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Video tutorial using rubber stamps and stencils together on a Gelli print by Carolyn Dube

Rubber stamps with stencils bring out the best in each other.  Bold  lines come from the stencil contrast the fine details of a rubber stamp.  Working together they created a quick art journal page.

There is lots of inspiration for using stencils with rubber stamps in this blog hop with Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps and StencilGirl Products!  All the hop details and giveaway info are at the end of this post.

Watch Using Stencils with Rubber Stamps on YouTube.

Video tutorial using rubber stamps and stencils together on a Gelli print by Carolyn Dube


Starting with a Gelli print.






Video tutorial using rubber stamps and stencils together on a Gelli print by Carolyn Dube



Fruit Pods was stamped over the entire page with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.





Video tutorial using rubber stamps and stencils together on a Gelli print by Carolyn Dube



Stenciling with the 1700’s stencil created the main image.





Video tutorial using rubber stamps and stencils together on a Gelli print by Carolyn Dube


Light Mandelas and a Gelli print with yellow paint created the moon.






Video tutorial using rubber stamps and stencils together on a Gelli print by Carolyn Dube



A layer of white paint and journaling.





Supplies Used

The prize is a$25 credit in the Lost Coast Designs store and  two 9×12 stencils (you can see them over at StencilGirl Talk)  to ONE lucky winner!

How do you win the giveaway?  Just leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win!  Want more chances to win?  You can leave a comment on each and every blog with a total of 15 chances to win!  You’ve got until Sunday, March 30th at 11:59pm CST, when the giveaway closes.

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  • Pam Robinson March 24, 2014, 3:29 am

    Carolyn, I always enjoy watching your videos. You always make me smile with you witty remarks. This time it was “Some days I have the attention span of a squirrel”. Oh my goodness!!! Your page spread is amazing. I got so excited when I saw the journaling, I thought it was a stencil (such perfection). LOVELY page!

    • Pam Robinson March 24, 2014, 4:25 am

      Thanks for the blog hop and for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  • Jayne Saddington March 24, 2014, 4:30 am

    Love watching your videos Carolyn, they are always so honest, they make me think I too can get great results if I can just let it happen. Love this page.

  • Ruth L March 24, 2014, 4:37 am

    I love this idea Carolyn, to stamp under the stencil, now I need to try to play with it…

  • Lissa March 24, 2014, 5:35 am

    I love how you put it all together!! As alway!

  • Leslie Turner March 24, 2014, 6:35 am

    This is simply stunning! Love all the details! You always make everything look so easy! Love your videos, too – have watched you in action more than once! Very happy for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop with you!
    Love To Scrap!
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  • Viki B March 24, 2014, 7:45 am

    I am loving that stencil and how you did the background! It looks wonderful!

  • lorraine williamson March 24, 2014, 7:53 am

    thank you carolyn love your youtube video just getting into it and had to do a page yesterday thanks for all the help and love the contest.

  • Eileen L. March 24, 2014, 8:33 am

    Very interesting. Loved your video I have wondered what a Gelli Plate is and how its used thanks for the video and a chance to win the giveaway.

  • Jessica March 24, 2014, 8:36 am

    Fabulous! Love the colors and the stamping. TFS Jess

  • Michelle March 24, 2014, 8:54 am

    Great job!

  • Carmen Hays March 24, 2014, 8:58 am

    I always love your designs and this is no exception. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Carol M March 24, 2014, 9:01 am

    Love all your videos. Thanks for tip on stamping under stencil.

  • Gloria Westerman March 24, 2014, 9:03 am

    I love your creative art….and this stencil is awesome…I’ve subscribe to just about everything…hope to see ya soon..tfs

  • elle March 24, 2014, 9:06 am

    This is a great combo. Thanks!

  • Kris H March 24, 2014, 9:12 am

    Carolyn, your videos ROCK !!

  • Felicia March 24, 2014, 9:27 am

    I love this page Carolyn. I love the simplicity of it and the color scheme!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and the opportunity to win!

  • April Lopez March 24, 2014, 9:34 am

    Love this. And I love your videos.

  • Cindy Goedel March 24, 2014, 9:42 am

    I love the paisley stamping all over the page and then covering it with white paint so it looks like just the house has paisley – ingenious! Another new blog to put on my favorites. Love the journaling as well. I wish my handwriting were as good.

