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Gone … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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“Gone. the saddest word in the language. in any language.”

I read this quote on a pinterest board and it resonated with me. Thank you for your kind and sweet words a couple weeks ago in comments and emails- that was very touching and wonderful! Thank you!

 

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I had a more vibrant but pretty ugly background which I totally covered with black acrylic pant and then lifted up some of it again to reveal the background here and there- I stamped and stenciled on top repeating some of the colors in the background and also added journaling to a mono printed water color paper sheet in black and white attached it on top.

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Art Journaling is a great way to deal with the good and the bad – it is amazing how much comfort messy hands can bring :)

Here are some of the supplies I used

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Have a wonderful day!

Nat

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  • Nancy Keslin

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    hugs…..this is lovely and what a wonderful way to express your feelings.

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    Nurse-Ratchet

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    It is an infinite word! Perhaps you could journal ” Gone but not forgotten”

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    Andrene

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    Beautiful page, Nat! Lately I am so drawn to black backgrounds…wonder what that means (something ominous I’m sure!)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    The colors go with the feelings.
    Yes, working in one’s art journal can help deal with feelings for sure.

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Fear of the Unknown or… In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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I was experimenting with doing a minimalistic art journal page …well for me it is pretty minimalistic ;) I had painted the background yellow, and then attached some mono printed deli paper prints in stripes onto the page. Using the What’s The Point Stencil I added some texture with Flexible Modeling Paste here and there.

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Using my Elephant Stencil (in the supply list) I used the mask and spray painted over it, then I used the stencil and filled out the elephant with some Kaffee Klatsch stamping. I added some marks and the quote with an alpha stamp.

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It was a quick and fun page and a good start to get into the creative groove so I could start on a canvas. Sometimes we need something to get over the blank-canvas-procrastination-stage.

Do you have a ritual to get over your blank stage?

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    What a great spread Nat!!
    Love the color palette and your elephants are simply the best!!!
    Just checking to see how you are doing,my friend- I think of you often and wish for your grief to be comforted by all of your warm memories xo

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  • Sue Clarke

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    That is simply beautiful and yes, less textured than usual.
    Important quote as well.

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  • Tracy

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    I’m always a fan of yellow, and the deli printed papers rock!

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Born An Original or… In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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You were born an original, don’t die a copy!

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Love this! For this art journal spread I was trying out a new color combination –

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which I know I will use again – again- it was good just playing and finding things I would usually not work with :)

 

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I added some texture by mixing in soft body acrylic paints with Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste – and also used several of my stamps- including the new Mark Maker Set.

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Here is a list of the supply :

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How do you like the color combination? Does it speak to you?

Nat

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    JackiePN

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    Love those colors Nat! Your spread is gorgeous with a great sentiment! “)

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    Yankeegirl

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    Awesome color combo, Nat!! Really caught my eye!

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    Nurse-Ratchet

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    That is a very calming colour palette? Fab page!!

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  • Maura

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    Great color combo…and you are definitely an original!!

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  • Dee

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    I like these colors. But my faves are from yesterday

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    mapperlmutter

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    This was a great color combination. The yellow is the perfect pop of color.

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