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Fiesta Girl Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media

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I created this canvas board with my new Stampendous Fiesta Stamp Set for the CHA Booth.

 

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I first painted the background with different green shades. Then I stamped the background with different acrylic colors and the Fiesta stamps. Next, I masked off the background with the woman silhouette and used Parchment and a light mist of Black Liquitex Spray Paint over it.

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I took some paint at some areas off again and then used Titanium White Spray Paint and an alphabet stencil moving over the whole canvas with the lady still masked off. The letters were applied in the end with Gel Medium.

Here are the supplies I used:

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have a wonderful day and do something creative!

Nat

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  • Nurse-Ratchet

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    Love it!! Just picked up my Fiesta Stamp set yesterday ….. It is more amazing in person!!

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  • Seth

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    Great piece Nat. Thanks for taking the time to share the process as well!

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    smokeysmom

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    I love this Nat! Is the female portrait one of your masks? Where can I buy it? This piece really speaks to me, it’s just perfect:)

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  • Joi@RR

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    She is so unique… love the florals inside and the numbers outside… so many thought provoking meanings come to mind. Beautiful.

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Gorgeous canvas Nat! Love those stamps as well as the colors you chose!

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    Yankeegirl

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    This is really awesome, Nat! Love the greens and blues on the grey, and the numbers really set the shape off!

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    Andrene

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    Really beautiful! I love the colors you’ve used and the stamped images were the perfect choice for that silhouette.

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  • tesa

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    Beautiful!!

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  • Stampendous Stamps

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    This canvas just has the most soothing color palette with such an exciting design idea. Love the use of type as an element as well. Always eye-catching. Another masterpiece, Nathalie!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    jo.murray.art

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    LOVE the under printing in the silhouette.

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  • D.AnnC

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    Really love the colors in this! The more I see of this set, the higher it climbs on my wishlist!!

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  • Jacquelene L

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    This canvas is my favourite piece from cha. When I saw it, I went to the stampendous website to try and figure out what stencil you used. I love the women stencil and the stamps. Thank you for sharing your inspiring techniques for this canvas. In the future this stencil and stamps will be used in my art journals and cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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Mark Maker

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Painting, Stamping

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This Canvas was created for the CHA Show (Craft and Hobby Association – which has a yearly trade show in Anaheim) and where my new Stamps with Stampendous are released at the moment…I am waving from there right now.

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I used the Mark Maker Stamp Set with it- that also includes a stencil

The stamps will be available soon. I used them with acrylic paint on top of the canvas – my favorite way to use stamps.

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For texture I added Frantage Aged Embossing Powders and smoothed and mixed some acrylic paint over the heat embossed areas with my finger. The washers and metal pins are also heat embossed with Frantage Embossing Powder.

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Here is a list of all the supplies I used

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Hope you like it – have a great day!

 

Nat

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    Yankeegirl

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    I ordered your three newest stamps from Amazon and they are ON THEIR WAY to me! Yay! Love what you have created here. Have fun in Anaheim!!!

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    judyb41

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    Love your work. Would love to win some Liquitex products.

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    JackiePN

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    Very cool canvas and congrats on the new stamp line!!

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  • Sue Hiles

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    I love your work and found your blog from someone on You Tube. I live about 15 from Jersey City near Morristown. I will check out your stamps, I hope I can tell which ones are yours. :) I am also a mixed media artist, for less than a year now but I love it immensely. Sue

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  • Seth

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    Ahhhhhmazing. Love this piece and your new stamp sets too Nat. Congratulations!

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  • stephanie

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    can’t wait to get your new stamps!