  • Corrine March 24, 2014, 9:49 am

    Great combination of elements. Love the moon. xox

  • Marcy March 24, 2014, 9:52 am

    Carolyn is here! Yeah – Follow all your you tube stuff. I knew it would be an exciting display! Love it!

  • Andrea March 24, 2014, 9:55 am

    Absolutely love the effect you achieved. And your sense of color is awesome.

  • Ruth March 24, 2014, 9:58 am

    I liked the stamping over the gell print…I am gong to go try that. Smiles, Ruth
    PS: I would love to win…I NEED some new stuff!!!!

  • stamping sue March 24, 2014, 10:03 am

    Wonderful! video and step by step photos!!! that building stencil is going on my wish list. thank you
    stamping sue

  • Mary Beth Shaw March 24, 2014, 10:09 am

    Wow! Carolyn , lovely combination of stamps and stencils. VERY nice!!

  • Carrie March 24, 2014, 10:26 am

    This looks like such fun!

  • Donna March 24, 2014, 10:29 am

    Beautiful work!!! I Love stencils!!! New ones would be Awesome!!!!

  • Suzanne Wiegand March 24, 2014, 10:32 am

    As much as I love Stencil Girl Stencils; I love Lost Coast Designs stamps just as much! The detail and variety of their stamps are just incredible! I own several but I’d certainly love to have more!!!

  • Nicki Senn March 24, 2014, 10:47 am

    Love this! Time to get the gelli plate out. Just adore this stencil! Thanks so much!

  • Karen McAlpine March 24, 2014, 11:29 am

    Really enjoyed the video!!! Love how you used the Mandela stamp for the moon and how the background stamp is just visible on the house. Fab project!!

  • HelenRae March 24, 2014, 11:32 am

    Love love anything you do! You are my inspiration!

  • Erin K March 24, 2014, 11:32 am

    Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • HelenRae March 24, 2014, 11:32 am

    Love love everything you do!

  • SusanK March 24, 2014, 11:36 am

    Hmmm…more gelli plate art. Maybe I’d better look into this. Love the stencils and stamps you chose – perfecto!

  • Zina Kagchelland March 24, 2014, 11:36 am

    Very Artsy I like it! 🙂

  • Miranda March 24, 2014, 12:08 pm

    thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Judy Shea March 24, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Your videos make me smile, Carolyn… and I love that you say “my” stencil. Isn’t that cool? Cool stamps you chose. Yellow and blue… dreamy.

  • Melody S. from KS March 24, 2014, 12:21 pm

    Another hit in my book Carolyn! I love the pods stamp and the stencil you used rocks! Thanks for sharing!

  • stampsalot March 24, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Nice example of the combination of stamps and stencils. And thanks for the details instructions.

  • wendy March 24, 2014, 1:19 pm

    Carolyn your artwork is outstanding. You make me want to get some gelli’s and stencils right away. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Susie F March 24, 2014, 1:26 pm

    I want that stamp….Will order sooooon.

  • bibiana Martinez-ziegler March 24, 2014, 1:47 pm

    wonderful project, thanks for the video too, and for the lovely comment left at my blog!
    I am so glad to be participating along your side in this Blog Hop! cheers
    Bibiana (DTM Lost Coast Designs)

  • Carmen Whitehead March 24, 2014, 1:55 pm

    I love your videos Carolyn! Great project and I really like that mandala stamp!

  • Amante del Papel March 24, 2014, 2:02 pm

    Beautiful page!

  • Jennifer March 24, 2014, 2:08 pm

    Always love watching you play! I like the way you used the stamp to create an all-over pattern … looks so cool in the house stencil.

  • Jo Murray March 24, 2014, 2:36 pm

    A GREAT background. LOVE the choices you made here Carolyn.

  • Jackie Brockett March 24, 2014, 2:38 pm

    I too am inpatient when it comes to things drying out so I can get on to the next part of the project. I look forward to more of you art work.

  • Hetty March 24, 2014, 2:50 pm

    Wonderful art!!Thanks for the video and I get my gelli plate out and give this a try.

  • Marty Robinson March 24, 2014, 2:56 pm

    My Braun is exploding with all the wonderful ideas!,!

