Blog: Foam Stamp

Get it – Art Journal

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to …get it”

I started out the background playing by stamping the Space Oddity and the Mini Oddity Stamp with acrylic paint on top of each other which I liked very much.

I then added a layer of green and yellow ink over it- which I liked a lot as well- but the two stamps are almost too subtle now. I love that I now know though that the two on top work great and are a fun way to add a new pattern as well.

I painted the lady with loose brush strokes and black acrylic paint on top – it was a fun page to play and try some different things. And that is what an art journal often is about for me- trying and playing and just going along.

Here are some of the supplies that I used besides Acrylic paints


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When was the last time you just played? Art Journal

The last couple weeks I was working on a lot of “schtuff” that was kind of deadline infused and when I was looking at the page here and wondered where I should take it- I decided I would just play and do whatever …

I had used my Versailles Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set and layered them on top of each other

as well as the Van Vorst Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set.

I played with some colors and wax paste , new graphite sticks and weathering areas- and had a really good time. And that is all that counts.

Now…when was the last time you just played? :)

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


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XOXOXO

Just a little card using some acrylic paints and my new Amsterdam Foam Stamp – some collage paper and dashes- done :) I do have two sizes of the Stamp in my store – check it out.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, what are you up to ?

xoxoxo



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  • Jill Adamy

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    Love your card… it’s adorable! Great job!

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Reveal Less – Art Journal

The less you reveal the more people can wonder :)

I wanted to try how it looks when I use the mini Beacon Foam Stamp from the Mini Tile Set and the normal sized Beacon Foam Stampon top of each other – and I am in Love :)

I like it :)

You can get your own stamps in my store and explore even more possibilities with them:


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  • Jill Adamy

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    What a cool idea! I love using stamps like this… and trying to make my own! Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration!

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Better Person – Art Journal

I truly am a better person in summer :) 100%

For this spread I had fun using my new Mini Hex Set. It is soooo cute …in summer, fall,  winter …you get the picture ;)

What I love about foam stamps is that you can use them with acrylic paint and furthermore- depending on what paint you use, the texture you can create with them.

I used all the stamps in the set – but of course you can also make awesome pattern with just using one of them repeatedly.

What is your favorite season?

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Hands down it’s fall!
    I also like foam stamps for using paint in my art journal and canvas.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Fall is a nice season – especially here on the East Coast I agree :)

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Empowering Art Journal Spread

It’s so empowering to say “this isn’t serving me” and walk away…as long as you are not a meany about it.

Ha- LOL- this spread is all over the place …but it was fun to play around. I also used my new Amsterdam Foam Stamps – small and big :)

This spread started as a demo page in one of my workshops and I think the lady sketched in green just didn’t really do it for me …but heck …you know ….it is not always about a masterpiece it is also about just trying things and playing. And I also think it is about being kind to yourself – why beating yourself up for something that is supposed to be fun and loose and bring you joy.

Alas: I do love the color combination and the background with the houses and the Amsterdam pattern. There…much better ;)

Here are the supplies I used besides acrylic paints


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Nat’s Foam Stamp Pattern Book – Video

Remember those big giant wall paper pattern books you could look at tapestry and wall paper stores? Maybe you still can – it has been a while since I was in a wall paper store …but one morning I woke up and thought- WHY did I not think earlier of making one with my foam stamps …and there you go – here it is :)

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Nat s Foam Stamps Pattern Book from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

It was fun to make and I love having a book that I can bring along to my workshops to show how you can create different patterns with my designs . They are mostly available in my shop – here they are in the order of appearance in the video


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  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Wonderful – so much fun!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I use to love those wallpaper books and even had a bunch of them many years ago when a store was getting rid of them near me.
    This really shows how the patterns look when you design a whole page with your stamps and foamies. Love love this idea Nat.

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  • Martha Christopher

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    Love this so much! I’m working on collecting all of your stamps especially your newest releases! Absolutely love them!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe thank you so much Martha – so glad you like them :)

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Sun Will Rise – Art Journal

Sun will rise and I will try again …

right?

Loved stamping the pattern with my Maze Hex Foam Stamp

You can tell I am still in summer mode by the colors- can’t you? :)

Here are the supplies besides acrylic paints, that I used:


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NEW Rubber Stamps and Mini Foam Stamps!!!

Are you ready for some new releases and samples? – There is a lot fun stuff in this post -but first- the designs :)

This new RubberMoon cling rubber stamp set includes 6 large circular stamps along with one ornament topper stamp. Circle stamps measure approx. 3″x3″.

AND …we have those in a smaller size as well  with the circle stamps measuring approx.1″x1″ :)

But wait there is more …we also have some new Mini ArtFoamies Sets in the house. A Mini Hex Set with all of my four hexagon stamps in sizes which are between 2.125″x2.5″ and 2.5″x2.75″.

And a Mini Tile Set– with sizes between 2.25″x2.25″ and 2.875″x2.875″.

Let me show you some samples our Creative Squad and I made with the new RubberMoon Stamps :)

So the fun thing I added to the Circle Jumble Sets is a little topper which gives you the possibility to turn the circles into ornaments or use the topper as a fun little stamp for borders and patterns.

Here I created some super simple Holiday Cards with the Large Circle Jumble Set.

Jennifer created this super cute stained glass ornament using the Broadway Circle and the Topper from the Large Circle Jumble Set as well.

In this art journal spread I am using the Large Circle Jumble Set set as well as the Small Circle Jumble Set with embossing powders.

Maura used the Small Circle Jumble Set  for this pretty holiday card and added some pretty writing with a gold pen to “hang them” .

For this mix of cards I used both sets- for the left and middle one creating borders with the topper but also mixing up both sets once again.

For the cards above I played around with both sets and created a cohesive note card sets, which I can use for various occasions.

Tania created this gorgeous Small Circle Jumble card overlaying the circles in different colors.

Josefine made a bunch of cards mixing up both the Large and Small Circle Jumble sets for some added dimension.

For the art journal spread above i played with both sets and made some Mandalas. I could have colored them in as well -but I loved the black and white look at the moment more :)

And Kae Pea the owner of RubberMoon made this gorgeous Bohemian Star on a canvas!

Let’s show some samples with the new ArtFoamies Mini Sets

The Mini Hex Set is just super adorable!!! You can mix it with the regular sized Hexes as well.

Here is an art journal page where I just used all of them- but of course you can use them individually to create patterns- just like their big sisters :)

And some cards with the new Mini Tile Set.

Which of the new stamps makes you the most excited? Any favorites?

Pick up the new stamps here:


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  • Maxi Moon

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    LOVE how your team used these! They are so versatile and creative!!

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  • stephanie

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    ohhh the possibilities. Can’t wait to get these!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank Stephanie , yeah they are really crazy versatile :)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love Maura’s card with the words as strings for the ornaments!
    What versatile sets.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I love Maura’s handwriting as a string for the ornaments too – so clever and beautiful :)

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