Blog: Foam Stamp

Let it Flow – Art Journal Spread

“Fall in Love with the pieces and the results will come. Let it flow!” – my creative mantra :)

Sketched and painted with some acrylic paints and acrylic inks – I just wanted to see how I liked painting with some thinner paints and acrylic inks- it is a bit challenging and I do like parts of it -the way it makes the colors really pop due to the translucency – but I do miss my texture.

Love how the Clam Hex Stamp provides a nice pattern – All in all I like the flow of this page :)

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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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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