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Spray Inks and a Stencil in An Art Journal

Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 1.57.47 PM

Not everything that is created has to take lots of time because there isn’t always lot of time available in a busy day.  I’m sure I am not the only person who wishes there were 48 hours in a day!

This was a quick art journal page made while playing around with Cecilia Swatton’s Marbles 6 stencil from StencilGirl Products.  I’m not the only one playing with Cecilia’s stencils- it’s a hop!


Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


I used Dylusions spray inks with Cecilia Swatton’s Marbles 6 stencil  to fill the page.  Thought it was going to be a background but nope- the muse took me a different way…





Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil



I cut the page into circles and I instantly saw bubbles rising up from deep in the sea.





Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


There had to be little fish swimming around the giant bubbles so out came Aidan’s School Stencil  with some acrylic paint.






Carolyn Dube art journal page using Dylusions spray inks and a stencil


A bit of colored pencil around the circles and a bit of handwriting to finish it off.






Not only is there lots of great inspiration in the blog hop but also 2 chances to win a stencil!    Leave a comment here for a chance to win and if you want more chances to win- leave  a comment on every blog  – but hurry!  The giveaway closes Sunday, October 27th at 11:59PM Central Time.

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Linking up with Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, Glue It Tuesday,and Art Journal Every Day.

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  • Ruth L October 25, 2013, 3:05 am

    Amazing journal page, loved the vivid colors.

  • Jo Murray October 25, 2013, 4:00 am

    Simply done…but very effective. Yay for stencils!

  • Jennifer October 25, 2013, 8:06 am

    I really love your stencil work … you’re making me see my stencils in a whole new light! Thanks so much for sharing your process.

  • Karen Buchanan October 25, 2013, 8:26 am

    Love it, great way to use a stenciled paper!

  • Judy Shea October 25, 2013, 8:38 am

    Bubbles and fishies.. love that. Make me hungry for goldfish crackers.

  • Marjie Kemper October 25, 2013, 8:40 am

    Fun! Great idea to use your gorgeous background in parts this way.

  • Corrine October 25, 2013, 8:46 am

    Nice baby fishes swimming in your bold bubbles. xox

  • Jane October 25, 2013, 8:58 am

    Simple is always good!

  • Jessica Sporn October 25, 2013, 9:01 am

    What a fun page. Love those fishies…

  • Mary C. Nasser October 25, 2013, 9:29 am

    Love that you showed us something that could be fun to create in a shorter amount of time! Always love your colors, too, Carolyn!

  • SL Scheibe October 25, 2013, 9:39 am

    Super pretty! LOVE the pinks and oranges together. And I’m with you – we so need 48 hours in a day 🙂

  • textilerecycler October 25, 2013, 9:52 am

    Another great and clever use of a stencil!

  • sam21ski October 25, 2013, 9:56 am

    Loving your colour combo with this make – gorgeous

    Sam xxx

  • gloria October 25, 2013, 10:25 am

    Great use with the stencil. Love the colors.:)

  • barbara macaskill October 25, 2013, 10:26 am

    Scrumptious! Love the bright colors and the marble stencil is divine!! MUST HAVE IT! Love your bubbles and those fish are adorable! TFS!

  • JKW October 25, 2013, 10:28 am

    Yes, it was so clever of you to cut the circles. There are so many ways to use those stencils. Thanks for the demo. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Sue Carey October 25, 2013, 10:35 am

    Always bright!
    Always colourful!
    Always inspiring!
    Thank you Carolyn
    X <3 x

  • Lura Brown October 25, 2013, 10:39 am

    thank you so much for the beautiful use of the stencils. love what you did. xoxo

  • Kirsten Reed October 25, 2013, 1:22 pm

    I want to be a fish in your sea! Fun and colorful ~ as always!

  • Ann Daly October 25, 2013, 1:51 pm

    I love how we often start out with an intention and then are suddenly inspired to go in a different direction. Thanks for sharing here.

  • Amante del Papel October 25, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Love so much color, is wonderful!

  • Monica Lowrance October 25, 2013, 3:05 pm

    What’s that song… Tiny bubbles… I love this happy piece!

  • Denise Spillane October 25, 2013, 3:18 pm

    Oh how fun. Color, marble, fishes love it

  • angi eharis October 25, 2013, 3:40 pm

    i always looove what u do carolyn! tx for always sharing and making art look fun! aloha, angi in hana

  • Kay Wallace October 25, 2013, 4:15 pm

    OMG! Love those fish! What fun!

  • Cynthia October 25, 2013, 5:16 pm

    So cute! Love the fish! But I really really love that you saw bubbles rising from the deep! Lovely page!

  • debby October 25, 2013, 7:07 pm

    I love stencils and really enjoy all your helpful videos.

  • Denni October 25, 2013, 7:14 pm

    Very pretty! Full of fun and made me smile 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!

