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*****Just a heads up, the early birds spots (there are only 2,000 of them) are on sale ($99 USD) and when they’re gone it goes up to regular price ($175USD). And they have sold out quickly every year!*****

What’s the best part of Wanderlust? Is it the full year of step-by-step art journaling videos and printable pdfs? That’s it’s carefully organized so you get unique lessons every week? Those are all reasons to love Wanderlust, but it’s the two kinds of inspiration that I love the most about Wanderlust!

First is the buffet of teachers. It’s so inspiring to see all those different styles and approaches to art journaling! I mean, check out that range of teachers and all that creativity inducing variety! So honored to be with this group!

This year, I’m teaching 2 of the 49 lessons. One is about embracing the serendipity of the gel plate as we explore ways to create grunge. Then we’ll use that grunge to build our page.

The second lesson focuses on stenciling. There are an gazillion ways you can use a stencil, so how do you pick the technique that’s right for the page that you’re creating? Find out how as we create an art journal page of stenciled layers inspired by your favorite characters from a book.

The other thing I love about Wanderlust is the inspiration that comes from your fellow Adventurers. On top that, it’s such a supportive community too! Seeing how others use the techniques and tutorials from the lessons means you get even more variations and possibilities for your art journaling! I know I keep using a lot of exclamation points, but if you’ve done Wanderlust before, you know I’m not exaggerating on those !!!!!

What all is included in Wanderlust 2024? 49 weekly videos, lifetime access, all downloadable, and each lesson has a pdf with it too! Then there’s the community, where you can interact with the teachers, share what you create, and be inspired by your fellow Adventurers. What will the lessons be centered around? Hero techniques and star supplies, all carefully chosen so you have a brand new video and technique every week! You can check out all the details about the entire year here!

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Join Wanderlust 24 now at the special Early Bird price $99 US (available only for the first 2000 members), and you’ll get instant access to a whole bunch of bonuses which will give you a fabulous taste of what 2024 has in store! After the early bird spots are gone, it’s regular price is $175 and they sell out every year.

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Anything can become a print making tool when you’re using a gel plate, including a hair brush! This idea came to to me courtesy of the hair brush collections I was cleaning out that my kids had built up over the years. This one was sacrificed for the play. Although it really wasn’t. More about that when I get to the orange prints…

This technique simply involves putting some paint on some of the bristles and then dragging the brush along the gel plate. Repeat this as many times as you want to create the layers of weathered and aged color.

When I switched from the blue to the orange prints, the hair brush was rinsed off. It was amazing to me how easily the paint came out of the brush. It came out so well that if I put it back in the bathroom drawer, nobody would have ever known it had been used with paint!

There’s no right or wrong amount of paint to use. Some colors I used more or less simply because squeezing paint out of a tube onto a hairbrush isn’t an exact science.

This is just one of many ways you can start a gel print. If you want more ideas then check out my free downloadable video and pdf, 600 Gel Printing Ideas for Beginners. It’s is packed with everything you need to know to make a print, create layers, and on top of that 600 ways to start a print. Can all that be in one single video? Yup. See how!

Here are the supplies used. Some of these links may be affiliate links which means I may get a small percentage and it doesn’t cost you anything extra! And you get a really good feeling knowing that you are helping keep the free tutorials coming!


The Pathways collection for this month’s StencilClub set was inspired by various sidewalks, walkways, and promenades that hold a special meaning for me. Even though many feet walk over the same ground, our journeys are unique. We each have our own path.

I’m honored to be the June 2023 StencilClub designer for StencilGirl Products. What is StencilClub? It’s 2 exclusive, club only 9 x12 stencils that ship on the 15th of each month. Along with the stencils, you also get a members only video by the designing artist. That’s me this month and there’s a sneak peek of my project at the end of this post. It’s just $25, shipping included! You can find all the details here. Then, on top of that, you get 20% off any other stencils you order in the public collection.

The stencil on the left incorporates bits of the mosaic walkways of Corinth, the oversized stepping stones of Pompeii and the shifted cobblestones along the promenade in Ephesus.

The stencil on the right had a more playful source of inspiration, watching kids use big buckets of sidewalk chalk to turn plain cement into works of art!

A great thing about stencils, you have the flexibility to use the entire stencil or pick and choose parts to use. Below, I’ve made an abstract art journal page using the other stencil in the Pathways collection.

Here’s a look at what we’ll be creating in my members only video inside StencilClub. We’ll be gel printing some book text and then turning it into a colorful art journal page.

Naturally, the techniques I’m sharing can be used with any of your stencils.

The StencilClub Pathways collection ships on June 15, 2023 and I can’t wait to see how you use them! If you’re already a member, you’re all set! Not a member yet? You can find all the details here.

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