Creative JumpStart

Creative JumpStart Interviews with Kae Pea, Tania, Riikka, and Rachel

Are you ready to learn about more of this year’s Creative JumpStart Artists?

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

Learn more about Kae Pea here:

  

Learn more about Tania here:

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Learn more about Riikka here:

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Learn more about Rachel here:

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Creative JumpStart 2019 begins on January 1st but you can sign up now with our Early Bird pricing for just $50:

See you on Friday Dec 7th at 12noon EST for one of my Kaffeeklatsch chats on Facebook. It’s been a while and I’d love to chat with everyone who tunes in :)

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Creative JumpStart Interviews with Andrea, Linda, Rowan, and Marsha

Are you ready to learn about more of this year’s Creative JumpStart Artists?

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

Be prepared to learn, get inspired, and to get even more excited for Creative Jumpstart 2019 :)

You can find more about Andrea here:

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You can find more about Linda here:

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You can find more about Rowan here:

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You can find more about Marsha here:

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And there is still time to save on Creative JumpStart 2019 – it is only $50 through December 31st so sign up and get ready to JUMP into 2019!

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Creative Jumpstart Interviews with Carolyn, Danielle, Iris and Gwen

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

Be prepared to learn more about our artists for Creative Jumpstart 2019, build your excitement for January, and LAUGH! I hope you have just as much fun watching these as we had filming them :)

Find out more about Carolyn here:

   

You can find out more about Gwen here:

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You can find out more about Danielle here:

  

You can find out more about Iris here:

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Don’t forget that the Cyber Week Sale of 45 USD instead of 60 USD for Creative JumpStart 2019 runs until November 30, 2018 – 11.59 pm EST – so don’t miss out on this fantastic deal!

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Announcing Creative JumpStart 2019: On sale today!!!

I’m excited today to announce Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2019! Do you know CJS? It’s a one-of-a-kind online mixed media workshop, now in it’s 8th year, designed to kick your creativity into high gear throughout January 2019. And it goes on sale TODAY!!!

Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. Learn more HERE.

Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. Over 5 hours of video content will be available to you. You can also participate in our online classroom with the other “Jumpers” and even share your creations in our classroom gallery. There will be product giveaways from our sponsors too. So much fun!

And today only, you can get CJS19 for just $40USD. You better hurry though, this Cyber Monday Sale ends November 26, 2018 at 11:59pmEST.

The Theme this year is “My Home is My Castle”. We’re taking Creative JumpStart into the home this year and creating mixed media projects that celebrate what Home means to us. Do you feel at home wherever there is something cozy and homemade? Does your home decor and home style tell your story? Is it where you are from or where you spent your childhood? Are you a part of a unique local community that is special to you? Whether it is the objects, a place, or the people that surround you, there is no wrong answer or approach here. These projects are a little celebration of our own personal definition of Home. Enjoy step-by-step instruction from our artists as they share with you their notion of Home through their signature art making style. There will be lots of projects that are art journal pages, and also some really cool home decor ideas and other unique projects that our artists have dreamed up. It’s time to make Your Home YOUR Castle :)

I’m proud to be the founder of Creative JumpStart and one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself what it’s all about:

Find out all the details and sign up TODAY:

n*Studio CJS2019 – Let’s Jump!

You get 31 videos – over 5 hours worth of video content –  for just $40 (USD) if you sign up by November 26 11:59 pm EST, 2018. Afterwards it will be $45USD until November 30 11:59pmEST, and $50USD until December 31 11:59pmEST, before it goes to its normal sale price of $60USD.

So what are you waiting for? SIGN UP HERE

So can this Cyber Monday get any better????

Yes! Of course :) I’m having a Cyber Monday SALE in my Online Shop and there is definitely still time to shop the BIGGEST sale of the season. Just use the coupon code BIG25OFF when you check out for a 25% discount on all physical products: stamps, stencils, books, mugs, original paintings, prints, cards, DVDs and more. This is your last chance to get 25% off and buy for everyone on your list – maybe even yourself ;) – the sale ends at 11:59pm EST TONIGHT November 26th, 2018.

Here is my Online Shop.

And I hope to see you soon in the Creative JumpStart 2019 Classroom!

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Don’t miss out – Creative JumpStart 2018 Sale!

Don’t miss out on your final chance to get Creative JumpStart 2018 for just $40!!! If you are looking for some inspiration for your artmaking this fall, CJS is just the thing for you. You’ll get 31 downloadable video lessons from some of my favorite mixed media artists. The lessons cover a variety of media and artistic styles and are super fun to watch and follow along with. You will also get access to the project gallery where you can see all the awesome projects that students were inspired to make and then you can share your own too! Join today!

Sale ends Monday, September 17th at 11:59pm EST. The clock is ticking!

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Jump into Autumn! Creative JumpStart 2018 Sale

Fall is just a week away and maybe you are looking for some inspiration? If you missed Creative JumpStart 2018 this January, it’s not too late to take advantage of the online workshop. For the next few days (September 14-17, 2018), I am running a 20% off sale on CJS18 for those of you who might need a little JumpStart to your mixed media projects :)

The price is just $40 when you sign up by September 17th, 2018. You can sign up here and get started right away!

Creative JumpStart 2018 features 31 downloadable videos by leading mixed media artists. The videos are downloadable until November 15th 2018 and once downloaded, are an invaluable resource when you need some new ideas.  Although you may have missed the fun and excitement of playing along in real-time with the CJS community, you will still have access to the CJS18 Classroom through Nov 15, where you will find material lists, artist bios, and galleries of project images that Jumpers uploaded during January.

