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Announcing New Series: Must-Have Mixed Media Supplies

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Must-Have Mixed Media Supplies

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Tomorrow I am starting a new series called: Must-Have Mixed Media Supplies.

I often get emails asking me about my favorite tools or supplies and I love those emails because they make me think of why I tend to use some supplies all the time.

Is it laziness? What is it about these items that make me grab for them whenever I create a Mixed Media Project?

One of the answers is “I use them because of their versatility of usage” .

I love supplies I can use in many different ways – they bring out the researcher in me, the experimenter, the crazy girl, the one that wants to know , to play, to create and to inspire others.

This is an updated and more informative version of my Mixed Media Essentials Series I  did a couple years ago :) In fact …it will be JAM packed 😉

 

Let me take you the next couple months on a little journey on my Must-Have Mixed Media Supplies and explain why I I use them, how I use them and where I used them.

Hope I will see you tomorrow for the first Post in this series!

Nat

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  • Denise Spillane

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    This is great. I look forward to the series.

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  • Lizzie

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    Really looking forward to this- it promises to be really useful. Thanks

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  • Kathy P

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    Wow, cool! So looking forward to this information. Thank you for your ongoing sharing of such useful information with us here, Nat!

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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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Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist – Tip #1 Storage

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Tapas

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I am starting a new Web-Video-Series called – Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist.

Art Tapas are short videos (1- 3 mins) that will give some practical tips or advice about anything that is related to tools, art supplies or processes and any Mixed Media or Hobby Artist might appreciate. Lots of times these reflect some mistakes that I made along my journey, so to speak, things that I learned the hard way and sometimes they are just some things that I would have loved to have known when I actually started in Mixed Media.

But without further ado – here is your first Art Tapa

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How do you store your acrylic paints? For some this might be obvious but, let’s talk about it, shall we? :)

Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist – #1 Storage from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed this Art Tapa –  and if you have questions that you would love to have answered in some of the Art Tapas videos- let me know and I might just cook one up for you to nibble on :)

Happy Creating !

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    Clean and simple for sure, Nat! And a great tip. I also found this out the hard way, and since storing my paints in an opaque plastic storage tub kept INSIDE my closet, no more dried up paints! Can’t wait to see what other tips you will have for us—-thank you for taking the time to share with us!!!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Kathy! That is a great idea too to store them in plastic tubs in a closet- that way you can get the whole thing out when painting. Have a wonderful day!

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  • Caroline Leplat

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    Hi Nat,
    This is a great concept! Love it. It’s a great first tip.

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  • Gunvor

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    Love the formate! And a great first tip. I don’t have a craft room or craft space so I store everything – including the acrylic paints – in my walk in craft storage. Never had a problem with paints drying up before they’re used up.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Perfect storage Gunvor! A walk in craft storage …that sounds like a dream :)

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  • Joi@RR

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    Hehehehh – you left me laughing Nat with your clean and simple ending – you are such a delight. This was so interesting. I had no idea sunlight would dry up paints. Mine are fine but hubby has his setting right in front of a huge window… dear me. Wait until I show him your video!!!! Thanks bunches. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- Joi – hope this is not causing a mayor uproar at home 😉 Have a gorgeous weekend!Nat

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    Love this concept of “Art Tapas”, Nat! Great tip! As artists we can appreciate form over function, but if our supplies cannot function we cannot create the form! 😉

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Lisa – yes – agreed – no form without function – great thinking!

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