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N*Studio ArtFoamies Stamps Release

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Foam stamp

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This is BIG NEWS!!!  I am so stoked that ArtFoamies and I teamed up together for a stamp release. I had so much fun working on these brand new foam stamps – all of them inspired by my travels around the world.  Here they are!

Batik Pattern 1

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Batik Pattern 2

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Batik Pattern 3

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Batik Pattern 4

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Buenos Aires Tiles

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Chicago – comes with two stamps a positive and a negative pattern

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Manhattan Boarder

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Manhattan comes with two stamps a positive and a negative pattern

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Santa Fe comes with two stamps a positive and a negative pattern

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Toledo comes with two stamps a positive and a negative pattern

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Versailles comes with two stamps a positive and a negative pattern

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I cannot wait to show you loads of fun and creative projects with them! If you want to get your hands on these- you can PREORDER them in my store NOW – they will ship out at the latest the week of October 17th – but probably earlier though as I should get them next week!

Nat

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  • Seth

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    Congrats Nat. These are very cool. Kind of like taking a trip around the world!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you so much Seth 🙂 Yes they have been inspired by many wonderful places around the world.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Batik Pattern 4, 1, and 2 are my favs.
    Congrats on the new line Nat!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you Sue – glad you like those – they are also a favorite for me!

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  • Bec Miller

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    Wow!wow!wow! Congrats Nat!!
    I love foamies and all of these have to make it in my stash!!

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Raw Canvas Staining Fun with Kim

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Techniques

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A couple weeks ago my friend Kim and I met for a play date and did some fun stuff with Raw Canvas Staining and Painting.

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We broke out my supplies including Flow Aid, which you need to be able to break the water tension of raw canvas and has also many amazing side effects that are cool to know so you can control things better, some inks, markers and stamps. Kim made this fun stocking first …it for sure will brighten up a very dark winter day.

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I tested using the foam stamp of my Urban Scribble stamp with Flow Aid and Ink and then stamped on top with the Rubber stamp part or the set.

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I loved the outcome and went on to do the same thing on an raw canvas apron.

 

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I love that the colors are see through and how nicely defined it is. It is not the same as just stamping with paint onto your canvas- it is really just staining and it keeps the fabric soft and nice.

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I also treated a little rectangle of raw canvas with some colors and used stamps and markers on top. I just love the look of color and the raw canvas texture – it makes it pop wonderfully. For myself I realized I like when there is a lot of raw canvas still showing.

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After I frayed the edges I sewed the triangle with embroidery thread onto the top of the apron.

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Meanwhile Kim continued playing and experimenting with the Batik Stencil, and markers

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and played with the Bird stamp set on a little canvas string bag

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Here is a stretched canvas which I did a while ago – I love how vibrant the colors stay and the depth and layering you can achieve.

 

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And here is my sweet smiling friend Kim modeling my new apron.

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It was loads of fun to play in the studio with a friend and really just for fun. I need to have a play date more often! If you are interested in Raw Canvas Staining check out my really extensive Raw Canvas Staining DVD or download the Video with heaps of techniques, tips and tricks – it is addicting .

Here are some links of what we used- some of them are affiliate links.

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Please note: Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.

What fun thing did you do lately with a friend?

Nat

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  • Charlotte Kirk

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    I loved that look using your stamps!

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  • Joi@RR

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    WOW WOW WOW – love this apron! Why? Love NStudios and the CityScape is my fav!!! So you hit it over the home run fence – true eye candy!!! Not to mention the adorable smile on Kim’s face!!! Loved seeing all your raw canvas staining experiments. Such vivid colors and fun designs you both created. Thanks bunches for sharing your fun!! Xj.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe thank you Joi and agreed Kim is a sweet heart 🙂

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New Mixed Media Painting – Suburbia

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Painting

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This painting (12×12″ – acrylic paint, ink, spray paint, charcoal on canvas)  is a bit unusual because it is actually not an urban theme – but I loved creating it nonetheless 🙂 My brother in law is super supportive of my artwork and he has commented on quite a few of my paintings when he was over that he would love to own this or that piece. So I thought…maybe I paint something more personal for him…which would be his home – and so this was a birthday present, which put me a bit in a pickle. You know …I usually do not do artwork with other people in mind or as a commission…and it was a bit hard for me to really let go and just do my thing without thinking of what he might think or how he might like it.

Here is a little montage on how the painting evolved over the weeks

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Started with the underpainting, added the sky, added one layer after the other glazing over and over for the facade which gave a lot of texture and dimension and lastly added details, plants and other fun stuff

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Here you see some of the close ups

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I love this house – so many wonderful memories are connected with it and I hope my brother in law likes the painting as well and it speaks to him

Now…off to the next painting

Nat

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  • Barbara Poe

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    This is so charming! It’s still you, but a little different. I love it. I’m sure he will too.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe thank you Barbara, glad you like it 🙂 I think my BIL did too- He was looking right away where it could be hanged – so I take it as a good sign- LOL

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a nice and thoughtful present.
    Thanks for showing us how it progressed.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Sue- good to hear you liked the progress photos 🙂

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    How lovely, beautiful colour choices.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Kathy -yeah I start to really love the bright yellow and pink at the moment 🙂

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  • Joi@RR

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    Oh what fun to see the progress pictures. It’s much less busy and bold than I’m used to seeing in your art Nat but as Barbara said – it’s still YOU. My personal description of you is “rustic contemporary”!!! And this painting for you BIL is a perfect example. It’s abstract with a earthy fair – rustic contemporary – ehehehheeh!!!! LOVE the colors and the textures you achieved. So fun seeing this – you did GREAT. Xj.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Joi, so happy to hear you liked the progress photos. Rustic Contemporary- oh I like that 🙂 Thank you for your wonderful comment and have a great weekend!

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