Loved Stars Too Fondly … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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I have loved the starts too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams

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Lot’s of texture in the background, some stenciling in the background, then using a star stencil with a conrasting color. Loved adding some black splatters :)

Here are the supplies I used:

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Wishing you an amazing day

 

Nat

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Photos of CREATE in Seattle

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

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It was such a fun trip and event at CREATE Mixed Media in Seattle. I taught four classes but arrived early the day before and Elena made sure I was visiting classes WAY OUT of my comfort zone for a couple hours myself – Jewelry Making and Metal working is not something I usually dabble in.

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It is always good as a teacher to do something out of your comfort zone to get reminded how that feels for your students– and I enjoyed my awesome teacher friends Jen Crossley , Jen Cushman and Kristen Robinson (thanks Kristen for pretending I made the pendant using the torch myself- hahahah).

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And at least we took a photo here accompanied by John Creighton Petersen – what a highlight of the event to have met him :)

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My first clas was an all day Art Journal class called “It’s All About The Layers” and we did layer up indeed. It was a blast.

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The second one was also an all day class called “Acrylic Media Demystified” and that is easily my favorite class to teach. We had so much fun playing with loads of different Liquitex acrylic media and techniques.

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As always at those events I was just amazed by my students. Their talent, their personalities, their stories and the amazing work they do when they are not creative. Thank you for sharing your stories !

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Without exaggeration I can say that meeting my students and other Mixed Media Teachers is besides arting my favorite thing in the world :)NatKalbach_Create_Seattle07

In the evening after my six hour class I taught another 3hour class- a Texture canvas – accompanied by a mean high wind hauling outside and a lot of flickering lights.

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And sunday morning I taught a Texture Art Journal Technique class. I was in awe that my students were still ready to keep going after some of them had taken classes since Wednesday every day and night!

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Thank you Liquitex for the support- that was awesome ! This was the last CREATE event of the year. My last two in-person classes for the year will be in November 14-16 in Lake Worth, Florida at Mixed Media at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps and November 21 in NYC at The InkPad. If you are in the area- maybe you want to join us :)

I wish you an amazing day

 

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    So much inspiration and I see elephants every where.

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    How much fun was had there Nat?!!!!
    I love Jen Crossley! How lucky to take a class with her!! And thanks for introducing me to John Creighton Petersen – I had never hear of him before , but now I am a fan!

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Sometimes you learn … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

– isn’t that the truth ? – LOL

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I painted the collaged background with Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent acrylic paint, then spray painted over with Light Violet.

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Not a color combo that is usually in my repertoire but I liked how it turned out and added a couple white sprinkles too it.

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Here is what I used:

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Does this color combination speak to you? :) 

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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  • muriel

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    I wouldn’t have dared this colour combo but it’s really great. Your journaling reminds me of a journal page I did at the beginning of the summer which said:”Sometimes you fail.” But I remember not feeling negative about the failure; it was sort of “I failed, yes, but life goes on.”

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  • Madeline Rains

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    you know, I would never have thought it would but it really speaks to me because your page is so good. love it.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like the color combo on your page. I wouldn’t have thought to use those colors together. I do use the purple and red together a bunch. Have a delightful day Nat.

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