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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 ;)

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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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Whose Front Yard? – Canvas

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

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A new canvas finished – I had a great time painting. It took me quite a while to finish it deciding when to finish :) That is always the hardest part, don’t you think?

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I used Liquitex Soft Body and Heavy Body Acrylic Paints as well as Markers, Inks and Spray Paints. I made a lot of marks with the Liquitex Freestyle Palette knife – I love using it to create texture and marks into the wet but also into the dried paint.

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I am thinking about having this one scanned, too, and make it available as prints. What do you think? (I will add the prints to my shop as soon as they are ready.)

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Wishing you an amazing start into the week!

Nat

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    I love that in your world the sea gulls are pink and orange!!

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Heimathafen or…Hamburg*End(si)e Exhibition Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Liquitex Ink, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers, Mixed Media, Spraypaint

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Another canvas for my exhibition in August here in Hamburg. This one is actually 16″ by 24″ big (40cm x 60cm) . I figured out that for canvases in that big size I need an easel but I guess for the time being here in Hamburg I might not invest in one or maybe I should…mmmh…mhhh – LOL…never shy of an excuse to go to the art supply store ;) .

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It is a collage with acrylic paints, acrylic inks and acrylic markers . It was a slow process on this canvas …It moved several times in the apartment so I could just look at it because I wasn’t too happy in the beginning and needed to figure out what it was. It was the ship on the right that made me crazy…something was badly off, but now it is done. I really like the colors- and I know they are not very usual for me .

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I am sure you got it figured out, this is the Hamburg harbor – a bit part of our city, and the title is home port. Now working on the next canvas which is even bigger…let’s see how this goes- LOL

Have a wonderful day

Hugs

Nat

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  • Marsha.

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    I think it’s awesome!!! Great job Nat, I bet it’s going to be an awesome exhibition!

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    How wonderful, a very cheery picture to hang on the wall.

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    Such gorgeous colors and I love the buildings!

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  • mjmarmo

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    Such gorgeous colors! I love the buildings!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Wish that I could be at the exhibit but I know that you’ll post pics after it happens. Right?:)

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  • Ursula

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    Auch wieder schööööön :) Ich freu mich schon auf deine Ausstellung und ich hoffe, ich bin dann auch wirklich in der Stadt ………
    LG Ursula

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  • Micki

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    I love it. The colors, the theme…… it’s awesome! :-)

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  • Lily van der Velde

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    Love the canvas, and the statement!
    No one is illegal indeed!

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  • Cat Graves

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    Hate to be redundant but I absolutely LOVE this painting and yes, the colors are fabulous!!

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