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A Visual Interview with … Andrew Borloz

In this series artists answer in visual form to a brief questionnaire.

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Meet New Jersey Artist and Educator Andrew Borloz and see how he answered questions with photos, sketches and graphics.

A Visual Interview with Andrew Borloz from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Andrew is one of the teachers of Creative JumpStart 2017 along with 26 other artists – read more about this Mixed Media Online Class and sign up here.

Hope you enjoyed this first visual interview- more are to come :)

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  • Rita

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    I enjoyed the interview. Very original way to do it and it gave me insight into approaching things. Thank you. Looking forward to CJ2017.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Happy you liked the interview Rita and looking forward to jumping with you in 2017!

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  • JoAnn

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    Loved it – very creative!!! Can’t wait till January 1 and, by the way, I am telling everyone I can how wonderful CJS is!!!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      So glad you liked it JoAnn- the next one is coming Saturday. They are so much fun to put together. And ohhh thank you so much- you are the sweetest. I am so happy to have you back!!!

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      • JoAnn

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        I have taken two of Andrew’s classes – he is awesome!

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        • Andrew

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          Aw, JoAnn, thanks so much for the nice compliment and looking forward to “seeing” you in my on-line class in January!

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Creative Ice Breaker – Morning Art Journal Play Video #5

In the mornings I play in my art journal to get myself into the creative groove and break the ice – so to speak- and get ready to paint. I recorded and fast forwarded my morning ritual for this video – and hope you enjoy it. Take it as what it is – a morning art journal play- not a tutorial.

Creative Ice Breaker V Aug 27, 2016 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Here are the supplies I have used in my Creative Ice Breaker video above – some links are affiliate links.

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I hope you enjoyed the little glimpse into my morning warm up play! Have a wonderful and creative day!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Thank you for sharing this Nat, I tend to think too much about what I’m doing and my “art” suffers for it. I am so controlled at times that I really need to “let go” more. Watching videos like this one are a good reminder for me. Have a terrific week!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Sue, glad to hear the video is a little nudge to let go :) don’t overthink the not overthinking either – just have fun!!!! Wishing you a terrific weekend as well!!!

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  • Joi@RR

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    Just adored watching this Nat. So free and fun – just creating to create. And it turned out just SUPER too. Love how you used your gals in such a diffferent way. Thanks bunches for such amazing inspiration. XXXj.

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  • Kim

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    Oooo that hand carved stamp is really cool! I want to learn how to make one of those!

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Creative Ice Breaker – Morning Art Journal Play Video #4

In the mornings I play in my art journal to get myself into the creative groove and break the ice – so to speak- and get ready to paint. I recorded and fast forwarded my morning ritual for this video – and hope you enjoy it. Take it as what it is – a morning art journal play- not a tutorial ? – BTW- I had to buy a new camera and as you might see, I am still trying to get used to it. I learned a lot about it during the video- so bear with me on the bit of a weirdo-focus-color-format journey in this video – I promise it will be better next time.

Creative Ice Breaker VIDEO IV July 31, 2016 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Here are the supplies I have used in my Creative Ice Breaker video above – some links are affiliate links.

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Don’t forget that this is the last day of the Blogiversary SALE with 20% off of online workshops (like Creative Jumpstart 2016), DVDs, and select items (including all the stampsandstencils) from the n*Store online.  The sale prices are reflected in the store now.

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I hope you enjoyed the video ? Have a wonderful and creative day

Nat

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    I could not believe it when you started putting gesso over that lovely background, I was almost shouting at the screen, but what a lovely page you created and how wrong I was, gorgeous.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- Kathy-I didn’t know I could make you almost shout at the screen ;) glad you still liked the page. Honestly I liked the background too but I was thinking- ah let’s roll with it :)

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Creative Ice Breaker – Morning Art Journal Play Video #3

In the mornings I play in my art journal to get myself into the creative groove and break the ice – so to speak- and get ready to paint. I recorded and fast forwarded my morning ritual for this video ��� and hope you enjoy it. Take it as what it is – a morning art journal play- not a tutorial ?

Creative Ice Breaker III July 9 2016 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

And here is the page you see in the video:

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Here are the supplies I have used in my Creative Ice Breaker video above – some links are affiliate links.

