When The Why Is Clear or… In my art journal today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Art Journal

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When the why is clear, the how is easy. – unknown

I love this – makes so much sense in so many parts of your life :)

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Used Soft Body Acrylic Paints on the background and layered them adding gesso here and there. I also used some paint skins and applied them with Gloss Medium and Varnish – I love how they fuse into the background and yet add texture and visual interest.

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Then I just stamped the quote with the wooden alphabet stamps.

Done :)

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Have a gorgeous day!

Nat

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Try to Fail or…In my Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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“It’s easier to succeed if you’re trying to fail” – Philip Guston

So very true  - and something I tell my students quite often  too – if you just enjoy the process and don’t care about the outcome – the result usually rocks for you!

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I love using some of my left over color chips on my palette – I peel it of and apply it with Gel Medium – gives texture and interesting little color fields in the art journal. Texture in the background was achieved with heavy gesso through punchinella and then I painted over and applied again a thinner layer of gesso here and there to lighten areas up.

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Here are the supplies I used for this page:

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Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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Time is Killing You or …In my Art Journal today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you. – Paulo Coelho

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I spray painted the background  in brown and blue tones and lifted off some of the paint by pressing different household items  into the wet paint getting a nice texture and pattern. I splattered some acrylic ink in white here and there and then adhered the clocks which I found in a newspaper with Gloss Medium and Varnish.

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I like how the background turned out a lot – I want to use this technique more often.

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Have a gorgeous day!

 

 

 

Nat

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