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Video tutorial of art journal page using StencilGirl stencils by Carolyn Dube

Mary Beth Shaw, the founder of StencilGirl Products, invited me to join their Creative Team!  I am thrilled and excited beyond words!  There are so many exciting things happening at StencilGirl like their new blog, StencilGirlTalk!  It goes live Monday morning at 9a.m. central time.  Stop on over there, say hello and you’ll be entered into the giveaway!  I’m not telling what the goodies are…you’ll have to stop on over there and check it all out!

Stencil Girl Products

Long before I was asked to join the Creative Team, I bought stencils from them once, twice, okay, many times.  What I loved, and still love, was how quickly they got orders out so I could start playing as soon as possible!  If I spent $50, I had free shipping.  I love free shipping! They are a family owned and operated company.  My parents were self-employed small business owners so it makes me feel a bit nostalgic when I order from them.  A great company with fabulous stencils created by artists!



You watch the video directly on YouTube here.

Video tutorial of art journal page using StencilGirl stencils by Carolyn Dube


The color blocks were created by cleaning off my brayer while Gelli Printing.





Video tutorial of art journal page using StencilGirl stencils by Carolyn Dube


StencilGirl stencils used: Circle Play by Margaret Applin, Leaves by Daniella Woolf, Maltese by Michelle Ward, Spinners by Terri Stegmiller, and Window Ledger Stencil by Pam Carriker.





Video tutorial of art journal page using StencilGirl stencils by Carolyn Dube


Adding details with colored pencils and a black Stabilo pencil.






Video tutorial of art journal page using StencilGirl stencils by Carolyn Dube


The letters were cut using Sizzix Alphabet Dies and black paper.



Thank you Mary Beth for letting me play on the StencilGirl Creative Team!










Want more fun? Check out Anything But a Card (getting messy),  Mandarin Orange Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Make It Monday, Be Inspired and Be an Inspiration, Glue It On Tuesday, and Creative Every Day.

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  • Cynthia June 23, 2013, 8:31 pm

    Woo hoo!! Congrats!! I can’t wait to see all the fun and beautiful and amazing creations!!

  • Maria McGuire June 23, 2013, 8:49 pm

    I am feeling JOY because you are StencilGirl team! Congratulations!!! Wonderful tutorial video! I think we are going to have some “friendly” fights over stencils 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper June 23, 2013, 10:41 pm

    Love how the window fit perfectly on that color block. So looking forward to playing on the SG team with you!

  • Jessica Sporn June 23, 2013, 11:13 pm

    Congratulations! Love the journaling in the Maltese images!

  • Mormor June 24, 2013, 1:00 am

    Nice work and I think you’ll have a lot of fun.
    Best whishes 🙂

  • Deborah (rustycage11) June 24, 2013, 2:51 am

    Congratulations! And richly deserved – your work is fantastic and I’ve watched pretty much all your videos.

  • Liz June 24, 2013, 4:12 am

    Those are pretty. Have a fabulous week!

    Liz (mlc)
    Liz (yacb)

  • Corrine June 24, 2013, 8:51 am

    StencilGirl JOY going on here….love this piece – so my favorite colors…the color blocks really push out all that glorious color. So happy I get to play with all my amazing friends like you. xox

  • Judy Shea June 24, 2013, 9:26 am

    YOU……ARE……..THE…….QUEEN. Thrilled to be riding along with the design team.

  • monique June 24, 2013, 10:38 am

    I love what you did here, though I must admit, I loved the page before the stencils as well. You had some great color blocking going on there =).

  • Linda K June 24, 2013, 10:44 am

    awesome new Carolyn!!! Your page -and all your art is so full of fun and color-you’ll be a treasure on the DT!!

  • Sarah June 24, 2013, 11:44 am

    Congratulations on the new role! I love the old ledger you’ve found to journal in – it’s lovely.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • NatashaMay June 24, 2013, 2:20 pm

    Congrats on getting on the team! 🙂 Love your journal page. Thanks for the video!

  • Boo Martin June 24, 2013, 2:40 pm

    Great news, Carolyn. Congrats!!