  • Mary C. Nasser March 24, 2014, 2:58 pm

    Carolyn, have I told you lately how brilliant you are! 🙂
    Love these layers of blue with the accent of yellow and the way you integrated the rubber stamps! Outstanding!

  • StephInOK March 24, 2014, 3:05 pm

    Well, I have to say first ….WOW!!! I have had the desire to get into mixed media and am fortunate to have found you via this blog hop! Loved your video and teaching style so much that I am now a follower of your blog and youtube channel!!! Looking forward to catching up on all your previous posts and videos!

  • Cheryl March 24, 2014, 3:05 pm

    I love this page. It’s simple but very cool. I love the use of the gelli prints. I have amassed a pile of them and needed ideas for ways to use them. Thank you!
    And thanks for the chance to win some new supplies…being unemployed has put a crimp in my ability to sample new products.

  • Lisa March 24, 2014, 3:10 pm

    Love the color and all the layers

  • Leigh Snaith-Brunton March 24, 2014, 3:28 pm

    Such a fun and fabulous creation! It’s been fun blog hop with you!

  • Melissa March 24, 2014, 3:50 pm

    Stamps and stencils are like peanut butter and jelly

  • JKW March 24, 2014, 3:58 pm

    You always stretch my learning of art and I am enjoying every minute of it. You put all of those (gelli, stencil, stamps) together into a beautiful painting. I am loving all the new supplies and creativity I am able to come up with. This week it was Zentangles for me. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Cheryl March 24, 2014, 4:03 pm

    and thanks for adding the video to your blog. I love watching you work!

  • Tommy B. McDonell March 24, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Carolyn, your videos and your work, always make me smile. And I love this because I love your houses and train station etc.

    I have a question. I get that you never, well perhaps I should say rarely, go up and down when putting the paint on the stencil. BUT, if you are not going to go up and down, I am interested in why sometimes you use a brush and other times you may not. Is it just what you reach for???

    Also, why a stabilio pencil? I know what it is, but do you think it works better here or???

    You know, you like color. But I ask questions. Inquiring minds want to KNOW.

    Great job.


    • Carolyn Dube March 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

      Hi Tommy,
      Brushes cover a lot of area quickly and I have patience issues. I also love love love when paint runs under a stencil. Brushes give a different look than sponges and allow for wetter mixing of colors that sponges have for me. That said, I like sponges too – they give a different look than brushes for me.

      Stabilo pencils write over anything with a nice dark line. It is one of my favorites.
      Hope that helps!

  • Bronwen March 24, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Such lovely colours! Your projects are always inspiring! 🙂

  • NancyLee March 24, 2014, 5:07 pm

    You are a hoot! Your vids are so fun to watch!
    Love the colors! Neat idea for a page.

  • Cecilia Swatton March 24, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Thanks for always using videos to show your techniques — I’ve watched all of them, some of them over and over!

  • Lura Brown March 24, 2014, 5:16 pm

    i am loving what you do ALWAYS!! you are one talented lady. the partnership of the fantastic stencil girls with the stamp company lost coast designs a pairing made in heaven. pure awesomeness. thanks for the inspiration and chances to win. xoox

  • Kathy Gledsdale March 24, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Fabulous as always and such great colours too. Thank you x

  • Rita McGregor March 24, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Always fun to see your videos. Nice to see what you did with a gelli print. 🙂
    Great giveaway, too.

  • Janene March 24, 2014, 5:46 pm

    I subscribe to your blog and always enjoy your videos. Stamps and stencils, I’ll be hopping along blog to blog.

  • Ela March 24, 2014, 5:50 pm

    Wow, your journal page had me so hooked, that I almost missed that there’s a video…

  • Paulette Roy-Serre March 24, 2014, 5:59 pm

    Love the your technique and that stencil!!

  • Yvonne Irish March 24, 2014, 6:12 pm

    Love the idea of the quick art journal page, and yours is lovely! This blog hop is awesome!

  • Loyce March 24, 2014, 6:15 pm

    My personal definition of art is something of which I never tire of admiring. Your work satisfies the art seeker in me. I wish I could hang this on my wall and gaze at it every day.

  • Susan Schultheis March 24, 2014, 6:42 pm

    Great art piece using SG stencils and LCD stamps…two of my most fave companies! I watched the video tut and want to thank you for the inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win some great stencils and stamps.

