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!

 

 

 

 

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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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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 !

Nat

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  • Janene

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    I like the subject and layout, but the color puts me off because it looks like the whole place is burning. I would not buy anything that had flames all around the buildings.

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  • Karen D'Angelo

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    YES ABSOLUTELY – 100% – Same size too.

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  • Robinn

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    Today’s canvas (5/8) is absolutely stunning!! I like your work but this painting just blew me out of the water!! I hope your show goes well and you sell at least a few canvases!

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  • Antje

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    Love those colors – it’s a great canvas!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    One word reply=
    YES!

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    I say yea! And I really think you picked a the perfect pieces from your art to show- Love them all! Good Luck!

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  • Barb J

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    A big YAY!!!!!!!
    Let us know about the outcome of your art show.

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  • MaoMaoKitty

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    The show looked great! Can’t wait to plan a collaboration. A colorful and other-worldly collaboration! We were thinking something during the fall Jersey City Open Studio weekend… If you haven’t been before, it can be a pretty big deal. Love ya! Kim

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  • Laura S

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    Good Luck at the show!! I’m sure you will sell some of your beautiful work. Yay to the prints!

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  • Jean Goza

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    Love the art and the idea of being able to buy a print. I say go for it! Have fun with the show.

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  • Jeanne

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    Love the texture and color on thi done!!

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  • Jeanne

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    Love the texture and color on this canvas!!

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  • Gina Sismilich

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    I’m sorry I never commented before – but I absolutely love your large canvases of buildings and pieces of places you live. They are dynamic and full of marvelous color – I would be surprised if you didn’t sell some-prints – definitely. Good luck with the show

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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.

Nat

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  • Riikka

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    I might end up sounding like a commercial – but I’m loving it! Really cool canvases!

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  • Linda on the Prairie

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    Love those! I’ll be playing with your stamps this weekend.

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  • stephanie

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE! new items for my shopping list.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Embossing enamel…oh no, another supply that I need.
    These are great Nat and have fun.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I just ordered the mish mesh stamp set and some embossing enamel. Woo hoo!

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