Finally Be You or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal


What if every day is the perfect day to finally be exactly who you were always meant to be?


I love playing in my art journal before starting to paint on a canvas- it loosens me up and get’s me in the groove.


Played with Soft Body Paints and Inks as well as my Batik Stencil and the orange marks are actually from a baster :) I love using weird tools for mark making.


For the journaling and sketching marks I mixed soft Liquitex Soft Body Paint and some Acrylic Ink into a Fine Line Bottle.


that was fun :)

Before I get to the supplies – please check also out my guest blog post on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog showing a sneak peak tutorial for my upcoming Art Journaling Live Workshop together with Dina Wakley , Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Mary Beth Shaw. :)

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Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!




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Art Journaling Live 2015 – Workshop in Arlington, Texas -June18

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop



So stoked to teach along my friends Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Dina Wakley and MaryBeth Shaw an Art Journaling LIVE class on June 18 in Arlington, Texas.

My part of the workshop is called “Tooling Around

Let’s tool around and make the most of your supplies! Use brayers, brushes, palette knives, stamps, and stencils and other inexpensive tools along with acrylic paints and media in different ways. Learn how to create unique and layered backgrounds in your art journal. Create dimension and texture by painting, scraping, stamping, stenciling and glazing. All techniques in this class can be used outside your art journal too—think mixed-media projects, canvases, and even paper crafting projects. The sky is the limit.

Learn how to:
• Get more use out of familiar and unfamiliar tools.
• Work with paints and mediums to create compelling pages.
• Use stamps in new ways to make layered backgrounds.

You can read all details about the workshop the four of us are teaching together and sign up here.

Special Note: when you purchase a ticket to Art Journaling LIVE you will also receive an ALL ACCESS PASS to the Great American Scrapbook Convention happening on-site throughout the weekend at the Arlington Convention Center.


I hope you will join us- cannot wait to see you!




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  • Dee Spillane


    I am already signed up. Can’t wait. It will be good to see you again.


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Artist Quote of the Week – Helen Frankenthaler

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Artist Quotes / Artist Inspiration

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  • Joi@RR


    Thank you Nat. You are actually the person that taught me this… last fall and then again in CJS. BUT… I still forget… try to get it perfect or right or just so or what others think it should be! NO RULES…. OK. YEAH. Just what I needed to hear today doing a project for a group with “rules”!!! Now I’m going to finish it like I (me, myself and I) like it!!!! Hugs. j.


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