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Blogging in Color Hop with Stampendous & Faber-Castell – Part I

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Stampendous and Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft have teamed up for a Blog Hop and the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Design Team and some are playing with my Stampendous stamps and some yummie Faber-Castell Products – Wait until you see the colorful inspiration they have for you this week! We are all Blogging in Color!

I got to play with some Gelatos – and for today’s post I created an Art Journal Page.

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Using the Kaffee Klatsch Stamp Set and the Fiesta Stamp Set Stencil and Soft Body Acrylic Paints I stamped and stenciled several images onto the blank page.

After the images dried I went over with several colors out of the Gelatos Brights Color Kit.

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Using a wet brush I blended the colors together – dissolving the Gelatos. Where every I had used acrylic paint before- the paint resisted the Gelatos. I really love the bright creamy colors.

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I used the Fiesta Stamp Set Stencil again this time with the Gelatos and used my fingers get crisp details. I finished the page by stamping one of the Fiesta Set Images several times in white on top and then writing a quote with a marker on top. As long as the Gelatos are not too thickly on the background it is still easy to apply acrylic on top – but you want to be careful. I used a mixture of white ink and soft body paint in a fine liner to add the white writing on top.

 

I will be back on Friday with another Blog Hop Post – but until then – here are the supplies I used on this page

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Don’t forget to check out all the different projects from the Stampendous and Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft Design Team this week – I heard there might be prizes involved 😉

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  • 1aquagirl

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    I LOVE how you chose your colors and how well they blend together. Beautiful work!

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  • Kailash

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    Beautifully crafted page, love the colors!!!

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  • Sue D

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    Fabulous colors and I like the quote.
    Sue in Ohio

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  • Phyllis L

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    Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • FeM

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    Nice work. I love the magic that happens with gelatos. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Viki B

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    These pages are wonderful! I love the sentiment!

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  • D.Ann C

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    What a gorgeous page!! I need to use my white gel pen more… love the look on gelatos!

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  • Pam Bray

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    Beautiful project, I simply adore all of your mixed media stamps. TFS

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  • Joi@RR

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    So FUN how this turned out Nat – love the colors and of course, your stamps look FAB. SOOoooooo glad YOU are part of this hop! j

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  • sandra j jacobs

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    I like your mixture of white ink and soft body paint in a fine liner to add the white writing on top. I would not of thought of that. Thank you

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    the colors reflect your desire to have magic – and it happened.
    Love the colors – beautiful layout.
    thanks for sharing

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  • stephanie

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    LOVE the page – mixing the acrylics and gelatos.

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  • Teresa Godines #6857

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    Gorgeous page. I really love the colors. TFS

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  • Jean Marmo

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    Love seeing the fun way Gelatos are used!

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  • Judy B

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    Love the colorful pages and that sentiment ,AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Joan VanCourt

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    What a fun journal page. I haven’t used gelatos yet, but it looks like fun.

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  • Melody Bensley

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    you got your Magic! this is awesome! thanks for sharing.

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  • Jean Bullock

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    Well done. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  • Ruby C

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    .Your stamps look like they would be fun to work with. I especially like Kaffee Klatsch. Looks like you captured the magic on your page. Fun colors and texture. Love the mix of acrylic and gelatos too.

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  • Diane Hover

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    Fabulous way of using the Gelatos…I just received some new colors myself..love those things!!

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  • Michel E

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    Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  • barb macaskill

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    LOVELOVELOVE your stamps!!!!! This is gorgeous! So many textures and such depth!! Absolutely magnificent!! TFS!

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  • Robin Kowalski

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    I love your art. The colors sing to me

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  • Regina Furman

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    Gorgeous project! I love the colors you chose, and all of the stamping and stenciling are beautiful highlights!

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  • Katie B.

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    I love all of your Stampendous Nstudio stamps! And your pages today are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B. (USA)

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  • TracyM #6773

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    MAGICAL page Nathalie!!!
    LOVE the colours & design of your background, LOVE your sentiment too!!!

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  • Brenda Shreves

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    Nice ideas.Thanks.

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  • Linda Chidster

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    G O R G E O U S !!!
    LOVE this!!!
    TFS!!!

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  • KathyP

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    Love this look…beautiful colors, great blending and layering!

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  • Dot

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    Hi Nat, I really like how you use the acrylic paints as a resist with the gelatos…I am just starting to play around with paints so this is wonderful inspiration! And I just looove the colours.
    Dot (Aus) x

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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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