Nathalie Kalbach’s Jump Start #5


Guten Tag 🙂

Are you still open for some more fun ….?

Let’s continue on in our Creative JumpStart Über*Media Online Workshop


My Über*Media Online Classes 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 will show you some of my favorite Über*Media Techniques that you can use in your Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Altered Art and/or ArtJournal Projects.

So here is the video Number 5:

Password for the video – please copy and paste – case sensitive – no spaces!!!:


if you cannot see the video in this browser – here is the link:

Here are the supplies I used for the technique in the video:


And since this technique is part of my Über*Media Gesso Online Workshop …maybe you would like to learn a bit more of the fun stuff you can do with Gesso


I would love to give away one seat in my Über*Media Gesso Online Workshop

In this Über*Media Gesso Workshop I want you to learn how to use Gesso in your Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Projects! This class is a reference guide for you, showing all kinds of possibilities and techniques using Gesso with different surfaces and media.

Here is what you have to do in order to be able to win this giveaway:

In order to win the seat in this class please leave a comment here and tell me if you like online workshops.

Good luck! The winner will be chosen randomly with a number generator picking the a number out of the comment entries and will be announced the first week of February.The website address with all giveaway winners will  be sent out with a newsletter. You have to be of the age of 18 to enter. Comments have to be posted till February 1, 2013 midnight Central European Time as this is when the Creative Jumpstart 2013 officially ends. Double entries will be deleted! All comments received after the February 1, 2013 will not be eligible for winning. You must be signed in for the Creative JumpStart 2013 Newsletter to be eligible for the giveaway.

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I hope you enjoyed todays Jumpstart

Have an amazing day!


Thank you for participating and making this year’s Creative JumpStart special!

Again this year we’re able to bring your Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 free. A lot of energy and love went into this event, and the work has been nonstop for months.

If you would like to help offset these costs and support me in my effort to keep Creative JumpStart free, you can donate here. It is completely up to you if you donate and how much or how little you give.

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  1. I am so grateful to have found your site. I am a willing sponge soaking up all your artistic expertise as I am a homebound senior undergoing kidney treatments. Gracie, Nat!

  2. sabelljones says:

    Thanks Nat, for all your fabulous techniques and all your time you put into this amazing crafters journey!

  3. I’m not sure if February 1st is too late, but I would love to take your class!

  4. loving how you are opening my eyes to the things i have and how to use them…who knew

    THANKS NATHALIE..truly a legend

  5. I live in a small rural town with no classes anywhere near me, so an online class would be great. Thank you for this great opportunity

  6. Rita Timmons says:

    I love online workshops! It allows me to learn new things at my pace and when I have time.

  7. Teri Buczkowski says:

    I love online workshops. They allow me to work at my own pace. I especially like the ones that allow lifetime access or allow me to down load videos.

  8. I love on line workshops. I have a whole post on my artoholicslair blog on blogger or Blogspot. They are the best thing i found last year and am so glad because i have learnt so much.

  9. LOVELY technique!!!! ♥ Cool results!
    I LOOOOVE online workshops!! Fantastic way of expanding my creative horizon! And lovely to watch the videos after the kids are in bed! And the possibilities to take it in my own pace! 🙂

  10. I love online workshops that I can take t my own pace and come back to any time. As a full time working mother my schedule is too erratic to meet on a regular schedule

  11. You know I haven’t had a lot of success with online workshops in the past. Not saying that I don’t like them…I tend to purchase them and not finish them. However I’m loving Creative Jumpstart, although I’m behind :). I’m keeping a little list of supplies I now want and a list of the Jumpstarters who’s classes I’d like take.

  12. What a cool technique! I will definitely try this.
    I haven’t done any online workshops before but would love to win a seat in your class!

  13. LaurieJay says:

    Yes, I do like online workshops. I like that I can go at my own pace and that I don’t even have to leave home. I like that I can watch multiple times if I need to in order for the instruction to sink in. 😉 There are NO good classes in my area and my travel budget is depleted, so I really appreciate online classes.

  14. Wghat a great video, such a fun and easy technique with a great result. i absolutely love to learn what to do with GESSO!

  15. RU – RU – RU!!! We love Rutger’s here! This was such an awesome technique. Thank you. I love online workshops because I can take wonderful classes in my pajamas with all my supplies right here at home.