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Winding Down: My Top Five Mixed Media Paintings of 2014

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Painting

It has become a tradition of mine and other blogger friends to wind down the year with some  Top “insert number”- Lists of work , posts and photos, before the year ends. It makes me go back and look at what I have done and accomplished and it also makes me dwell in memories. Too often we forget about the things we did and accomplished throughout the year- often just bashing ourselves for not fulfilling all the wonderful new year’s resolutions from last year.  Maybe this makes you wanna do it too – if so – share :)

2014 was definitely a year I did more work on canvas than any other years before – here are my personal top five canvases:

1. On The Flip Side

This one might be my absolute favorite of the year – it has a lot of personal meaning for me and that might be actually the only reason why it is a favorite- LOL- the personal meaning – although- I do like that I for a change was also working in a bit different color rage than usual.

2. The Powerhouse

I like this one because of the colors and …because I stopped- LOL. I wasn’t sure in the beginning if that was done and then I decided to let it go and I am so happy I did. This canvas taught me that it is ok to have long breaks in between and come back after a while, just to decide to call it finished.

3. Standing Strong

This canvas does not have as much texture as usual- but I did like creating it a lot. I started mixing very intrigue parts of buildings with undefined parts and it gave me a push from there on to explore this a bit more.

4. Everything is Gentrified

This painting gave me a lot of headaches- meanwhile and after – I do love it -but I learned a lot about light sources. How important it is in which light you work and in which light you then maybe hang it. It is a painting that needs a well lit area and it changes it’s looks during the day from vibrant and uplifting to dark and oppressing. For sure interesting for me and while not perfect- it goes with the topic and title.

5. In the Same Boat?

This one was also a canvas of headaches – LOL. I had a finished picture in my head when I started it- which was a huge mistake and then I also started mixing some colors which at first I totally did not like. It took me forever to finish this work up- the canvas was sitting on the easel and I would look at it contemplating for weeks if I should just paint over it. And then I didn’t …and it grew on me – and now I really like it -I do like the colors I mixed …another canvas that taught me to be patient.

 

What I learned:

2014 marks definitely a year where I feel I have learned to be patient with me, my skills and my work. I also learned that I shouldn’t give up too early on something.

 

My goal for 2015:

All of those canvases are a smaller scale (12×24 is I think the biggest one- still not having the U.S. sizes in my head- LOL) – so my goal for next year is to go bigger – so we will see :) . I started a bigger canvas a couple weeks ago- I will show you the process in a couple days. It feels pretty daring to me but is a lot of fun :)

Hope you enjoyed this little journey – next up will be photos and art journal pages!

have a gorgeous day

 

Nat

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    I absolutely adore you’re cityscape series…the colour,texture and composition really inspires me! Who knows maybe 2015 will find me creating some scenes of my town!!

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  • Madeline Rains

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    I love your cityscapes too. Especially the first one and the fourth one. I like that the mood of that one changes throughout the day depending on the light. So cool. I am really drawn to pieces that emphasize just a few strong sources of light like that. And it reminds me of living in NYC and in Boston.

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  • Angie

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    Love love love each of your top picks! You are truly an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing your art and comments… Makes me have a little more self confidence knowing that you question your work sometimes- thanks! (What a great year- I got to meet you!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I am so impressed with the canvas painting that you’ve done this year. Your art just keeps growing and reaching new heights.
    I can’t wait to CJS 2015 to see what the new year challenges me to do!

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  • Deborah A. Pierro

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    Hi Nat–I absolutely love all of the paintings you’ve shown here. You definitely have a recognizable style that is all yours, and that’s a very good thing! Happy New Year!

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    Beautiful canvases, Nat. I especially love #4, even if it did give you a lot of headaches. Hope you have wonderful holidays and a very happy new year!

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  • Maura

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    Thanks for sharing these beauties. Love your use of color in them! Can’t wait to see your larger canvas works! To a great new year!

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  • Nancy Sapp

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    Just now getting a chance to look at all my e-mails & blogs! I LOVE your canvas “In the Same Boat.” The water & sky are just beautiful hues of blues & pinks.

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  • marsha.

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    I love them all, but you don’t have to guess which one I love most ;-). You’ve taken leaps of progress as an artist this year. It’s so wonderful to watch and I’m so proud of you!

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