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What a Colorful and Imperfect World This Is!

Video showing how imperfect can be perfect using a gelli print in an art journal

My stenciling wasn’t perfect.  My colored pencil work wasn’t perfect.  Nothing on this is perfect and I love it that way!

Gelli printing in One Pull Words workshop with Carolyn Dube


This Gelli print, made using a technique from my One Pull Wonders workshop, started it all.  The swirls of color started to look like continents and it fit so perfectly with Mary Nasser’s stencil…before I knew it, I was cutting out the world!



Video showing how imperfect can be perfect using a gelli print in an art journal


This woman,joyfully holding an incredibly imperfect colorful world in her hands, reminds me that even if something is a “mistake” (an Oops to me) it can still be wonderful and incredible!


Watch Using a Gelli Plate and Stencils to Make a Colorful World on YouTube.

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  • Ruth L December 29, 2014, 9:56 am

    Wonderful globe Carolyn, I love the idea of a colourful globe, let’s say we could have pink hills and yellow rivers…

  • Corrine December 29, 2014, 7:26 pm

    I like your world oh yes I do. That’s the kind I live in most of the time. xox

  • Caroline Duncan December 29, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Oh, I love it!!! Gorgeous set of pages! We don’t want perfect any way… I always like mine to look like I did it and not some print from the store. 😉

  • Jean Marmo December 29, 2014, 8:11 pm

    LOVE the colors and how you used Mary’s stencil!! And I love your careful and precise ways!! They inspire me!

  • Susan Schultheis December 29, 2014, 10:39 pm

    love it love it love it. just PERFECT…oops and ALL. Now I have to go to Stencil Girl and purchase it (along with several of your new ones).

  • Maria McGuire December 29, 2014, 11:55 pm

    Who could not smile when they look at this page? I know i did 🙂

  • Rinda December 30, 2014, 1:25 am

    It is wonderful! I love the watercolor feel to it.

  • Susan Carol January 12, 2015, 7:22 am

    Great resolutions for the year 🙂 LOVE your journal page with the girl holding the fabulous world you created. As usual I love your encouragement to let go, or rather, to embrace imperfection, something I managed to start doing last year!