  16. I love online workshops! I can do it on my own time in my own place and I have to do it with what I have. Thank you for sharing all this workshops.

  17. Gayle Richmond says:

    I really like online workshops and tutorials because I can work at my own pace. I generally and much slower than others and worry about missing the nest step.

  18. Lorraine Melanson says:

    That is SO COOL. I have not taken online workshops before, but would love to try some.

  19. I adore online workshops! They give me the possibility to learn techniques from people from all over the world, at moments that fit in my schedule.

  20. I certainly do like on line workshops 🙂

  21. I love online workshops. They are great because I can’t always travel to a workshop and I can go back and review what is online.

  22. Lela Meinke says:

    i love online workshops!

  23. I do enjoy taking online workshops to learn new techniques. I’d love a seat in your gesso workshop!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  24. This was a wonderful technique, I plan to try it soon! Would love to win a seat in another class of yours!

  25. Using gesso is new to me and I’m loving the techniques–an online class with Nat would be great!

  26. Candy Crider says:

    I love online classes because I can do them any time convenient for me – even middle of night if I cannot sleep.

  27. Really love this technique with water droplets and the paint,I love the laying look you can get. I am REALLY loving this workshop, thank you so much!!!

  28. That’s such a pretty technique and I do love online workshops!

  29. Love this technique and the colors – amazing! I have been taking online workshops and having a lot of fun with them. Thanks!!

  30. I really like online workshops. You can watch them from pretty much anywhere, including at home in your PJs!

  31. 17turtles says:

    Another awesome video Natalie! I have never done an online workshop so these are my first one and I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for a chance to win a spot in your Gesso class!!!

  32. Amazing technique! I watched you the second time and played along. WOW! Thanks so much for sharing this. I love online classes. I get instruction from artist I would never have access to otherwise, I can try so many new techniques without anyone judging my progress and more often than not make new friends. I would definetly love to win one of your workshops!

  33. This one (acrylic spackle) is my favorite so far. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Johanne L. says:

    Great technique again. I love workshops because we can learn so much from the artist. Eveyone as their own style. I can’t take a lot of them but in the future I hope I can. Thanks for the chance,

  35. I love online workshops!!

  36. Love ’em!!! This was a great technique that I will definitely try. Thanks Nat for putting together Creative Jumpstart. The videos are very inspiring and informative. The giveaways are very generous.

  37. Online workshops are great as I can sit down when it’s convenient for me and learn something (or many things!) new.

  38. LOVE this technique! You are an awesome teacher! I actually learn more from online workshops than in person ones! I think it is because I am more comfortable and don’t have the added extra distractions! I would love to win a seat in your class!

  39. I like online workshops. I live in a small village and the online workshops is the best way for me to learn techniques.
    Thanks for sharing that, it’s awesome!!

  40. I think online workshop are great!!

  41. Gerd Andersson says:

    Of course, I like online workshops! Especially, when it comes to craft projects!

  42. Helmi Switzer says:

    I would love to take one of your online workshops.I learn so much when I watch your CJS segments. Thank you Nat

  43. Cathy Johnson says:

    I love online workshops! I have taken several classes. It is amazing what you can learn from the comfort of your own home and the wonderful people you meet along the way are so inspiring. thank you so much for CJS 2013!

  44. The online workshops and art classes are my best Internet discovery ever! The tips, techniques, examples and visual instruction have opened up a whole new art world for me. Plus the wonderful teachers and students that make up this community encourage and inspire me to create everyday! Thanks to all who contribute suggestions here!

  45. I love online classes!! I have taken quite a few and love how I can work at my own pace, especially if life gets in the way! The teach you to think outside of your box and look at the materials you have around you.

  46. OMG I would LOVE to do a online workshop, I have only done one so far , but I loved it and I love learning new techniques

  47. I’ve never done an online workshop. These videos we have been watching are great – I just wish I had some of this stuff to try it with you!! So if the online workshops comes with a kit list of stuff you need to have to try these techniques – sign me up!!

  48. bjaneglas says:

    love online classes and take a lot of them

  49. I love online workshops. They are so accessible …….. to attend workshops outside my home is a little difficult as I care for my grand daughter and my mother. Online workshops give me more flexibility to dip into them at times that are more convenient for me. The Creative Jumpstart videos have been excellent so far, very inspirational and enjoyable too! Thank you.

