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Loved Stars Too Fondly … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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I have loved the starts too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams

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Lot’s of texture in the background, some stenciling in the background, then using a star stencil with a conrasting color. Loved adding some black splatters :)

Here are the supplies I used:

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Wishing you an amazing day

 

Nat

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Sometimes you learn … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

– isn’t that the truth ? – LOL

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I painted the collaged background with Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent acrylic paint, then spray painted over with Light Violet.

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Not a color combo that is usually in my repertoire but I liked how it turned out and added a couple white sprinkles too it.

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Here is what I used:

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Does this color combination speak to you? :) 

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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  • muriel

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    I wouldn’t have dared this colour combo but it’s really great. Your journaling reminds me of a journal page I did at the beginning of the summer which said:”Sometimes you fail.” But I remember not feeling negative about the failure; it was sort of “I failed, yes, but life goes on.”

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  • Madeline Rains

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    you know, I would never have thought it would but it really speaks to me because your page is so good. love it.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like the color combo on your page. I wouldn’t have thought to use those colors together. I do use the purple and red together a bunch. Have a delightful day Nat.

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No ONE Way to Art … or In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Art Journal

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There is no one way to art, there is many ways, there is YOUR way!

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I was experimenting a bit with a different color combination here and I really like the outcome.

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I used Liquitex Soft Body Paints: Titanium White and Mars Black to mix a grey, and mixed the Bright Blue with the Titanium White to mix a lighter blue. I also added Iridescent Bright Gold to the page. I love how it came out.

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I did sculpt the plants a bit with the brush – most of the background texture however comes from the masking tape that was layered to the paper.

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I am using grey a lot lately- is that a color that you often use?

Nat

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  • muriel

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    Aaah, love love love! At first I thought you’d been using a stencil for your plants! The colour combo is so great! I hardly ever use grey or if I do I often end covering it with more intense colours. I’m sure you had a great time doing this.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thanks muriel– LOL- nope no stencils used. And yes, as you I usually tend to be drawn to the more intense colors- but this was fun!

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  • Laura S

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    I too thought you were using a stencil. I love how this page turned out!! It’s really beautiful. I love the colors especially that pop of gold. I am going to have to play with this palette!! I think you need to lay this one down on canvas :)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      mmmhhhh- on canvas- that is a really good idea I think I will try this soon. Thanks for triggering that idea, Laura ;)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    This page is so different for you and I love it.
    I never use grey and I love these colors together.
    Thanks for the reminder to try something completely different!

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  • Miae

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    Just breezing through blogs and this totally caught my eye! I’m so attracted to the background colors with the pops of white….do I use grey? Not very much on my layouts but I love it elsewhere. My whole livingroom is painted a warm grey against white….yum!

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    Nathalie Kalbach

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    sounds like you like grey a lot- I am sure it will find it’s way soon on a layout too :))) thank you for leaving a comment, nat

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  • Kim

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    Love the handling of the background! Now you have to go check out the Cy Twombly piece on display in the Morgan Library: Treatise on the Veil. It’s 33 feet of delicately worked gray. And when you’re finished taking in all the gray, they have a lovely sun drenched cafe area :)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awesome tip- Kim! I will put this down as a NYC on the bucket list must :) have a great day!

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    I bet this is really striking in real life with that gold iridescence! Great color combo and texture. I love grey. I wear it all the time, but don’t find myself creating with it too often. That needs to change!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad I made you think about using grey in your creative projects ;) have a wonderful week!

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