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Say Yes to New Adventures – Cheiron Brandon

Written by Kim. Posted in Creative Squad

CS August Say Yes

It’s Tuesday and time for my Creative Squad to share a project with you with this month’s theme: “Say Yes to New Adventures”. Throughout the month of August, the team will use any of my n*Studio Stamps and Stencils they would like to use to interpret the theme. Here in the northern hemisphere, summer is coming to a close and it’s about time to seize the days and go on a little adventure before hibernation! With this in mind, the team will create something that celebrates the spirit of adventure.

This week we bring you Cheiron Brandon and the adventure she went on to create a beautiful art journal page!

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Hi there, Cheiron here with my August project for the n*Studio Creative Squad. This month, I tried a new adventure in my art journal, and it did not come out as I planned at all, but I will show you how I got it back to something I could use 🙂  Here is my finished art journal page with a fold out in the center for journaling:

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It did not always look like this, I started with a much brighter page and I did not like how the writing came out at all, so I painted over it with black:

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I added many layers to the page with lots of different stamps using Distress Paints that I applied to the stamp with a foam blending tool:

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I also had a page from another project that was an adventure gone wrong, so I cut it up and added it to the page so I could use the back for journaling:

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The lesson for me this month, is that every adventure whether it be small or big does not always work out, but you should just keep taking new adventures!

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Cheiron’s art journal spread turned out beautifully with all those layers, and the adventure it took to get there was definitely worth it.

Cheiron used the supplies listed below (some are affiliate links):

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Please note: Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.

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!

Nat

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  • Miriam Prantner

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    Love how it turned out and how you were able to fix what you didn’t like. Loving the contrast between the background and the insert too!

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Don’t Allow or… In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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“Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not.”

I loved creating this page!

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I used acrylic paints, stencils and stamps for the background and found a magazine image that fit to my quote and painted over with markers and charcoal stick.

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I love that with art journaling you can tell a story but without revealing the whole story- that is the way how I prefer it. Everyone one does it differently- and if you want to write a lot- than that is the right way too – I just happen to rather hide it a bit more 🙂

Here are all the supplies I used – some of the links are affiliate links.

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Please note: Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Nat

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  • Rae

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    Good advice Nat! Love your art journal pages so much! xx

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  • Joi @RR

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    Wow – probably just what I needed to hear Nat. Lately I have had a few bumps in the art world and it has made me step back a bit. I need to remember your journal page today. Great background and your gal looks perfect for the sentiment! Thanks bunches. XXj.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Art journaling is my therapy when needed.
    Nice page and message Nat.

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New In-Person Classes in Maryland, NYC and California!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

I have couple workshops coming up the next months and I cannot wait to teach more again after taking a break a couple months to get my book done 🙂

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Super excited that I will be teaching October 21-22 at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, Maryland.

Friday October 21, 2016 – 11am-3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class

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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

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I am teaching one workshop this fall at Pratt

Sunday December 11, 2016 – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Mixed Media- Printmaking

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Registration now open – phone: 855.551.7727


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And- also super excited about teaching in San Jose January 24-25, 2017 at A Work of Heart

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10am – 3pm

Walk With Me – Altered Book Class

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Registration Open Now


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 5.30pm – 9pm

Play – Transform – Mixed Media Collage Class

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Wednesday January 25, 2017 – 10am – 5pm

Artvergnugen – Art Journaling Class

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Registration Open Now


I hope I will some of you at any of my In-Person Workshops !

Have a wonderful day

Nat

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