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XOXO … or …In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks

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create, discover beauty, desire adventure, appreciate, be alive, good attitude, beautiful life, be brave, choose love, positive imagination, smile, kind, inspire, take risks !

XOXO

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I used one of my favorite quick texture techniques for the background. I painted the background with different Soft Body paints, let it dry, and then used Liquitex Spray Paint over it in black and magenta. Using my Lilly Wallpaper Stencil I pressed into the still wet spray paint and lifted the stencil off right away – sometimes I just pressed the stencil down, sometimes I moved it a bit. The pressing and lifting actually lifts off the spray paint under the Spray Paint creating a gorgeous stencil effect revealing the background again (picture above). The pressing and moving creates a wonderful marbled effect (picture below).

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I used some Tim Holtz Ranger Stickers (supplies in detail below) and since they wouldn’t stick for a long time on the acrylic painted background I applied some Matte Medium underneath and on top the sticker area.

Here are the supplies I used

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Have a beautiful day!

Nat

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  • Joi@RR

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    I can always count on you Nat for some new teachings!! Wow – this is soooo fun. Your background is FABULOUS… you did it so wonderfully. Ok – going to read this again…. love it. Thanks bunches… happy weekend. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you like it Joi – hope you will give it a try- it is really fun! <3

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  • Sue Clarke

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    LOVE the colors and the texture.
    I’ve been playing around more with paints these days in my art journal.

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On My Way Home or… In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks

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I was born very far from where I’m supposed to be, so I guess, I ‘m on my way home!

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For this art journal spread I had created a grungy background with acrylic paints – using different shades and tints of purple and some accents of green and yellow. I had created a building stencil out of a sheet of Grafix Dura-Lar and sprayed first with white and then a bit offset with black spray paint through it to create a little white border and some dimension.

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I then changed the top of the page picking up the green and yellow and adding some more grunge to it. I like how it turned out – I think I might be obsessed again with building stencils 😉 For the journaling I used a Liquitex Marker and then traced it with a white Signo pen.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Your building artwork has always been my favorites Nat. You are the only person I have ever seen that can make a building look incredible – colorful, interesting, alluring, even mysterious. LOVE LOVE LOVE this… the colors are incredible and WOW – the building is totally FABULOUS. j.

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Lilly Wallpaper – New Stencil

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks

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Here is another of my new Stencils I designed for StencilGirl Products. This 9x 12” Stencil is called Lilly Wallpaper Stencil-. This design was inspired by my workshop travels to China and Malaysia earlier this year. I saw Lilly’s in all kinds of shapes and forms in buddha statues, wall decor and paintings – I loved it.

 

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For this art journal spread I prepared the background using different colors of Liquitex Spray Paint over my Arabesque Stencil . Then I used Neutral Grey Spray Paint and sprayed a loose frame around the spread.

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Then I layered the Lilly Wallpaper on top and sprayed with two different colors over for a layered Lilly look.

Hope you like my new Lilly Wallpaper Stencil- more projects using it to come soon.

Here is a complete supply list:

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Have an most amazing day!

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I really must try those spray paints. They are not cheap and I’m trying to decide which colors to start with…another nice stencil Nat.

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