More Workshops: The InkPad in NYC and 21 Secrets

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Workshop Schedule


I am teaching this Raw Canvas Staining Class at The InkPad in New York City on May 16, 2015 – 10.30am – 5pm

The technique of painting on unprimed, raw canvas is most often associated with artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler just to name a few.

Color-field artists poured, dripped, or brushed thinned paints onto the canvas that soaked through the surface and stained the fabric, creating a velvet-like appearance.

Join me in exploring fun techniques of staining and painting raw canvas and open a whole new creative world to apply these techniques on stretched canvases, pillow cases, bags and home decor items or even clothes.

You can sign up here 



And a reminder that the 21 Secrets Art Journaling Workshop starts in April 2015. You can still sign up for this downloadable Workshop which is contains actually 21 workshops by 21 Artists . You will download an eBook which contains written text, loads of videos and photos. I am super thrilled that I was asked to participate.

What I teach? The Story Within a Story 

For me art journaling is visual story telling. It might not be a story that everyone can read but I can read it and that is all that counts. All my stories consist of many viewpoints and layers – thoughts, emotions and the story itself. I love to express the complexity of a story by building up layers and dimension through various techniques and texture.

In this workshop I would like to walk with you through my art journaling process. I will show you various layering techniques and I will tell you why and how I am doing what I am doing.

Join me in telling a creative story within a story.


How much does it cost?

Right now the PRESALE is happening !


Note: The link that I am using to promote 21 SECRETS is an affiliate link and I will receive a small percentage of any student who registers through my link. If you want to register, and want to support me as an artist it would be wonderful if you would consider registering through my link .


Hope to see you either in person or online :)




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De Craforij Retreat 2015 in The Netherlands in June

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Workshop Schedule


So stoked that I will be rounding up my European Tour in June  with an Artfusion Weekend teaching with my dear friend Birgit Koopsen at the De Craftorij Retreat 2015 in The Netherlands.  The retreat will take place in a gorgeous hotel in Ede on June 13 -14, 2015. You can read all details about the event, workshops, hotel etc.  in Dutch and English here.

Sign up is open now, you can book single days or a whole weekend .  I hope I will see some of my European friends there!

Have a wonderful day




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  • Marie-Anne Raeman


    Hey Nathalie, I’m so excited to do the craftorij weekend and see the both of you again. It is so long ago :-)
    Just can’t wait


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Fear of the Unknown or… In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal


I was experimenting with doing a minimalistic art journal page …well for me it is pretty minimalistic ;) I had painted the background yellow, and then attached some mono printed deli paper prints in stripes onto the page. Using the What’s The Point Stencil I added some texture with Flexible Modeling Paste here and there.


Using my Elephant Stencil (in the supply list) I used the mask and spray painted over it, then I used the stencil and filled out the elephant with some Kaffee Klatsch stamping. I added some marks and the quote with an alpha stamp.


It was a quick and fun page and a good start to get into the creative groove so I could start on a canvas. Sometimes we need something to get over the blank-canvas-procrastination-stage.

Do you have a ritual to get over your blank stage?




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  • Jackie P Neal


    What a great spread Nat!!
    Love the color palette and your elephants are simply the best!!!
    Just checking to see how you are doing,my friend- I think of you often and wish for your grief to be comforted by all of your warm memories xo


  • Sue Clarke


    That is simply beautiful and yes, less textured than usual.
    Important quote as well.


  • Tracy


    I’m always a fan of yellow, and the deli printed papers rock!


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