I don’t ask for much but …or … in My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal


“I don’t ask for much but enough room to spread my wings” – I love this – and isn’t that the truth as an artist and as a person – all you need is room to spread your wings.


While thinking of the quote, I painted the background loosely with soft body paints:  paynes grey, brilliant blue and yellow azo and then stenciled with green permanent using the What’s the point and Ornamental stencil.


Stamping in white was done with a pigment ink pad -loved how it popped off the page. I should have heat set the stamped images though as it took forever to dry on the acrylic paint and I smeared it accidentally when adding the images. Markers were used on the images. The wings are chipboard wings which I found in one of my drawers …I have to use up some of my chipboard- I hoarded a lot of chipboard shapes thinking one day I will have the best opportunity to use it – hey but the best opportunity is now 😉

Here is a list of what I used


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Comments (4)

  • JackieP Neal


    way cool Nat! I always dig your palettes!! hugs “)


  • Joi@RR


    Definitely a unique one! The background is super – so YOU – Nat. Your sentiment made me “think”!!! I like it. It never took much room for me to spread my wings… but I know folks that take lots of room! Somehow I put you in that category Nat. You are so talented and have so much to give in so many different ways… I’m hoping you have an abundance of room to “fly high” when you need it! j.


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      Awe – thank you Joi! I think we all need space to fly – gladly enough I am surrounded by wonderful people in my live- including my blog readers- that give me loads of space to fly- thank you:) Nat


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