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As Easy as 1-2-3 Background² Tutorial

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Today I am showing you how to make a background- actually two different backgrounds – for an art journal spread as easy as you count to 3…or almost as easy ;)

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Picking my art journal, my Lily Wallpaper Stencil and Liquitex Spray Paint I start by spraying over the stencil over the left spread of my art journal.

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Using the paint on the stencil for a negative imprint, I simply flip the stencil over to the right side and brayer over the back of my stencil

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You can use the flip over step of course on a total different spread- because essentially these are actually two different background starters with the same techniques and materials. But I like to work in a double spread on my art journal and I like it when the sides are similar – like here in pattern, but still have  some interesting differences.

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Using a big brush I spread a thin layer of Acrylic Ink over the spread. I love how the effect  – on the left side the lilly design is more bound in

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while on the right, by taking some of the ink off with a baby wipe, the blue spray paint color pops even more.

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I picked the same blue as a Soft Body Acrylic Paint as I used as a Spray Paint (Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade) for the next step. Layering my Ornament Stencil over the empty spaces of my Lily Background I stenciled single ornaments in.

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And done is/are my background(s)

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Here is the background 1 …and

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Easy, wasn’t it? I will show you in a couple days, what I actually did in my art journal with these two backgrounds.

Here is a complete list of the supplies I used

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Have an amazing day

 

Comments (6)

  • Christy Tremblay

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    REALLY Cool!!!
    I am going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing and the nice pictures!

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  • sécotine La Petite Française

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    thanks so much for sharing your amazing work!!! love to play with the transparences of liquid acrylic paint!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Sweet and you make it look so easy.

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  • Jani Franck

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    I love how the layering works – gorgeous technique, thanks for sharing :)

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Bamboo Sketching Pen and Liquitex Acrylic Ink – A Match in Heaven

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I love Liquitex Acrylic Inks for their wonderful colors, high and fine pigmentation and their versatility. I use them for staining raw canvas, painting, stamping and sketching and I love to use them with a Bamboo Sketching Pen- especially to handwrite journaling or quotes in my art journals. A couple of you have asked me how I use the Bamboo Sketching Pen with the Inks and so I thought I show you in a quick video how easy you can use those two supplies. You will see they are a match in heaven .

Liquitex Ink and Bamboo Sketching Pen from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I did forget to mention in the video that some of the pens of an indent that is called inkwell- where some of the ink can accumulate and gives a bit more writing time in between dipping. The dipping pen I used in the video has a tiny inkwell- which can be almost neglected. So if you have a bigger one- dipping right into the jar is a good idea ;)

Here is a supply list:

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Please note: I am an official Brand Ambassador for Liquitex, but all my ideas are my own and the opinions, comments and my love for their products are genuine!

Have a wonderful day

 

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    I didn’t even know about bamboo pens – thanks for the video tute, Nat!

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  • Laura S

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    Great instructions for a cool looking tool! Sometimes it is good to get back to the very basics. I’m a little curious as to the history of the bamboo pen. Is it an ancient tool? It must provide an organic feel when being used. Thanks for the Vid, Nat. You rock!!

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    • nathalie-kalbach

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      I like the feel of it Laura :) As about the history I am no expert on it but I have a feeling it has been around for a long time especially in Asia.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like the drawing of you and the lady “swinging” in the book.
    Thanks for the video as it is so much easier to understand videos than just the written instructions.

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  • Madeline Rains

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    Love the look of this. I smile all the time too. Probably belying my sadness or other emotions. But they say that a smile can actually change the way you’re feeling.

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    • nathalie-kalbach

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      Thank you Madeline! I totally believe in the magic of a smile ;)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Thanks so much for the video,Nat! And your smile is awesome-nothing like an idiot! you silly!

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  • Petrin Diaz

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    I inherited mine from my son E (Graphic Designer) and never have used it.! Now i am anxious to start with my “new toy”!…Really inspiring video! TFS, Nat!

