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Make Your Colors Sing – Dylusions & Derwent ArtBars Tutorial

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Dylusions, Neocolor II/Derwent Artbar, Spraypaint, Tutorial Video

Give me new paint media and I vanish into my studio going crazy – I just can’t help it!

Recently I purchased some awesome Dylusions Ink Sprays – and somehow some Dylusions Stencils and Stamps also fell into that basket…ooops ;) Love the products! As you know I have been playing with spray paints for many years ….and so getting some new spray paints makes me just giddy with excitement to try them with all kinds of other media and find fun new techniques. Well….so it was only a matter of time, that after I figured out the scoop about those spray inks and how they react, to try them with Derwent ArtBars (if you missed my post about them – here you go)…another awesome new paint media in my possession. OHHHH MMMMYYYY DEAR!!!!

Dylusions Ink Sprays and the Derwent ArtBars are amazing each by themselves but put together….they make the colors SING :) A complete Supply List of what I used can be found below

Here is the finished page

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What have you played with (art product)  recently?

Have a gorgeous day!

Nat

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  • marianne/skorpionen

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    Amazing page!! Isn’t Dylusions fun to work with?
    I just loved how you “tapped” the birds into the page with inks and stencil – soooo cooool! Have to try.
    Also loved how you colored the birds, the foam stamp, water and the ArtBars. Looks too me that those are “must have” LOL (as most of the things you use :D)

    Thanks for sharing your procedure, it looks just fabolous!

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  • Dottie

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    Enjoyed the colors and the process. Thanks!!

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  • Nancy Johnston

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    OMG – I don’t know how I’m going to resist the art bars now. Your work makes me want to order them right now. Thanks for sharing.

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  • zeffy

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    Natalie thanks for sharing…
    Fantastic as always…xx

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  • Amy*

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    Such a beautiful page! Thanks so much for sharing your technique. Your tutorial video was one of the most enjoyable tutorials I have seen yet! :)

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  • Jan B

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    You are such a naughty, naughty enabler! How can I resist getting all that stuff right NOW? That page is gorgeous and the colors ARE amazing! For me, in answer to your question, I get to play with acrylics today because I’m taking your class! Can’t wait! :)

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    • Nat Kalbach

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      LOL Jan- you made me laugh …I was just reading naughty naughty…and i was like…HUH? What did I do wrong now ;)

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    Ooo! Those colors are delicious! Love the way you mix different products together!

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  • Bev W.

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    Hi Nat! Love your page!! Those colors are amazing!! Thanks so much for the tut:) Now I must work on getting some foam stamps and art bars!

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  • Louisa Dubois

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    Breathtaking Nathalie! What a beautiful colors, I’m so in love with your art .

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  • Sabrina Boley

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    That is awesome! What a great idea to press the paper into the stencil after you spray it. Two for one! Very cool. Can’t wait to play with the delusions stuff.

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  • marjiekemper

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    Gorgeous page, Nat! Love the tute… you even pick cool music. I’m loving the sprays too and I fear I may *need* to ArtBars.

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  • jenxo

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    this is just brilliant, THANK YOU :)

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  • Milagros

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    WOWWW I like very much, are the beautiful colors , I love dylusions and derwent, where i can buy the derwnt on line, becouse in spain I can´t buy.
    Thank you Nath.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Mila – I couldn’t find a shop in spain- but there is a distributor- so probably bigger art stores store it. You can order them for example in Dyan’s Store Art From the Heart in the UK – she ships to the mainland of Europe too and I ordered there and loved the service! http://shop.afth.co.uk/derwent-464-c.asp – I hope that helps
      Hugs
      nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    To be honest I often use just one product and don’t think to mix the techniques/products. But last night in my art journal I played with white gesso, stamp and inks, washi tape, stencils and how to put things on the page when I can’t wait for them to dry (and how that changes things up). LOL

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  • Riikka

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    Great, inspiring video! Only one downside to it – now I NEED to get some Dylusion sprays and stensils and stamps! :D

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  • Nancy Crissinger

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    Ok, yesterday, I’d thought: I REALLY want some Artbars. (have the sprays, stencils, stamps)
    Decided to wait, not scurry off to whichever store ..
    Now? Now???? Having watched this video, I HAVE to have Artbars – NOW!! Yep, cancelled my haircut so I’d have time to try Michael’s and/or Hobby Lobby. (art is always more important than hair! lol)
    Thank you for the video – LOVE it!!

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  • alisonmackay18

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    Bravo! This is brilliant, thank you so much for making the video. Now I have another idea of how to use my dylusions inks!

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  • JanSan

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    Love those colours, stencils, inks and BARS …. combined so well and pleasing to the eye that’s for sure. Thanks Nat.

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  • kimmie hogan

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    I actually have most of these products. Sadly I don’t have any Art Bars yet. I do have some of the Inktense and am going to use them instead. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your oh so easy to follow tutorial. If it weren’t for generous artists like you, I’d still be drawing stick figures!!! (((HUGS)))

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