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Intelligence … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings

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I painted the background with Soft Body Acrylic Paints and used Acrylic Inks with a Bamboo Pen to write the Journaling. The Bird Image is actually a collage piece I used a Transfer Technique on – it is part of the Liquitex Packaging for the new Michaels Transfer and Photo Collage Set. I ripped the sturdy watercolor paper to the size I wanted it and applied it to the background as I wanted it to be part of my art journal. It is a great sample how you can incorporate a collage piece into your art journal later.

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Here a the supplies I used for the whole spread:

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Wishing you an amazing day!

 

Nat

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Circus Circus …or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

Showing you 2 pages that are coming one after the other in my art journal :)

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The Circus arrives without warning….but the rule is

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Not my circus, not my monkeys!

Isn’t that the truth ;)

Here are some details of the two pages:

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I created a pretty grungy background with acrylic paints and Gesso and then used Liquitex Spray Paint to partly use my Elephant March Stencil coming into the page

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For the writing I used Liquitex Black Carbon Acrylic Ink and a Bamboo Sketching Pen .

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In this spread I created the background by dry brushing different acrylic paint colors. I love the texture of the paper itself but also of the brush strokes.

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I sprinkled some water onto the still wet paint and then blotted it off with a paper towel- I love how the paper towel left an amazing texture impression reveal the paint underneath. Talk about happy accidents ;) And because I loved the background so much- I didn’t want to cover it up too much and just wrote over with the Bamboo Sketching Pen and Acrylic Ink again.

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Hope you have a creative day today!

 

Nat

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I am not what I am …or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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I am not what I am. I am what I do with my hands.

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I used Acrylic Paints and my Stamps and Stencils and wrote the quote with Acrylic Inks onto a piece of washi paper. I found the photo many years ago at a flea market in Germany and I always wondered about the story behind it.

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Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Do old photos you see at a flea market intrigue you too?

Have a gorgeous day!

 

Nat

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