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Oh Well… … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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    Welcome home and hope your trip and time spent were wonderful! xo

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  • Madeline Rains

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    This is truly one of my favorite of your pages ever (and I’ve been coming here for years) I love the color combo and the emotion behind it is really powerful with that focal image. Love it!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Can’t say that I would have thought to mix those colors together but they go nicely. Reminds me of Starry Night. Glad that you made it home safely Nat.

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As Easy as 1-2-3 Background² Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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A couple days ago I showed a tutorial on how to create an easy background in your art journal 

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and I promised to show what I would do with the result later. I just added a bit of stamping over both pages to tie it together, added the image , painted it with markers and then added the journaling. It was a quick but liberating art journal spread.

Here are the supplies that I used after I created the initial background:

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I hope you liked seeing the transition :) Have a wonderful day

 

 

 

Nat

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As Easy as 1-2-3 Background² Tutorial

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Backgrounds

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Today I am showing you how to make a background- actually two different backgrounds – for an art journal spread as easy as you count to 3…or almost as easy ;)

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Picking my art journal, my Lily Wallpaper Stencil and Liquitex Spray Paint I start by spraying over the stencil over the left spread of my art journal.

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Using the paint on the stencil for a negative imprint, I simply flip the stencil over to the right side and brayer over the back of my stencil

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You can use the flip over step of course on a total different spread- because essentially these are actually two different background starters with the same techniques and materials. But I like to work in a double spread on my art journal and I like it when the sides are similar – like here in pattern, but still have  some interesting differences.

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Using a big brush I spread a thin layer of Acrylic Ink over the spread. I love how the effect  – on the left side the lilly design is more bound in

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while on the right, by taking some of the ink off with a baby wipe, the blue spray paint color pops even more.

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I picked the same blue as a Soft Body Acrylic Paint as I used as a Spray Paint (Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade) for the next step. Layering my Ornament Stencil over the empty spaces of my Lily Background I stenciled single ornaments in.

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And done is/are my background(s)

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Here is the background 1 …and

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Easy, wasn’t it? I will show you in a couple days, what I actually did in my art journal with these two backgrounds.

Here is a complete list of the supplies I used

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Have an amazing day

 

Nat

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  • Jani Franck

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    I love how the layering works – gorgeous technique, thanks for sharing :)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Sweet and you make it look so easy.

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  • sécotine La Petite Française

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    thanks so much for sharing your amazing work!!! love to play with the transparences of liquid acrylic paint!

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  • Christy Tremblay

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    REALLY Cool!!!
    I am going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing and the nice pictures!

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