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No ONE Way to Art … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Art Journal

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There is no one way to art, there is many ways, there is YOUR way!

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I was experimenting a bit with a different color combination here and I really like the outcome.

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I used Liquitex Soft Body Paints: Titanium White and Mars Black to mix a grey, and mixed the Bright Blue with the Titanium White to mix a lighter blue. I also added Iridescent Bright Gold to the page. I love how it came out.

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I did sculpt the plants a bit with the brush – most of the background texture however comes from the masking tape that was layered to the paper.

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Here is the supply list

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I am using grey a lot lately- is that a color that you often use?

Nat

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  • muriel

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    Aaah, love love love! At first I thought you’d been using a stencil for your plants! The colour combo is so great! I hardly ever use grey or if I do I often end covering it with more intense colours. I’m sure you had a great time doing this.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks muriel– LOL- nope no stencils used. And yes, as you I usually tend to be drawn to the more intense colors- but this was fun!

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  • Laura S

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    I too thought you were using a stencil. I love how this page turned out!! It’s really beautiful. I love the colors especially that pop of gold. I am going to have to play with this palette!! I think you need to lay this one down on canvas :)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      mmmhhhh- on canvas- that is a really good idea I think I will try this soon. Thanks for triggering that idea, Laura ;)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    This page is so different for you and I love it.
    I never use grey and I love these colors together.
    Thanks for the reminder to try something completely different!

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  • Miae

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    Just breezing through blogs and this totally caught my eye! I’m so attracted to the background colors with the pops of white….do I use grey? Not very much on my layouts but I love it elsewhere. My whole livingroom is painted a warm grey against white….yum!

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    Nathalie Kalbach

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    sounds like you like grey a lot- I am sure it will find it’s way soon on a layout too :))) thank you for leaving a comment, nat

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In The Same Boat? Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

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One of my favorite views in Jersey City at Liberty Landing . At least the view is accessible for everyone :)

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I played with different paint viscosities to achieve a different kind of texture. Fun.

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Here are the materials I used:

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What is the place with your favorite view?

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    There are no words coming to me that adequately express to you how much I adore your amazing city scapes!!

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  • Stephanie Schütze

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    Nat, das ist ein wunderbares Bild! Tolle Farben und die Boote sind der Hit! Es passt einfach alles! Toll! Liebe Grüsse über den grossen Teich, Stephanie :-)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Stephanie, vielen lieben Dank :) Ganz liebe Grüße zurück über den Teich- hoffe der Herbst lässt sich gut an :)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Nat, Absolutely stunning is what I have to say!
    My favorite view is from a bluff over looking Lake Ontario- up North of where I live- I’ll send a picture next time I go! “)

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  • Gina Sismilich

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    Absolutely gorgeous – you get better and better!

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Batik – NEW STENCIL

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Stencils and Masks

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Here is another of my new Stencils with StencilGirl Products . 9 x 12 Batik Stencil: Early in 2014 I taught workshops in Malaysia and while exploring Kuala Lumpur I was truly inspired by the batik art that you could find in traditional clothing and fabric. With this stencil I wanted to create a pattern that can be either used as a whole for a background or single images for mark making in your art work. Here are two art journal spreads where I used the stencil- but I will show more in the upcoming weeks:

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I first painted the background with acrylic paints. Then I placed the Batik  Stencil over the background to the right, sprayed with Liquitex Spray paint over it and then flipping it right away over to the left for a negative imprint .

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For the next page I used the stencil only partly here and there.

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I used the border of the stencil to frame my art journal on the top and on the bottom.

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I spread a bit gesso with a credit card over the background  and then stencils with a light acrylic paint through the stencil. I used this space to later journal my thoughts.

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As you can see, I also flipped the stencil over to use the excess paint from the front of the stencil to create a negative imprint.

I hope you like this new stencil. Here are the supplies I used for these art journal pages

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Have an amazing day and a great start into the week!

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    This is a must have! I’ve always loved batik clothing and blankets.

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  • stephanie

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    i think this is my fave of the new ones!

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