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No Pens Were Harmed in the Making of This Art Journal Page!

Video showing how I used a word stencil in an art journal page by carolyn dube

No pens were harmed in the making of this art journal page!  Although it was risky to use a regular pen on paint that hadn’t dried completely, my pen made it through the ordeal as I played in my art journal with some new text stencils!

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In the video below,  as I finish this art journal page, I share with you  how I combined  parts of words to create the text I needed.

Watch Using word stencils in a colorful art journal on YouTube.

Making this page was lots of playful fun but it was also a strong message from the muse reminding me to listen to the wisdom that often comes in soft whisper.   What messages have you been getting from your muse lately?

Stencils Used


Sharing with my friends at Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, and Art Journal Every Day.

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  • Mary C. Nasser March 19, 2014, 9:25 pm

    Yay, Carolyn!!
    LOVE your new stencil designs!

  • Jean Marmo March 19, 2014, 9:51 pm

    LOVE that stencil and love how you use it! I love how your background started! And, am glad then pens are ok:) I have killed a few as well.

  • lorraine williamson March 19, 2014, 10:44 pm

    I love it still learning and found some letter stencils which I used on my new craft. Where did you get your stencils at would love to get some. The word in my head right now is BELIEVE. Still watching alot of youtube videos on artjournaling and your blog gives me inspiration thanks for sharing loving your journey. oh almost forgot have you seen the new sharpies at wal-mart 80’s glam color so cool.

  • Maria McGuire March 20, 2014, 1:08 am

    Another GREAT page and love the new stencils!

  • Ruth L March 20, 2014, 2:40 am

    Love the shapes on the page and the word stenciling is fabulous!

  • corrine March 20, 2014, 6:07 am

    FAB! Pens are one of my faves ans they DO seem to recover from paint abuse, LOL xox

  • Jackie N March 20, 2014, 6:38 am

    Carolyn, great post and video – I especially love the pen disclaimer- you make me laugh every time! have a great day!

  • Kathy Gledsdale March 20, 2014, 11:29 am

    Always an inspiration and never a bore.

  • Ellie Taesali March 20, 2014, 12:09 pm

    Love to watch your videos, you are fearless! Art journaling is suppose to be fun and your way of journaling looks like a ton of fun.

  • Kay Wallace March 20, 2014, 3:20 pm

    Just pinned you…hope it didn’t hurt! I love revisiting pieces of art I have started, then abandoned…or thought finished when, obviously, they were not! Great result today, Carolyn!

  • Amante del Papel March 20, 2014, 5:26 pm

    is a fantastic page!

  • saskia March 21, 2014, 3:05 pm

    Great page!!

    Smiles, Saskia 🙂

  • Tam Hess March 21, 2014, 4:49 pm

    No hurting pens! haha I love the colors so much. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

  • Tamiko McCurry March 21, 2014, 6:02 pm

    OMGosh you are a scream!! So glad NO PENS were hurt!!! lmaoooo!! YOU TALENTED COLORFUL WOMAN!! Let me share.. bc as always.. we must feed the muse!!

  • Annette G March 21, 2014, 6:07 pm

    Great title and such a fun page Carolyn. Happy PPF, Annette x


  • giggles March 22, 2014, 1:10 am

    A very encouraging art piece! Great quote Carolyn! So pretty!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Annabelle March 23, 2014, 9:00 pm

    Beautiful page and adore those stencils, very inspiring.

    Annabelle m..m

  • sue March 24, 2014, 4:56 pm

    he he he … glad no pens were hurt in the making of your page 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper March 24, 2014, 7:07 pm

    What a great video! I hope you’ll forgive my leaving your page mid-view, but I just had to go buy that amazing new word stencil!

  • Lindsey March 27, 2014, 10:45 pm

    Love your courage with color and continuing to build with it.

  • ~Jo~ March 29, 2014, 6:21 pm

    Such an awesome new journal page! Love the stencils and I’m glad no pens got ruined lol

    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