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    • nathalie-kalbach

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      Glad you like it :) Cannot wait to hear from you when you used it. Thank you Petrin!

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    LOVE my Liquitex Inks….thanks for the demo!!

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designed by n*Studio features: Judi Kauffman

One of the things that make me really giddy is when I spy someone using my new stamps by Stampendous or also my Stencils with StencilGirl Products :) So I thought once in a while I would feature the work of those wonderful talented people with a new Series called: designed by n*Studio features:…..

And today I feature: Judi Kauffman

Judi and I met several years ago at CHA and ever since I have been blessed by her friendship, advice and honest opinion in many fields of my artistic life. I am super stoked that Judi played with my stamps and templates – and she even wrote a tutorial for the cards she created. Here is what she has to say and more about herself (Judi has no blog- so leave some love here for her)

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About Judi:

Judi Kauffman wears, and has always worn, many hats at the same time. She is a designer, writer, and teacher who has worked in the craft industry for over 25 years. She has also been a graphic artist, art director, photo stylist, illustrator, and weaver. She has an undergraduate degree in printmaking and a master’s in fibers. Judi’s projects, articles, and reviews appear in a wide variety of magazines, she works for several manufacturers in design and product development. She is a frequent guest artist for Elizabeth Craft Designs, Walnut Hollow, StencilGirl Products, and other manufacturers. She has also written five books (alas, all now out of print).

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Thank you for inviting me! My project: Cards made with nothing but rectangles! But there are other options for stamped and stenciled Shimmer Sheetz: Mat and frame your creations instead of using them for card fronts. Incorporate pieces into art journals and mixed media projects. Stamp and stencil with alcohol inks formulated for non-porous surfaces instead of paint (StazOn). Stitch the layers instead of using adhesive (set the machine to 5-6 stitches per inch, or use a piercing tool and hand-sew).

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1. Stamp and stencil three 5” x 12” pieces (one package) of Fire Opal Gemstones Shimmer Sheetz using acrylic craft paint (shown: Primary Yellow, Sea Breeze, Metallic Bronze, and Traditional Raw Umber – or choose your own combination).

2. When the paint is dry, cut 2 of the pieces into thirds, each piece measuring 4” x 5”, for six of the cards.

3. Cut the remaining piece into assorted smaller rectangles, at least 5 of which are sized at 2.5” x 3.5”.

4. Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 9” x 5.5” for each card base (make seven). Score and fold in half (card size: 4.5” x 5.5”, folded at the left).

***Use double-sided adhesive strips for steps 5, 7, and 8.

5. Center and adhere a 4” x 5” Shimmer Sheetz rectangle on six card bases. Center and adhere a 2.5” x 3.5” piece of solid color cardstock on the seventh card base.

6. For added texture, emboss some of the small rectangles with Lots of Dots embossing folder, lightly sand to tone down the shine and highlight the dots.

7. Mat some of the small rectangles onto solid color cardstock, leaving a narrow border.

8. Arrange and rearrange the pieces, layering them as shown or as you prefer. Attach the layers. (Use the last couple of scraps for the seventh card.)

9. Using strong-hold Tombow Power Tabs to secure embellishments (found objects, beads, gems, charms, fibers).

10. Cards with low relief, unbreakable embellishments can be mailed in standard envelopes, others should be delivered in person or mailed between sturdy cardboard in a padded envelope.

Note: Shimmer Sheetz is reflective and difficult to capture in photographs, it changes color depending on the light and angle at which it’s viewed! Fire Opal is my favorite, but there are over 20 other choices (including sampler packs).

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Thank you so much Judi – I so love how the stamps and stencils pop off those gorgeous Shimmer Sheetz – make me want to play with those instantly! I love the cards!

SUPPLIES Judi used for the Cards:

Stamps and Stencils – N*Studio by Nathalie Kalbach in Wired, Grunge, and Mish Mesh (Stampendous!)

