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The Real Weird Magical Person … Or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Just be yourself! Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are!

YES!

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I used some smaller stenciling and paints in the background – leaving a lot of white space. Then I took the building stencil I made and used in my Art Journal spread last week again – this time playing with the negative and positive usage. I brushed some magenta acrylic ink over the spray painted areas as this always sets it off so nice.

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For the journaling I use a fine line pen and filled it with white acrylic ink.

Very grungy spread but also happy- and I might fall more and more in love with the building stencil :)

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  • Joi@RR

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    Easier said than done! Great message and what a SUPER journal page Nat. Love the “architecture” in the background – looks so good with the colors you chose. The quirky person in the front is perfect. Really special creation…. soooo inspiring. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      True – it is easier said than done- but hey…we keep trying 😉 Thank you!

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XOXO … or …In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks

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create, discover beauty, desire adventure, appreciate, be alive, good attitude, beautiful life, be brave, choose love, positive imagination, smile, kind, inspire, take risks !

XOXO

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I used one of my favorite quick texture techniques for the background. I painted the background with different Soft Body paints, let it dry, and then used Liquitex Spray Paint over it in black and magenta. Using my Lilly Wallpaper Stencil I pressed into the still wet spray paint and lifted the stencil off right away – sometimes I just pressed the stencil down, sometimes I moved it a bit. The pressing and lifting actually lifts off the spray paint under the Spray Paint creating a gorgeous stencil effect revealing the background again (picture above). The pressing and moving creates a wonderful marbled effect (picture below).

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I used some Tim Holtz Ranger Stickers (supplies in detail below) and since they wouldn’t stick for a long time on the acrylic painted background I applied some Matte Medium underneath and on top the sticker area.

Here are the supplies I used

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Have a beautiful day!

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  • Joi@RR

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    I can always count on you Nat for some new teachings!! Wow – this is soooo fun. Your background is FABULOUS… you did it so wonderfully. Ok – going to read this again…. love it. Thanks bunches… happy weekend. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you like it Joi – hope you will give it a try- it is really fun! <3

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  • Sue Clarke

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    LOVE the colors and the texture.
    I’ve been playing around more with paints these days in my art journal.

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On My Way Home or… In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks

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I was born very far from where I’m supposed to be, so I guess, I ‘m on my way home!

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For this art journal spread I had created a grungy background with acrylic paints – using different shades and tints of purple and some accents of green and yellow. I had created a building stencil out of a sheet of Grafix Dura-Lar and sprayed first with white and then a bit offset with black spray paint through it to create a little white border and some dimension.

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I then changed the top of the page picking up the green and yellow and adding some more grunge to it. I like how it turned out – I think I might be obsessed again with building stencils 😉 For the journaling I used a Liquitex Marker and then traced it with a white Signo pen.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Your building artwork has always been my favorites Nat. You are the only person I have ever seen that can make a building look incredible – colorful, interesting, alluring, even mysterious. LOVE LOVE LOVE this… the colors are incredible and WOW – the building is totally FABULOUS. j.

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