  • Mandy Fariello March 24, 2014, 7:49 pm

    I always love your videos, Carolyn! 😛

  • Bonnie Rabon March 24, 2014, 9:40 pm

    Very nice techniques. I may have to get a gelli plate and try for myself. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Denise Spillane March 24, 2014, 9:49 pm

    Carolyn, love this. I love the stamps chosen, colors and of course stencils. I am itching to get my stamps out too!

  • Linda Kittmer March 24, 2014, 9:55 pm

    I love your use of Gelli printing and especially love the mandela as a moon!

  • TheresaV March 24, 2014, 10:08 pm

    I love the colors you used and the project!

  • Cindy E. March 24, 2014, 10:27 pm

    Thanks for the introduction to a new stamp line (for me). I’m going to be checking those out.

  • Linda on the Prairie March 24, 2014, 10:51 pm

    You are the Duchess of Gelli! I must have the 1700s stencil and the stamp selection was just the right touch.

  • Janet Castle March 24, 2014, 10:57 pm

    Wonderful combo using the Gelli plate, stencils, and stamps…love the project! TFS your video too!

  • Teresa R March 24, 2014, 11:27 pm

    Love the building stencils. Need more stencils and stamps in my collection

  • teresa ankeney-mackenzie March 25, 2014, 12:35 am

    Your work is amazing, I am looking forward to watching your videos.

  • Kelli J. Getchell March 25, 2014, 12:45 am

    I am loving this hop as it is introducing me to new artists to watch and learn from. Nice to meet you Carolyn!

  • Lexie Jansma March 25, 2014, 2:05 am

    I really enjoyed your color combinations and I am definitely going to have to start following you on youtube! Thanks for all the colorful inspiration!

  • Cath Sheard March 25, 2014, 4:09 am

    Love this – the moon rocks! I always enjoy your videos because you obviously love what you are doing.

  • Jackie N March 25, 2014, 6:07 am

    total gorgeousness Carolyn!!! as always- Love your art!! Such a super idea! TY! “)

  • jean marmo March 25, 2014, 6:49 am

    HOw fun! I should get my gelli plate out and make some more papers! I love the stamping under the stencil. This is a technique I need to try!

  • Kris Rink March 25, 2014, 9:01 am

    Love it!

  • Gunvor March 25, 2014, 10:28 am

    I really love what you created with the stamps and the stencils. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • ShannonWL March 25, 2014, 12:12 pm

    This blog hop is great. Thank you for participating. We’ve seen stamped images as the focal point of a mixed media project and now a stencil image. Awesome. I tend to use both as background in my mixed media but will be re-thinking that in the future.

  • Kay Wallace March 25, 2014, 12:18 pm

    Love watching you work, my friend. Another great stencil ala Carolyn from StencilGirl!

  • Tarah DeMerchant March 25, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Awesome video! Holy smack earls I love this quick page, mine take too long. Love the inspiration:). Thanks for sharing!

  • Gill March 25, 2014, 2:33 pm

    Thanks Carolyn – the Queen of Gelli printing!

  • coco March 25, 2014, 3:17 pm

    merci pour le blog hop!

  • zoetsi March 25, 2014, 4:00 pm

    Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing!

  • Robin B. March 25, 2014, 5:49 pm

    A Gelliprint, a stamp and a stencil…what could be better. Beautiful page!

  • Marita Summers March 25, 2014, 8:18 pm

    I enjoyed your video and especially your carefree easy style! I still have lots to learn on mixed media – now I just need to find more time to play!

  • Clair Marie March 26, 2014, 1:19 am

    I love, love, love the colors you used. Gorgeous! Very inspiring!

  • Annie March 26, 2014, 10:05 am

    I loved this video and all of your videos.
    Thanks, Annie

  • Dorothy March 26, 2014, 10:14 am

    I’m loving all the wonderful mixed media sites I’ve seen so far on this hop. Love the technique you shared. Trying to sign up for your newsletter, but not sure if it went through. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carolyn Dube March 26, 2014, 10:20 am

      Just sent you an email…we’ll get it figured out!

  • elizabeth March 26, 2014, 11:05 am

    Great spread. love watching your videos

  • Wendy March 26, 2014, 6:31 pm

    Love the mandela moon! Great idea.

  • Win Dinn March 26, 2014, 7:17 pm

    Love the stamp AND the stencil – a great combo there!