Surfaces – Fire Opal Gemstones Shimmer Sheetz, one 3-sheet package (Elizabeth Craft Designs, www.ecraftdesigns.com); Assorted solid color cardstock

Paints – Americana Acrylic Paint in Sea Breeze, Primary Yellow, and Traditional Raw Umber; Dazzling Metallics Metallic Paint in Bronze (DecoArt)

Adhesives – Double sided adhesive sheets (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Power Tabs (Tombow)

Other – Lots of Dots embossing folder (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Machine for embossing (Big Shot, Cuttlebug, or other); Stencil brush; Assorted embellishments; Craft knife, gridded ruler, cutting mat

Here are the n*Studio Stamps  Judi used:

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thank you for visiting today- have a gorgeous day
Nat

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  • Tracy

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    I think I have that butterfly :P I’ve never worked with shimmer sheets, but I love that change of colors from different angles. I love the patterns you made with the stencils, stamps and inks. And I really like the cards with the gem and the butterfly. I’m not usually one for blig, but it’s the perfect complement. And the dice you used, so cute! (I’m a rpg girl, too:P)

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  • Laura Strack

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    Amazing artistry, Judy. No wonder Nathalie respects your opinion. You’ve created some gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing and for your step out. I can only imagine the beauty in person.

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    • judi kauffman

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      Thank you for the kind words. Shimmer Sheetz really is amazing in person. I like all of the colors and all three coatings but Fire Opal and Amethyst are my absolute favorites!

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  • Kelly Belton

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    Just. Beautiful. Wow.

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  • Debbie L.

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    These works are absolutely beautiful Judi. I am motivated to get out some paints, stencils and Shimmer Sheetz. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work with us.

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  • Mary Beth Shaw

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    Judi, Judi, Judi – I didn’t know you had dogs!?! Just another reason I need to visit you :)
    This work is absolutely stunning. STUNNING. Beautifully done.
    Hugs, my friend.

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  • Denise

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    Such vibrant colors and combinations Judi!! You really rock those stamps and stencils. Great cards!

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  • Seth

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    Great new feature Natalie. I have had the pleasure to have also met Judi at CHA. I really admire her “many hats” as well as her artwork. Great use of your stencils here!

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Natalie, what a great idea for posting. Judi, your artwork is amazing. I love the depth of color and texture. Each piece is stunning.

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  • Darla

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    Judi’s art is always an inspiration. I love the combinations and colors she used on these.

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  • Holly Young

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    I love the texture and depth you’ve achieved in your projects. The colors are so vibrant! Very pretty!

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  • Brenda

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    I am not familiar with shimmer sheets but yours look fab! Just another thing to add to the wish list:) Looking forward to seeing more of cards!

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    • judi kauffman

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      Brenda, Shimmeer Sheetz is waterproof, colorfast (garment-quaity) Mylar so it can be used for projects like these cards as well as to make embellishments for art quilts, mixed media – and I’ve made custom sequins for clothing, too. Nathalie included the link to the company in the supply list.

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  • Bibi Lindahl

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    Wow, love these cards! I’ve used Shimmer Sheetz a lot, and I think the use of these stamps with acrylic paint shows yet another cool use of those Sheetz. I know the cards must be even more stunning in person when you see the shine of the Shimmer Sheetz come through between the paint. Very cool stamps, by the way. The one that looks like a sunburst looks really cool on the cards. Well done, both of you! :-)

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  • Amante del Papel

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    amazing work!

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    • judi kauffman

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      Thank you. The stamps and stencils make it so easy and so much fun.

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  • Cheryl

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    I like these designs – a lot! I’ll be looking for more of Judi’s art. Also, being a dog lover – I’m curious – are those Affenpinschers in the photo with Judi?

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    • judi kauffman

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      They’re standard poodle puppies. We’ve had standard poodles for 38 years and have been so happy with all three. I love dogs in general!

