Blog: Art Journal

I care – Do you? Art Journal

“Human morality is unthinkable without empathy” …

This spread is a couple weeks old – as my art journaling is part of my thoughts and emotions when I create the spreads everyday news get their way into it too. Sometimes hidden, sometimes as here pretty obvious.

It is a chaotic and kind of ugly page …just like the whole topic this is revolving around.

I thought a bit about posting this spread, but being quiet is not an option anymore…

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Love this. Says it all. Beautiful work as always. My friend was just talking about how we cannot be quiet.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love love love the texture and the colors.
    Not sure what was on your mind, but it fits with my current thoughts on the POTUS. (sadly)

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Space Oddity – Art Journal

Yes.. I did crank up Space Oddity by David Bowie while making this spread. Music – such an important part of my life – I love playing music while painting.

I used some off white Acrylic paint with the new ArtFoamies Space Oddity stamp – gosh I love it.

I painted over an magazine image which I do a lot as it is easy peasy and also helps practicing drawing faces and figures.

Do you listen to music when you do something creative or do you need a super quiet environment?

Here are some of the additional supplies I used besides acrylic paint for this spread


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Knowing the Author – Art Journal

“I trust the next chapter because I know the author!” – love it…if only it was true- hahahahah ;)

I used my brand new Diamond Hex ArtFoamies stamp and rolled acrylic paint on top before stamping it.

I used less amount of blue paint on the stamp and I love how the foam stamp then reveals so much texture and dimension. That is what I love about Foam Stamps- the texture you can create with it makes pattern so much more interesting or me!

I added some journaling and dots with a calligraphy pen and some marks with a soft pencil.

Here are some of the supplies I used for this page


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Always a Flower – Art Journal

Loved making some color swatches into my art journal with some new acrylic paints and then using a variety of my stencils on top of them.

I do love those new colors – there are not my usual style but I wanted to get something that gets me out of the box :)

I also love the quote! This was a quick and easy journal page to play with paint and stencils.

Here are the supplies I used

 


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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like those colors together as well. Great quote and definitely out of your usual color comfort zone Nat.
    Thank you for another inspiring post.

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1,2,3,4,5 – Art Journal

I wanted to share this art journal spread I created using my new Clam Hex Foam Stamp in detail. I stamped the alternating the direction up and down in every row. I just love how versatile this stamp is and how many different patterns you can create with it.

For the numbers I used my letterpress wood stamps and inked them up with different ink, then rubbed a piece of paper on it, cut it out and pasted it with gel medium into the art journal.

That was fun – now repeat tomorrow ;)

Here are some of the supplies that I used


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  • Janene

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    When I saw this work, I started singing the Beatles’ song “All Together Now”. Now it’s stuck in my head and maybe it will stick in your head, too. :-)

    One, two, three, four
    Can I have a little more?
    Five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, I love you

    A, B, C, D
    Can I bring my friend to tea?
    E, F, G, H, I, J, I love you …

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Build a Door – Art Journal

If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door ….yeah that is a good tip but sometimes easier said than done, no? LOL

I covered up most of the background on which I had shown all kinds of different techniques in a class with my Batik Stencil I used spray paint over it. I then covered part of it up for a doorway and pasted a magazine image on top which I overpainted.

for the journaling I simply added some paint stripes and then journaled on top of them. I do that a lot when a pattern is so prominent that the journaling is hard to add – an easy solution.

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


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Art Journal Flip Through 6/2018

I wanted to share a little Flip Through video of my newly finished art journal. I started this one in November 2017. I had fun with this journal for sure

Art Journal Flip Through 6/2018 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoyed this flip through. Have a wonderful creative day!

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  • susan

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    so fun, Nathalie!!! thank you for sharing your journal.
    :)

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  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Enjoyed flipping with you through your journal – love it!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Jo Ann- hope you are having a gorgeous summer!

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  • Dee Spillane

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    Loved this flip through. I am going to watch again. So many great ideas

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Watch Me – Art Journal

I can and I will. Watch Me!

I like this quote :) This is a page that started as a demo page at my workshops in Kentucky where I showed different techniques – I always love turning those pages into a finished spread.

some sketching with ink, stenciling and stamping

covering with gesso and taking away gesso

fun and quick.

here are some of the supplies I used besides acrylic paint and gesso:


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Important – Art Journal Spread

“It’s not about “What can I do?” – It is all about “What can WE do?”.

I Used acrylic paints and spray paints with my Santiago and Manhattan Stencil.

I sketched with ink on deli paper and then added it to the page.

while the paint was still wet I added some black and titanium white acrylic paint with a palate knife

I also used some rub ons that I found why cleaning up my studio – the “important” note as well as the green stars are from an old set.

Here are some of the supplies that I used in my art journal:


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