Use Your Words

A Colorful Free Workshop: Use Your Words with Carolyn DubeMy free workshop, Use Your Words, was sparked by the endless creativity I found when creating with an alphabet stencil.  Once I had that in my hands, my mind went crazy with the possibilities.  I love using text when I create.   It’s even better to make my own words — the exact words I want and when I want them! And I want to share all I’ve learned with you!

A Colorful Free Workshop: Use Your Words with Carolyn Dube

Look over my shoulder as I create using these letter diecuts in this free 2 week workshop.  You can use any words, any letter stencils- these just happened to be the ones I had. The letters make amazing backgrounds, incredible embellishments, bold titles in an art journal, and more!  I’ll share with you my whats, whys and hows, such as:  what supplies to combine to get color on the page; why I make the choices I make about placement, colors, and so much more.   Learn to play with your words and supplies with confidence!

 

A Colorful Free Workshop: Use Your Words with Carolyn Dube

 

Sign up here to have full access to all the videos and pdf.   Both those new to mixed media and veterans alike will enjoy my tips and tricks for how I use my supplies such as oil pastels, watercolor crayons, Stabilo pencils, spray inks, and gesso with the letters and words.

 

 

 

 

A Colorful Free Workshop: Use Your Words with Carolyn Dube

 

Once you’ve registered for this free workshop you will receive an email within 24 hours that will give you the links to the workshop and your password.  The supply list is there but I encourage you to use what you have first!

 

A Colorful Free Workshop: Use Your Words with Carolyn Dube

 

Once you are signed up, the class videos will available to you forever so that you have the flexibility to be creative when it fits your schedule.

Sign up here.

 

 

 

79 thoughts on “Use Your Words

  1. tina

    Hi Carolyn! Just wanted to say I’m excited to start this class, and thank you!!.. But have just a quick question. My first email back to me while registering, had a .VCF attachment??? at the top left of my email? Am I supposed to open this, or what is it? I’ll watch for the link and password, and thanks again! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Carolyn Post author

      I have no idea what a vcf attachment is…you shouldn’t have to open anything. You will get an email that is bright yellow and has the class links and password in it. If you don’t see it within 24 hours of registering, let me know.

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    2. Carolyn Post author

      Turns out the .vcf is put on my by Mail Chimp. It has nothing to do with the workshop, so no need to download it.

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      1. Anna

        If you click it mine says, add this person to your email address book :) (i know this is late info, maybe it will help someone :) )

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  2. Lynn

    I also had that same attachment box. Looking forward to your class! I like your use of bright colors and your theme of using our words is exactly my personal goal for the year! Sounds like a perfect excursion! Yippee!

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  3. Janet

    Looking forward to this workshop. Thank you so much for providing it. This is a first for me and after viewing the short intro and getting to know just a little about your personality, I think it’s going to be a great 2 weeks!

    Janet

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  4. Sandra

    VCF is an automatic signature or “electronic business card” that some e-mail programs automatically attach to messages. You can just delete them.

    I’ve been enjoying your gelli party Carolyn, and looking forward to this workshop.

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  5. Elaine Maunder

    Thank you for making this workshop, Carolyn. I know I am going to love it as I am a word and lettering freak! Elaine in the sunny and windy south of France.

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  6. Barbara Albrecht

    Thank you Carolyn! It’s so sweet of you to provide this free workshop…one that I can afford…LOL. Can’t wait for it to start.

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  7. jane w.

    Hi Carolyn! THANK YOU for the awesome workshop ! I am trying to get on to see the supply list and the pass word isnt working for me :( Should the list be there yet?

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  8. zinnia patch

    Hi Carolyn! I’ve just discovered you and I have been having so much fun. Was so tickled to see that you are having a workshop ( and love the price – tee hee) I am always wanting to learn new ways to use my art journals and I love words…….. so this should be alot of fun!!!! Thank you so much….. i have signed up, received my password – but I can’t get in to get my supply list…..Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      1. Carolyn Post author

        Are you using an iPad? The capital letters are tricky on those- and the capital letters matter. There are no spaces in the password. That is the hardest part for me, because I automatically leave spaces between the words.

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  9. Danielle

    Thank you so much for doing this and for doing it as ‘free’! I left my dream job in December because the commute was costing more than I was earning and have not found a job locally…yet…so I have to watch my pennies. Thank you so much.

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  10. Sandy

    I chose a word for 2013 to.focus on and it is ENERGY. Looking forward to your class. I had been staring at my gelli plate unable to make the leap.

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  11. Rita

    Thank you Carolyn! It’s very sweet of you to provide this great free workshop…one that I can afford and that i really could use…just started my first artjournal…and words…hard.. Can’t wait for it to start i am really looking forward.

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  12. Evelyn Johnson

    I’m signed up for the class, have confirmation, but am coming up with error codes when I try to access the Workshop page.

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    1. Carolyn Post author

      Are you using an iPad? The capital letters are tricky on those- and the capital letters matter. There are no spaces in the password. That is the hardest part for me, because I automatically leave spaces between the words.