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I hope you enjoyed the video ? Have a wonderful and creative day

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  • ruthie

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    how do you contain the spray on the Liquitex sprays? I must be doing something wrong. I love your use of the layered stencils and stamps….I’ve really grown to love the elephant set and use it a lot of the time.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Ruthie, I shake the bottle at least a minute before using it and make sure that the nozzle is free of spray. I usually have no problem with it, unless there is some dried in areas around the nozzle. Do you have that problem with all sprayers and caps? I also find that it is easier to control if you are a further away. If you are spraying very close you are spraying very forcefully to one spot but it will result in a big blot rather than a fine mist. I hope this helps a bit :) Glad you hear you love the elephant set- share with me some time what you did with it :)

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  • Susan Schultheis

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    Had so much fun watching your vid today. Music fit perfect.LOL
    I just have to get the elephant set now. Thanks.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      :) thank you Susan – glad you enjoyed the music and video and the elephants :)

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  • Joi @RR

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    Almost looks like your little elphant is smiling – SUNSHINE family!!! Wonderful as always Nat. Thanks bunches for making my day! Xj.

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  • Jean Goza

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    Just the motivation I needed this morning. Thanks for sharing.
    Jean

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      YEahh – so glad it got you motivated- hope you had a fun day!!

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  • Debbie

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    Nat, I love these little videos and I hope you’ll keep them coming! Makes me want to play in my journal right now!

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Photos of Art Journaling Live 3

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Last week I went to Arlington, Texas to teach together with MaryBeth Shaw, Jodi Ohl and Gina Rossi Armfield an Art Journaling Live Class which was recorded and will be available as DVDs and Video Download at the end of November this year.

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I started with some Creative Icebreaker techniques and lot’s of visual and actual texture.

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And it was fun to see what the amazing students created in this 1 1/2 hour with me.

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All the while Aaron was being serious and filming everyone and everything ;)

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Here is Amy Jones, our wonderful producer and you can see Jeannine Stein the editor of Cloth Paper Scissors doing fun stuff with Jodi in the background.

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And here is Jodi showing off her hands to proof she painted

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My favorite part of the day was that after I was done with my teaching, I got to play along in all the other classes and below you see what I did in Jodi’s fantastic class …I changed her awesome whimsical birds and fish up a bit and out came: Botox fish – I love them- they crack me up :)

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Here is a view of the classroom.

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And the amazing MaryBeth Shaw – so good to spend time with her too

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and take her amazing layering and stencil class

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I realize, I do not have a photo of Gina- grrr- but she was sitting right next to me

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and she taught a really really wonderful watercolor class which makes me want to do more with watercolors!!!

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And here we are – all four of us – relieved and happy that we made it- and super thankful for all the wonderful and talented students we spent time with on that day.

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I will keep you updated on the DVD and Video Download but meanwhile you can check out the ones from last year and some others I did


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  • Sue Clarke

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    Botox fish…LOL.
    Great pic of the 4 of you at the end of the post!

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Hi, it was such a fun day and wonderful seeing you. It’s fun to see the pictures. Would it be okay to “borrow” the first and last pictures for my blog. I will include a link to yours.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Denise- so good to see you again- and of course you can use the pix !!!! have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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      • Denise

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        Thank you Nathalie. You are the best.

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  • Joi @RR

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    ADORE your botox fish Nat. Hehehhehehe – made my day!!!!

    And what a wonderful array of FABULOUS photos. I loved seeing EVERY one of them. And the last one of the four of you together is so perfect. How fun that you not only got to teach but had some fun learning time too!

    Thank you sooo much for sharing your journey. XXj.

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  • stephanie

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    looks like it was fab!

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Creative Ice Breaker – Morning Art Journal Play Video #2

In the mornings I play in my art journal to get myself into the creative groove and break the ice – so to speak- and get ready to paint. I recorded and fast forwarded my morning ritual – and hope you enjoy it. Take it as what it is – a morning art journal play- not a tutorial ?

Creative Ice Breaker June 2016 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Don’t forget there is also a Summer Blog Hop with Stampendous going on and you can win one of the three Price Packages containing all three of my Foam Stamp Sets I designed for Stampendous.

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Check out the other blogs today on the hop and comment here and on those for a chance to win:

Stampendous Blog Post Monday

Pam Bray Monday

my blog – Creative Squad – Cheiron Brandon on Tuesday

Katy Leitch on Tuesday

Stampendous Blog Post Wednesday

Gwen Lafleur Wednesday

my Creative Ice Breaker Wednesday

Louise Healy Wednesday

Here are the supplies I have used in my Creative Ice Breaker video above – some links are affiliate links.

