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Art Journal Flip Through – 09/2019

I wanted to share a little Flip Through video of my newly finished art journal. 

I keep about 4-5 journals at the same time so they are always filled with an eclectic mix. This one brings back some good memories (from just a few days ago lol) from the Stencilbop Challenge – the place to go if you need inspiration for using those stencils. Looks like there’s also some playing in there from my rubber stamp release this past spring – loved making patterns with those.

Do you keep more than 1 art journal? How quickly do you fill them up?

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  • Christine Kiehl

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    This was FUN! I got to see a peek into your sense of humor! I love your work!

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Outside the Box – Art Journal

“Sometimes trying to think outside the box ends up in thinking right in the box!”

I began this page by sketching a figure… but sometimes what you don’t know is how an art journal spread came together- see me fighting off my cat and spilled ink – and then just deciding to live with it on a weird Monday afternoon in this video:

Although it was fun to have Pretzel’s paw make a cameo, arting with your cat can be tricky. I don’t recommend it lol

But I do recommend just going with what happens when you are working. The spilled ink and all! Actually to bring my page together I used my Paint Splat Mixed Media Chip as a stencil (very fitting with my messy process that day). And I added a stamp from the Fanfare set too.

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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Art Journal Flip Through – 05/2019

I wanted to share a little Flip Through video of my newly finished art journal. I started this one in September 2018.

I keep about 4-5 journals at the same time. This is an art journal I made by hand, from start to finish. It’s something I’ve gotten more into and it’s a fun skill to learn. You can take my online workshop BYO Art Journal and start binding your own unique journals too.

Hope you enjoyed the flip through!

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  • ARHuelsenbeck

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    I love looking over your shoulder while you flip through your journal.
    How did you film this? Do you put your camera on a tripod and angle it down?

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Loved it Nat!
    Be brave enough to let yourself be bad is a hard one for me…really need to let go of the need to do things “right”.

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Art Journal Flip Through 6/2018

I wanted to share a little Flip Through video of my newly finished art journal. I started this one in November 2017. I had fun with this journal for sure

Art Journal Flip Through 6/2018 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoyed this flip through. Have a wonderful creative day!

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  • susan

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    so fun, Nathalie!!! thank you for sharing your journal.
    :)

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  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Enjoyed flipping with you through your journal – love it!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Jo Ann- hope you are having a gorgeous summer!

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  • Dee Spillane

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    Loved this flip through. I am going to watch again. So many great ideas

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The Small Things in Life – Art Journal

I created this Art Journal spread on a snowy day last week – as you can probably guess :)

The lady is drawn on deli paper, stamped and pasted into the journal. I stamped with different of my ArtFoamies Designs and then painted with grey and white. I like how it came out.

For the journaling I used a bamboo sketching pen and ink – I love using a bamboo sketching pen – have you ever seen my video I once made of the match made in heaven? It is a bit older but you might still find it interesting to see how I use those pens with the ink

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

Here are some of the supplies I used with the art journal spread


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Art Journal Flip Through 12/2017

Just in time for a new year I finished one of my art journals. I am keeping about 4-5 journals at the same time, sometimes I send one out to a publisher and then it takes a couple months before I get it back or I work in several at the same time – anyway- this one in the video started in 2015 and it ends in December 2017 – some pages make me cringe- some I would love to do similar stuff again.

Art Journal Flip Through 12/2017 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I think it is interesting to see how my style changed in one book and a good way to check on your progress :) Hope you enjoyed this!

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  • Catherine

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    Beautiful journal, very inspiring!

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  • Maura

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    Cool flip through! Lots of different ideas in there. I swear one of those figures winked at me as you went through the pages, LOL!

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  • Lisa

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    Great journal! Is it the large Dyan Reaveley one? Are most of your art journals that size or do you work in smaller ones as well.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Lisa- this is the letter sized /A4 sized Dyan Reaveley journal. I do mostly work in that size even when I make my own journal -and I always work double spread.

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The Sketchy History of Pencils

As some of you might know I live in the old Pencil #2 Factory in Jersey City. While there are no more pencils being made in my building, there is still the General Pencil Company which still operates here in Jersey City. I try to buy a lot of pencils (and also brush cleaner) from General Pencil Company because I love that they are right here and produce locally. No wonder I was totally happy to see this video by NPR’s Skunk Bear “A Sketchy History of Pencils” .


I love seeing how art supplies are being made. What art manufacturer would you like to visit to see how they make things?

 

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  • Sharyle

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    Enjoyed this video! Fascinating to see how pencils are made. I’d love to visit the Golden paint factory and see how they make all those fabulous colors.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Oh I would love to go there too Sharyle! Thanks for checking in :)

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Wonder Full Stuff featuring Artful Adventures

My wonderful and talented friend Mystele Kirkeeng did an amazing 3part series of videos showing a piece of art she created inspired by my new book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media. Here is the first part:

Check out her Part II and Part III video to see how the gorgeous art journal spread comes together and subscribe to her youtube channel– she is amazing!

Thank you Mystele, for your review and super inspiring videos. I am blessed to have my artist friends <3

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    I am a huge fan of Mystele ,her art and her teaching! Thanks for including her in your book Nat! xo

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  • leslie

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    Dear Mystele:
    I like the way you show the process step by step in a thinking process. You have patience and your imagery shows that the artistic process is part in fact a large part of the process. Thank you for sharing, Leslie

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Mario Robinson speaks the “Truth”

Some of you might remember my friend Mario A. Robinson who was part of Creative JumpStart in 2016.

This 10 min video of him by Jesse Brass is just beautiful:

Truth from Jesse Brass on Vimeo.

“The real power of art, is the ability to galvanize and organize all those pigments and materials, and pour a soul into it.” Mario A. Robinson

What a wonderful human being and super talented person he is!

If you are into Watercolor – check out his great book “Realistic Watercolor”:

Hope this inspired you – have a gorgeous day!

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  • Bethany

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    There are some artists who totally blow me away and Mario is one of them!

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  • JoAnn

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    Wow!!! Beautiful – I love his work.

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