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Video tutorial by Carolyn Dube using a Gelli Plate with the Jump for Joy Stencil from Stencil Girl Products Stencil Test DriveJump for Joy By Jessica Sporn for Stencil Girl Products

Happy play with my Gelli Plate and Stencil Girl stencils today!  Jessica Sporn’s Jump for Joy stencil made me so happy as I experimented on envelopes from a huge stash I found buried in a cabinet recently.

You  know when there is a test drive there are going to others playing too!  Stop on by Jessica Sporn, Maria McGuire, and Michelle LaPoint Rydell !

You can watch the video directly on YouTube here.

Video tutorial by Carolyn Dube using a Gelli Plate with the Jump for Joy Stencil from Stencil Girl Products

Here are the 3 envelopes I made.  I love that each has a different look even though they were all printed with the same supplies.



Video tutorial by Carolyn Dube using a Gelli Plate with the Jump for Joy Stencil from Stencil Girl Products

Here she is only stenciled with Posca Markers.  I found out about these markers thanks to Maria McGuire and now I am in love.  They are so opaque. So juicy.  So much fun with a stencil!




Video tutorial by Carolyn Dube using a Gelli Plate with the Jump for Joy Stencil from Stencil Girl Products


Grabbed some words off the stencil to create my own phrase that matched how I was feeling.




I have some wonderful news coming on Monday too.  I am living my joy in so many ways right now!  What joy do you have in your world today?
If you need more joy stop on over to Summer of Color and  Paint Party Friday!


Supplies Used:

Gelli PlateJump for Joy By Jessica Sporn for Stencil Girl ProductsPosca MarkersStabilo Pencil




Gelli Plate                  Stencil            Posca Marker     Stabilo Pencil


Blickrylic Polymer GlossAmsterdam acrylic paintsDots and Dashes stencil by Jessica Sporn for Stencil Girl Products




Polymer Gloss    Amsterdam Paints    Stencil

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  • Maria McGuire June 20, 2013, 12:48 am

    I LOVE how you colored her in!!! Who wouldn’t LOVE to get this in the mail. She has so much ENERGY! Your videos are wonderful and you give great tips every time!

  • Paula McLane Jennings June 20, 2013, 1:07 am

    love your page for Summer of Color. What a fun stencil!

  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell June 20, 2013, 1:53 am

    EEEKKK!!!! I just LOVE what you did with this stencil Carolyn! What a great idea to make an envelope, love the bright colors and how you used the paint pens to make the stenciled image multi-colored! I’m off to watch your video…

  • Gill June 20, 2013, 3:41 am

    I love the colours and your girl is so full of energy!

  • froebelsternchen June 20, 2013, 4:26 am


  • Valerie-Jael June 20, 2013, 5:20 am

    Gorgeous, joyful piece! Valerie

  • Shahrul Niza June 20, 2013, 5:46 am

    Hi, Carolyn :). There is so much JOY in here:). I could use some, yes!. These are gorgeous prints, love the stencil images too!

  • Corrine June 20, 2013, 5:59 am

    Yummy envelopes and your gal is living her joy in those colors……Hope you had a great play day….xox

  • Yolanda D June 20, 2013, 7:30 am

    This is fabulous! I have a gelli plate and haven’t played with it yet. Can’t wait now!

  • Judy Shea June 20, 2013, 8:49 am

    Yowza.. great envelope set. Fantastic results with all your colors and playing with Poscha’s. They are on my list to get.. you and Maria.. such enablers.

  • Jessica Sporn June 20, 2013, 8:50 am

    WOW! so joyous! I love the movement you achieved by outlining the stencil loosely after stenciling it. GORGEOUS as always! can’t wait to hear your big news!!

  • Linda K June 20, 2013, 9:19 am

    I KNEW that when I clicked on your name from Jessica’s stencil test drive that I’d be in for another colorful, vibrant and awesome project from you!! LOVE your envies, and am so excited for you and intrigued by your upcoming news.

  • maryjo mcgraw June 20, 2013, 9:24 am

    Love it ….it is absolutely ALIVE with color!

  • sandra sherman June 20, 2013, 9:24 am

    wonderfully vibrant and fun are words that come to mind when I look at your envelopes Carole. Someone would be very lucky to receive one of these through the post:)

  • Kay Wallace June 20, 2013, 1:53 pm

    Mail art is certainly “coming of age” again, and the marriage of the Gelli Plate and stencil (especially Jessica’s!) makes it a quick and fun project! Bravo, Carolyn!

  • Cynthia June 20, 2013, 2:25 pm

    Gorgeous! Love LOVE how those envelopes came out!! And live your joy…I love that too!

