Bamboo Sketching Pen and Liquitex Acrylic Ink – A Match in Heaven

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Liquitex Ink, Tutorial Video

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I love Liquitex Acrylic Inks for their wonderful colors, high and fine pigmentation and their versatility. I use them for staining raw canvas, painting, stamping and sketching and I love to use them with a Bamboo Sketching Pen- especially to handwrite journaling or quotes in my art journals. A couple of you have asked me how I use the Bamboo Sketching Pen with the Inks and so I thought I show you in a quick video how easy you can use those two supplies. You will see they are a match in heaven .

Liquitex Ink and Bamboo Sketching Pen from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I did forget to mention in the video that some of the pens of an indent that is called inkwell- where some of the ink can accumulate and gives a bit more writing time in between dipping. The dipping pen I used in the video has a tiny inkwell- which can be almost neglected. So if you have a bigger one- dipping right into the jar is a good idea ;)

Here is a supply list:

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Please note: I am an official Brand Ambassador for Liquitex, but all my ideas are my own and the opinions, comments and my love for their products are genuine!

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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The Crucible – Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Altered Art

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I love living in this old Pencil Factory. There is always something new to discover when you walk around here. You see old chimneys, walkways that connect the buildings, old safes in the basement, screws and bolds, and traces of times long forgotten. Recently I found some old office chatter  publications from 1927  from the old factory in the Public Library. You wouldn’t believe the things they used to write about colleagues and bosses . Pretty Mean – I am glad that doing this in print is not acceptable anymore.

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I wish I could ask Mrs Heather about the red and white onions though…I have no idea what the wow-factor could possibly be.

Reading these things make me always wander off in my thoughts- all the stories that are part of these buildings. I find it fascinating.

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These and my own stories that I connect with those buildings go through my head while I am painting. It makes me feel connected with them.

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Here is a supply list of what I used in the painting:

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Wishing you a day that is filled with awesome stories :) 

 

Nat

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Fabulous painting Nathalie! And I love the post! geesh- some people can be very rude indeed!
    What fun it must be to live in such a building- I envy you for your city life!! hugs Jackie

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Yes, I like to make up stories for the folks who used to be in an area where I am now. Beautiful canvas and the story-making reminds me of The Whatevers. Have a brilliant day:-)

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  • Deborah A. Pierro

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    Hi Nat–I absolutely love your paintings of buildings and cityscapes! This one is so good.

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  • Maura

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    Great canvas! I’ve been enjoying seeing your paintings emerge. Now, those sayings you ran across? Whoa, those are something else!

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Kickstarter Campaign for Gentrification Exhibition

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in General Announcements

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‘gentrification’ is an audio-visual exhibition opening on January 10, 2015 at 313 Gallery in Jersey City, NJ and I am part of it :)

It is a show about the changing social and economic landscape of Jersey City. For the exhibit, Jersey City artists  use recorded audio interviews with locals as a basis for new work exploring the virtues and detriments of the inevitable ‘gentrification’ of Jersey City.

Of course in order for this show to be successful, we need audio equipment. In this KickStarter Campaign we ask for your support in order to make this happen. We need 650 Dollars. Here is the video with the pledge:

Any donations exceeding the goal will go towards creating an exhibition catalog. Any proceeds exceeding 1000$ will go towards a local charitable organization TBA.

Participating artists include:

Narciso Espiritu

Nathalie Kalbach

Norman Kirby

Gabriella Perez

Sam Pullin

Fabricio Suarez

Sarah Veloso

Olivia Wilber

It would be wonderful if this would work out – maybe you would like to add a little token to it :) I will keep you updated on the process of the painting and the exhibition itself – maybe you are in the area and want to come and see/hear it .

Thank you and have a gorgeous day

 

 

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Looks like an interesting experience to be a part of.

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