  • Judith Kaufman October 25, 2013, 8:28 pm

    Love your use of stencils! I’m a stencil addict and would love to win!
    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Maria McGuire October 25, 2013, 9:47 pm

    Swim little fishy SWIM!

  • Rita Montgomery October 25, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Love, love, love your circles…and the colors…get outta here. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Dara Lynn Hale October 25, 2013, 10:19 pm

    Cecilia’s marble stencil ….gotta love all the swirly effects!!! This quick ….and fabulous page…just shows it’s all about fun!!!

  • Jean October 25, 2013, 11:06 pm

    Wonderful use of stencils. Love your ideas and colors!

  • Grace October 25, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Love the colors on the page. The stencil is amazing!

  • Carla Hundley October 26, 2013, 12:19 am

    How fun and colorful,
    great creating.
    Carla from Utah

  • Deborah October 26, 2013, 12:56 am

    Love your ideas with the stencils. Thanks for sharing !

  • Christi Conley October 26, 2013, 2:19 am

    Amazing!! I just got some Dylusions Inks & I have to try some of this 🙂

  • giggles October 26, 2013, 2:54 am

    Very pretty and lots of fun! Love the colors and movement!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Edie October 26, 2013, 3:59 am

    Bubbles be blissful! Now i gotta place another order… LOL!


  • Gill October 26, 2013, 4:01 am

    I love the colours and the addition of the fish!

  • Sandy Karsten October 26, 2013, 8:59 am

    2 more stencils I knew nothing about. Thanks for helping me spend more money.

  • Suman October 26, 2013, 9:47 am

    that’s such a vibrant journal using great colors and stencils !!

  • Janelle Rourke October 26, 2013, 10:40 am

    Oh wow – I am in love with that marbles stencil! That truly is one that can be used in so many ways, I love it! Love your page and I must remember that it is “ok” to cut them up! lol Thanks for sharing, love your work.

  • NatashaMay October 26, 2013, 2:22 pm

    Great stnecil and love the colors you used. 🙂

  • Linda Kittmer October 26, 2013, 2:56 pm

    Those fish are fun! Great page.

  • susan reiser October 26, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Love it all as always. I would love to win a stencil! Art supply budget down for the rest of the year but I love all I see. Your work is joyful and happy. Thanks for sharing it!!!

  • Louise Kirby October 26, 2013, 5:17 pm

    Cute page, I love the bright colours and the background stencil is a stunner. I think I am rapidly becoming a Carolyn Dube fan.

  • Vicki Romaine October 26, 2013, 5:45 pm

    I just love the way you put the perfect words in the perfect place. “Swim Fish Swim; they are after us!” Sorry, I just had to add my two cents of humor in.

  • Carolyn Pertuit October 26, 2013, 8:45 pm

    Love the colors!

  • Denise Smart October 26, 2013, 9:14 pm

    Really liked the way you went with what your heart was telling you.

  • Cat Graves October 26, 2013, 9:44 pm

    I am so in love with those Dylusions sprays! Are there any more brilliant spray colors on the market? The stencil looks to be very versatile. I love your page!

  • sue schultheis October 26, 2013, 10:15 pm

    As always, I love your creation. You are such a great teacher. I cannot wait to try your techniques with my new Stencil Girl stencil. thanks.

  • Debra - Virginia Beach October 27, 2013, 10:50 am

    I just purchased a Gelli Plate and found you!! I am so excited – your ideas are wonderful. I must say I am a little anxious to see what I can do. I saw the video you did with Tim Holtz products and can’t wait to try it.

    I am off to try something new. Happy Dance!
    Debra – Virginia Beach

  • Debbie October 27, 2013, 11:11 am

    I agree that cutting out the circles helped to highlight the gorgeous colors and textures you achieved with this stencil and those tiny fish are awesome!

  • APG Jamie October 27, 2013, 11:24 am

    Pretty pretty and fun, which is one of the things I like about your work

    just saying

  • Helen Markee October 27, 2013, 1:44 pm

    loved your use of the marble stencil.. thanks for the inspiration

  • Jackie October 27, 2013, 7:40 pm

    Carolyn- as always- great pages! Love the stencil you used and your playful colors!

  • Kathy Gledsdale October 28, 2013, 8:13 am

    How lovely and a great stencil too.

  • Maria McGuire October 28, 2013, 10:11 am

    and I call that a WINNER!

  • storybeader October 30, 2013, 8:19 am

    this came out great! I also love to cut up used paper, no matter where it comes from! Probably that’s why I’m so attracted to collage! {:-Deb

  • Diane October 31, 2013, 4:58 am

    Lied the stencils so much I ordered both! Looking forward to playing with them when they arrive. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Jana November 1, 2013, 12:44 pm

    Sweet page! Cool color combination 🙂