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 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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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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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 ;)

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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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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    LOVE my Liquitex Inks….thanks for the demo!!

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  • Petrin Diaz

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    I inherited mine from my son E (Graphic Designer) and never have used it.! Now i am anxious to start with my “new toy”!…Really inspiring video! TFS, Nat!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you like it :) Cannot wait to hear from you when you used it. Thank you Petrin!

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Thanks so much for the video,Nat! And your smile is awesome-nothing like an idiot! you silly!

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  • Madeline Rains

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    Love the look of this. I smile all the time too. Probably belying my sadness or other emotions. But they say that a smile can actually change the way you’re feeling.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Madeline! I totally believe in the magic of a smile ;)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like the drawing of you and the lady “swinging” in the book.
    Thanks for the video as it is so much easier to understand videos than just the written instructions.

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  • Laura S

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    Great instructions for a cool looking tool! Sometimes it is good to get back to the very basics. I’m a little curious as to the history of the bamboo pen. Is it an ancient tool? It must provide an organic feel when being used. Thanks for the Vid, Nat. You rock!!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      I like the feel of it Laura :) As about the history I am no expert on it but I have a feeling it has been around for a long time especially in Asia.

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