Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist – Tip #5 Fat Over Lean

Art Tapas are short videos (1- 3 mins) that will give some practical tips or advice about anything that is related to tools, art supplies or processes and any Mixed Media or Hobby Artist might appreciate. Lots of times these reflect some mistakes that I made along my journey, so to speak, things that I learned the hard way and sometimes they are just some things that I would have loved to have known when I actually started in Mixed Media.

Fat Over Lean Rule

Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist – #5 Fat over Lean from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed this Art Tapa –  and if you have questions that you would love to have answered in some of the Art Tapas videos- let me know and I might just cook one up for you to nibble on :)

Happy Creating !

Comments (8)

  • Kasia Krzyminska

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    Love all of your Art Tapas Nathalie. Everything seems so easy with your explanation. Can’t wait for the next one :)

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  • anisey

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    Hi Nathalie,
    First, I love your work. To further comment on this fat over lean thing, It really does apply mostly if not exclusively to the use of oil media. Oil takes much longer to dry and cure. It tends to float over, until the surrounding elements allow the oil to settle and dry. Any media that prevents the drying process will only make the oil float on the top layer for a longer time. Like humidity. Oil and water don’t mix, because oil will always float to the surface. That’s why we always apply any acrylic or inks before the oil paint layer. Oil always goes last. Thanks again for a great post!

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  • Gunvor

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    Another great tapa – Thanks you! I really love them and am so greatful that you share your knowledge this way. Plus now I know why my alcohol ink pen was ruined …

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad that helps Gunvor – sorry about your alcohol ink pen – maybe you can buy a replacement nib. Some companies offer those – that way you won’t have to buy a new pen!

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  • Rebecca Buchanan

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    Another great tapa–thanks so much. This was all new info for me. Thank you for being so generous!!!

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  • Kathy P

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    Great tips again today, Nat. Although I could not get this video to load….it kept stopping and stopping! But I hung in to the end! TFS!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks Kathy. This is a problem that has to do with your connection at that time. You need to outwait the buffering of the video – indicated by the grey bar in the video. Best way is to hit play and then stop right away and wait until the entire video is buffered- that way you can play it without the stops in between. Sorry it was a chunky day :(

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