Enjoy the sale and I hope to see you in January 2019 for the next Creative JumpStart!

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Sometimes you are the window…sometimes you are the rock

Loved Michelle Ward’s video at Creative JumpStart 2018 and used her technique with my Amsterdam and Versailles Stencil creating a grungy background.

Just love the outcome – Michelle does the technique a bit different when I usually do- so it was fun to do it with a different approach. What Technique you ask ? WElllllll…LOL- yes- I am doing this to you right now…you gotta sign up to and see yourself- it is so much fun and the videos are so awesome. You still have time to join us for Creative JumpStart and play along!

Loved creating the girl with some ink sketching and stamping- ….I kinda want her coat- LOL.

Here are some of the supplies I used for this spread:


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  • Dee Spillane

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    Love this so much!

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Fire – Art Journal

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me!”

I started this art journal spread a while ago but Carolyn Dube used in her Creative JumpStart Video junk envelopes which inspired me to add some collage elements from the inside of junk envelopes as well. I stamped with my Central Avenue Foam Stamps and acrylic paint on top of the envelope pattern and then cut out circles in different sizes – the lines of the stamp providing perfect cutting guidance.

I used a black Fude pen for the journaling and to add some dots here and there and then added some white highlights with a white Signo pen. It basically repeats the color scheme and the circles theme of the collaged envelope circles.

The figure was from a demo in a class in Oregon – Ink drawing on deli paper and then pasted into the art journal with gel medium.

The red and green are giving a great contrast and impact – it is a not so simple but kind a simple looking page  – I like it. Here is what I discovered with this page:

  • I always forget that in the US a lot of the bank statements have security envelopes with cool pattern inside – great collage material
  • I mostly use women when using figures in my journal  – it was fun to change that up for this one :)
  • I am still in love with the subtle texture scraped gesso over an acrylic painted background provides – It makes me happy :)

There are so many ways you can get something out of Creative JumpStart – wether you are a beginner, an intermediate or advanced Mixed Media Artist. You can take the videos “literally” and do the same project, you can get inspired by the theme, certain materials, use the same techniques, try to substitute materials to see what happens in comparison …the ways are different…but they all have something in common – YOU HAVE TO WALK!

I hope you walk with us :)

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  • Ben Gill

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    Looking great! Some nice textures and patterns going on here. The colors are great also.

    Been reading your blog for a while but first time commenting here :)

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  • Sue

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    I love your texture and colours! I keep forgetting what a great impact white scraped over colour makes!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you Sue, yeah I love the grungy white scraped look over color.

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  • Gloria J

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    This is fabulous, Nathalie! I too have started saving the insides of security envelopes for collage. I never noticed them before Carolyns’ jumpstart project!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you so much Gloria- yes those security envelopes are so cool!

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  • Florence

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    Love your background, Nathalie. Lots of details in there. Your Art Foamies are very cool as well.

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  • Cath

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    Love what you created and great to see you jumping too :-)

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  • Deborah

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    Glad to see you playing along with us and enjoying the fun of Creative Jumpstart that you created for all of us!

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Thoughts on Paper – Art Journal

After watching Tina Walker’s Creative JumpStart Video I was inspired to pull out my PanPastels. Her video wasn’t about using PanPastels but she had used them in a little part of her video and that made me pay extra attention. I used to use them all the time and also teach with them and then somehow I really neglected those little pans full of pigment joy! So it was time to dust the pans off and get them out.

I had covered up some of the background with black gesso which I had stamped with my Versailles Positive & Negative Foam Stamp Set and my Van Vorst Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set.

I used gold and bronze PanPastel over black gesso using my Versailles Stencil. I always love how black gesso makes the pastels really pop.

I also stamped with the white side of RubberMoon’s new awesome Moonlight Duo Ink Pads. Each ink pad has a white pad next to the initial color for creating tints and I just love the white by itself. It dries permanent – yeahhhh!!! I used my Embroidery Stamp Rubber Stamp set. This page was really more a bit of a play but I had fun and I put some thoughts down as well – and it served a couple of really good purposes:

  • I pulled out my PanPastels again and I realized I need to use them more again!
  • I tried the white ink pad side of my RubberMoon ink pads and know this will be a staple in my mixed media art
  • I actually did something creative on a day which was filled with computer work and non creative to-do’s and that prevented grumpiness
  • I once more realized that I do not like the look of light green and metallic color next to each other – yeah – sometimes even that is a thing to discover- LOL

I hope you are part of Creative JumpStart as well – it is such a great and supporting community and looking at everyone’s project based on the daily videos is another wonderful source of inspiration. If you haven’t joined yet- you can still do it – sign up for Creative JumpStart 2018 !

Here are some of the supplies I used for this spread:


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  • Florence

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    Lol hairspray. Does it smell perfumed? I guess workable fixative doesn’t smell all that nice. I love that you are writing white on black. I’m going to have to give that a try too!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- all I head. Fixative is actually smelling worse and most you have to apply. That wasn’t an option with the cold here anyway- LOL

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  • Cath

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    Oooh, those metallic PanPastels – wow! They look fab….

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  • Catherine

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    Nathalie, I really like these journal pages! I love using Pan Pastels, but never quite know how to affix them to the page! Did you use anything so they won’t rub off? Thanks!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you Catherine. yes they def. need to be fixative either with a fixative or in this case just with hairspray.. hairspray might change the color but i can live with this in my art journal

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      • Catherine

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        Thanks, Nathalie! I think that would be the easiest! Will try it!

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