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Ode to the Stencil

Ode to the Stencil with Carolyn DubeThe sun is shining, flowers are starting to bloom and the stencils are singing- maybe the birds too but I am only hearing the stencils.   The layers of paint that have built up on them have hypnotized me.  Not just the “hypnotized from doing laundry and cleaning” (because a paperclip can hypnotize me when it comes to avoiding that stuff); hypnotized from doing the stuff too!

Ode to the Stencil with Carolyn Dube


Circle Grid by Crafter’s Workshop







Ode to the Stencil with Carolyn Dube



Vines by Dina Wakley






Ode to the Stencil with Carolyn Dube



Echoes by Julie Balzer




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  • Nydia Dominguez April 14, 2013, 7:24 pm

    you are too funny! BTW…those stencils are beautiful!

  • Jessica Sporn April 14, 2013, 7:27 pm

    you crack me up! I LOVE the things that you LOVE SO MUCH!

  • ellen April 14, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Hi Carolyn!!!

  • Cynthia April 14, 2013, 7:39 pm

    Your stencils are just….OOO PAPERCLIP!!! Um. Sorry bout that. I love your gorgeous stencils! 😉

  • Rinda April 14, 2013, 11:00 pm

    So much fun!

  • Maria McGuire April 14, 2013, 11:31 pm

    LOVE this!

  • Rhonda April 15, 2013, 12:01 am

    I do love the stencils! Love how colorful they become after much loving use!

  • DonnaL April 15, 2013, 8:43 am

    So nice to see someone else with a stencil addiction! I cannot resist a good stencil (covered in paint is even better). Inspiration for me lately is your Gelli Printing Class – my mind is whirling with ideas (even in my sleep)!

  • Judy Shea April 15, 2013, 9:12 am

    Oh yummy looking stencils. I’m not cleaning mine anymore. Love your humor, my friend.

  • Julie G. April 15, 2013, 9:39 am

    Just bought 2 new stencils this weekend and they are waaaaayyyyy to clean. Can’t wait to get them as pretty as yours! Loving the Gelli Print classes and so glad to see that when I started checking for the posting on Sunday that you’re as excited as I am and have posted Monday’s class a day early 🙂 Thank you for that! I had just spent the previous week cutting out homemade stencils (including a mermaid LOL) and looking forward to finding some time to use them this week.

  • Corrine April 15, 2013, 9:55 am

    Marvelous seeing all that paint embedded on the stencil, mine look like that too! So many patterns out there, so many stencils, just ask Judy, we were drooling over them Saturday at Ink About It…Grabbing my attention, painting offBeat on whatever materials I can find, got a drawer, some plywood and an old beat up chalk board, oh and a vintage suitcase waiting for some art. xox

  • Diane April 15, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Gorgeous stencils, I followed Valerie’s link here.

  • Claudette April 15, 2013, 3:44 pm

    Aw, I saw the title and I thought you were going to write a poem about stencils: “My lovely stencil, firm and true, oh how I long to ink on you….”

  • Valerie-Jael April 15, 2013, 3:56 pm

    And I thought I was the only one who didn’t clean her stencils….relief! Valerie

  • Marjie Kemper April 15, 2013, 5:33 pm

    Yup, those are some beauties!

  • tami Howse April 15, 2013, 6:34 pm

    I’ve been going absolutely crazy designing my own to cut on my personal cutting machine. I have so many fun designs and I can’t wait to get them all cut out so I can use them! If you know of anyone who needs a designer, let me know! 😉
    Fondly, Tami

  • Kathy Gledsdale April 16, 2013, 6:06 am

    Well IF EVER you get fed up with doing your lovely prints, you could hang your beautiful stencils on the wall, they look gorgeous!

  • Kay Wallace April 16, 2013, 9:57 am

    All great stencils, lovingly still covered with more than bits of color! I have tried to clean my stencils after using them, but, since the only water in my studio comes in bottles and jars, it’s not working too well! What is occupying my time and mind? Well, I finally bought that Gelli Plate! Nuf said! 😉

  • Marja April 16, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Those stencils are beautiful Carolyn and I love stencils too.
    lovely greet

  • Nancy Lee April 16, 2013, 5:30 pm

    Just got a load in from StencilGirl. HELP!
    Too many choices! You are SO right!

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours April 16, 2013, 10:55 pm

    They really are beautiful! Who knew stencils could art all unto themselves!? xx

  • Tracy April 19, 2013, 8:41 pm

    If only gardening were this much fun! I’m glad I’m not the only one who uses stencils to print with as well. Just hate to waste anything…

  • Hagit April 22, 2013, 2:23 pm

    Oh yes, so lovely! :)) I’ve never understood why people clean them 🙂