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The Real Weird Magical Person … Or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Just be yourself! Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are!

YES!

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I used some smaller stenciling and paints in the background – leaving a lot of white space. Then I took the building stencil I made and used in my Art Journal spread last week again – this time playing with the negative and positive usage. I brushed some magenta acrylic ink over the spray painted areas as this always sets it off so nice.

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For the journaling I use a fine line pen and filled it with white acrylic ink.

Very grungy spread but also happy- and I might fall more and more in love with the building stencil :)

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  • Joi@RR

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    Easier said than done! Great message and what a SUPER journal page Nat. Love the “architecture” in the background – looks so good with the colors you chose. The quirky person in the front is perfect. Really special creation…. soooo inspiring. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      True – it is easier said than done- but hey…we keep trying 😉 Thank you!

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Australia, Perth ! Mixed Media Circus Tour, 2016

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop

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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I are so thrilled to add The Scrapbook Store in Perth to our tour in Australia next year. We will be teaching our 3-Day Art Journal Adventure Workshop April 1-3, 2016 there. You can register now!

Here is a little video about the workshop …our philosophy …and the circus you can expect 😉

Or download this pdf which tells you some details and the timetable about our class at The Scrapbook Store.

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We hope if you are in the area you come and join us for the fun! We cannot wait to meet you!

Nat

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  • Joi@RR

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    So cute – you two will make your workshop INCREDIBLE together… wow. j.

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XOXO … or …In My Art Journal Today

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

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create, discover beauty, desire adventure, appreciate, be alive, good attitude, beautiful life, be brave, choose love, positive imagination, smile, kind, inspire, take risks !

XOXO

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I used one of my favorite quick texture techniques for the background. I painted the background with different Soft Body paints, let it dry, and then used Liquitex Spray Paint over it in black and magenta. Using my Lilly Wallpaper Stencil I pressed into the still wet spray paint and lifted the stencil off right away – sometimes I just pressed the stencil down, sometimes I moved it a bit. The pressing and lifting actually lifts off the spray paint under the Spray Paint creating a gorgeous stencil effect revealing the background again (picture above). The pressing and moving creates a wonderful marbled effect (picture below).

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I used some Tim Holtz Ranger Stickers (supplies in detail below) and since they wouldn’t stick for a long time on the acrylic painted background I applied some Matte Medium underneath and on top the sticker area.

Here are the supplies I used

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Have a beautiful day!

Nat

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  • Joi@RR

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    I can always count on you Nat for some new teachings!! Wow – this is soooo fun. Your background is FABULOUS… you did it so wonderfully. Ok – going to read this again…. love it. Thanks bunches… happy weekend. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you like it Joi – hope you will give it a try- it is really fun! <3

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  • Sue Clarke

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    LOVE the colors and the texture.
    I’ve been playing around more with paints these days in my art journal.

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