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Painting with Newspapers – Transfer Technique

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We get the New York Times on the Weekend and I love to read it but every time I put the paper into the recycling I look at the sometimes very colorful pages and think “what a shame” …and so…I came up with this Painting with Newspaper Technique. Basically you use the colors of images in your newspaper to create the background. Apply Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish thin onto surface (here water color paper) – press down newspaper image /text and wait for a couple seconds, peel off- repeat several times with different colored images until background is “painted”.

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I painted the canvas board – just outer space with Acrylic Inks, tore the water color paper- applied with Gloss Medium and Varnish. Added Ink again to fill gaps – and stamped with the inks and household items to tie elements together. Made some marks with a graphite pen. Mounted photo on top. Done- FUN!

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Can you spot what inspired my for this project on my Stroll through the Hood in this post?

Here is a list of supplies I used:

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Hope you like this mini technique and maybe you give it a shot :)

Nat

 

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  • Lisa

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    I love your innovations and inspirations! Can’t wait to give this a try!!

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  • Johanne Lacombe

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    This is a great way to recycle the newspapers. Think I’ll try it. Thanks for sharing,

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  • Ava Stone

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    So cool! Love new ways to use what we already have and your page turned out pretty and funky. Thumbs up!:)

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  • Mary W

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    Wonderful idea and thanks for sharing it!

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Photo Painting Technique

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Those of you who were part of the Creative JumpStart 2013 saw the videos that me and my artist friends posted on my website throughout January 2013.  The videos are not available here anymore, since CJS 2013 was only available till June,  but I thought it would be nice to repost my 10 technique videos over the next couple weeks- so that you have access to them whenever you want and see what CJS 2013 was all about.

And now let’s jump to the 7th video in my Über*Media Creative JumpStart 2013 Workshop which was the Photo Painting Technique :)

If you have no external speakers on your pc – turn up the volume a lot (the audio is very low in this video)

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As you might have seen I just proposed Creative JumpStart 2014 !

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It will work slightly different this year and has some major improvements like a forum and an easier access- and I can tell you already the line up of artists and the videos are AWESOmE!!! For 20 Dollars -that is less than 1 Dollar per video (23 videos by 21 artists) it is a great deal! Check out the information here :)

I would love to have you!

And here are my supplies I used for the Photo Painting Video above:

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Have a gorgeous and wonderful day!
hugs
nat
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  • Sue Abell

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    This is great news Nathalie! Thanks so much for doing Creative Jumpstart again, I can’t wait! Have a wonderful Christmas, see you in January!

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  • smokeysmom

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    I’m signed up for CJS2014! I can’t wait for it!

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Brayer Background Technique

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Those of you who were part of the Creative JumpStart 2013 saw the videos that me and my artist friends posted on my website throughout January. The videos are not available here anymore, since I have to make room for new fun things to come ..still thinking ;) …but I thought it would be nice to repost my 10 technique videos over the next couple weeks- so that you have access to them whenever you want.

And now let’s jump to the 6th video in my Über*Media Creative JumpStart 2013 Workshop which was the Brayer Background Technique  – one of my faves :)

If you have no external speakers on your pc – turn up the volume a lot (the audio is very low in this video)

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This and the other techniques are part of some of my Über*Media Online Classes.

They are there to free your creativity with techniques and how-to’s that go beyond one certain project. I want you to learn something new that you can adapt to your own style and can use for many projects to come.

Über*Media classes are dedicated to different kinds of media that cross a variety of materials.

I do have several Über*Media Workshops available right now for example Über*Media -PanPastel, -Acrylic Paint, -Gesso, -Acrylic Ink and -FoamStamplifier.

For my Creative JumpStart Über*Media Workshop I showed some of my favorite Über*Media Techniques that can be used in your Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Altered Art and/or ArtJournal Projects.

