Words inspire me so you bet I was excited to play with Seth Apter’s new stencil, Explore. It’s loaded with words and lots of texture too. For today’s play, I’m using fancy fancy things…like cardboard from a box, a cosmetic sponge, and old scrapbooking paper.
This is just one of many stops in a blog hop celebrating Seth’s latest stencil release. You can find all of his new stencils at StencilGirl and there’s a giveaway too! All the details at the end of this post!
An then an OOPS…
Yes, there is an Oops thanks to my impatience in the video. Every Oops is an opportunity and this is no exception. Since an Oops is a good thing to me that means impatience is a good thing too, right? I’ve become very good at rationalizing…
Watch Text and Texture Play on YouTube.
Here are the stages this cardboard scrap went through as I added scrapbooking paper, stenciled on it, stenciled some more, and then scribble journaled.
In honor of Seth’s newest release of Text and Texture and Techno Insider stencils, StencilGirl is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky commenter! Leave a comment here to be entered and if you want more chances to win, leave a comment on each blog in the hop. Of course, only 1 comment per blog. But hurry, the giveaway closes at 11:59pm CST on July 24th! You can see more inspiration using his fun new stencils at each stop on the hop! Check ’em all out!
- StencilGirl Talk
- Seth Apter
- Mary Beth Shaw
- Mary C. Nasser
- Carolyn Dube- you’re here
- Gwen Lafleur
- Kirsten Reed
- Janet Joehlin
- Maria McGuire
Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do!
Funny as always!!! Love the fact that you can’t remember what you wrote! LOL!
Gorgeous!! How is it, your oops! Always turn out so beautiful!! I just love your palette-well done! xo
Great video and piece, Carolyn!
Love how you use the supplies you already have on hand!
And you know I LOVE those colors!! 🙂
Would love to get my hands on Seth’s new stencils!!
Liked how you repeated the “true-false” lines with the stencil
Excited to play with Seth’s new stencils.
It’s always fun watching you play. I like Seth’s new stencils.
The stencils are great and I love the colors you used.
Have had my eye on Seth’s Techno stencils . . . and actually bought one of his earlier texture stencils during Mary Beth’s latest sale. . . And the new ones are awesome!
There are no mistakes – only happy accidents (Bob Ross).
Happy accidents keep us nimble and on our toes.
thanks for sharing
Thanks for the video! Somewhat unrelated, but I have to say I love the instagram, google+ and pinterest blocks on the shelves behind you. 🙂
I love your use of the stencils!
As you well know I totally love all your videos and this is no exception! Love love love.
I’m loving these new stencils! And your colors! Wonderful!
Love your page and I agree, every oops is an opportunity trying to escape 😉
Love your little cardboard scrap! This turned out great, and I can think of so many fun ways to use this piece!
I am always inspired by your work and your friendly way of instruction. Whenever I have an “oops” moment, I hear your voice in my head, and I giggle and keep going. Thanks Carol, my inner critic has settle way down!
Who would ever think that cardboard could be so pretty! Had a total ah ha moment with the scrapbook paper 🙂
LMAO! Carolyn I LOVE what you created, it’s my fave colors, blues and greens, and am laughing cuz your narration is always such a hoot to listen to. The sarcasm is wonderful and honestly I could just sit and watch you create all day long! I cannot wait to get Seth’s stencils to play with! Thanks so much for sharing this way cool cardboard piece with us! I can’t wait to grab some cardboard myself and create! Laurel 🙂
Love the idea of exploring using new stencils/supplies with small pieces that aren’t a big commitment.
Love the colors and designs!
Love this piece, oops and all!
great video, carolyn!
I’m a long-time fan of Seth’s. I love his artwork, his blog, and would love to win his new stencils. Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂
I always enjoy watching your creative videos!!…They do inspire me to just let go & play!! 🙂
I love the fact that you used a ‘scrap’ piece of cardboard (something I find myself doing more frequently). It just goes to prove that anything can become art.
Love your video and Seth’s new release!
As always, your videos are a joy to watch and so inspiring.
I love your ooops-es! Thank you for sharing your great ideas and uses of Seth’s new stencils.
So excited to have MORE Seth Apter Stencils from the Urban Outsiders line! Whoohoo!!
jrholmes (at) Comcast (dot net)
I love your pages, those are some of my favorite colors! Love the new stencils too of course <3
I wish my oopses ended up as nice as yours! 🙂 I have two of Seth’s stencils, but never get clean lines. Never thought I might need thicker paint! Doh!
love the colors you used with the stencils!!
well I’m sure loving your ooooooooops… whew hew..
Love seeing you play with these new stencils!
