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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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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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The Future is Now – Art Journal

An art journal page that I created after the marches last month happened. I love that Art Journaling can be a way of taking note of current events in a visual way – and as you know I am not much of a writer in my art journal because a lot of my thoughts and feelings are conveyed by the colors, paints and techniques I am using.

I spray painted the background in blue and then sprayed in red through my Santiago Stencil – I flipped it over while the paint on top was still wet to get a reverse pattern.

Some obstructed notes with a gold gesso and a thick brush and then I filled in all the areas with patterns using a white signo pen.

It was a nice and meditative time to fill in the page with white little patterns, marks and doodles :)

Here is what I used for this spread:


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  • Deb

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    Striking composition. Love the colors and the addition of the gold gesso. Different look for you to using block printing instead of cursive. Overall great art journal pages! Agree how meditative mark making can be. Inspired to go do some! Thanks.
    Deb

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Deb! Yeah I rarely do use block printing but I actually like it …good reminder to use it more often :)

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Well Behaved Women – Art Journal

This is another Art Journal spread using my great grandmother’s photo as an indirect image transfer. I love how the transparency of the image let’s the background come through.

Inspired by Klimt I added hand painted and also stenciled patterns with acrylic paint and acrylic spray paint. I also inked up just part of my Numerals stamp as I thought the triangle would make a great pattern stamp

I love how this came out and I wonder if my great grandmother actually liked Klimt – she for sure liked fashion – I have a nice stash of photos of her and she always liked to dress up.

I will post soon how I do indirect image transfers – they are fun and especially work with photos that have bigger areas of white so you have a clear area that works well with the background.

Here are some of the supplies I used for this spread


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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love LOVE Love this…colors, photos and quote!

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Too Many Thoughts – Art Journal

“I am too little butter on too much bread. I am too many thoughts in too little head”  – Tyler Knott Gregson

This started actually out as many different approaches to a background and thinks just didn’t work out the way I wanted and once I just started covering it up with the gold I fell in love with the antique- streak look and left it. There -problem solved ;)

The girl is mainly on deli paper with I stamped and painted and layered Neopastels on top. Her eyes are a bit off but I can live with that …Moving on is the motto ;)

Love how the foam stamped pattern shows is slightly visible through the gold layer.

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


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Hope is what keeps us going – Art Journal

This started as a page where I had scraped off some paint at the back of my art journal and while the color combination was first not striking and now feel it works quite well :)

I painted over a magazine image with Neopastels and used my new My Home is my Castle numerals stamps as well as some of the building stamps from the Stroll Around The Block set.

I included the Hope – and Love Tag into the journaling. I like how the buildings stamped with white ink are playing well with the the marks and stamping of the background.

Here are some of the supplies I used for this art journal page.


have a wonderful day!!!

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Keep Your Eyes on the Price – Art Journal

Another sketch on deli paper with ink and a bamboo sketching pen which I pasted into my art journal.

I used the Grove Street Foam Stamps with the Artgraf Primary set- oh gosh – I love how the blue and yellow mixed into the green. Simply rub the graphite blocks onto your slightly wet foam stamps, mist it again and stamp.

I mixed the titanium acrylic paint with a hint of blue and stenciled it through the Amsterdam Stencil.

Love how the different paint media, flat and dimensional, shiny and matte work together.

Here are some of the supplies I used


Hope you had a wonderful week and you are ready for the weekend. Watch this place for the next couple days- there is a lot of stuff coming up – starting tomorrow :)

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  • Karen Bearse

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    Very cool art journal page! Love how the colors blend on the foamies.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Karen- it is really fun to blend different paint media on the ArtFoamies that are not acrylic paint- so many possibilities here.

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November 2017 StencilClub Designer

This exclusive Fragmented Set of three Stencils which I designed inspired by some of my Fragmented paintings I did in the past, is the content of November’s StencilClub. Check what I am telling about them and what exactly inspired me in this video

You can get this set only as a member of StencilClub – and the set comes with access to an exclusive tutorial video and pdf on what I created with those stencils. Here is a little sneak :)

Hope you like them- I am excited about them and can’t wait to see what you do with them. Hope you will share!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I just love this set of stencils. You’ve undone yourself Nat!

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  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Because of your beautiful stencils I just signed up for Stencil Girl Club. I am very excited!

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Hi, I love these. Can’t wait to play. Your video was cool and I loved your older paintings too.

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Chase Your Stars Fool!

“Chase your stars fool, life is short” – I toned down this very bright red, orange and yellow acrylicpaint-ed background with some gesso and added some stenciling in yellow on top using my Batik Stencil.

I stamped with my new Circle Drive ArtFoamie Stamp and black acrylic paint and added some stars with black archival ink using my Star Tag Cling Rubber Stamp.

I adhered a magazine image and painted over it with acrylic paints and Neopastels. I love how soft those Neopastels are and how beautifully they can be blended.

Here is a supply list with most of the materials I used to create this page:


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