Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Carolyn Dube: Art Journaling with StencilGirl Products!

Carolyn Dube here sharing a message I received from my muse recently.  Open.  Open your heart? No. Open your mind? No.  I have a very practical muse some days.  Open was a reminder to me to open up the paint and start playing.

But there were all these grown up "shoulds" that I should have been doing.  Instead, I played and had so much more fun!

It started with a clean up page from a previous Gelli® printing session and my Wall of Words stencil.
There was nothing special about this page -- a mess plus it didn't have nearly enough color for my taste. But that would change.
I just wrote that I wanted more color so what paint did I grab? White.  That was the impulse the muse sent me when I grabbed my Circular Patterns for Play and since I trust my muse, I stenciled white.  Of course I had my eye on the yellow paint near by...
Now the color began with the Basket stencil by Daniella Woolf.  It started with yellow, but before long the whole rainbow will be involved in some way.
To add more color, I traced some of the shapes from the Circular Patterns for Play stenciling with a Stabilo Mr. Woody pencil.
Mary Beth's Classic Stencil Font Alphabet was a quick and easy way to add words. I added whatever words and numbers popped into my mind.
What did I scribble write there? It's an illegible version of thank you to my muse for prompting me to take a few minutes to open up my supplies and play.
So now comes the big question. What am I going to do with it?  Will I cut it up? Will I make it art journal pages?  Only my muse knows but when she is ready to tell me where it goes next, I will definitely be listening!


  1. You always have so much fun and freedom and make me smile!

  2. Carolyn, your brain is the home of lots of great ideas!

  3. Oh Carolyn, I think your muse's middle name is OOPS! The layers look like graffiti art to me! Thanks for sharing!


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