Friday, March 28, 2014

Word Play...

Hi, Linda Kittmer here...I'm back today to play with words using Carolyn Dube's fun Use Your Words' stencil.  

I love words and text of all kinds, and today I was in the mood to play with Carolyn's fun words along with some bright colours.  Somehow it just seems fitting to pair a Carolyn Dube stencil with a lot of bright colour, don't you think? 

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I started by randomly tracing many of the words here and there all over the page (I'm sorry for the terrible photo.  I didn't realize how bad it was until after I had already moved on to other stages so I couldn't retake it).  

I gave consideration to which letters would be over or under others so that when it came time to trace with the black permanent pen I'd know which pencil lines to trace and which lines would be covered up by the letters on top.
After tracing all of the letters in black, I started colouring in each of the words with a different colour of bright Copic marker.  Occasionally I had to refer back to the stencil to figure out what parts I was supposed to be colouring because of all the overlapping letters ;o)

 When all the words were coloured in, I started randomly filling in the background areas.  Each solid area was coloured a different colour, taking care to avoid like colours ending up side by side.

Some shadows to make the "Play with words" text pop a bit, black and white dots and some white accents on the coloured words and I finally called it done!

I hope I've encouraged you to grab your 
favourite beverage, get your stencils out
and have some colourful 'me' time!


  1. Love love love this journal page - especially the colors!! Great job.

    1. Thanks Michael! LOL I knew you'd like it...these bright colours are right up your alley!

  2. Really wonderful, Linda!
    I want to art journal with you!!

    1. Thanks Mary. We really need to work on that Creative Team retreat!

  3. Linda, love the bright colors.. so ready for spring!

  4. Wonderful use of that stencil.. The colours are fab.

  5. Wow! Amazing! I think I would have had a hard time not getting confused!!! But this turned out beautiful! ♥

  6. Such an interesting take on how to use Carolyn Dube's stencil. SO cool! Love all the colors. WOW! I am so inspired! :0)

  7. Yup, I was confused the first layer out!!! heehee So bright and fun- Linda- I love it!

  8. This is just fabulous! I'm not sure I could have done this without going bug-eyed. It's really bright and pretty.

  9. wow so clever, youve made it 3D and really colourful, Carolyn would definitely approve i feel.
    Gill xx


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