 

And here are the supplies I used in the video:

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I hope you enjoyed todays technique :)

Nat

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  • Amante del Papel

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    i love this technique, thanks for sharing

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Oh yay I can see it now and how pretty it is too!

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  • Maggie M

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    I agree, a 2014 Creative Jumpstart video series would be AWESOME! I loved the 2013 series:) Hugs and Happy Holidays Nat.

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  • Christine Szekeres

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    Will there be a Creative JumpStart 2014?!? I had a wonderful time learning and playing this year so I’m hoping there will be! Thanks for sharing these with us again!

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Spackle Tackle Technique

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Those of you who were part of the Creative JumpStart 2013 saw the videos that me and my artist friends posted on my website throughout January. The videos are not available here anymore, since I have to make room for new fun things to come ..still thinking ;) …but I thought it would be nice to repost my 10 technique videos over the next couple weeks- so that you have access to them whenever you want.

And now let’s jump to the 5th video in my Über*Media Creative JumpStart 2013 Workshop which was the Spackle Tackle Technique  – one of my faves :)

If you have no external speakers on your pc – turn up the volume a lot (the audio is very low in this video)

This and the other techniques are part of some of my Über*Media Online Classes. They are there to free your creativity with techniques and how-to’s that go beyond one certain project. I want you to learn something new that you can adapt to your own style and can use for many projects to come.

Über*Media classes are dedicated to different kinds of media that cross a variety of materials.

I do have several Über*Media Workshops available right now for example Über*Media -PanPastel, -Acrylic Paint, -Gesso, -Acrylic Ink and -FoamStamplifier.

For my Creative JumpStart Über*Media Workshop I showed some of my favorite Über*Media Techniques that can be used in your Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Altered Art and/or ArtJournal Projects.

 

And here are the supplies I used in the video:

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Hope you enjoyed this :) have a gorgeous weekend
Nat

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  • Tami Howse

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    Thanks so much for the “refresher”, Nathalie. I didn’t take notes during Creative Jumpstart (my first year this year to attend) and I’m sorry I didn’t. I loved it, though! I can’t wait to try this technique again!
    Fondly, Tami

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  • ลиqεŁล

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    Gracias por tus clases! La técnica es genial!!! Te deseo unas Felices fiestas!! besitos

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  • grandscraperona

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    Nat…i have used this tech several times, because always the effect is different depending on on the colors and the spots of water created. !…thanks for replaying all your ten techs. Waiting for 20l4 Jumpstart!…Have nice Xmas time…

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    One of my faves and I had not remembered it for awhile….TX LGL!!

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  • Pam in New Jersey

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    I forgot how much fun Creative Jumpstart is !!!!!

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  • rillamom

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    I hope you are planning to have a Creative JumpStart Summit 2014! I just loved CJSS 2012…..

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  • Dee in NH

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    Thanks for the revisit. I love it!

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Cocoa Daisy Kits Project Art

My friend Christine has recently introduced an Project Art Kit into her Cocoa Daisy Kit Club. A Project Art Starter Kit includes all necessary items to start you on artjournaling and each month there is a Project Art Kit released. So love this idea and concept! I was a happy camper to be invited to play with the August Project Art Kit.

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Yumminess -first of all it comes with a brayer…and if you know me…you know I tell everyone who wants to know or can’t walk away fast enough, that a brayer is one of my favorite tools. And then the gorgeous tags and the Ranger Distress Paints. But ok…let me first show the spread in my art journal I created

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Grungy…as I like it :) Now…let’s see how this page came together.

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I took the vintage savings booklet stickers and realized that they are actually like stamps have an adhesive in the backing, which you can activate with water. So I simply took a couple, spread some water on the back with my finger and then adhered them to the page.