Again you did an amazing piece of art with an awesome SG Stencil.. Got to love Seth’s designs… I want them all!!
Really lovely use of these stencils. Of course, I really LOVE Seth’s stencils, anyway, so it goes without saying I would love your very colorful entry. In the event I win, Seth has my e-mail address, because the one you see is no longer valid, except to log into blogger.
Great design and colors. Always love a good oops too.
How cool! Great job
of coloring the cardboard
with the stencils and paint!
Carla from Utah
I love these stencils!
I always love watching you create. Each time I watch you challenge me to create without letting the “voice” get the better of me.
Carolyn – LOVE your Oops as always!! You’re a Hoot! Hope I win!
Thanks for the chance.
You are great! My first time seeing one of your videos and it was informative and entertaining – THANK YOU! Love your cardboard scrap and Seth’s new stencils!!
Cardboard at its finest! Beautiful work!
What could be better than stencils AND stamps. I love all of them…they look like so much fun!
Love what you have done with Seth’s stencils-
Love the piece! Great colors. Thanks again for showing us what you can do with an oops. Always encouraging for me since most of my work ends up with multiple oops.
Thanks for the TIPS! The oops looks pretty good to me…
Always love your blog. Thanks for your video. Great stencils.
I like the way you use simple supplies that we all have to demo Seth’s stencils.
Love it! Even the paper…now what will you do with it?
No idea what it will become next, but when the muse tells me, I will most definitely share Vicki!
Love the oops, the colors and the stencils. Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration with us.
Thanks for the video…always enjoy them. Love these stencils and hope they will be at Stampaway. Hope to see you there too!
Love how you used Seth’s stencils to make a cardboard scrap.
Love these stencils and the way you used them
LOVE YOUR WORK, YOUR SO FUN, THANK YOU, C21CLAUDIA@AOL.COM
Lovely use of the stencils and colors!
Great ‘oops’ tip!
I need this stencil! I love how you just changed the old scrapbook paper colors with paint! Never thought of that! Thanks
Ah, I love the trick with the baby wipe. It looks like the stencils are full of possibilities. I am not sure we can get Stencil Girl stencils here in France. I don’t remember ever seeing any. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love what I saw on your YouTube entry “Text and Texture” . I love that you used such bright futuro for your art piece! I also love oops moments, you learn so much about color, and how to fix the issues that come up!
I love what I saw on your YouTube entry “Text and Texture” . I love that you used such bright colors for your art piece! I also love oops moments, you learn so much about color, and how to fix the issues that come up!
Love how you used the stencils. I like how you always find a way to make meaning in your art!
Love all the stencils and how you use them. I look forward to your posts! And I’d love to win!
I am addicted to stencils and color. Love ya Carolyn!!
I like how you used your scrapbook paper with the stencil.
Thanks for the video!
looking good! loving these new stencils
Always fun watching your videos. Thanks
Just love that stencil. Cool, another giveaway. You are just so much fun to follow. 😉
I love this stencil!
Carolyn, like you, I adore using words. The new stencils are great.
Wonderful video filled with inspiration and techniques that I plan on using when I jump in and embrace my journal. Like you I love my Oops! moments…I always find a way of turning into something. If I have a Oops…I never start the project, no matter what it is, and turn it into something else.
Thanks for the chance to win…
Forgot to add email address. Duh!
eternallybroken (at) gmail (dotcom)
Beautiful use of Seth’s stencils. Great colour. Thanks for sharing.
I love your freeness!! Very inspirational. Thanks for the chance!
The Words are so different than the usual ones out here!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
It’s always fun – and educational – to watch you “play.” I love how flexible you are and how you adapt your tools to meet your needs. :-)s
TRUE : Seth’s stencils are SO versatile
FALSE: Impatience is a handicap to an artist.
Love the texty fun … smilynstef at aol dot com
Hey…$ for a new stencil or two would be super duper.
I always give your website as a go to reference at my gelli arts workshops.
I just love how you can create fun art on just about anything!!! Always fun to watch you creating and love these new stencils.
I love the colors you used.
Carolyn, you are such an inspiration! Your videos always make me smile! Love the way you used Seth’s stencil!
fun fun fun, I do more oops than ahhhs 🙂 There is no real right way to having fun anyway. Like your work using the stencils and thank you for the chance to win them. 🙂
soozyb at telus dot net
I love your oops! & thank you Carolyn Dube for another chance to win!
Love it!! Always love watching you play 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win!
I could watch your videos all day — woman, you are a cray, talented HOOT !! Thanks for sharing your talent !!
Always love the projects you share, so awesome! Thanks so much again today!~kim
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I found you through Seth’s blog. Absolutely love your work and your videos!