Won’t Be Easy or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal


“It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it”

I have to remind myself 😉 This page started actually out as a demo page in class and I had shown my students how to apply gesso over a pre-painted page and then scratch into the still wet gesso to reveal the under layer. This is a technique called sgraffito.


Once the gesso was dry, I stamped loosely parts of the Urban Scribble rubber stamp and parts of the Mish Mesh stamp onto the background.


I cut some self adhesive canvas sheet for journaling, fringed the edges and added some titanium white before journaling because i didn’t like the stark white of the canvas pieces.


It was a fun page ….actually easy and still worth it 😉

Here is a list of the supplies I used:


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I wish you a wonderful day !!!




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Comments (1)

  • Joi@RR


    What an art journal treat this is Nat. I have never tried scratching thru paint like that but… I”m ready now!!! Might just try it today!! It looks wonderful and so do the stamps. Perfect background for your very chic gal. Love her outfit and face. You always inspire me girl. Thanks bunches! Have a happy Sunday and a super fine week. Hugs. j


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