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  13. anja kieboom

    thank you Carolyn and i am so pleased to have crossed your path on this journey into creativity.
    i have watched (and made notes) your videos and realised this is just what i need to continue! What a good idea to use these letter stencils and join the lettes individually to first form a word and then see where best to add it to the project. i have started cutting my letters straight away as i don’t possess many of these stencils but i can copy them from heavy paper…..i have to sort out my photos but i’ll show my step by step soon on the flickr group site. (what i show on flickr i try to do in english, my blog is in french because i try to get a better grasp on this difficult language …at least difficult for a dutch ‘girl’)

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  14. Susi

    Hi Carolyn,
    I can’t believe how lucky I feel to have “discovered” you on YouTube, and now being able to be in your Use Your Words class!

    The only problem is that I just had surgery 3 weeks ago on my right wrist, so that limits me very much as to what I can do, since I am being forced to use my non-dominant left hand! In any case though, I am going to do what I can, even if it just means just watching the videos for the time being, lol!

    Thank you so much for offering this class for free, your generosity is amazing!

    Many hugs,
    Susi

    PS: I read that you were an elementary Ed teacher in your previous life, what grade did you teach? I am guessing it was with the little guys, just by listening to and watching you, Am I guessing correctly, or am I way off base?, tee hee!
    I ask because I am a kindergarten teacher by profession, I am current,y not working due to health reasons. Anyway, I can sense another Kindervfrom a mile away!

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    1. Carolyn Post author

      Kindergarten? I am honored that you would think that of me. Kindergarten teachers are the most patient teachers ever! I did 2nd and 4th. How cool to be using your non-dominant hand- (but hope it heals quickly for you) that has got to be so freeing since there is no way to make it “perfect”! Can you tell I am a recovering perfectionist?

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  15. Donna Harris

    I don’t know what happened but I can’t find the videos and my art page is gone from Flicker, it’s as if I was never there! Is anyone else having this problem?

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    1. Carolyn Post author

      I sent you an email with the new links- there was a huge issue on my site early in the week and the links had to be renamed. I sent out an email that afternoon with the new ones but that added such unwanted confusion- sorry for the hassle here. No idea about Flickr- it would not have been impacted by my site issues.

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  16. Evelyn Johnson

    I am really awed by the ability of the participants to take a video lesson and run with it, all putting their own spin on it. I’m still so new to this that I have to “think out” what words I’m going to use and then how I’m going to get to the finished product. I have a friend who is just flat out fantastic with this sort of thing. She is teaching me so much and directs me towards so many different Mixed Media artist that I’m spending way too much time on the computer. It’s all fun though, but I need to force myself to get other things done. Thanks so much for the first week worth of lessons, I’m looking forward to next week.

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  17. Janice Mazur

    Hi,
    I received the first two videos (about the letter stencil and your first journal page). If you are posting on Monday and Wednesday, then aren’t there videos that I’m missing? Loving this and want to catch up so please help. Thank you, thank you. You should be charging!

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  18. Erica

    Love your blog & videos….I have the supply list video, and the letter stencil video..was there more after that? not sure why but i haven’t had more emails about others. Thank you!

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    1. Carolyn Post author

      All the videos can be found by going to the very top of any page in the workshop and mousing over Use Your Words. When you do that all the lessons will appear in a drop down menu so you can click on any of them.

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  19. alveen

    Thank you Carolyn for what has been a very enjoyable and informative class. Your generosity in sharing is appreciated.

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  20. Linda

    Thanx CAROLYN, This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed your thoughtful and careful instruction. I look forward to the next opportunity.

    Linda

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  21. Yvonne

    Thank you for offering this free class, I think this is just what I need to get me back to expressing with paint and paper look forward to getting started if its still available! I came across your workshop through the work of another flickr member who had added one of my images as a favourite Im so glad I had a peek at what she did :) it led me here !

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  22. Alex

    Thanks so much Carolyn for this free workshop you offer. I’ve just signed in and am very curious what is awaiting me. My first workshop ever, whoohooo!

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    1. Carolyn Dube

      They have been sold out but you can use any letter stencil. There are some at Staples and sometimes at Wal Mart too. Some people have cut their own with a Cricut or Silhouette. Others have hand cut some.

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  23. Carol

    I have registered for this in the past, but cannot now find the password, please can you let me have it again? Many thanks, carol.

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  24. Carmen Lucero

    Hi Carolyn, thanks so much for your generosity in sharing your knowledge. I signed up and looking forward to learning more techniques from you. You are the best!!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  26. Barbara Backer

    This was my first class with Carolyn; it will not be my last! I enjoy her casual approach to PLAYING with art materials. Thank you, Carolyn, for making this so much fun and for offering it at no cost. :-)

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  28. renee

    Incredible that you would be so generous and offer these great classes at no cost. I just signed up for Use Your Words and anxiously await the email. Thank you thank you thank you! I’ll help spread the word… And will shop dickblick using your site link when I purchase more supplies.

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  29. renee

    Gosh – I am so embarrassed to say that I cannot find the email with my password. I generally save them in a folder but can’t find it any where. How can I reset my password? I apologize for having to ask you. Also, I’m placing an order from DickBlick this Sunday. If i just use the link to DickBlick from your website will you get credit?

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