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Now there…better. I often times do things like this so that the terrible “don’t ruin the white page in my beautiful journal”-fear  cannot creep up on me ;)

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I took a water mister and applied some water spritzer to the paper in order to have the paint not soap right in. I used the Black Soot Distress Paint and spread it across the pages, making sure to no entirely cover up the savings stickers. Don’t forget to shake your Distress Paints before you use them – and do not squeeze them too tight, so that the paint is not leaking out on the bottom of the cap. It runs by itself no force needed.

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After the Black Soot dried, I took the Wild Honey and applied it right over the black – you want to work quickly- as the paint shouldn’t dry.

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If you are in a very hot or sunny area of the world- you might start with the one half of the book first and do the other half later.

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Next I cupped my left hand and spritzed some water through the water mister into it and then flicked the water over the wet paint. You want to have the area not covered with the water drops dry and the water drops still wet- you can see this pretty well in light.

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Then you take a paper towel and layer it over the page- press it down and lift off the water drops – which will also lift the Wild Honey paint lifted in those areas.

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Now- how cool is this speckled look?

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Next I took a couple rubber bands, took of the roller of the brayer – wrapped the rubber bands in a “kinda fancy” way around the roll and snapped it back into the handle.

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I put some Antique Linen Paint onto a piece of freezer paper (you can use a palette or do it on a craft mat – anything that is a surface where the paint doesn’t dry too fast) and then rolled the brayer with the rubber bands through it

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And then I rolled it like a maniac over the pages- that was fun – and I love the result :) It also lightens up the whole page.

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I love using packaging stuff – and as the kit comes in these beautiful kraft paper bags, I stamped with the Cocoa Daisy Hybrid Ink on the Stamp – also both in the Starter kit on top of the bag and then cut the image out.

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then I layered some of the travel die cuts, the rest of the savings stickers and the stamped lable and applied them with Gel Medium. As you can see I cut the tag apart, as I wanted to spread the words out more and also wanted to show more of the background.

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I made some marks with the pencil and the sharpie which are included in the starter kit .

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It ties the elements together with the rest of the page

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Love the many possibilities of the kit – and how ever you layer the colors- the result will always be different. Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial for your Project Art Kit.

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

 

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  • ลngεŁล

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    WOWW! Me encanta!!! El fondo queda increible!!! Muchos besitos

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  • Louison

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    Thanks for sharing!! Your page is so beautiful!!!

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  • Mila

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    I love this page!! and I love working with the rubber chicken on the roller and also use them as stamp.
    Hughs

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  • Kathy P

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    Awesome work, Nat….love that brayering idea! Hopped over to Cocoa Daisy, too….I am going to have to subscribe to that PL kit! Very cute things in there!
    And welcome to the East Coast!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What fun and I keep on forgetting to do the elastics on the brayer technique. I must try it soon.

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    Never thought to put rubber bands on a brayer! How cool!!!

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  • lisa

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    Love this Nat. What fab techniques x

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Stencil Hop – Oldtimer

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Welcome to my first Stencil Blog Hop! I invited four wonderful artist friends to hop along with me today and play with my StencilGirl Products Oldtimer Stencil which is a 6 x 6 Stencil:

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You have four chances to win this stencil. Leave a comment on each of the listed blogs (Jamie’s comment function didn’t work in the morning – so if you posted on all blogs a comment that worked I will count them as if you did comment on hers too;) ) and on my blog  and let us know how you like the projects and I will pick randomly one lucky winner. You have time to comment till July 30th, 2013 – midnight EST.

Edited August 4, 2013: The winner is Gerd Andersen – Congratulations. Gerd please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :), Nat

 

Here are my friends joining me:

Jessica Sporn who does wonderful Mixed Media art and has her own amazing range of StencilGirl Product Stencils.

