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The Stenciled Journal at Tangie Baxter’s Artspiration Studio

Stenciled Journal Workshop with Carolyn Dube tangie-baxter-studio


When Tangie Baxter invited me to teach at her Artspiration Studio it was a split second decision to say yes.  Why was it so easy? Because of Tangie! I love her art, I love her style, and I love the space she has created in Mesa, Arizona at the Artspiration Studio!


Stenciled Journal Workshop with Carolyn Dube

I cannot wait to actually stand in the Artspiration Studio and feel the creative energy on April 12th from 10-5!  Hope to see you there too as we play and learn about stencils.

A bonus treat is that she has so many of the supplies at the studio so you don’t have to bring them!



Here’s the official class description of The Stenciled Journal:

Stenciled Journal Workshop with Carolyn Dube


Stencils are a tremendous creative tool that are versatile and playful at the same time!  I’ll be sharing the “rules” about stenciling and then how I break them during this workshop!



The journey of your journal will begin as a stack of various papers including my 100+ year old ledger paper and favorite dictionary papers.  As we build the patterns and colors on the pages you’ll learn my top 10 techniques for stenciling.  In addition to the techniques, I will share with you my tips and tricks for keeping colors from getting muddy, how to get a variety of looks from one stencil, how to make a stencil reflect who you are, how to use every drop of paint on a stencil, and how to handle an oops or two.

Stenciled Journal Workshop with Carolyn DubeThese papers will be sewn into a journal, the quick and easy way.  No measuring.  No complex stitching.  A quick and simple way to bind your papers into a journal.

Then it is time to use stencils as focal images.  I’ll share with you the hows, the whens, and the whys as we add the big images to the pages in our journals.


 Supplies I’ll be bringing :

  • all the papers you need
  • a huge stash of stencils for our play
  • the canvas for the journal cover
  • binding supplies
  • full color handouts

 You need to bring:

  • Gel medium
  • 4 stenciling brushes
  • 2 foam brushes
  • Water spray bottle
  • Craft grade heat gun or blow dryer (optional)

Artspiration Studio will provide:

  • Paint (feel free to bring 5-6 colors of your own if you have a color palette in mind)
  • Gesso
  • Water Jars
  • Scissors
  • Baby wipes
  • Some heat guns
  • Some water spray bottles

Click here for registration info for the Stenciled Journal.

I’ll see you in Arizona!

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  • Sara Ament February 2, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Oh no… I can’t come! Congrats on being invited to teach! I will be there in spirit! I hope you will share some pictures and take us with you on this adventure! Hugs!!!

  • Kirsten Reed February 3, 2014, 3:39 pm

    Congrats! Waaay exciting my friend! Wish I could take it too :))

  • Corrine February 3, 2014, 4:13 pm

    This will be a great and oh so colorful journey for your students. xox

  • Jean Marmo February 3, 2014, 5:09 pm

    Waw – was just in phoenix this weekend. Would love to attend a class like this! Looks like so much fun!

  • Ruth L February 3, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Oh it sounds very inspiring Carolyn, I feel like sitting down and creating a journal like that right now!

  • Jackie N February 4, 2014, 9:32 am

    Very cool for you Carolyn! I’m sure a Colorful Time will be had by all! hugs “)

  • Jessica Sporn February 4, 2014, 9:34 pm

    Congratulations. Your journal looks amazing.

  • Marjie Kemper February 9, 2014, 3:51 pm

    Lucky people of Arizona!