Menu

Abstract Kaffee Klatsch

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

NatKalbachKaffeeKlatsch01

This Canvas was really fun to make. I used the Stencil in my Kaffee Klatsch Stamp Set with Heavy Gesso, and used the stamps with Acrylic Paints but also pressed into the gesso and paint surface as texture tools.

 

NatKalbachKaffeeKlatsch02

I love how the patterns of the stamps became organic

 

NatKalbachKaffeeKlatsch03

some hints of purple and orange as a contrast and finished up with a splatter of black acrylic ink.

 

NatKalbachKaffeeKlatsch05

Here is what I used:

nSupplies

Hope you are having a great week!

Nat

LogoBlogSignature

This post currently has 18 comments.

Comments (18)

  • Profile photo of JackiePN

    JackiePN

    |

    Yummy textures Nat!! I love the reveal of the colors underneath! So cool!

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      Thanks Jackie – I like that too – it always a bonus !

      Reply

  • stephanie

    |

    Stunning! Love the colors and texture

    Reply

    • stephanie

      |

      Also, when will you new stamps be available????/

      Reply

      • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

        Nathalie Kalbach

        |

        The stamps are coming in into stores every day now – I am seeing them popping up here and there – so hopefully soon :))))) Thank your for your interest!

        Reply

  • Profile photo of Shawna

    Shawna

    |

    Thank You! Love me some abstract! :)

    Reply

  • Profile photo of Maura

    Maura

    |

    Fabulous texture!!

    Reply

  • Mary W

    |

    Gorgeous!

    Reply

  • Barb J

    |

    The colors are just yummy. I really enjoy your work.

    Reply

  • Sue Clarke

    |

    These are the colors which scream Nat to me!
    I know that you need to experiment with new colors but these just grab me and the texture is wonderfully full and I could just dive in and swim out of this snow.

    Reply

  • Profile photo of leadonna

    leadonna

    |

    Love the colors and the texture, Nat! Beautifully done, as always!

    Reply

  • JAN KRASSNER

    |

    Natalie, this is fabulous! I love abstracts with lots of color and texture; and, this painting has it! What size is the canvas?

    Reply

Leave a comment

Hipster Wall Decor or Upcycled Embroidery Hoop

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Stamping

NatKalbachModernVintage01

When I was looking at my new Fiesta Stamp Set I all of a sudden was thinking of those paper cut silhouette wall decors of the 18th century and I started thinking about how this could be translated into a modern form.

Here is how the stencil and the masks look like :

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 4.19.02 PM

And the idea was born for this Hipster Version ;) I mono printed the background by placing the two masks that are included in my Fiesta Stamp Set on top of the Mono Printing Plate and then rolled different colors on top and printed several times also imprinting the stamps themselves to give some texture.

NatKalbachModernVintage02

using Liquitex Iridescence Gold Acrylic Paint I stamped the Fiesta Stamps over the masks.

NKCRS01_INSERT_FRONT

I spray painted the embroidery hoop in black – which was easy peasy and fast and then cut out the paper so it would fit to the back of the hoop. Using a Journaling Pen I started loosely writing text into the silhouette figures. To make sure that I would really write loosely but not overwrite the edges I placed the stencil for the men and the woman on top to protect the background.

NatKalbachModernVintage03

I adhered the Paper to the hoop with double sided tape and voila ….done :) That was fun.

 

Here are the supplies I used

nSupplies

hope you like the Hipster Wall Decor :) 

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

LogoBlogSignature

This post currently has 2 comments.

Comments (2)

  • Profile photo of windinn

    windinn

    |

    Love the fun and modern take with these stencils – it’s a beaut!

    Reply

Leave a comment

Create Memories – Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Liquitex Ink, Mixed Media

NatkalbachCREATEMemories01

I haven’t done canvases with photos in a long time and I really had a lot of fun to create this super easy canvas for the Stampendous CHA booth for my new Stamp Set section :) The stamps are trickling now into the first shops- the are just starting to ship out. I will post a list of stores soon! Using the Kaffee Klatsch Stamp Set which also includes a free stencil, I took the stencil, laid it down onto the canvas and using a nice Painter’s Knife I spread some Heavy Gesso over the Stencil.

