A Thousand Dreams …in my art journal

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Art Journal

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A thousand dreams within me softly burn

Arthur Rimbaud

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The format of my new art journal is fun- but it is hard to photograph the double spread – I will figure it out ;)

I played with Liquitex Pouring Medium and Acrylic Paints and Inks to see what happens, loved the effects and saw flowers- which I then outlined with a black pen. I added a thin layer of clear gesso over the pouring medium parts as in an art journal otherwise the pages will stick together like crazy and destroy parts of the pages when you try to open it again. Works quite well and you do not loose too much of the shiny-ness.

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Also loved playing with the templates included in my Stampendous Wired Stamp Set. I heard that some people do not see that there are template stencils in the stamp sets, there are :) – don’t throw the packaging away with them!

Have a gorgeous day!

Nat

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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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Fallen Off The Edge Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Altered Art

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This is my newest finished canvas – view from Jersey City towards New York City. As a friend asked me “What happened to Jersey City, did it fall of the Edge” – I felt “Fallen Off The Edge” is an appropriate title ;)

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This Canvas also pushed me almost OVER the edge. I had a hard time with the colors and the triangle shapes versus the stripe shape…I am now happy but boy it was quite a back and forth here.

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I am very happy with the texture and the coolest thing is when the light shines on it, it really glows.

I worked with lots of different acrylic paint media – here is a list for those of you interested

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Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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