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My Husband Makes His First Art Journal Page!Be prepared to laugh along as I guide my husband as he makes his very first art journal page from start to finish. He definitely puts his own twist on the page as only he can in this free 4 video series all about getting started art journaling.

The first video is all about him finding the right journal for him.  He has no idea where to start, so I ask him a few questions and tell him what I look for in a journal so he can make the decision that is right for him.

Watch Dave’s Art Journaling Adventure on YouTube.

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My Husband Makes His First Art Journal Page!In this free video series, you’ll see him pick his journal and paint colors and what happens when he plays with the rainbow!

From his reaction when he makes what he calls a mistake, the silly thing he wrote, to the crazy title he puts on the page, it’s all in there from start to finish!

Jump on in for these free videos! Every couple of days a new one in the series will head directly to your inbox (and that’s the only way to see the what he does next!)

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How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring Page

What do kids do with glitter? They use it, to their hearts content.  Not just one little spot of sparkle, but an entire explosion of glitter.  As the glitter took over a vintage radio diagram, I created a sort of coloring page, mixed media style for this Let’s Play video, all about rediscovering how to play.

In the video, you’ll also see how I deal with that left brain of mine when it tried to control the play while I was coloring in the page with watercolors!

Watch How I Made My Own Mixed Media Glitter Coloring Page on YouTube.

The glue I used can be found here and the tray used for catching the glitter is here.

How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring PageWhat is Let’s Play?  It’s all about rediscovering the ability to play. Each month I share a specific strategy that helped me recapture the freedom and fun of play.  This month’s theme is act like a kid. You can see more of the Let’s Play series here.

Now you’ve seen my play, let’s see yours!  Share what you’re creating with us all in the Facebook group and be inspired by what others are creating! And be sure to leave a comment here to get entered in the monthly $50 Dick Blick gift certificate giveaway!

How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring Page


Let's Play August Theme with Carolyn Dube

Want to see more Let’s Play videos? You can find all the weekly posts here.

Sharing your play:   I, and a whole bunch of others, would love to see what you’re creating!  We’re sharing it in the Facebook group called A Colorful Place to Play. Why Facebook?  I’ve listened to your feedback about how and where you’d like to share your play instead of the link parties.

Monthly giveaways:  Leave comment on any (and all for more chances) of the weekly Let’s Play blog posts to be entered and one winner each month will be chosen by random.org.  Want more chances to win a $50 gift certificate to DickBlick.com?  Pin any of the images from the page or share about it on Facebook- then come back and leave a comment telling me what you did and you can have more chances to win! Giveaway closes the Sunday,September 4th at 11 pm EST and the winner will announced on the blog the following Monday.

Congrats to Kristiina, last month’s winner!


Using Leftover Scraps to make a mixed media card

Cleaning.  It’s a bad word in my world. I will do just about anything to avoid doing it and for good reason.  Sometimes inspiration strikes from the messes of other projects, like it did here!

These bits and pieces have been floating around here for a while and instead of tossing them into the trash, I decided to turn them into a quick collaged card, mixed media style.

Using Leftover Scraps to make a mixed media card

In the video, you’ll see where I almost left it with an abundance of white space but that urge passed!

Watch Leftover Scraps Become a Mixed Media Card on YouTube.

The BE was stenciled from my Uplifting Words stencil from StencilGirl Products onto deli paper.  Love deli paper because the thin kinds will just disappear once they are glued down with something like gel medium.

Using Leftover Scraps to make a mixed media card