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Demos at The Ink Pad in NYC

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media, Video

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Last month I had a fun afternoon demoing with my stamps at one of my favorite stores – The Ink Pad in New York.

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I showed some easy and fun Gelli-Printing tricks with acrylic paints and foam stamps

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having lot’s of fun with a round plate and using dye inks

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playing with small round printing plates

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having an Elephant in the room

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doing some collage fun

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and stenciling

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and of course taking over the whole store and making a big mess 🙂


We did a FB Live Stream right from the store on my Facebook Page of some fun techniques – you can see the store, some wonderful people and the store in action if you want 🙂 It was a lot of fun and thank you to all that came, the people who watched the video and joined and Anna and Jane from the InkPad!!!

Nat

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  • Linda Faber

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    Thanks, Natalie, for the great demos! Just what I needed, a refresher lesson on using my gelli plate. I will definitely have to visit that NY store!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you liked it Linda- and yes yes – The Ink Pad is worth a visit in NY 🙂

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  • Julie B

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    Looking forward to meeting you in Cali in a couple of months! Thank you for the video/tutorials.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Yeah- so looking forward meeting you in Cali too- it is going to be loads of fun!

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Fiesta Girl Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media

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I created this canvas board with my new Stampendous Fiesta Stamp Set for the CHA Booth.

 

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I first painted the background with different green shades. Then I stamped the background with different acrylic colors and the Fiesta stamps. Next, I masked off the background with the woman silhouette and used Parchment and a light mist of Black Liquitex Spray Paint over it.

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I took some paint at some areas off again and then used Titanium White Spray Paint and an alphabet stencil moving over the whole canvas with the lady still masked off. The letters were applied in the end with Gel Medium.

Here are the supplies I used:

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have a wonderful day and do something creative!

Nat

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  • Nurse-Ratchet

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    Love it!! Just picked up my Fiesta Stamp set yesterday ….. It is more amazing in person!!

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  • Seth

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    Great piece Nat. Thanks for taking the time to share the process as well!

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    smokeysmom

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    I love this Nat! Is the female portrait one of your masks? Where can I buy it? This piece really speaks to me, it’s just perfect:)

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  • Joi@RR

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    She is so unique… love the florals inside and the numbers outside… so many thought provoking meanings come to mind. Beautiful.

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Gorgeous canvas Nat! Love those stamps as well as the colors you chose!

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    Kathleen M

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    This is really awesome, Nat! Love the greens and blues on the grey, and the numbers really set the shape off!

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    Andrene

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    Really beautiful! I love the colors you’ve used and the stamped images were the perfect choice for that silhouette.

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  • tesa

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    Beautiful!!

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  • Stampendous Stamps

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    This canvas just has the most soothing color palette with such an exciting design idea. Love the use of type as an element as well. Always eye-catching. Another masterpiece, Nathalie!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    jo.murray.art

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    LOVE the under printing in the silhouette.

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  • D.AnnC

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    Really love the colors in this! The more I see of this set, the higher it climbs on my wishlist!!

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  • Jacquelene L

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    This canvas is my favourite piece from cha. When I saw it, I went to the stampendous website to try and figure out what stencil you used. I love the women stencil and the stamps. Thank you for sharing your inspiring techniques for this canvas. In the future this stencil and stamps will be used in my art journals and cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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Create Memories – Canvas

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

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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

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Have a gorgeous day!

Nat

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    Kathleen M

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    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!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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

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    Nurse-Ratchet

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    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!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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

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  • Cynthia

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

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  • Sue Clarke

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

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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

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  • Barb

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    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. : )

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      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

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  • Denise Spillane

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

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    smokeysmom

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    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!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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

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    ColourFly

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

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    Nathalie Kalbach

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    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 🙂

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    mapperlmutter

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    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.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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

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  • Seth

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

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