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Finally Be You or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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What if every day is the perfect day to finally be exactly who you were always meant to be?

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I love playing in my art journal before starting to paint on a canvas- it loosens me up and get’s me in the groove.

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Played with Soft Body Paints and Inks as well as my Batik Stencil and the orange marks are actually from a baster :) I love using weird tools for mark making.

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For the journaling and sketching marks I mixed soft Liquitex Soft Body Paint and some Acrylic Ink into a Fine Line Bottle.

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that was fun :)

Before I get to the supplies – please check also out my guest blog post on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog showing a sneak peak tutorial for my upcoming Art Journaling Live Workshop together with Dina Wakley , Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Mary Beth Shaw. :)

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Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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  • Joi@RR

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    So love seeing you in the magazine Nat – that makes me feel so proud and happy for you! YEAH!

    I think this journal page is fabulous. LOVE the colors and totally laughed about your orange baster marks!! Love the outfit your gal is wearing. SUPER FINE creation!

    In answer to your question…. yes! I would like a day to be who I was truly meant to be but… I couldn’t tell you what that is!!!! Not there yet – that’s for sure!!! j.

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Art Journaling Live 2015 – Workshop in Arlington, Texas -June18

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

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So stoked to teach along my friends Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Dina Wakley and MaryBeth Shaw an Art Journaling LIVE class on June 18 in Arlington, Texas.

My part of the workshop is called “Tooling Around

Let’s tool around and make the most of your supplies! Use brayers, brushes, palette knives, stamps, and stencils and other inexpensive tools along with acrylic paints and media in different ways. Learn how to create unique and layered backgrounds in your art journal. Create dimension and texture by painting, scraping, stamping, stenciling and glazing. All techniques in this class can be used outside your art journal too—think mixed-media projects, canvases, and even paper crafting projects. The sky is the limit.

Learn how to:
• Get more use out of familiar and unfamiliar tools.
• Work with paints and mediums to create compelling pages.
• Use stamps in new ways to make layered backgrounds.

You can read all details about the workshop the four of us are teaching together and sign up here.

Special Note: when you purchase a ticket to Art Journaling LIVE you will also receive an ALL ACCESS PASS to the Great American Scrapbook Convention happening on-site throughout the weekend at the Arlington Convention Center.

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I hope you will join us- cannot wait to see you!

 

Nat

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  • Dee Spillane

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    I am already signed up. Can’t wait. It will be good to see you again.

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123 Hidden Journaling – or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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A new art journal start …and boy did I not have a good day …LOL. I was so grumpy on that day I made the spread…I had to write a lot off my chest…and then I hid it

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under layers of paint and gesso …and wrote some more …and hid it again…

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just to write some more in a pretty unreadable way …and there you have it … a grungy grumpy page … I ‘m feeling better – and laugh again and nobody has to read my grumpy thoughts.

Thank you art journal for turning the day around 😉

What is your favorite way to hide your journaling?

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  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell

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    Love your page Nat! It is beautiful in it’s grungyness – so expressive! I tend to hide my grumpy journaling the same way you do – paint over it. Have a great day!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I have only covered my journaling once or twice but it is very much like therapy…no one else needs to read it but I’ve gotten it off my chest.
    Have a nice weekend Nat.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Grumpy or not this looks FABULOUS to me!! I imagined to myself that the numbers were you counting to 10 over and over trying to get yourself under control – eheheheheheh!!! GREAT outcome for a bad day!!! j.

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