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She wished she could go back ….

“She wished she could go back to her younger self and tell her “It’s ok, to be weird, you’ll be fine” ”

This was a demo page from a class and I blocked in some color here and there and stamped with my new Exchange Place ArtFoamies Stamp. I added some stenciling with translucent acrylic paints using my Versailles Stencils – love how this turned out. I added some stamping with my Embroidery stamps to add some more even mark making using different colors of Archival Ink Pads- love those.

I painted the lady with acrylic paints neopastels and used some of the neopastels also here and there on the spread and scratched some writing into it.

I like how the lines of the Exchange Place Stamp and the floral Versailles Stencil work together.

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Hope you enjoy this page- have a wonderful day!

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Pattern Play

A couple weeks ago I did a guest blog post for StencilGirl Design and in case you haven’t seen it- I thought I post it here too :) I made a video showing some Pattern Play with some of my StencilGirl Products Stencils and the coordinating ArtFoamies Foam Stamps I designed. I love how different sizes of the same pattern on different tools open up many fun possibilities to do true Mixed Media projects.

Pattern Play with Nat Kalbach from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the video and they triggered some ideas for you on how to play with pattern.Here are some photos of the canvas boards in the video

using these Buenos Aires Stencils and Foam Stamps

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using these Manhattan stencils and foam stamps

Supplies that I used- some links are affiliate links:


Thank you so much for playing with me :)

 

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What Makes You Different – Art Journal Page

I made this art journal page with my new 9×12 Hamburg Stencil which was inspired by my hometown Hamburg in Germany.

The “H” in the pattern refers to the city abbreviation of HH for Hansestadt Hamburg, and is found on license plates in the city.

I used grey spray paint over the stencil laid over a previously painted background

For the journaling I used the ArtGraf Varco sticks- which I love love os much and then went over the writing again with a wet brush to move the pigments.

The magazine image was painted over with some acrylic markers and pencils.

Here is a supply list for the spread


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  • Julie

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    Love this page! Love the colors, the sketching over the magazine person and oh, that stencil. Thank you for sharing.

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n*Studio + StencilGirl present: Wanderlust Stencils

 

I am super excited about my new stencils coming out today with StencilGirl Products – and as they are all inspired by my travels – I called this collection Wanderlust – a german word meaning “a strong desire to travel” which pretty much sums my urge to discover new and foreign place up :) All Stencils are now available in my shop!

I will show loads of projects with them in the next couple weeks- but hey- check in today for my Facebook Live Event – Kaffeeklatsch with Nat at 3pm EST on my n*Studio Page . I will talk about what inspired them and show some art journal pages with them already and you can ask me questions and be live on board :)

Hope you like the stencil and I hope to see you later today!

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  • Jean marmo

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    Fantastic. Such fun designs.

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Jumping with MaryBeth Shaw – A Video Conversation

Last week I had a wonderful time chatting with MaryBeth Shaw  . We talked about her creative day, how the inner critic is nagging on us, an upcoming exhibition working with cold wax, her project for Creative JumpStart and how she loves to use stencils.

Jumping with MaryBeth Shaw from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Join Mary Beth and 26 other Mixed Media Artists at Creative JumpStart 2017 – register here!

Hope you enjoyed our conversation ! Have a wonderful day

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  • Dee spillane

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    I look forward to CJS every year. Best way to kick off creativity after all the holiday rush. Excited for a new year. Last year reall took me in new directions and provided much needed challenges. Love you and the teachers in this CJS.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      So happy to have you on board again Dee! So hope I will see you also in person again the coming year- always love seeing you and your warm smile! Have a wonderful week and a happy new year!!!

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Painty Fun at Bizzy B’s in Toronto, Canada

It was so much fun to come back for the third time to Bizzy B’s in Toronto and teach some workshops. Barb and Tony, as well as the amazing students make me always fell super welcome – love coming back- it is a special treat to be reinvited :)

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I was pretty stoked to see my Signature Stamps with Stampendous! and Stencils with StencilGirl Products on the “Nat”Wall. It was fun incorporating them in my workshops and seeing the students playing with them was the coolest ever!

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We played also with the new Creative Palette by Stampendous! for Mono Printing on Friday

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Saturday we were going fully into Artvergnugen :) – a six hour Artjournal Class – it was so much fun!

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This is Marg – she traveled all the way from Newfoundland for the second time to take my class- Thank you Marg- that is a LONG way – I love your smile and creative fun!

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And sunday we had a wonderful Canvas Class- loved again to see all the 22 different canvases created with the same materials and technique

 

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Thank you Barb and Tony from Bizzy B’s and my sweet Canadians for having me again – you inspired me !

huge hugs

Nat

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  • Krista

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    Hi Nathalie, hope you are feeling better. I see you are working with the Creative Palette. How do you get detailed prints? I M not having much success? Thanks!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Kristia, I like it. I am not sure what might cause your problems- but it might be “too much” paint. Roll out thinner layers- you really do not need much paint for the prints. Hope that helps. nat

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  • Nurse-Ratchet

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    It was truly an amazing weekend…if anyone is wondering whether to take a workshop from Nat…never ever hesitate, Nat is a generous, inspirational task master, oh, I mean teacher. Your stamps are amazing, and your stencils sooo much fun to use!! Thank you, Nat and Barb and Tony and all the ladies that came out to play with us!,

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  • Margm3c

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    I had so much fun. Learn a lot. Thanks Nat. Cannot wait till next time!

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  • Stampendous Stamps

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    Nathalie, it’s so great to see your photos of these classes! They’re just terrific and everyone looks like they’re having so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing our products with the world, we make a great team!!

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  • Felicia Aaron

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    Nathalie, I so wish I lived closer and could have been a part of the wonderful time it looks like you guys had! That studio looks FABULOUS!!! Wish it was around the corner from me!!! Maybe not…..I wouldn’t have a paycheck left!!! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing your fun, creative time!

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  • Marjolaine Walker

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    Looks like you had an amazing time, love all your new products!

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  • scrapinsue

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    I must get that crackle stencil!
    Lovely art journal pages and looks like a fun and creative time.

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