  • Sandy Dehon June 24, 2013, 3:14 pm

    Congratulations Carolyn – they are so lucky to have you!!! I am leaving this on my computer cause it is so chocked full of wonderful stuff!

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  • Denise Spillane June 24, 2013, 4:10 pm

    I am so excited for you. I love your videos and color choices. Looking forward to lots more colorful fun!

  • Suzy June 24, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Congratulations Carolyn on being invited to be on the Stencil Girl Team! Look forward to seeing your creations. As always your pages are inspiring.

  • Kay Wallace June 24, 2013, 5:55 pm

    Thrilled for you with this great Stencil Girl news! Such an amazing team for these amazing stencils!! Loved the video, Carolyn!

  • Barbara Albrecht June 24, 2013, 6:15 pm

    Congratulations, Carolyn!!! I’m so happy for you!! Thanks for all the videos you post and the time you take to put it all together for all of us who enjoy watching you work.

  • Julie Short June 24, 2013, 6:43 pm

    What I felt was “Joy” when I saw you wonderfully bright journal page Carolyn. I also loved the excitement and shout out for your new venture = adventure too! I hope you have fun!
    Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card. I look forward to seeing more of your joyous creations.

  • Lori@LorikArt June 24, 2013, 10:12 pm

    Congratulations! Your art reflects your happiness and excitement.
    Thanks for sharing it with Mandarin Orange Monday too:)

  • Keti June 25, 2013, 6:39 am

    I love it. Gorgeous. This technique is new for me. But i thing i’ll give it a try.

    I saw you at Make it Monday (my number is 39).

    Hugs, Keti

  • Gabriele June 25, 2013, 9:14 am

    Congrats Carolyn! I think Stencil Girl Products were very clever to invite you into their team! You really deserve it!
    Gabriele 5

  • Carly Rogers June 25, 2013, 9:45 am

    This is SO exciting! So happy for you.

  • Jana June 25, 2013, 10:12 am

    How awesome! Congrats to you 🙂
    Cool pages!
    Cheers, Jana

  • Kathy Gledsdale June 25, 2013, 10:27 am

    Congratulations that is wonderful news and aren’t they lucky to have you on their team. A great journal page too!

  • Marjie Kemper June 25, 2013, 11:47 am

    Woohoo! Feeling your joy. I can’t wait to play along with you on this creative team. As a matter of fact, I have my GP with me and was making prints in my hotel room last night as I watched your video… fun!

  • Lisa S June 25, 2013, 12:05 pm

    Love your work Carolyn. This is an amazing mixed media piece and your new DT post is well deserved. Congrats! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  • Patricia June 25, 2013, 12:35 pm

    Congratulations! How awesome!! And I just LOVE your pages!! I enjoyed seeing how this particular page evolved! Beautiful!

  • Deborah Weber June 25, 2013, 3:42 pm

    Congratulations! Love those brayer blocks of color. Great fun to see your process.

  • Wendy June 25, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Great news and fab, bright page! Saw this on MIM xx

  • storybeader June 25, 2013, 6:27 pm

    love watching how artist progress through their work. And congrats. on being part of the StencilGirlProducts team. I commented in the giveaway! {:-Deb

  • loz June 25, 2013, 7:18 pm

    gorgeous artwork and colors carolyn. I saw this on mim..Loz

  • elena June 26, 2013, 6:44 am

    It’s so cute. Congrats! I saw it on Make it Monday.

  • Marit June 26, 2013, 6:52 am

    Congrats on the DT-spot! Love your colorful page. Hug from Holland

  • Amy Putkonen June 26, 2013, 7:51 am

    That is great news. What a wonderful thing to have a fun job that you love. You are inspiring many of us to do the same!

  • linda breedlove June 29, 2013, 7:53 am

    Congratulations! Very deserving!!!!! Your work is always fantastic and so inspiring!
    … and I saw this fabulous creation at MIM.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Mandi Holmes July 8, 2013, 7:45 pm

    Congrats. I love the bright and happy page.
    That is amazing. I love it. Thanks for playing along at ABAC.