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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 PaintĀ 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 šŸ˜‰ 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. IĀ 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 PaintĀ 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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