Elephant Collages or…how to play and transform

NatKalbachCollages

Last week I was playing with some collages for the upcoming workshop where I will co-teach with my sweet friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer at The InkPad. The class is sold out – sorry – there is a waiting list.

NatKalbachPlayCollage01

 

As you might know I love elephants- hence the Elephant stencil I created for Stencil Girl Products.

NatKalbachPlayCollage02

 

I played with lot’s of paint and also the What’s The Point Stencil here as well as with some of my new Stampendous  stamps.

NatKalbachPlayCollage03

 

And with mostly the same materials I created this collage – which looks totally different

NatKalbachTransformCollage01

 

I used also Jamie Dougherty’s beautiful Bloom Girl Stamp in the collage- can you see where? :)

NatKalbachTransformCollage02

 

That was fun – I am going to do more of those. I mounted both on a wooden canvas – which was a tip by Julie.

Which one of the two do you like better?

Here is a list of some of the things I used



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Comments (15)

  • Marcia

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    The elephants are STUNNING. I love the intense color, the layers, all of it.

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  • Gisela

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    Ich liebe Deinen Elefanten. Leider hat ihn hier niemand.
    Beide Werke sind sehr schön, aber der Elephant ” Play” gefällt mir am besten.

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  • Darlene

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    Now that I see this work I’m extra happy that I have the elephant stencil. Excited about your new mesh stamps too. This is beautiful work. Sounds like a wonderful workshop.

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  • Caroline Duncan

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    These both are outstanding and so gorgeous!!! I cant pick one to be my favorite… I think they look terrific together. Now the elephant stencil is on my must have list!!! LOL Congrats that your Ink Pad class is sold out! Maybe you’ll come down to NC or VA, closer than the Ink Pad and I’d be there in a flash!!

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  • Kathy

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    Lovely

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Love these. I love everything about them. The colors are yummy and so much texture. I have the elephant from club and will try some of this. I want to make my guest room black and white with accessories like your elephants bright and beautiful colors!

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  • Jackie P

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    Both elephants are gorgeous- but I have to admit- Transform is my FAV! I love that colour combination!!!

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  • Mary K. Parker

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    Love colors of play best, but overall I like transform. The elephants eye is closed in play and that just looks more restful instead of playful…unless he’s playing hide & seek.

    Nope I didn’t see the doll stamp, I did like how it looks like they have rough skin though.

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  • Donna Sullivan

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    Love Play! But the use of polka dots on both are so much fun!

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  • Andrene

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    Both are fabulous in their own way. I love the details and the bloom girl stamp in the elephant on Transform. But my eye is immediately drawn to the Play canvas each time I look at them. I think its because of the more subtle details in the elephant and background and the softer colors. Very pretty!

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  • scrapinsue

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    Wow, I didn’t notice the stamped image for what it is until you pointed it out. Very clever use of it. I am more drawn to the one on the left…PLAY because of the colors. I really like when you use these colors in your art. The pink is just too bright for me even though I do like the title of TRANSFORM. Kinda amazing how you can get such different results using the same materials.

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  • Donna

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    Your “transform” canvas is my favorite but they are BOTH beautiful! I love elephants too, got to get that stencil now, you’ve inspired me once again Nathalie! Thank you.

    Peace,
    Donna

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  • Janet

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    I love your elephants. Sophie’s eye works perfectly on the one! Beautiful textures and layers!

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  • Jessica

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    really lovely canvasses you did make. I and also my son love the elephant stencil.

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  • Sabine

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    Nice work, Nat!
    I like the “play”-painting better because of the colours. The pink one is a little too bold for my liking.
    Bit as I like elephants really much I would take both of them and hang them to my walls :-))
    Sabine

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