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I hope you enjoyed the video ? Have a wonderful and creative day

Comments (30)

  • barb macaskill

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    LOVE your routine! When my 4 year old granddaughter REALLY likes something she says it is the BEST BEST and as she watched this she said you are “da BEST BEST colorer!” I have to say that I agree with her!! LOVED watching this and the final piece is awesome!! TFS!

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  • Pam Beatty

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    great video!

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  • Michele K. Henderson

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    I love your new release, especially the elephant! Great inspiration all week long!

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  • Patti

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    Love how you forge ahead with layers. You inspire me as I have white paper-itis a lot! Hugs to you.

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  • Joi @RR

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    Such a TREAT to see your morning ritual video Nat. And your Fashion Dame looks lovely on the fun background you created for her. Loved all the stamps you used too. Your Fiesta stamps are some of my favs!! Thanks bunches for such great eye candy today!! XXj.

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  • Amanda Rhodes

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    I love your journal page and all the different details!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    What a fun video – thanks for sharing your beautiful creativity. I think I need to be brave … thanks for the inspiration to do so.

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  • Judy B

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    Journal pages kind of scare me. I’m always afraid I will mess up and have to throw the pages away. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Julie

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    Thanks, that was fun to watch! :)

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    I love your stamps with the stencil included.
    The three featured on this hop are marvelous –
    especially the elephant. I can’t wait to get
    my hands on him.
    thanks for the view into your morning routine.
    I’m in southern Illinois.

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  • Carla Hundley

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    Gorgeous work and
    love your process.
    Carla from Utah

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  • Jean Marmo

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    Such fun! Love the stamps and stencil sets! Thanks for sharing your routine!! I know I tend to overthink too much! I need to just create!

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  • Myriam Le Blanc Élie

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    Thisi is such a great process video! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Myriam from Quebec, Canada.

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  • Kathy Burgess

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    What a fun video!! If only I could work that fast!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Joela Pascoe

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    I get scared by the journaling process, and I commend and thank you for sharing your ritual.

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  • stephanie

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    great spread! Thanks for sharing

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  • Rob

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    Thanks for the inspiration Nat, Love your new stamps sets. I’m from Taree, north of Sydney Australia.

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  • Robin C

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    What a great project! I love the sentiment! Hugs, Robin

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  • D.Ann C

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    Super fun! Wish you could come hold my hand as I work on the first pages of my first art journal so they could turn out so well! : )

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  • VikiB

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    This page is wonderful! I love this stamp. I wish I could bring myself to paint in the mornings.

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  • Claudia Jean Nelson

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    I love your page,and your creative use of deli paper. Thank you for your inspiration

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  • TracyM #6773

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    EXCITING CREATIVE ACTION!!!
    LOVE your pages, LOVE your words of wisdom too!!!
    I already ADORE Fashion Dame, feeling TOTALLY INSPIRED now,
    THANK YOU for sharing :)
    Tracy from Australia

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  • Jackie Schachter

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    Enjoyed watching your video. Loved the way you made
    such a pretty, colorful background. Have never tried journaling – not
    so ‘artistic’ as you, but I do like doing mixed media on canvas. TFS.
    Jackie from Israel.

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  • Carol

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    I love your layers and colours. Brave indeed!

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  • Christine Dring

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    Gorgeous journal page! Love your sentiment – very empowering!

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  • Deborah S

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    Wow what a great way to start your day kind of like stretching before your morning run. I really enjoyed your video it was very inspiring. I can’t seem to find my way into mix media. My style is to controlled and stay in the lines. I guess I just need to be brave and jump in. What do I have to lose right. OBTW you ARE the best, best colorer lol tfs!

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  • Teresa Godines

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    Love all of your great colors. TFS

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Creative Ice Breaker – Morning Art Journal Play Video #1

In the mornings I play in my art journal to get myself into the creative groove and break the ice – so to speak- and get ready to paint. I recorded and fast forwarded my morning ritual – and hope you enjoy it. Take it as what it is – a morning art journal play- not a tutorial :)

Creative Ice Breaker June 2016 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Here is the page I did

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A list of the supplies I used- some are affiliate links

SuppliesCJS


I hope you enjoyed the video :) Have a wonderful and creative day

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a delightful way to have my breakfast.
    Nice music and some inspiration.
    I find it very helpful to watch someone else’s art journaling to get ideas.
    Have a creative day Nat!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      yeah :))) I keep some more coming Sue :) have a wonderful day!!!