  • rarecat March 26, 2014, 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the blog hop. I like my gelli plate it adds extra colour. I enjoyed your page stencils and pods lovely colour everything !!

  • ~Jo~ March 27, 2014, 12:50 pm

    WOW that was an awesome video! I am one of your newer subscribers and I am really enjoying what you do. I hear you talk about gelli prints but what exactly is a gelli print? Where can I get one? I love how your journal page came out and how simple it was to create. I have never tried anything like this before but I definitely want to! Thanks for the chance to win also!

    • Carolyn Dube March 27, 2014, 10:23 pm

      Gelli Prints are made with a Gelli Plate, which is a form of monprinting- a fun and playful way to play. I have a bunch of Gelli Printing videos at https://acolorfuljourney.com/?page_id=6439 to give you an idea about what it is. There is a link at the top of that page to where I buy them. I also have a bunch more Gelli videos on YouTube. Hope that helps!

  • Laura from VA March 27, 2014, 8:27 pm

    Loved your 1700’s video. You put a lot of work into your work (LOL) to make the process do-able for us beginners. I am so glad I found you!
    Now to get blog-hoppin!

  • Becki March 27, 2014, 8:40 pm

    Love the combo of the fruit pods stamp and the 1700’s stencil.

  • Marguerite Harty March 27, 2014, 10:30 pm

    As always your work is awesome, and great ideas, thanks.

  • SueEllen Hayler March 27, 2014, 10:50 pm

    This is my first visit to your blog. After reading all the comments I am going to have to watch your videos. you are obviously well respected for your work. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. Otherwise I might not have found your blog.

  • Deborah M March 28, 2014, 7:58 am

    Love this! Thanks!

  • Cindy Matthews March 28, 2014, 10:41 am

    Wow, love your stuff – layering stencils in stamps, and vice versa – can’t wait to try that! Rolling…

  • Rebecca Buchanan March 28, 2014, 11:53 am

    Your videos are always so much fun and your work beautiful. Love the way you pulled together so many elements here. Thank you!

  • Laura Quick March 28, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Love your color choices and the subtlety! Thanks for sharing!

  • Barbara Cobb March 28, 2014, 5:13 pm

    Gelli print, stencils and stamps? Right up my alley, love it, Carolyn!

  • Susan Anderson March 28, 2014, 9:41 pm

    Watching you takes al the anxiety out of mixed media! Mistakes allowed…yay!!

  • angi eharis March 29, 2014, 12:43 am

    i knew yours would be my fav! oops, don’t tell anyone, aloha, angi in hana

  • Virginia Ryser March 29, 2014, 12:21 pm

    Love everything about this. Simplicity with impact. Great color.

  • cindyzs March 29, 2014, 3:10 pm

    great info and tutorial!!! another one (you) i will be following!! i love your creativity!! ….i will be following you!!! love your blog! thanks. i would love to win some supplies i want to get back to making homemade for my loved ones and friends! they used to love getting handmade goodies from me. i love everything crafty, diy, creative, artistic,….thanks 🙂 a big thanks to the frugal crafter, Lindsay for leading me to all of you with this blog from stencilgirl and lost coast designs thanks so much 🙂

  • Julia March 29, 2014, 10:01 pm

    I get the hop thing! How much fun and all the great work shared by all of the talented artists.
    Love your use of color here and how it all came together with stamps and stencil.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Maria March 30, 2014, 11:38 am

    Thanks for giving me a way to enter this contest with an e-mail address. Interesting how you used the gelli plate.

  • Gini Williams Cagle March 30, 2014, 2:28 pm

    I love all of the layers you built up on this. Great job!

  • Denise Bryant March 30, 2014, 6:20 pm

    Beautiful piece! The Gelli Plate intrigues me! Great color combo!

  • francine perri March 31, 2014, 12:01 pm

    wow would love to win these stencils thanks!

  • Shraddha Knight April 6, 2014, 7:01 pm

    ….am wondering what this gelli print is?….I am taking a mixed media journaling class that meets once a month with the theme of ancestors & childhood….I am grateful I found your site just yesterday as it is helping me “let go & silence that inner critic”….I love your kick back it’s going to be okay attitude….mahalo!

  • butterfliecrafter April 16, 2014, 9:32 am

    always fun to see you create, lovely page