XOXO … or …In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks


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I used one of my favorite quick texture techniques for the background. I painted the background with different Soft Body paints, let it dry, and then used Liquitex Spray Paint over it in black and magenta. Using my Lilly Wallpaper Stencil I pressed into the still wet spray paint and lifted the stencil off right away – sometimes I just pressed the stencil down, sometimes I moved it a bit. The pressing and lifting actually lifts off the spray paint under the Spray Paint creating a gorgeous stencil effect revealing the background again (picture above). The pressing and moving creates a wonderful marbled effect (picture below).


I used some Tim Holtz Ranger Stickers (supplies in detail below) and since they wouldn’t stick for a long time on the acrylic painted background I applied some Matte Medium underneath and on top the sticker area.

Here are the supplies I used


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Have a beautiful day!



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Comments (3)

  • Joi@RR


    I can always count on you Nat for some new teachings!! Wow – this is soooo fun. Your background is FABULOUS… you did it so wonderfully. Ok – going to read this again…. love it. Thanks bunches… happy weekend. j.


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      Glad you like it Joi – hope you will give it a try- it is really fun! <3


  • Sue Clarke


    LOVE the colors and the texture.
    I’ve been playing around more with paints these days in my art journal.


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