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Fantastic Bad Ideas – Art Journal

“I think my problem is that I have many fantastic bad ideas!” – but I guess that is better than no ideas lol

For my background I used acrylic paint and my new Space Age Modern stencil, along with collage material from old gelli prints.

There is a hand carved stamp in there and then my figure on deli paper with ink. I used acrylic markers for the journaling.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

And don’t forget – time is running out to get Creative JumpStart 2020 for just $50. Sale ends on December 31st!!! Join us in the classroom when the workshop begins on January 1!

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  • Mary Todd Boyd

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    I’m enjoying your blog. I’ve already registered for jumpStart. On January 1, 2020, where do I find the program. Attached to your blog? Site of it’s own? Have not seen that, a supplies needed or curriculum. Have I missed these somewhere?
    I’m excited about seeing this faculty!!!!!
    Mary Boyd

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      HI Mary, you should have received an email right after you signed up with all the information. I am sending you an email now again and hopefully it will reach you. Check your spam folder in case not. Please email me with further questions – I am happy to help. nat

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New Windows – Art Journal

“Keep creating new windows from which to look at your world.”

This was a fun page to make – I used acrylic paints and my new Signals stencil for the background and then I carved stamps for the window and architectural elements.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Path – Art Journal

“There is no path. The path is made by walking.” Time to get out there and blaze some new ones :)

For this I used Liquitex and Golden paints with my new Kyoto stencil. I love this color combination of a warm background and then a nice cool pattern on top – really makes things pop.

I used a pencil eraser dipped in paint for the dots (a good trick) and a Fude pen for my journaling.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

And don’t forget my Online Workshop Sale – ends tonight at 11:59pm EST – great savings on every online workshop except CJS20:

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Counting on You – Art Journal

“I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me!” – Maya Angelou

My background is using my new stencil Art Deco Fairview with Holbein gouache. 

I did my journaling with a Fude pen and a white Signo pen.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

BTW- are you still in need of a last minute gift for your artsy or crafty friend? Here is an idea:

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End of Story – Art Journal

“You can! End of story…” – one of those things that is always helpful to remind ourselves :)

I made a background with Holbein Goauche and Holbein ink and my new Art Deco Empire stencil.

Then I used Graphik Line Painters from from Derwent to color my Actually I Can stamp in and add some stuff to the journaling, and stencil.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Not for Everyone – Art Journal

“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse for some!” – an interesting quote from The Handmaid’s Tale which I have read several decades ago and also watched now the show.

For my background I used my new Art Nouveau Wallpaper stencil along with a blending tool, Ranger Distress and Distress Oxides Inks. I love how these inks blend so nicely and they are a wonderful companion to stencils.

I added my quote and this sketch with a Fude pen and sumi Ink.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

And please join me this Wednesday, December 18th at 2pm EST for a Kaffeeklatsch from my studio!

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Dreamed – Art Journal

“Remember that once you dreamed of being exactly where you are now!” Maybe you have also reached some goals in life and are now living them? Sometimes we are so focused on what’s next that we don’t stop to see where we are. And hey, it is in a pretty good spot :)

I used Liquitex spraypaints, gouache and acralic paint on the back ground and on deli paper. Then I sprayed with white and black over my brandnew Art Deco Summit stencil and the formerly painted background.

Then I added an ink drawing and used a Fude pen for journaling.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Love to be Home – Art Journal

“Oh, how she loved to be home!” – that’s me in the window ;)

For this spread I used acrylic paints and collage paper, but for the architectural elements I created hand carved stamps. I also filled in with some of my Fanfare stamps.

I’m so in love with our new home that it definitely inspired this page. So I put my Millie stamp in the window because every home needs some homebodies :) 

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Greatest Discovery – Art Journal

“The greatest discovery of all times is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” -Oprah Winfrey

I love the opaque quality of Holbein Acrylic Gouache for a background, and used them here along with acrylic paint for one in lovely muted tones. Then I stamped some of my Stroll Through the Hood stamps. I sketched a trio of vintage style ladies using acrylic ink on deli paper and decorated their clothing with my Fanfare stamps.

Finally I added this awesome quote with a Fude pen. Hope I remember how transformative a simple attitude adjustment can be :)

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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