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You Have The Power – Art Journal

“You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Wizard of Oz

I guess I am already ready for spring – I wish I had the power to make it come fast ;) I played with different green acrylic paints and my Buenos Aires Stencil.

I painted the lady with acrylic paints and added some scribbles using pencils and pens.

Some mark making in pink for some color pop – this was fun to make.

Besides acrylic pains I used the following:



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I Heart You – Card

Have you told someone “I love you” today? Here is a quick card for this :)

I used three different acrylic paint colors: teal, black and white, and squeezed out each color in a pea size next to each other. Than I dabbed my cosmetic sponge in it so that each color was on the sponge.

Mixing the colors slightly as I dabbed over my Hamilton Stencil I created some subtle color variations.

Love the pattern and colors

I added my message to my special someone in the circles and done :) Who are you telling today I love you?

Here are some of the the supplies I used


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Tagging Along

There is something that makes me happy about a small little gift tag :) Here is one I created using some metallic color and teal with my new Downtown Stencil.

Love the pattern and border you can create with this stencil. I filled in the free space with my Numeral Stamp – another favorite of mine :)

Hope you are having a wonderful fall week :)

Here are the supplies I used for this simple tag:


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All That Glitters is Not Gold – Art Journal

Something to remember ! :)

Painted the background with white and gold gesso and stenciled on top

 

in red using my Park Blvd Stencil. In order to make the design pop more I  layered the stencil back on top after the paint dried and traced the pattern inside the openings.

Love the red and gold although I am not really big fan of gold – like say with jewelry etc.

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


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Just A Quick Note – Card

Never hurts to have a little stack of cards ready to go .

I created this quick note using my new Central Avenue Stencil and Stabilo Wood Pencils.

I simply placed the stencil onto a blank card and rubbed lightly some different colors against the stencil. The pigments of the very soft woody pencils accumulated on the edges of the plastic of the stencil.

Using a slightly moist brush I brushed over the stencil grid, and blended the different colors together to get some nice color mixes as well.

The stencil needs to be wiped off with a rag or baby wipe so that any leftover pigments won’t be applied to a future project.

I dunked a black watercolor pencil into water and applied some scribbles and the sentiment to the card.

Love how dimensional the effect is doing this method.

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


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  • Jill Adamy

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    I am totally in the same mindset as you with having a little stack of cards handy just in case you need to send something along. And I love making them, especially out of just found items in my studio. Love what you did here! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Jill! Love that you are also love making cards to have on hand :)

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Be Kind, Always – Art Journal

I loved playing with my new and secretly new favorite Hamilton Stencil and tons of spray paints.

I pasted a piece of deli paper on top on which I had drawn.

I love how reapplying the stencil and spray partly with different colors and then repeating the process a couple times makes the pattern look so dimensional. It is my favorite thing about using spray paint.

Here are some of the supplies that I used:


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Watercolor Stenciled Thank You Card

I am really enjoying playing with watercolor and stencils – I love the way a stencil helps you for the design but I love the loose look of watercolor.

I taped down the Valley Road Stencil and then started coloring in the pattern with different colors. The trick is to be less generous with water which seems to be a bit counter intuitive when using watercolors :)

Lift the stencil and there you go –

So much fun!


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Move On – Art Journal

Lately I wonder why I have wasted so much time in my live worrying about what other people think. I am glad I am at a stage where I move on :)

I used my new Van Vorst Stencil with  green and teal Spray paint on a copper and gold painted background.  I painted the lady with acrylic paint and gouache.

I love my new Van Vorst Stencil …the floral design makes me happy and green and blue on copper and gold always reminds me of old buildings ..hey you think I am weird? Well …LOL

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


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  • Sue Clarke

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    Interesting thought Nat. When I hit 40 I found I can’t much less about what others thought.
    Once I hit 50 I must say that I pretty much don’t care at all what people think.
    As long as I’m kind and not hurting anyone, I do what my spirit moves me to do.
    Which includes singing in public and saying hi to all dogs that I meet on the street (much to the embarrassment of my teenage son).

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Deep thinking – Art Journal

A bit simpler art journal spread  using my new Flower Maze Stencil with  spray paint.

Ink sketch on deli paper and some writing.

It was a fast art journal spread to get some thoughts down. Not a bad thing when you are in a time crunch :)

Here are the supplies I used


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  • Janene

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    I love the dotty, spotty, spritzy effect you got with the spray paint. And of course you used my FAVORITE hex shape! Does the paint clean up easily?

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