NKCRS01_INSERT_FRONT

After the stenciled images dried, I used some Liquitex Acrylic inks and added them to the canvas using a water spray to mix them at areas, take off some ink, make the ink run and drip and drop . Super fun!

NatkalbachCREATEMemories03

When the ink was dry I just stamped with the Kaffee Klatsch Stamps and Archival ink on top of the canvas. I splattered some Soft Body Paints on top of an old and dried up brush (yup- if you forgot to clean it and ruined it- you might as well just incorporate it into your art work or craft projects, right? ) . I applied the photo with double sided tape and the heavy brush with Heavy Gel Medium.

 

NatkalbachCREATEMemories02

I used some old black chipboard letters and to unify them more with my background design, I stamped with one of the round Kaffee Klatsch stamps using  Liquitex Unbleached Titanium White on top. Since most self adhesive letters won’t hold forever on canvas, I applied the letter also with a thin coating of Gel Medium.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used

nSupplies

Have a gorgeous day!

Nat

Nat

LogoBlogSignature

This post currently has 20 comments.

Comments (20)

  • Profile photo of Yankeegirl

    Yankeegirl

    |

    Awesome canvas, Nat! I really like the look of the liquid inks. You have inspired me to get out my stuff and get messy today! And you are looking fabulous—- love that photo of you!

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      Awe- thank you so much! Yes I do love those Liquitex Inks a lot too :)

      Reply

  • Profile photo of Nurse-Ratchet

    Nurse-Ratchet

    |

    This piece is so cheerful and happy which reflects the fab pic of you! I cannot wat to get my hands on these new stamps! See you in March, my LGL!

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      thank you Nurse Ratchet! Cannot wait to see you in March- we will have loads of fun at the workshops !!!

      Reply

  • Cynthia

    |

    Love this canvas, especially the way you added the decorated brush and that fabulous photo of your beautiful, smiling self!!

    Reply

  • Sue Clarke

    |

    I continue to love this pic of you in your element Nat and the canvas came out great. Liquid inks I now must try.

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      Thank you Sue- I know you will love those inks and they are super versatile!

      Reply

  • Barb

    |

    I Love this idea!!! Can’t wait to try it–an extra jumpstart!!! Thank You so much. I am so enjoying CJS–only wish I had known about it from the beginning. But I know now, so hope it remains an annual thing. : )

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      I am so glad you enjoy it Barb ! You never know ;) I hope I will do it again but every year in January I need a break- LOL

      Reply

  • Denise Spillane

    |

    Oh Nat, I so love this. The texture, the look do doilies, the great picture of you! The color! Wonderful.

    Reply

  • Profile photo of smokeysmom

    smokeysmom

    |

    Nat, I love, love, LOVE this canvas!! Great picture of you, too. You’re so cute:) I, too, cannot wait to buy the stamps you used in this project! Attaching the old brush to this painting is genIous!

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      Thank you so much for your sweet words! I knew this brush would come handy some times – LOL

      Reply

  • Profile photo of ColourFly

    ColourFly

    |

    Stunning piece! Love all about it.
    Und die Stempel hätte ich auch gerne. Mal schauen, wo ich die finde….

    Reply

  • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

    Nathalie Kalbach

    |

    Danke schön :) Die Stempel gibt es auch bald in Deutschland- ich weiß von mindestens zwei deutschen Shops, die sie bestellt haben – ich halte Dich auf dem Laufenden :)

    Reply

  • Profile photo of mapperlmutter

    mapperlmutter

    |

    Looking forward to using your stamps. I am now sold on the Liquitex acrylic inks. These past few weeks have really “Jump Started ” my creative side. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Profile photo of Nathalie Kalbach

      Nathalie Kalbach

      |

      I am so glad you like them and also feel jumpStarted- yeahh! Thank you for being part of it!

      Reply

  • Seth

    |

    Loving the new stamp sets Nat. Congratulations on a great release!!

    Reply

Leave a comment