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Meditative Art Journal Peacock Play

Video tutorial using StencilClub's Peacock stencil with Golden's High Flow Paint in an Art Journal

When I started playing with this wonderful peacock stencil in my art journal, I just let it take me where it wanted to go.  I wasn’t in control – the paint was completely in charge.  So freeing to let go of any expectations, any stress, and just create.  It felt incredibly  meditative – and this is the kind of meditation I can get in to…thanks Jessica for an amazing set of stencils!

Guess you could say I “got into the flow”….oh silly me…you won’t get that joke until you’ve watched me play with Golden’s High Flow Paints in the video…

You can watch Peacock Stencil and High Flow Paints  on YouTube here.


You can check find all the details about joining StencilClub over on StencilGirl Talk. And you can see the amazing piece Maria made with these stencils by Jessica Sporn!

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Sharing with my friends over at Inspire Me Monday, Creative Every Day, and Make It Monday. 

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  • Maria McGuire January 12, 2014, 1:15 am

    Absolutely LOVE the white space you left! The page looks fresh–just like the beginning of a new year! Great video!

  • Raine January 12, 2014, 3:36 am

    I love this! I’m a sucker for anything Peacock! Did you use the transparent High Flow colors or the standard ones? They have sets of both and I’m not sure which set I should start with. Thanks!

  • Corrine January 12, 2014, 7:24 am

    my favorite color and a lovely meditation…wonderful xox

  • Cathy Basinski January 12, 2014, 8:54 am

    I love the colors you used!! Very pretty!!!

  • Amante del Papel January 12, 2014, 9:15 am

    I love this color, and look so beauty!

  • Jessica Sporn January 12, 2014, 9:41 am

    So pretty – I love the addition of the journaling in the dark swirls. I’m with Maria on the white space … I can never seem to leave it but it looks so light and airy.

  • Darlene K Campbell January 12, 2014, 11:55 am

    I also love when an art journal page moves me to a mediative state and I work freely and without plans. Beautiful work and I just heard about high flow Golden’s paints and they are on my “to get” list.

  • Ruth L January 12, 2014, 12:04 pm

    I loved the way you mixed the yellow, orange, green and blue. It looks fab Carolyn!

  • Linda Kittmer January 12, 2014, 1:26 pm

    Beautiful Carolyn…love the colours!

  • Jan Ltc January 13, 2014, 8:49 am

    Gorgeous. I popped over from Mim xx Jan

  • Kathy Gledsdale January 13, 2014, 9:13 am

    Turned out to be very pretty and a great stencil.

  • Donna Johnson January 13, 2014, 12:29 pm

    Just great! Love your choice of colors, the writing in the swirls, the darker paint to pop the feathers. Watching you work encourages me to be spontaneous and just let it happen. I do my best work when I am in that free zone. Thanks!

  • Julie Jordan Scott January 13, 2014, 3:10 pm

    Watching you work on this inspired me to create more… and I love working with stencils. I’m big into playfulness with creativity. Its the only way to go, quite frankly – at least that’s what I think. THANK YOU!

  • loz January 13, 2014, 3:14 pm

    Beautiful art Carolyn. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  • Wendy January 13, 2014, 3:31 pm

    Spotted this beautiful project on MIM, love the colours! Xx

  • tracey rogers aka lalkygirl January 14, 2014, 3:46 am

    what a fab project ,love the stencil and the colours you have chosen are so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  • nordljus January 14, 2014, 3:56 am

    Beautiful colours, I like the the added bits of red. I always love to just let it flow occasionally. It really can be so meditative at times.

  • Rene January 14, 2014, 12:57 pm

    So cool! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene 😀

  • Mary C. Nasser January 14, 2014, 1:42 pm

    Super-lovely, Carolyn!
    It was meditative for me to watch this video! 🙂

  • Kirsten Reed January 15, 2014, 10:47 am

    Gorgeous! I love the color choices and I love the stencils ~ what a fun one to play with!

  • Kay Wallace January 16, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Definitely shared this on your very own Pinterest board! Love it!

    • Carolyn Dube January 16, 2014, 3:07 pm

      Made my day Kay! Honored you made a Pinterest board for my art!

  • Rinda January 20, 2014, 9:14 pm

    Beautiful stencil and lovely colors.

  • Karin Boulanger January 21, 2014, 4:30 am

    Carolyn, you are a bad, bad influence. I just signed up for the club today, thanks to YOU! I hope I get the January set, it’s only the 20th. Maybe you could put a good word in for me? Heh hehe! Thanks, you bad girl you!

  • Denise Spillane January 30, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Love love lovw