Watertower Canvas or The Yea or Nay Question

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media

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This is my latest canvas which is a 24×20″ one.

It is pretty textured as I layered Cheesecloth, Bark and Canvas cloth onto the painted background. I worked with Liquitex Acrylic Inks and Paints on the Background

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Then used some Liquitex Professional Spray Paints

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and lastly painted and touched everything up using Winsor & Newton Oilbars. (I just bought them and gosh do I love them!)

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I will show this canvas among others in my Gentrification series today at an art show done by artists of and for residents of Dixon Mills here in Jersey City.

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I am excited and nervous to show my work- it will be a small show but still :) My motto today is “The master failed more times then you have even tried” …so here you go, I am putting myself out there and it will be fine :) I am excited to see what people think of it- I am not planning or expecting on selling the work yet but it is the start of whole series with  lot more paintings on the Gentrification topic that I have in mind .  My dream would be a big exhibition on this topic- one can dream, right? But, since a couple of you emailed me and asked if I would sell the one or the other canvas, I was thinking of doing prints of them though- what do you think? Yea or Nay?

Have a wonderful day !

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Abstract Mini Canvases

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

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I am on my way to NAMTA Art Materials World in Pittsburgh today. Stampendous! will have a booth there too and these are some mini canvases I created using my Stampendous! Signature stamps.

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Basically I created a background for each canvas with different color combinations using Acrylic Inks or Soft Body Acrylic Paint – having some fun dripping and dropping

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Using the templates that are included in my stamp packages with Soft Body and/or Heavy Body Acrylic Paints I added another layer.

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For the third layer I used the Stamps with an Embossing Pad and added various Aged Embossing Powders on top of it.

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Carefully heat embossed it as to not burn canvas and/or acrylic paints

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I love the texture this creates

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I then used the stamps with acrylic paints and added some colors here and there and tied some elements together

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I had loads of fun with those canvases

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Here are all the supplies I used:

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have a wonderful day – I am sure that I will share some photos of the convention next week – I am looking forward seeing inspiring stuff and meeting some artist friends.

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Put a Bird on it …or Playing with Transfer Techniques

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media, Mixed Media Workshop, Transfers

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I was working on a fun assignment and created this grungy transfer for it. I printed out a nice photo of a graffiti wall which I had taken back in Germany and blew it up and then did the Transfer using Liquitex Gloss Gel. For a nice and even sheen I glazed over the transfer with some Liquitex Acrylic Inks mixed with Gloss Medium & Varnish – filling in the gaps too . I love the kind of torn poster wall effect this gave . This was exactly what I was going for.
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I collaged over some parts and painted in the bird with a brush and black ink. Also sprinkled some of the ink with a brush on the paper. I glued down some bird feathers with the Gel Medium and voila – done. Love it.

I will teach this as part of my upcoming class “Acrylic Media – Demystified” at the Ink Pad in NYC -so if you want to join – I would love to have you. The class will take place at Westbeth in the West Village and we will explore loads of fun media and techniques.

Here are the supplies I used for the transfer

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Wishing you a gorgeous day

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