Blog: Baltic Sea

A rare sight …or Farbtupfer

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At the Baltic Sea event I taught a Scrapbooking – Layout class. I only had 1 1/2 hours for this and that made it a challenge for me- LOL. I usually do not teach workshops that short- especially since mixed media related workshops need way more time and…I do usually not teach Layout classes. But hey…sometimes it is fun to do something different- and I was told the students liked it :) It was also a good way to start the workshop event since most of my students NEVER did anything Mixed-Media related…so I started slow and then had them bath in paint full force by sunday- LOL.

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So …here is the layout…I had three samples- so the students could see how choosing different ways of colors effect the layout differently.

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We used Ranger Dylusions and Distress Paints in many different ways incorporating different techniques for different effects.

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And now…what does Farbtupfer mean? mmmh – interesting enough I cannot find a real word for this in English – It means spots of color or specks of color – which wouldn’t make a good title for a workshop in English- LOL.

I tell you, sometimes the challenge for me is finding a name for workshops that would work in both languages and it is not always possible ;)

have a colorful day :)

Nat

 

 

Comments (3)

  • micki7764

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    oohh all 3 are beautiful but my favorite is the one with the only other color being red :-). As for english translation for farbentupfer – color splatters…. is what comes to mind.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    fun LO for sure. i hear Popeye whenever i see that photo of you.

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  • Elizabeth Kelly

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    Great job Nathalie, with those “splashes of colour” …which might make a better name than “spots of colour” or even “colour highlights” ;)

    Very brave teaching a mixed media layout class in such a short time!

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Relaxed or…Art Journal Page with Photos

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Thank you all for your amazing and wonderful words about my move to the U.S. As some of you stated, it is a scary yet pretty exciting thing ahead. I have been a bit tense the last couple weeks as there is just so much to organize and do for the move, and one of the things that totally relaxed me for a couple of days was my workshop event at the Baltic Sea. Walking at the beach in the morning for a couple of hours was one fo the best things I have done for just calming down and actually also getting my mantra back into my head “Everything will work out perfectly” .

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The crazy background is a result of several things that I was showing in classes or where I tried things out in my art journal page. Lot’s of layers and different paint media and materials, tied together with my new Circuit Stencil and Crackle Stencil :)

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I usually do not use photos in my art journal- but somehow this was telling me I should because the photos in this case would speak more to me then the background or the journaling and remind me on how relaxing this all was :)

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Are you using photos in your art journals?

Have a gorgeous day

Nat


 

 

Comments (7)

  • Cat Graves

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    I have done quite a few mixed media pieces with photos of our dogs. I usually start by painting out the background on the photo but have been known to cut my subject out of the photo. These pieces make a wonderful remembrance of dearly departed pets.

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  • andrenesmith

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    I havent used photos yet….or scrapbooked any in a long time either….need to get it together huh?! BTW – I am in love with your stencils and want them in my stash NOW!!

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  • elderscrapper

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    All of the time. I finish and then boom I see a photo that just belongs on the page.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Funny you should ask. I just did last night. I do from time to time if I don’t feel like doing a 12X12 LO and want to have some fun with the techniques. I really must post my Whatevers LO from two times ago. It was tons of fun to play with the stories (before deciding on just one).

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  • Barb USA

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    You are going to be so happy living in New York. You are a seasoned professional who will now be going to teach in many countries but, your home will be in New York.
    I am excited for you. Enjoy the ride!!!!!!

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  • Stephanie Coulombe

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    Sometime I do use pictures in my mini journal. Often I modify the original and maybe do a weird collage with them. I love to play with my pictures but most often it is on scrapbook pages, not as much in my art journal. Good luck with your move!!

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Baltic Sea / Ostsee Scrap Event – Photos

What a beautiful weekend teaching at the Ostsee Scrap Event (Baltic Sea Event). The location was awesome – just a 15 minute walk from the beach, wonderful room with our own private terrace, wonderful students, great organiser and co-teacher and filling yummie food. What more can you ask for?

Here are some pictures of my morning stroll to the beach – it was awesome -almost no one at the beach – sun shining already – calm and relaxing. I walked for two hours and it totally relaxed me – good way to start then off the workshops :)

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It was awesome to meet my sweet friend Andrea again and to meet Barbara for the first time. Here is Andrea in action teaching

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and here I am with  Dani, the organiser and Barbara

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We had lot’s of fun all together during a photo shooting session that Andrea had during her workshop – with some nice accessories- LOL

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After that we had to eat the biggest, yummiest home-made oven fresh cream puffs with a cherry sauce filling I have ever seen in my entire life…went right on the hips ;)

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It might have been the sugar high that made me pulls some pretty hilarious faces while teaching…I have no other excuse actually ;)

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We used lot’s of yummie Liquitex Products and thank you Liquitex for sending me some of the Liquitex Professional Spray Paints and Professional Markers – they found some happy winners :)

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and here are some canvases from my Season Texture Class

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and of the Be Awesome Be a Book Nut class. Of course I forgot to take pictures of my layout class (I will never learn-  LOL)

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And last but not least a picture of our wonderful group!

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Danke Mädels- es hat super großen Spaß mit Euch gemacht!!!!

There is nothing better when a great relaxed creative workshop weekend!

Huge hugs

Nat

 

 

Comments (8)

  • rains

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    I’ve been to this area! My father in law lives near there. I wish we’d visited while you were teaching. Looked like a great weekend.

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  • Anke

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    Es war toll dich mal live kennenzulernen.

    Lg Anke aus dem Norden

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I’ve never seen those beach chairs in person (just in the movies)…they look so comfy for reading a book by the ocean. Love the funny photos. Looks like it was a great weekend!

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  • Donna

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    I had to chuckle at your comment about forgetting to take photos. It happens to me a lot, I get caught up with the FUN and well that isn’t really so bad, is it? Your weekend looks like loads of creative fun. thanks for sharing.

    Peace,
    Donna

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Looks like a fun time was had by all…great photos & the cream puff….WOW!

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  • Lorraine aka grannypoppy

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    It looks like you had a great time :) I love those beach chairs! I saw them last year for the first time when I visited Warnemunde. Are they a common sight on Baltic beaches?

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Lorraine, ohhh I love them too :) Yes those beach chairs are very common at the Baltic Sea and also the North Sea here in Germany. I looked into this after your comment and it looks as if actually those beach chairs – which we call beach baskets literally translated, were first made in Warnemünde Germany :) So I assume we can call it a typical German thing- which I wasn’t aware of. Fun :) Thanks for your question- it made me learn something new too :) huge hugs
      nat

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