Art Journal

Photos of my Mixed Media Workshops in California

Last weekend I taught three mixed media classes at Scrapbooking Forever in Westvillage, California.

It was a wonderful time there with the students- I taught my Artvergnugen, as well as my Master Art Express and my Walk With Me Class.

Here are some wonderful patterned pages from the Artvergnugen Class.

It truly was a lot of Artvergnugen :)

I also taught my Master Art Express Art Journaling class which is taking Art Journaling a bit further and takes inspiration from different Artists imaginary traveling through Europe.

I loved all the different ideas and approaches the students tried out!

My altered book class Walk With Me was super fun as well and the ink drawings some of my students added to their books.

I did not take many photos as some of my students wanted to remain private – a request I happily follow- but here is one of Winkie and me. If you ever happen to be in a class room with Winkie prepare yourself for a life story ride that blows your mind. My favorite thing about teaching is, that besides that it makes me happy to see people being creative, what wonderful and interesting people I meet along my way. Everyone’s story is worth telling and I am truly grateful that I am meeting so many amazing people.

Hope to see you in one of my classes in the future. Check out my in-person-class schedule. I will be in Florida next weekend at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps and then fly in October to the U.K. to teach at a retreat with my friend Birgit Koopsen in Coventry – there are still a couple spots left.

 

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  • Karen Bearse

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Love all the colors & textures!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love all the colors on that art and taking a class with you is on my Bucket List Nat.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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I just want … – Art Journal Spread

I just want to drink coffee, create stuff and sleep – oh yes ;) I loved creating this spread.

I started off with a simple blue background painted with acrylic paint and then added some orange and stamped and stenciled with my Chicago Foam Stamps and Stencil. Then I painted the girl (yes stop your horses, I painted a face- LOL) …and added some of my brand new Caran D’Ache NeoPastel Oil Pastels- OMG – I am in love – the colors are so amazing and they are like buttttahhh!

I seriously had to tell myself to stop adding more and more. I added some marks and scribbles with a white China Marker – I love that General China Markers are made right here in Jersey City.

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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  • Karen Bearse

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    The colors are really interesting and vibrant. Great job on the face and love the quote cause me too!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love the face and the colors you used!

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Nice People – Art Journal

“the world is filled with nice people, if you can’t find one be one!”

Played with paint and my palette knife- sometimes the most fulfilling way to create texture and lay down color. I love those colors together.

I stamped a border with my Blocks Cling Rubber stamp.
Here are the supplies I used:



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Game Changer- Art Journal

She remembered who she was and the game changed.

I spray painted the background in red, then spray painted orange on top and while the orange was still wet I laid down my Beacon Stencil and then lifted it right up. Love the texture and bright color.

I cut out some painted deli paper and made some marks and  circles in blue and green colors and then added the journaling.

It was a quick and easy page to make but I do love the outcome a lot.

Here are some of the supplies I used:



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Bring Your Own Light or …In My Art Journal Today

“We must bring our own light to the darkness!” I love this – I forgot where I heard or saw it but it resonated with me.

I was playing with some new acrylic paints and added some marks by scratching into the wet paint and stamping with rubber stamps as well as found items on my studio desk.

I like the unbleached titanium white peaking through the blue and white a lot – I need to revisit :)

Here are the supplies I used to create this art journal page:


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That’s the Way I like it – Art Journal

“I have no idea what I’m doing and that’s kind of how I love it” – True for a lot of areas in my life ;)

I painted with my new Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, which Finnabair has sent me to try. I like that they are a bit on the thicker side and the colors are beautiful. I used my Batik Mini foam stamps and love how much texture they created. For the circles I used a round sponge which I had laying around and then stamped inside of it in white with the back end of a brush.

Using a more grey-ish ink I added some texture using my Cardboard rubberstamp set.

I traced some of the patterns with a black pen.

What about you , are you a total planner and know exactly what you are doing or are you also a bit of a “let’s try it” person?

Here are some of the supplies I used for this spread;



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Chosen Friends -Art Journaling Spread

“Friends are the family we choose for ourselves” – I love this! I was just talking to a friend how amazing it is nowadays that distance is not the biggest obstacle in friendships anymore as there are so many ways to stay connected. I love when I get a text message out of nowhere from one of my friends in Germany with just a picture because something they saw made them think of me.

For this journal spread I used the acrylic paints I made in my workshop at Kremer Pigment- I am still so much in love with them especially the copper and the yellow. I used some blue paint with my Mini Toledo Foam Stamp – I love that stamp.

I stamped with the Embroidery Stamp Set  and a white pigment ink pad as well as with a darker archival ink pad -love how the textures pops off the page.

Hug a friend today – even if just virtually – will you? It will make their day – promised ;)

Here are some of the supplies I used for this spread


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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Happy National Girlfriends Day Nat!!
    What a perfect post for this day!!
    Gorgeous color play -stunning brights!
    hugs,Jackie “)

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Just in Case or In My Art Journal Today

“Just in case no one told you today: Hello! Good Morning! You are doing great! I believe in you ! Nice butt :) ”

Played with paint, which I applied partly with a cosmetic sponge to create some texture and then also stenciled and stamped with acrylic paint.

I wanted to see how certain colors look with my metallic paint which I had made in my Acrylic Paint workshop recently. I like the blue and purple the deep red not so much …but it was fun  trying :)

Here are some of the supplies I used – some links are affiliate links:



Hope you have a gorgeous day :)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    I laughed so hard when I saw this page! haahaa Thank you- yours is not bad as well! heeheee “)

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  • Faigie

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    NatalieI just wanted to make you aware of a funny spelling error in you post so you can fix it. I know English is not your first language so you wouldn’t realize it. You wrote nice butt. When it should be nice but. A butt is a rear end 😜😂

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Faige, thank you for your concern. If you look closely again though, you will realize that there is a smiley face behind the “BUTT”- which should indicate that I indeed meant the rear end …Happy weekend, Nathalie

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Glowing Empty Page – Art Journal Spread

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and could do anything I wanted”

That is how I feel what happened to me while I was living in Hamburg.

and so I used my Hamburg Stencil and sprayed in black over the colored background. I added some off white in the middle to add my journaling.

 

I like how the background pops vibrantly up through the stenciled area. I added some white splatters to get an even more vibrant effect.

Here are the supplies I used for this spread – some links are affiliate links:


Wishing you a gorgeous day!

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  • stephanie

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    What an awesome quote! I love the composition on this page.

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