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Playing with Gesso and Acrylic Ink

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Liquitex Ink

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I love colors and I love texture …and I love adding both of it into my art journals, which is pretty easy :) Here is a fast forward video on how I create texture with Gesso and then add the super vibrant and pigmented Liquitex Inks to emphasize the texture even more.

Playing With Gesso and Acrylic Ink from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Hope you liked this little playful video :)

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Please note: I am an official Brand Ambassador for Liquitex, but all my ideas are my own and the opinions, comments and my love for their products are genuine!

Have a wonderful day

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    Totally, totally awesome, Nat. The things you did to texturize your paints were fantastic…going to try this today! Thanks for the ongoing inspiration!

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    RebeccaVT

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    Just what I needed to watch this morning! Love your technique, the colors, the interesting tools, AND the music. Nice! Thanks!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you Rebecca :) glad you liked the music too – always hard to choose :)

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  • Joi@RR

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    Just could watch you create forever Nat. This is SUPER FINE FUN in every way. I don’t have the acrylic inks yet but ohhhh how I want them! One day soon. Loved this…. love you too!!! j.

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  • Tracy

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    Wicked awesome! Love the colors and watching you do the lettering!

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  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell

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    Hi Nat! Love your journal page! The video was awesome! So inspiring! I think it’s time to bust out my gesso and inks! Thank you!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Michelle- so good to see you – and happy you bust out your gesso and inks !

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  • Sabine Schneider

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    Liebe Nat,
    Wow! Gerade zur rechten Zeit ein kleiner Schubser von Dir!!!! Gleich ausprobiert und ich bin super Happy mit dem Ergebnis! Danke Dir für die immer guten Tips!
    Liebe Grüße, Sabine

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      woot woot, freue mich, dass Du es gleich ausprobiert hast :) Danke, Sabine!

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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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Bamboo Sketching Pen and Liquitex Acrylic Ink – A Match in Heaven

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Liquitex Ink, Tutorial Video

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I love Liquitex Acrylic Inks for their wonderful colors, high and fine pigmentation and their versatility. I use them for staining raw canvas, painting, stamping and sketching and I love to use them with a Bamboo Sketching Pen- especially to handwrite journaling or quotes in my art journals. A couple of you have asked me how I use the Bamboo Sketching Pen with the Inks and so I thought I show you in a quick video how easy you can use those two supplies. You will see they are a match in heaven .

Liquitex Ink and Bamboo Sketching Pen from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I did forget to mention in the video that some of the pens of an indent that is called inkwell- where some of the ink can accumulate and gives a bit more writing time in between dipping. The dipping pen I used in the video has a tiny inkwell- which can be almost neglected. So if you have a bigger one- dipping right into the jar is a good idea 😉

Here is a supply list:

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Please note: I am an official Brand Ambassador for Liquitex, but all my ideas are my own and the opinions, comments and my love for their products are genuine!

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    LOVE my Liquitex Inks….thanks for the demo!!

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  • Petrin Diaz

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    I inherited mine from my son E (Graphic Designer) and never have used it.! Now i am anxious to start with my “new toy”!…Really inspiring video! TFS, Nat!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you like it :) Cannot wait to hear from you when you used it. Thank you Petrin!

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Thanks so much for the video,Nat! And your smile is awesome-nothing like an idiot! you silly!

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  • Madeline Rains

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    Love the look of this. I smile all the time too. Probably belying my sadness or other emotions. But they say that a smile can actually change the way you’re feeling.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Madeline! I totally believe in the magic of a smile 😉

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like the drawing of you and the lady “swinging” in the book.
    Thanks for the video as it is so much easier to understand videos than just the written instructions.

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  • Laura S

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    Great instructions for a cool looking tool! Sometimes it is good to get back to the very basics. I’m a little curious as to the history of the bamboo pen. Is it an ancient tool? It must provide an organic feel when being used. Thanks for the Vid, Nat. You rock!!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      I like the feel of it Laura :) As about the history I am no expert on it but I have a feeling it has been around for a long time especially in Asia.

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    I didn’t even know about bamboo pens – thanks for the video tute, Nat!

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