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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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    Yankeegirl

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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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    Yankeegirl

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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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So excited & I just can’t hide it! Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Mixed Media

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Wohoo- finally I can share. I am so so stoked that Liquitex included some of my art work on four of their new Michaels Acrylic Painting Sets. I am sure some of you might recognize quite a couple familiar images :)

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As you know I am a huge fan of the Liquitex Products and use them for a couple years now because I really love how the products emphasize my artwork and because they are innovative and fun and make me create out of the box! So thank you Liquitex for asking me for some artwork :)

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I have not seen the finished sets in the stores yet myself as I have no car and Michaels store in walking distance but my friend Meike from Texas sent me those pictures- so much fun!

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They all contain the yummy Liquitex acrylic media needed to do the techniques themed on the box as well as a technique sheet inside.

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Here is what is in them: Spray Paint & Texture

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Collage & Photo Transfer

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Pools, Puddles & Drips

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365 Days of Art

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They are so much fun to work with – if you use them I hope you will share some pictures- but in any event shoot me a picture if you found them in your area – I would love to see :)

Thank you for letting me share my giddy news and for your support !

Have an AMAZING day!

 

 

 

 

Nat

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  • Jeanette Nyström

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    Congratulations Natahalie! I will look after the products in the stores here in Sweden!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      hi Jeanette- thank you so much :) The kits are only in Michaels stores available- so unfortunately they won’t make it to Sweden I believe :( Hope you have a creative summer in Sweden, Nat

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    WOW Nathalie!!! What a super ,fantastic ,cool thing for you! You must be over the moon excited! I am so happy for you and look forward to visiting Michaels and bragging to anyone in earshot about your art! all the best! xo

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  • Laura Strack

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    Oh wow, Nathalie, this is huge!! I am going to go to Michaels, first chance I get. I know you are filled with total excitement!! I’m super happy for you. Congratulations!! Woohoo!

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  • Cat

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    Congrats Nat, all your hard work has paid off! So happy for you!

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  • muriel

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    Congratulations to you! I am always so pleased to see the work of the artists I follow through their blogs put forward. I use different material from Liquitex and have never been disappointed. Hope these sets will be available in France.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you for your sweet words Muriel! These sets are only available through Michaels- so I think at the moment they won’t make it to France- but you get all the supplies of Liquitex there too :) Have a wonderful creative summer in France!

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  • Kathy P

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    Whoo hoo, girl! You are rockin! So cool—it’s like some of your classes in a box! Can’t wait to get one and try it out! Congrats—I can actually FEEL your excitement through your post!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Kathy! OH I like the Class in a Box Idea ;) Have a gorgeous day! Nat

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    Congrats! Imagine the classes you can create for the kits!!!?????

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL….yep ;) Thanks Nurse Ratchet ! Have a gorgeous day out there in Toronto!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Awesome news and I can’t wait to go to Michael’s with a 50% off coupon to get a box!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Wohooo Sue – sent me a picture from New England when you see them! have a gorgeous day! Nat

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  • stephanie

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    so awesome!! will look for them at my local michael’s

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  • Cristina Parus

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    So lucky to have those! I can only order them online, in Romania there is only one shop I’ve seen to have these amazing acrylic paints. The prices here are much higher as we work with euros…well, art is not something cheap, either! :)

    Enjoy those paints and create something beautiful&inspiring!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Cristina! Yes- I know art supplies are not cheap in Europe -it is tough! Unfortunately these sets are only available at Michaels in the US and Canada at the moment – but I hope something similar will make it some time to Europe!

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  • Jean Goza

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    How exciting for you! Congratulations! I will look for them at my local store.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Jean- hope your local Michaels will carry them :) Nat

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  • Linda on the Prairie

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    So excited for you! I’ll have some of those on Friday if my local store has them. If not, I’ll ask them to call me when available.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks Linda! hope your local Michaels will carry them – lemme know :) Nat

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  • Karenliz

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    Congratulations! How exciting!

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  • Maura

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    Nathalie, you must be stoked to see these! That is awesome!! I will check the Michael’s near me too. Congratulations!!

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  • AnnaB

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    That is so cool! Huge congrats Nat!

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    This is so awesome! Saw your great news on FB and it made me smile from ear to ear. So happy for you! I’ll let you know if I see them here @ Michaels in Mohegan Lake.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks Marjie – yeah yea let me know :) have a gorgeous weekend!

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    kimmierose22

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    Now that is just down right marvelous. To walk into any Michael’s and see your art on the Liquitex Packaging is got to be the best feeling. I’ll check out my local Michael’s and let you know if your art is in one of the local stores in NC. Congrats!!!! (((HUGS)))

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