All That We Are Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Neocolor II/Derwent Artbar



All that we are is the result of what we have thought – Buddha



This page started out as a demo page at one of the Artvergnugen Workshop Demo Pages, I had created a simple background with acrylic paints and used my Stamps and the included templates with acrylic paints. I later hand cut out wonky circles, layered them on top of the spread and sprayed over with Liquitex Professional Spray Paints. While the Spray Paint was still wet, I lifted off areas with a paper roll and scratched off parts with the brush end to reveal more areas of the background again.



I liked the result but it looked a bit flat so I added some more dimension and interest by using the Derwent Artbars – water-soluble wax bars – in different colors around the circle patterns. I love how the Artbars pop off the acrylic paint. It was a fun, easy and fast spread, especially since the background was already there and saved my day having me feel I did something creative when I spent most of the time with paperwork.

Here is the list of what I used:


I wish you an amazing and creative day




Yes, I Can or…Yes, I can

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Backgrounds, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers, Mixed Media, Neocolor II/Derwent Artbar, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks

Sometimes it is good to affirm yourself with a little tongue in cheek approach ;)..besides the title is meant to be true ;)


Pretty big canvas I worked on – at least for me and it was a bit hard to adjust…I think a bigger me would have been better design wise – but for my first time working on such a scale I am ok with it ;) …because yes I can…hehehe.


So many things are on my plate right now- in my professional life and my private life…it is good to do something for fun and tell myself that I can do it.


And now it is dooming off my studio wall as a constant reminder…hope it doesn’t fall of the wall- LOL ;)


Have a gorgeous day and don’t forget …YES, YOU CAN!


Über*Media is my series of online workshops that is dedicated to different kinds of media that cross a variety of materials. I also teach project based online workshops which you can find here.



Back in the Cove – Photos from Workshops in NJ

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Neocolor II/Derwent Artbar, PanPastel

Last weekend I taught at Scrappers Cove in New Jersey, which was a lot of fun. I love this little store with lot’s of yummie products not too far away from my in-laws and it is always fun to come back to these awesome ladies

The classroom was sold out with 12 students in each class and we had a blast. It is always amazing to see students again – I just love it or finally being able to put a face to someone I have before only “met” online :)

First up was the YAWP PanPastel Artjournal class and they had lot’s of fun playing with PanPastels


The next class was the Portrait of a Lady class playing with Derwent Artbars and as always I loved seeing the different results, some are sticking to reality and some are going abstract .

Here is a portrait that a young über*talented lady in my class did of her grandma – Love it!

And here is a Portrait of two Superheroes :)

Thank you to all my students and Scrappers Cove for a wonderful inspirational and fun day! Hope I will see you soon again ;)


Huge hugs







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