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Letting Go of Control with a Stencil and Spray Inks

Video tutorial letting go of control with a the trio of houses stencil and spray inks by Carolyn Dube


Spray inks have a mind of their own so I can never control exactly what will happen.  Letting go of that control allows me to get out of my own way and just play!

All the juicy spray inks run where they want to run, letting colors mix and mingle giving me a happy surprise every time I lift the stencil.

Stenciling and Spray Ink Technique Video

This quick video shows how I used the Trio of Houses stencil and Dylusion’s spray inks along with a very special secret ingredient to get this look.  Okay, not a secret if I put it in a video…and if it comes right out of the sink….

Watch  Letting Go of Control with Spray Inks and a Stencil on YouTube.

Video tutorial letting go of control with a the trio of houses stencil and spray inks by Carolyn Dube


As a bonus, using up every last drop of ink gave me this wonderful mess that will become the background of an art journal page.



Supplies Used

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



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  • Mary C. Nasser February 20, 2014, 6:06 pm

    Great technique and AMAZING new stencil, Carolyn!!!

  • lynn richards February 21, 2014, 12:55 am

    Looks amazing with this great stencil!!!

  • Ruth L February 21, 2014, 3:37 am

    I love this stencil as well, and of course the technique!

  • corrine February 21, 2014, 5:47 am

    Clever girl as always…hope you got some non inky bread…xox

  • Julie G. February 21, 2014, 9:47 am

    That is a MUST HAVE stencil! Love what you did with it!

  • Cynthia February 21, 2014, 10:35 am

    Oooo, I love this page! It’s all foggy and smoky looking–beautiful!!

  • Diana Evans February 21, 2014, 11:22 am

    This technique is so neat!!! love it!!! Happy PPF and I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!!

  • Annette G February 21, 2014, 12:58 pm

    wonderful colours with your new stencil, which is fab by the way, loving those houses.
    Happy PPF, Annette x


  • faye February 21, 2014, 2:27 pm

    Carolyn, this one got a great big WOW out of me when I pulled up your site. Beautiful.

  • Linda K February 21, 2014, 2:53 pm

    what a perfect stencil to use with these colors and technique-fabulous Carolyn!!

  • Kathy Gledsdale February 21, 2014, 4:12 pm

    So cool, I adore it!

  • Cecilia Swatton February 21, 2014, 5:11 pm

    This is a lovely artwork, and reminds me so much of both Cape May and Ocean Grove, both here in NJ. Thanks for sharing your technique via video!

  • Jean Marmo February 21, 2014, 7:11 pm

    So cool! Love how you used it three times!!

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil February 22, 2014, 4:46 am

    Awesome stencil and the picture looks great! Wonderful colours.
    Off to watch your video 🙂

  • Monique February 22, 2014, 5:10 am

    Great stencil, those houses look fabulous.
    xx Monique

  • Jackie P Neal February 22, 2014, 9:33 pm

    Gorgeous piece Carolyn!!! Did I say Gorgeous? I meant absolutely gorgeous! Those colours are the best and go Perfect with that absolutely fab stencil of yours!!! Love it and tfs your secret!
    “) hugs

  • sandeeNC February 23, 2014, 3:38 pm

    I love it, especially the reverse image. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even use a stencil as it should be, but using the reverse image. However, I have not used the regular image and the reverse image on the same print, so will have to have a go at that. I love that image from stencil girl and you use of it!

  • Gina Sismilich February 23, 2014, 8:56 pm

    I love houses and this stencil is wonderful. The video was terrific and of course, all that color you love (me too!)

  • JKW February 24, 2014, 9:51 am

    Your work is always so amazing. I wouldn’t think of 1/2 the things you do. So a big ((((hug)))) and Thank You. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Marjie Kemper March 4, 2014, 2:32 pm

    That’s one fantasmic stencil! Love how you played with Dylusions too.