  • Boo Martin June 20, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Lover you envelopes. I know they will make the mail man smile.

  • Marjie Kemper June 20, 2013, 5:11 pm

    So fun! Love how you’ve colored this girl and created your own sentiment by mixing the words… you are so clever!!

  • Sharon Fritchman June 20, 2013, 8:44 pm

    Your work of art is spectacular! I love how you used the SOC colors here, and how you projected JOY on your beautiful page!

  • Mary C. Nasser June 21, 2013, 9:10 am

    What a wonderfully joyful envelope!
    I’m always amazed by your process.
    And I’m in love with that blue in her dress and in the lettering!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • artmusedog and carol June 21, 2013, 9:23 am

    wonderfully colorful and creative and joyful art work! Happy Day to you ^_^

    Thanks for ‘visiting’ ~

  • Arnoldo L. Romero June 21, 2013, 10:02 am

    I love the uniqueness of your envelope designs, and they looked like so much fun to make! I really need to get me a gelli plate. Blessings!

  • Susan June 21, 2013, 10:08 am

    Everyone needs a gelli plate! Your videos are so inspiring. Thanks for all you do.

  • faye June 21, 2013, 10:37 am

    Carolyn, your envelopes will be a wonderful additional piece of art to someone receiving one of your greetings! So beautiful.

  • Marji June 21, 2013, 12:00 pm

    I love this one. The colors are spectacular. So fun!!

  • Kathy Gledsdale June 21, 2013, 1:32 pm

    A wonderful video thank you for sharing and I love your accent!

  • Gracie O June 21, 2013, 2:31 pm

    Love the envelope you produced and thanks for the demo.

  • Giggles June 21, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Great message expressed in a beautiful way!! Very happy work!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Rinda June 21, 2013, 8:49 pm

    I love that stencil, and your piece is so full of joy!
    Thanks for sharing,

  • Natasha June 21, 2013, 8:53 pm

    I love the energy and movement you have captured with this!! The very colours of joy. 🙂

  • Susan June 21, 2013, 9:30 pm

    Love this! Thanks for posting the video, it was good to see you and listen to your thought process.

  • Gina Sismilich June 21, 2013, 10:52 pm

    Just gorgeous work – have to come back and watch that video. I have heard of the Posca markers – just can’t buy any more “stuff” right now!!! LOL – the colors are terrific. HPPF

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth June 21, 2013, 11:48 pm

    This is awesome. I like how different each envelope looked from the Gelli plate. Still don’t have one, but love what you are doing.

  • mandy snow June 22, 2013, 4:32 am

    Love her…what joy…well my little guy has avoided hospital during thi a larest illness…so far…thats a joy…x

    • Carolyn Dube June 22, 2013, 9:25 am

      Hope that joy continues and he avoids the hospital for a very long time!

  • monique June 22, 2013, 7:54 am

    Love your mail art! I always enjoy watching your videos, thank you for that =).

  • denthe June 22, 2013, 8:44 am

    The joy really jumps off the page here. Love it! thanks for showing your process. that background stemcil is wonderful too. Did you make it yourself?

    • Carolyn Dube June 22, 2013, 9:13 am

      Thanks! The stencil is by Jessica Sporn at Stencil Girl Products.

  • Rhonda H (rhoz) June 22, 2013, 9:44 am

    Love this! The colors are great as is the sentiment! Beautiful way to use the hot pink and orange!

  • MissyK June 22, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Oh Yes! I can feel the joy! I just LOVE this piece 🙂

    Karen x

  • Dara Lynn June 22, 2013, 10:07 pm

    Head over heels with this stencil!!!!! My heart still pitter pats for the door/window too! Do you have any comparison on Posca vs Montana Paint pens? I saw Michaels started carrying the Montana…they are a little pricey but have several widths of nibs….justa wondering? 🙂

  • Rita Barton June 24, 2013, 1:56 am

    Awesome video, thanks for sharing. Love the envelope!

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh June 24, 2013, 3:42 pm

    She’s so fabulous and so colorful! She just pops off of your page (er, envelopes 😉 LOVE that you’re playing along, thank you! xoox

  • Gloria J Zucaro June 24, 2013, 7:42 pm

    Really enjoying all the different videos! You always show how much fun you can have with your art and how you don’t have to worry! “Be Happy!” Thank you for your comment on my blog.

  • ilona June 26, 2013, 1:42 pm

    What a colourful and joyful art post! 🙂 Wonderful, and I’ll have to have a closer look at the markers you mentioned!

    Ilona xxx

  • Nancy Lee July 23, 2013, 8:46 pm

    What a cute idea. Your colors always work so well together.