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A Good Day or… In My Art Journal Today

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EVERYDAY :)

have a good one!

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  • Laura S.

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    Luscious layers! How’d you do that?! Maybe I will be learning a few of your secrets soon :)

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Spray Painted the background, used some Acrylic Paint. Let dry- and then placed the words over the background and sprayed over again. :) So excited you are coming to CREATE in Dallas- and yes- I will show loads of “secrets” there ;) have a gorgeous day, Laura!

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  • Tracy

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    Wow, how you get that iridescent look? Love it! Especially the border around the words.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Tracy, I spray painted the background and used some Liquitex Soft Body Iridescent White Acrylic Paint here and there. It shows here and there and I am amazed you saw it as it is so hard to capture in a photo :)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Gorgeousness and yes I will have a great day! xo

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  • Erin

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    This looks awesome!
    Is this spray paint?

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sorry, I forgot the supply list this time- yes it is Liquitex Spray Paint.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I have been enjoying that you’re sharing more of your daily art journal pages Nat. Hope you have a nice Sunday!

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Be a Fountain …or In My Art Journal Today

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Be a fountain not a drain!

I love this saying – it is a good motto to live by.

Liquitex Spray Paints over gessoed texture and masking tape background. Quote was written with Acrylic Ink and a Bamboo Sketching Pen.

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Have a wonderful day !

 

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  • cheiron

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    Love the quote and the colors!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Funny quote. First time I’ve heard it. I like the image it puts in my head.

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Artvergnugen: Spray Ink Splash at The Ink Pad Photos

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This friday I had the pleasure of teaching another Artvergnugen Workshop at The Ink Pad in New York City. Artvergnugen is an ongoing Evening Art Journaling Class – once a month I teach with a different medium or tool and it is loads of fun. This Friday it was all about:

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The Dylusions and Lindy’s Stamp Gang were both equally loved- since they are different but both are very vibrant and beautiful it was fun to explore the different techniques and applications you can use them for in an art journal. I do love them both a lot – for different reasons  :)

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I must say I love the ongoing concept of the Artvergnugen Class at The Ink Pad – it is a good challenge for me, because I constantly have to adjust to a new medium, it is very technique based and I do have people that have been in the last class but some are new and cannot just pick up at pages from the last Artvergnugen class.

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Nice ghosting here, Diane …

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and yummie abstract backgrounds that are a perfect base for an art journal page – love it!

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I love those girls- they all love to experiment…and get their hands messy ;)

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Plus I come out every time inspired by a color combination I have to use in my next project :) Green, Yellow and Pink..oh yes!

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Lot’s of stencils used

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and smiling faces :) – I cannot wait to see how Karen will finish up this page …

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Awesome page by Cheiron picking up a page from last week and continuing with the new techniques- love it!

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The next Artvergnugen class will be about: Stencil Madness on April 25. There is a waiting list for this date. The May and June dates and themes will come out soon – Artvergnugen…it is what makes your journal a piece of art :)

If you could attend an Artvergnugen class by me…which medium or tool would you like to play with? We had Stamps, Mono printing and Spray Paints so far :)

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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  • Kathy

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    Oh what lucky ladies and what beautiful work.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I see the stones divided stencil which I just bought yesterday.
    I would want to play with Silks and Pan Pastels. I tried one color of Silks at a crop yesterday and can’t wait to play some more with them.

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    Once a month, taking a class with Nat seems like heaven on earth,to me! Have a fantabulous time ladies!!

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Heel Porsche or…Put an Elephant on it

Let me introduce you to my newest little helper…my Heel Porsche :)
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That is actually the nickname of those shopping bags literally translated from German. I love my new Heel Porsche. We don’t own a car and the next bigger supermarket is a couple blocks away- close enough to walk but for bigger shopping trips long enough to make my arms feel miserable carrying stuff. I did a lot of research on these rolling shopping bags and finally I fell in love with this Rolser Bag because it folds easily and you can carry it on your shoulder and it also unfolds like a charm. It comes in all kinds of patterns and colors but I chose it so that I could add my own little twist to it.

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I used Liquitex Professional Markers and Liquitex Professional Spraypaints with my Arabesque and Elephant March Stencil on the flap and on the bottom. Here you see it folded together.

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and from the other side- which is the bottom

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It was such a fun and quick project and it also works like perfect – 6 big bottles of Water, a Gallon of Milk, 2 Gallons of Orange juice, and a lot of other stuff…and I had no problem rolling this thing back home on uneven pavement.