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  • JoAnn

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    Nathalie, love your morning sharing. Plenty of aha moments – like no need to ink stencil just use baby wipes. I know this but tend to forget. And I love owning Urban scribble – I grew up in Manhattan so skyline is special. I didn’t realize that I can print detailed stamp on top of foam stamp – that it lines up. Realized this when I watched Frugal Crafter video using it to make a card. All good!!!

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  • Rae

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    I just loved this! Your talent for layering is wonderful…and I especially love it because I struggle with blue and green…this is so pretty! I need to learn to use those two colors more often. Thanks for the awesome share! xx Rae

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Rae – queen of colors and layering- thank you so much for your sweet words :) I cannot believe you struggle with blue and green – I live for these colors- LOL. But I know what you mean, we are often so tied in with our color choices it is hard to break out.

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  • Joi @RR

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    What FAB way to start my day – with YOU Nat. This was so fun to watch and it turned out so neat. To me – you are the Queen of Skylines – so it was pure joy to watch you create this “cityscape” all over your pages. And then your sentiment just made me think of all the places around your city you have shared with us – thinking that you have walked all the streets that you just painted!!!!! Thanks bunches for starting my day and weekend with a huge smile. XXj.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe – thank you for making me smile with your sweet comments, Joi!!!

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  • stephanie

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    Love this video – great ideas for adding and subtracting paint with the stencil and baby wipes for layers

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  • William Charlebois

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    What a cool way to use stencils! I never have any success using stencils. I must be trying to use too much paint, because they never come out clean. Doh!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you liked it :) Yes, the problem is usually too much paint. That is why I like using a cosmetic sponge – I dab the paint on and dab the paint off- so that almost no paint is on the sponge – the less paint the crisper the stenciled image :)

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  • Deborah

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    So this video totally inspired me – to order the urban scribbles set! I’ve wanted it for a while, can’t wait to play with it when it arrives! Thanks for sharing your gifts, Nat!

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Inspiration From Around the Globe!

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This Tuesday we’re taking a short break from our Creative Squad (they will be back next week with a new June theme to play with!) to bring you some amazing projects from around the globe. My stamps and stencil designs are available for purchase online and maybe even in your local craft store, so crafters and mixed media artists and art journalers from around the world are using them. I am always excited to see how YOU use my products in your own projects. I am even more excited to share some of the beautiful and creative examples of these projects with you today. Enjoy this inspiration from around the globe!

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First we have this very fun travel-inspired art journal spread from Robyn Seaniger from NSW, Australia.  Robyn has used both my Elephant and my Urban Scribble foam stamp sets to create this colorful ode to India.

Elephant Parade Metal

Metal Artist Elitia Hart from Calgary, Canada, used my Elephant Parade stencil in this very original metal embossing project.  This is a very creative use of the stencil and I highly recommend checking out her video below explaining her process.  It is long but definitely worth watching as it is a real step by step class!

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Judi Kauffmann from Maryland, USA sent me this fun mail art envelope using my Bird and Urban Scribble foam stamp sets. What a nice surprise in my mailbox :)

Finally, we have a couple of awesome videos from Lindsay Weirich from Maine, USA for you to check out.  In these videos, Lindsay uses my Urban Scribble foam stamp set to create a cool card project and then she uses my Bird, Elephant, and Urban Scribble foam stamp sets to make a gorgeous art journal.


Join us again next Tuesday for another great project from one of our Creative Squad members!  They will be working with a new theme for June.  And in the meantime, share with me what you’ve been working on with my stamps and stencils.  I would love to feature your project in an upcoming post!

Try some of the above techniques for yourself with these n*Studio supplies:



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Rule of Three – #2 – Three Ways to Use Your Gelli Plate with Foam Stamps

Here is another episode of my new series of mini-videos: “Rule of Three”. As we all know all good things come in three and these mini-tutorial-videos will show you all kinds of fun and practical things and techniques coming in three.

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Thank you for sharing.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Wow – you have just turned into such a pro on your videos Nat. What an amazing video tutorial this is. I so love listening to you talk and seeing you in creative mode! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL. Thank you soooo much. Big hugs. j.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- Joi – thank you – is it the super fast talking? ;) I try to make those videos short- which as you know…I want to put so much stuff in there- it is a bit challenging for me to keep myself short ;) Glad you liked it- big hugs to you too and have a wonderful weekend!

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  • stephanie

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    Great ideas and video! Thanks Nat

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