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Hipster Wall Decor or Upcycled Embroidery Hoop

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Stamping

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When I was looking at my new Fiesta Stamp Set I all of a sudden was thinking of those paper cut silhouette wall decors of the 18th century and I started thinking about how this could be translated into a modern form.

Here is how the stencil and the masks look like :

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And the idea was born for this Hipster Version ;) I mono printed the background by placing the two masks that are included in my Fiesta Stamp Set on top of the Mono Printing Plate and then rolled different colors on top and printed several times also imprinting the stamps themselves to give some texture.

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using Liquitex Iridescence Gold Acrylic Paint I stamped the Fiesta Stamps over the masks.

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I spray painted the embroidery hoop in black – which was easy peasy and fast and then cut out the paper so it would fit to the back of the hoop. Using a Journaling Pen I started loosely writing text into the silhouette figures. To make sure that I would really write loosely but not overwrite the edges I placed the stencil for the men and the woman on top to protect the background.

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I adhered the Paper to the hoop with double sided tape and voila ….done :) That was fun.

 

Here are the supplies I used

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hope you like the Hipster Wall Decor :) 

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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    windinn

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    Love the fun and modern take with these stencils – it’s a beaut!

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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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Stay Out Of The Drama or … In My Art Journal Today

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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Some great words to live by.

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This art journal spread is one of my faves I did the past couple months – and funny enough it was one of those pages where I was just trying out my new stamps and stencils some other new stuff , and I was using up left over paints and boom – as I was layering and layering I started to really love the grunge and then I dived full force into it and embraced it.

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I used some left over Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso from a different project and spread it over the  Stencil in my Kaffee Klatsch Stamp Set to tie the background together.

Here are the supplies I used

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Have a beautiful day :) 

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Nice texture and colors. I am “behind” on CJS since I’m waiting for the speakers for our new computer to be hooked up. I’m looking forward to catching up!

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    Andrene

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    I love all of the layers and the colors you chose. You are one of the few that can load a page up with that many colors and designs and keep it cohesive, clear and so artistic. Great job!!

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