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All That We Are Art Journal Page

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

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

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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.

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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:

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I wish you an amazing and creative day

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I just got this stamp set in the mail yesterday and will share something that I create with it if I feel it is ‘worthy”. :-)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      All you do is worthy!!! Cannot wait to see what you do with it.

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  • Tracy

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    Such great colors! The Buddha comment is really a good one. I actually thought of s song by Pink when I read the post title. The song’s called “Are We All We Are.” Great spread! I want those stamps!

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  • NANCY

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    Love your background. What was the color of the base of the page?. Did
    you cut out the circles to make a stencil and spray yellow?
    Keep up your beautiful work. I really enjoy following you.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Nancy- the base is a background that looks like everything you see that is yellow. Then I cut out circles, masked off areas with them and sprayed over with the beautiful Blue Liquitex Spray Paint. I love to do this whenever my background doesn’t really speak to me as smaller parts of it are more interesting than bigger :)

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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 ;)

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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.

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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.

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

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

Nat


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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.

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  • Rose

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    love it! Yay for Rosie the Riveter!

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  • Diana

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    i love it!! and for sure YES YOU CAN!!! love your art wall by the way!! NICE!!

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  • Debi

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    Luv it! Great color and You Can Do It!

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  • mjmarmo

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    Yes – perfect reminder! You can and so can I!

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  • muriel

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    Great canvas! And your wall is great too!

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  • Estella Magnuson

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    Thank you for your inspiration of art and strength.

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  • Sara

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    Oooh, love this one! Cool colors and love the photo!!
    Thank you for the awesome workshop today!! Will make a hell of a lot of portraits of ladies… :-D

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  • Sue Clarke

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    YES you CAN Rosie…I mean Nat!

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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

Nat

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  • Miri

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    I envy you, I wish I was with you in this workshop, but… I live far away. Maybe, if you plan something for the winter, I plan to visit my cousin that lives in New Jersey…Just a thought,.. maybe I can join a workshop :)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Miri, ah I am sorry :( This year I won’t be back for christmas though- it is always either Thanksgiving or Christmas. I was once in Israel and I loved it loads- I hope I can come back some time! Stay safe and hugs! Nat

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  • Pam in New Jersey

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    Nat, I so enjoyed meeting you at Scrappers Cove and learning so many great tips and techniques using pan pastels in your class. I look forward to your return. Pam in NJ

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Pam, it was so wonderful to finally meet you. Thank you for coming and taking my class. I hope I see you soon again :) hugs, nat

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