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Finally Be You or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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What if every day is the perfect day to finally be exactly who you were always meant to be?

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I love playing in my art journal before starting to paint on a canvas- it loosens me up and get’s me in the groove.

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Played with Soft Body Paints and Inks as well as my Batik Stencil and the orange marks are actually from a baster :) I love using weird tools for mark making.

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For the journaling and sketching marks I mixed soft Liquitex Soft Body Paint and some Acrylic Ink into a Fine Line Bottle.

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that was fun :)

Before I get to the supplies – please check also out my guest blog post on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog showing a sneak peak tutorial for my upcoming Art Journaling Live Workshop together with Dina Wakley , Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Mary Beth Shaw. :)

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Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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123 Hidden Journaling – or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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A new art journal start …and boy did I not have a good day …LOL. I was so grumpy on that day I made the spread…I had to write a lot off my chest…and then I hid it

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under layers of paint and gesso …and wrote some more …and hid it again…

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just to write some more in a pretty unreadable way …and there you have it … a grungy grumpy page … I ‘m feeling better – and laugh again and nobody has to read my grumpy thoughts.

Thank you art journal for turning the day around 😉

What is your favorite way to hide your journaling?

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  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell

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    Love your page Nat! It is beautiful in it’s grungyness – so expressive! I tend to hide my grumpy journaling the same way you do – paint over it. Have a great day!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I have only covered my journaling once or twice but it is very much like therapy…no one else needs to read it but I’ve gotten it off my chest.
    Have a nice weekend Nat.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Grumpy or not this looks FABULOUS to me!! I imagined to myself that the numbers were you counting to 10 over and over trying to get yourself under control – eheheheheheh!!! GREAT outcome for a bad day!!! j.

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What is an Art Journal? or … When the Why is clear the How is easy!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Workshops

Art Journal …What is this thing? Let me try to explain in this video in my thick dscherman accent 😉

I art journal for different reasons:

  • to try out now techniques or art supplies
  • to get me creatively into swing before I paint
  • to get emotions and thoughts visually out
  • to try something that I will later apply in one form or the other on a canvas

So an art journal for me is a safe creative playground 😉

Now that you know

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or in other words, now that you know You are the Boss of your Art Journal …wouldn’t you wanna try it out? Come and join me for my new Art Journaling Online Class starting tomorrow – May 1st, 2015 – Art Journaling Demystified 

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This class is for everyone who wants to start art journaling and wants to learn the basics on how to do this. Find more information and the sign up here!

And I would love to hear, if you do art journaling – what is the art journal is for you?

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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