Listen, Smile …or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

Disclaimer: This post includes an art journal page with a swear word – I know….OMG!  Please …get over it, it is called personal expression . If you have a problem with that or art, you might be better off looking at something else . Don’t email me to complain, don’t visit my blog anymore because I might post things like this again and, farewell!


“Note to self: Listen, smile, agree…and then do whatever the **** you were gonna do anyway! ”

Sometimes an art journal is a the best way to get some grumpy feelings out …and this was just the right thing for me to write down at the situation I was in. So there, I felt better right away 🙂


But besides that I was dumping my grumpiness onto this art journal spread – I had a pretty fun time painting 🙂 I had used some colors, mixing and brushing them on and also doing some marks with my brush.


The white splatters were done with a fan brush and white Liquitex Acrylic Ink.


For the stamping I used my Stampendous Mark Maker Set and the Hero Arts Ink Pad – I love the chalky look of it and how it gives a nice layered look.


For the journaling I use a Fineline Applicator filled with a mixture of Liquitex acrylic ink and soft body paint.


The orange-purple-brown texture pieces are actually acrylic skins which I applied with Matte Medium – I love using those in  my art journal.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used


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Comments (7)

  • Sue Clarke


    Love the texture and your words don’t bother me. LOL


  • Lydia


    It’s GORGEOUS! And make art however you want 🙂


  • Jean


    Love the sentiment (and the art as well)!


  • Gayle


    This made my day! Loved the disclaimer and your great freedom of expression that also carries over in your art. So liberating!


  • Barb J


    Freedom of expression is what makes art work. I like what you have done with the colors and stamps on this page.


  • Carla Harrell


    I am so f***ing excited to see an artist use ‘foul language’ in their art!! LOVE IT, ALL OF IT!!


  • D.Ann C


    Loving the colors that fit your mood, especially how the orange pops like a fire from within! Coming here from FL via Stampendous : )


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