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Abstract Kaffee Klatsch

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

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This Canvas was really fun to make. I used the Stencil in my Kaffee Klatsch Stamp Set with Heavy Gesso, and used the stamps with Acrylic Paints but also pressed into the gesso and paint surface as texture tools.

 

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I love how the patterns of the stamps became organic

 

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some hints of purple and orange as a contrast and finished up with a splatter of black acrylic ink.

 

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Here is what I used:

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Hope you are having a great week!

Nat

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    JackiePN

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    Yummy textures Nat!! I love the reveal of the colors underneath! So cool!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks Jackie – I like that too – it always a bonus !

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  • stephanie

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    Stunning! Love the colors and texture

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    • stephanie

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      Also, when will you new stamps be available????/

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        Nathalie Kalbach

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        The stamps are coming in into stores every day now – I am seeing them popping up here and there – so hopefully soon :))))) Thank your for your interest!

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    Shawna

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    Thank You! Love me some abstract! :)

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    Maura

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    Fabulous texture!!

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State of the Union – Mixed Media Painting

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Painting

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Finally I finished up this canvas which some of you might remember seeing me working on in the Liquitex video. And that is how long this canvas took me – about four months. Boy it just didn’t wanna come along and play with me …

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The scene on the canvas is from Liberty State Park – at the historical Ellis Island Train Station, where hopeful immigrants not going to NYC would go on a train ride to start their new lives somewhere in the U.S. The train station is pretty much in shambles though seems to get restored somewhat. From this spot you have an amazing view of the sparkling finance world of Manhattan across the Hudson River …if you actually heave your eyes over the totally destroyed historic ferry landing area  …remains of Hurricane Sandy. You can also see the skyline of Jersey City – behind the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial .

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For me this spots represents a very powerful and symbolic place in America.

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I used lot’s of acrylic media on this 12 x 14 inch Canvas of course :)

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Here is a list of what I used

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Have a wonderful day

Nat

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    windinn

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    What a fabulous painting – love the concept, and the execution!

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    Nurse-Ratchet

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    The colours in the sky speak to me of new beginnings and the beautiful essense of hope! Stunning !

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Nurse Ratchet – I am glad that the colors in the sky came across as they were intended to be :)

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  • mary

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    We are a young nation. I appreciate seeing the work of artists who feel the tensions and can represent our history and longings. Thank you for this.

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    Shawna

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    That’s awesome, Nathalie! I love the colors. Pensive.

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  • Sabine Schneider

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    Fantastisch! Love all about it, besonders die Farbe!
    Inzwischen ist auch das pouring medium, ein paar Liquitex freestyle brushes und splatter brushes angekommen. Und ich hatte schon viel Spaß mit dem “splatter brush”.
    Liebe Grüße aus dem kalten und trüben Deutschland, Sabine

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Danke liebe Sabine :) YEAHH – freut mich dass Deine neuen Spielzeuge angekommen sind. Frohes Splattern- LOL. Liebe Grüße in die Heimat :)

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  • Tina Gilbert

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    It’s absolutely GORGEOUS, Nathalie!!!

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  • Mary W

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    This is awesome – giving not only the look but the feel of so much history and the life that vibrates through everything. Great work!

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  • Francine G

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    Nathalie i love your canvas the textures, the details, colors combos and composition … I simple love your artwork…. Keep it going.

    Francine

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Hipster Wall Decor or Upcycled Embroidery Hoop

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Stamping

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When I was looking at my new Fiesta Stamp Set I all of a sudden was thinking of those paper cut silhouette wall decors of the 18th century and I started thinking about how this could be translated into a modern form.

Here is how the stencil and the masks look like :

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And the idea was born for this Hipster Version ;) I mono printed the background by placing the two masks that are included in my Fiesta Stamp Set on top of the Mono Printing Plate and then rolled different colors on top and printed several times also imprinting the stamps themselves to give some texture.

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using Liquitex Iridescence Gold Acrylic Paint I stamped the Fiesta Stamps over the masks.

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I spray painted the embroidery hoop in black – which was easy peasy and fast and then cut out the paper so it would fit to the back of the hoop. Using a Journaling Pen I started loosely writing text into the silhouette figures. To make sure that I would really write loosely but not overwrite the edges I placed the stencil for the men and the woman on top to protect the background.

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I adhered the Paper to the hoop with double sided tape and voila ….done :) That was fun.

 

Here are the supplies I used

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hope you like the Hipster Wall Decor :) 

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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    windinn

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    Love the fun and modern take with these stencils – it’s a beaut!

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