Stephanie Schütze – a super talented Scrapbooker from Switzerland

Jamie Dougherty – who is a super good workshop teacher and does stunning Mixed Media- and Scrapbooking-Projects

Maria McGuire – she does beautiful scrapbooking and Mixed Media Projects and coordinates also the awesome StencilGirl Products Blog called StencilGirl Talk

 

I am a big fan of oldtimer cars and so I knew I wanted to do this stencil for all kinds of projects. Check out some samples here:

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Here is what I created for today:

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I do love to create some depth with my stencils -so here is how I did it here. I sprayed through the Stencil with Liquitex Spraypaints- but you can use any other paint media.

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Then I cut out the car – just around the outline

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I picked a page in my art journal where I had already played a bit with a background and gathered some repositionable double sided adhesive, distress ink and a blending tool.

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I adhered the old timer with the repositionable adhesive  and then applied a bit darker distress ink with the blending tool – to outline the car.

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I used another distress ink color and the stencil again, which I laid over the car again and went over it again with the blending tool.

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As you can see it gave a another shadow- as the first sprayed stencil image still peaks through- and it adds already more depth to the oldtimer

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Now I peeled of the oldtimer car and then carefully rubbed off the adhesive dots.

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Next I placed the car directly onto the background into the before outlined borders-

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I do this so later when you raise the car with foam pads- there is a shadow visible.

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Then I cut out some faces that would fit behind the windows

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and I cut out two windows of the oldtimer car on the paper

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I applied foam pads to the backs of the faces

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adhered them using the image of the oldtimer on the background and slightly a bit off

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then I stacked two foam pads on top of each other- to give more height -to the back of the oldtimer car on the paper

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and adhered the car also slightly off

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and there you have it :) I think it is a great way to add dimension and depth with stencils.

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Here are the supplies I used:

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Now hop on over to my friends and check what they did and comment for some changes to win the stencil :)

Edited August 4, 2013: The winner is Gerd Andersen – Congratulations. Gerd please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :), Nat

Jessica Sporn 

Stephanie Schütze

Jamie Dougherty 

Maria McGuire

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Comments (39)

  • Jacalyn Claes

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    Nat, What a cute page. I love the idea of putting people in as passengers

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  • Glenda Hoagland

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    Oh My Gosh, I just love what you did, The people in the car just thrilled me and it was so simple, but lifting the card on dots you could put the passengers in. I just love it.

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  • Vicki Romaine

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    This piece is amazing. I just love that car stencil! So different!

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  • Deleted User

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    After this, i started loving those vintage stencils, in special this car. As soon as i finish with the Acrylic Paint workshop, (which i am delighted with) will let my juices flow! ! Love also the Blog Hop!…

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I had to come back and leave another comment after visiting the other blogs. Oh my. Such a variety of ways to use the car stencil. Each one more unique than the last. Thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration is wonderful Nat!

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  • donna

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    Great dimensional look Nathalie, thanks for sharing with US!
    Peace,
    Donna

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  • Stephanie C.

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    Hi Nath,

    I love what you did with the old timer! Btw, I have just purchased your crackled stencil and cannot wait to play with it! Thanks :-)

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  • Janelle R

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    Wow – a whole new way to use the stencils. Would love to win that stencil! Following your blog for a while now, and I can get lost in your work. Can’t wait to try this!

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  • Johanne L.

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    I love your page. Great tutorial. And I love the design of your stencil. Thanks for the chance,

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  • Jeanne Kelly

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    Funny, I just found the “stencil girl” stencils site and now I am directed to your site by artist Julie ….like all of this was meant to be. I read your post re the Jewish Museum and could not comment as my stomach was just sick…thank you for having the courage to post about your experience and share with all of us…that was brave in so many ways.
    Thank you for also sharing your beautiful art work!!!

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  • Pat

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    Stencils, spray paint, and masks, oh my! I love the how you used dots to enhance the 3D effect! Very cool!

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  • Rhonda Strickland

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    Thanks for the awesome tutorial and the chance to win. You have some very AWESOME friends too. Thanks! :o)

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  • Andrene

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    Your spread is awesome – love all the blues! The stencil is too cool but then again all of your stencils are great!

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