pm

    I love it! I just did some pages and yes some I don’t care fore but I will get busy and take your inspiration! Thanks

  • Raine July 15, 2015, 3:00 pm

    Great idea! That came out awesome!

  • Corrine July 15, 2015, 4:36 pm

    Doodles over your bright colors make the piece. Nice!! xox

  • Josie July 15, 2015, 4:37 pm

    Facebooked it

  • Denise Spillane July 15, 2015, 6:21 pm

    It looks like a summer garden, love it!

  • Judy Shea July 15, 2015, 7:42 pm

    This journey you are on, my friend, is quite colorful.

  • Kathy Cote July 15, 2015, 8:54 pm

    Absolutely fab! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Linda July 15, 2015, 11:55 pm

    Shared on Facebook- love your inspirational pieces of advice!

  • diane ostdiek July 16, 2015, 12:05 am

    Interesting and fun. I like the idea of nothing to lose.

  • Nancy Sapp July 16, 2015, 2:29 pm

    LOVE, LOVE these patterned stencils! Great idea! Gotta get some of those Posca Pens too!

  • Cath Sheard July 17, 2015, 7:49 pm

    The final results great! I love your quick doodling.

  • Jean Marmo July 18, 2015, 9:05 pm

    I think I need to make more layers when i play with my palte. I think I quit too soon! Love yours!!

  • Elaine F July 19, 2015, 6:45 pm

    The videos are great. Hoping I get lucky. Would love these latest stencils.

  • doreen July 20, 2015, 6:10 am

    Love this, it makes me HAPPY.

  • Becky Partan July 20, 2015, 11:54 am

    Love this paper. Sometimes I get so hung up on things needing to be “perfect” that I forget to just play and have fun. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