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In Germany a Heel Porsche is really uncool- but hey…I think even in Germany that one would work – and actually …I guess with 40 I am kind of over that being uncool-problem anyway ;)

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What image would you put on a Heel Porsche?

Have a wonderful day!

Huge hugs

nat

 

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  • Rolser

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    Hi Nat!

    I contact you from Rolser, the company that produce your shopping trolley and we are glad with the success that the trolleys have in the US.
    Nat, we are very happy to help you on your day-to-day task!
    Regards ;)

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Necessary Ingredients in Living or Art Journal Page

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I played a bit with collaging the background and using my Elephant and Arabesque Stencil.

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I love how much texture and interesting effects the collaged flowers, die cuts, Fragments, Aged Embossing Powder and other elements added to my spray painted background and elephant.

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The journaling says: Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it is a way of looking at life through the wrong way of a telescope. (Dr. Seuss)

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I hope you have a lovely day!
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Fragmented II or Hamburg*End(si)e Canvas

This is my favorite canvas that I created for the exhibition. Actually not only for the exhibition. I created it already with a place to hang it in my mind in our new home in Jersey City. It is a wall that is in the middle of our dining and living room – there is a little fireplace in the wall. So the plan is to hang this canvas on one side and make another one the same size  70x80cm (27.5×31.5 inches) – or the other side of the wall but with a Jersey City or NYC theme- have to see ;). mmmh- now I wonder if that is a size I can get in the States- better inquire – LOL .

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Again symbols, landmarks and typical Hamburg-related things on this canvas.

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I painted with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, Markers and Spray Paints.

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After this canvas I am almost striving to do even bigger canvases…but then there is the question, where to hang it – LOL.

Have a colorful day today :)

nat

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Wasserturm or…today is the day

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Today is the day of my exhibition – hahaha- you are probably as excited as I am just because you cannot hear the word anymore ;) Well – bah…don’t be too happy I will still post about it ;)
So this is the last canvas in a trilogy I created – I showed you the other two before here and here. The water tower is a very prominent landmark of my hood. It is set in a park and I can see it from our deck and our sleeping room window. I love this old building. They turned it into a 5Star hotel – which caused lot’s of protests …building wise I have to say though they did a really good job inside keeping lot of the old architecture. Otherwise it would have been awesome if this was turned into public space since it is in a public park…but Oh well ;)

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Wish me luck !

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  • nadine

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    so beautiful and original and poetic work

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  • Nancy

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    gorgeous. love the colors.

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  • Maura

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    Lovely! Ah, wasserturm, one of the few words I remember from a trip to Germany many years ago – love that word!

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  • Helen

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    love this TFS

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  • cheryl donohew

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    Truly amazing artwork! Best of luck and enjoy!

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Harmony and Happiness or…5 mins for arting

It is been crazy busy the last couple weeks and it will be even more with the move soon. One of the things that keep me sane though is that I really make an effort to do at least something for five minutes in my art journal every day or sketch. I know …not much – but somehow it makes me feel really happy to have this “who cares of the outcome- I need this” time

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For this page I just real quick the Pam Carriker liquid pencil – so much fun to get this dimension with it. I had before just use the access on my StandUp Bass Stencil with Black and my Crackle Stencil sprayed with White Liquitex Professional Spray on the pages and then used watercolor over it. I love how the white crackle resisted the watercolor and also how the crackle pattern got combined with the StandUp Bass. I cut out the third image from paper and layered it on. I like this really simple page- It made me think of some more possibilities of using different media together and combining stencil…so five minutes well used I think ;)

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Here is what I used on one spot:

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Are you trying to make time to be creative eyer day- or do you just see whenever there is some “me”-time for you left to get creative?

Have a wonderful day

Nat

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Cranes or…Hamburg*End(si)e Canvas

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Another Canvas for my exhibition- which is going to be part of a small series of three and belongs to this canvas I showed already. I find the Hamburg Harbor very interesting – I love the cranes, the big container ships, the containers. Hamburg is actually called “Tor zur Welt” too, which means “Gate to the World” – a second name of Hamburg which apparently has been mentioned in 1888 already (I didn’t know – LOL). I have to say the harbor has  indeed this little taste of a gate to the world. BTW – if you are ever in Hamburg as a tourist…do not go to the harbour on the weekend – it is unbearably full there in the summer…the best time is in the middle of the week at 10 am – and then take a boats tour – beautiful!

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Off to work on the third canvas in this series.

What second name is there or would you give your home town/city?

Have a gorgeous day

nat

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