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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On My Mind Art Journal Flip Thru

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Inspirational Video

I finished this art journal filled with quotes and things on my mind in a very short period of time. I thought I would film a little flip thru it .

If you do not like the music, just mute it and play your own ;)

On my Mind ArtJournal Flip Through from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

 

I will show some of the pages in the next couple weeks in detail and also explain how I made them. Hope you like this little flip thru

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    So very awesome! I just love your style….had to watch twice and know I will go back for more! Thank you for sharing these amazing ideas with us through your journal!

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  • Laura Strack

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    So very cool! Thanks Nat! How did you get those photos down?! I know it wasn’t just a bunch of fussy cutting! Lol. Looking forward to your commentary :)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Nat, I did not like the flipthrough, I LOVED it!
    Watched while I had my morning cereal…perfect music for it.
    The “time” page and the “not trying to be perfect” page caught my eye a great deal. Thanks so much for sharing this with your fans.

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  • Barbara Albrecht

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    Loved the flip-thru! Thanks for taking time to show us your journal. Can’t wait to see/hear how you created your spreads.

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  • Amante del Papel

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    is absolutely amazing!

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  • jenirae

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    I LOVE your journal. It really made me smile and I feel inspired! Thank you!

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  • MaggieM

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    Such a cool journal, Nat! I love all of the colors…loved the page with the lady sitting in the innertube with “you decide”, just terrific! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity:) Hugs, Maggie

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  • Joan von Metzinger

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    Natalie, your journal was really uplifting for me!! You have done amazing work and are an inspiration to us that are amateurs learning to better… Thank you for what you offer us in your blog and sharing on a regular basis. Xxoo

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  • Laura

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    I really enjoyed this flip through and admire both you and your work.
    Also, I have a craving for marshmallows on skewers after one of the pages! :)

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  • Gunvor

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    Thanks for sharing your art journal! The pages are absolutely fabulous!

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  • Jennifer Palmer

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    Wow Nat
    That was so good I don’t need a chocolate fix today lol
    You really are amazing in your art
    Thanks for the flip thru
    Jenny from Tassie

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  • Carol

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    This was fabulous and the music was perfect. All of the quotes were great too and the images!…. I could go on and on. Do you have a video showing how you make your journals?

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  • Milagros

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    It’s fabulous, beautiful!!! thanks Nath for this video. Hughs

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  • JoAnn

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    Loved it, including the music. Great way to start the day. Thank you for sharing.

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  • anadeisabel

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    Dear Nat, thanks a lot for this video. So marvellous pages. Looking forward to a more detailed approach to the how to… Regards,

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  • Kim T

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    I’m new to your site, via Julie Balzer … so glad I signed up, this is AMAZING, loved everything and agree with others, the music was perfect and the journal … so inspiring, beautiful, edgy and I want to learn how to do that! Many thanks … !

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Feeling MEH about your work?

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Inspirational Video

Watch this uplifting and beautifully made video The Gap by Ira Glass

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

Have a gorgeous day and have fun creating!
Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Simple and encouraging…thanks for posting Nat and have a creative day!

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