Photos of the Workshop at The Ink Pad, NYC

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Workshops


I had such a wonderful time teaching my Art Rules Workshop at The Ink Pad in NYC. It was a two day workshop and we explored lots of wonderful artists.


We created a huge amount of pattern using my new ArtFoamies designs which were …quite liked 🙂


We played with color combinations


and pushed and pulled layers in our art journals



and ….even played with some not yet released supplies …can you spy them ?


The second day we had to move into a different class room due to a little mistake by Westbeth but due to the amazing organization skills of Anna from The Ink Pad and our wonderful and helpful students, that wasn’t a big deal and we actually liked our second home a lot – it was a real printmaking studio.


It was such a wonderful group of students,


lots of laughter during the class


and happy faces


and beautiful artwork


each student exploring their own style.


Combining new and old techniques


and getting out of the box to be rewarded with awesome results.


Aren’t they the cutest?







Beautiful finished art journal pages  make me happy  …and I assume the students too 🙂



Thank you all so much for joining me, you rocked. And a huge thank you to Anna from The Ink Pad -it is always wonderful to teach for you!!! Cannot wait for the next time at The Ink Pad!

Would you like to come to one of my In-Person? Check out my next workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Maryland and more on my In-Person Workshop Page.

I would love to have you!



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  • Michelle Ward


    WOW! Looks like a super fun class! Look at all those happy faces and layers and layers of great pattern. I spy some amazing stencils and stamps!! Well done girl!


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      thank you Michelle! We had a great time and you know those guys are always fun!


  • Anne Lemay


    These photos are a treasure – they truly capture the fun we had as well as our creative work. Your teaching – and your Art Foamies – rock!


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      Anne, it was so wonderful to have you ! You guys were amazing and I had the best time- right back at you – Your rock !


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Today is the Day – Cheiron Brandon

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Creative Squad


This Tuesday, Cheiron Brandon from my Creative Squad is happy to share with you some amazing cards using my new Manhattan ArtFoamies and inspired by this month’s theme: “Today is the Day.”  I invite you to join me and my Creative Squad to stop procrastinating and be inspired to make today the day you finally tackle that artsy thing you’ve been meaning to get to for so long.  Start that new project you’ve been planning for months.  Try out that new product you bought ages ago.  Experiment with that new technique you read about last year.  Try it!  Today is the Day!


Hi there! It’s Cheiron here with my monthly post for N*Studio. This month ‘Today is the day’ is our theme, and our mission was to tackle the artsy thing you’ve been meaning to get to. As a card maker, I make tons of cards…but I never seem to have one when I need to send for a birthday, thank you etc. I kept saying I would make a stack of cards, like at least a dozen to have on hand for occasions that come up. I also always say that I will take new products and spend some just for fun playtime with them, but that does not always work either. I set aside two hours the other day to play with Nat’s new art foamies and two things happened 1) I had a great time playing, and 2) I made a dozen cards! 
I started out just playing with the Manhattan foamies. The set includes a positive and a negative, so you can add two different layers of color to the stamped image. I tried them out with all different kinds of paints including Distress Paints, Golden Fluid Acrylics and Blick Matte Acrylics and got great results with all 3! 
Once I was finished stamping, I cut all the images into squares.
Then I turned them into cards. For some cards I used just the square and a simple sentiment. For a couple I turned them into a shaker card and used the cut out heart on the shaker card on another card. I think you can be real simple or fancy depending on the recipient. It sure feels good to know I have built up my card stash AND have managed to throw in some play time at the same time!
Aren’t these cards awesome! I colors Cheiron used and the shakerbox is just too cute!
Here are the supplies she used to make those cards – note that some of the links are affiliation links:

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Maybe you will even play along with us -I would love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.

See you next Tuesday for another project from the Creative Squad!



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Workshops at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland Oct 21-22

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Workshops

This year I have taken a big break from teaching due to the book, and I do have to say I really missed teaching. I had a fantastic time at The InkPad with a 2Day workshop on the weekend – here is a little peek of what we did and the new fun things we used. I will post more pix in a couple days. It was wonderful to spent time with super creative and fun students, see my new products in action and be equally inspired by my students and how they put their own spin on things!


Now I am getting ready for my classes at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland in two weeks. I am bringing three super fun workshops with me, which I have taught before and were a big hit – I cannot wait to spice them up with some super duper cool ArtFoamies and …did you spy them? – new stencils. There are still a couple seats left – so join me if you are in the area!


Friday October 21, 2016 – 11am-3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class


Registration Open Now

Friday October 21, 2016 – 5pm-9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class


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Saturday October 22, 2016 – 10am – 6pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class


Registration Open Now

Have a gorgeous day!



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