  50. This a great technique! Like many people I think, I have all sorts of paints I’ve brought over the years and I just don’t know what to do with them! Winning a place on your Worksop would be so amazing!

  51. I enjoy online workshops because I have the comfort of home and all my supplies at hand.

  52. I would love to take your Gesso class. I did your acrylics one and found it very inspiring. I particularly like how online classes get you started when you’re stuck and make you try things you wouldn’t otherwise.

  53. another cool technique. love gesso

  54. Tina Walker says:

    Oh My Gosh – this would be such an amazing class to win! Yes, I love online workshops and classes = it is a great way to share ideas and techniques when you just can’t do it in person!

  55. I haven’t taken a workshop online but have watched several videos and enjoyed them very much. I love this technique!I have never seen it before and will enjoy trying it myself. Thank you!!

  56. I am really enjoying JumpStart 2013!! Loving that you included Gesso technique today. I have Gesso and want to learn more ways to use it.

    Thanks so much!!

  57. vickyday13 says:

    Someone said these videos are like on line workshops and I have to agree! LOVE them!

  58. These Jumpstart videos are probably the closest thing to an online workshop that I have done. I am thoroughly enjoying them and playing with the techniques afterward. I am even dreaming about them, ha! 🙂

  59. I would love to take a gesso workshop as I have a huge gallon tub of gesso that I’ve barely used. The more uses I can find for it the better.

  60. This technique sure is cool!!!

    And yes: I like online workshops. I do fall of the wagon along the way sometimes, depending on how busy life gets, but I think it’s a great way to get some new insights and hopefully some fun creating!

  61. thanks for the chance! i love online workshops! anyplace around the world and i can get inspired via my computer! how great isn´t that?!!

  62. this is a very cool technique, will def. be playing with it!
    Thank you Nat, so much

  63. If online workshops are anything like this, I would love them.

  64. I love online classes! Just because you can watch them in your own time, and I usually try the technique right away. So I press the pause butten a lot.

  65. Online workshops are great! From the comfort of my own home, with my complete craft stash at arms length, you get the chance to be taught by people from all over the world. And with the support of social media you can keep in touch with fellow classmates as well.

  66. I absolutely love workshops. That was the first step into scrapbooking and the mixed media world for me !!! Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn mooooore…..!

  67. brandinav says:

    I just ❤ online classes! My first was last September – Inside Out through A Free Spirit LIfe. It was just what I needed to break through the walls that were keeping my creativity locked away. This year, I'm taking Life Book 2013 and loving it! But I was thrilled to find Creative Jumpstart. The shorter videos are great and the multitude of techniques….it's just awesome! I feel so lucky to be a part of CJS 2013. Thank you!

  68. caroldeezigns says:

    I do like online classes. They are usually very affordable and I can do them on my own time! This JumpStart series has been very inspirational.

  69. Awesome technique!

  70. helen markee says:

    how simple but sooo cool. i have never taken an online workshop before. creative jumpstart is my first and i am loving it

  71. Eva Gamble says:

    I love online workshops! They allow each person to learn at their own pace and on their own time. We all learn in different ways, so this helps accodomates everyone and enables each of us to enjoy the benefits of learning new ways to be creative and sharing all of our ideas with each other! Thank you for sharing yours Nat!

  72. Love workshops online! It allows me to take the class on my time schedule. Thanks; really like this technique; plan on trying it!

  73. Leanne in CA says:

    Love this technique! So fun that you can mix and match different colors. Also love your water cup in the back (SF 49ers who are going to the Superbowl). Thanks for sharing!

  74. I love online workshops. I like being able to do it at my own pace, stopping and rewatching if I need to. Thanks so much for the great giveaway, and for the Creative Jump Start!

  75. Love online workshops! I can work at my own pace and to back and rematch videos as much as I need to. This CJS workshop has been great! I’m learning so much. Thank you giving us a free workshop!! Would love to win a seat in one of your other online workshops!

  76. I would love to do an online workshop. jumpstart is first thing like this I have tried. Look forward to be able to do more. Anne x

  77. on-line workshops are great for inspirational technique to try out on future projects. The easy of watching on line is very convenent.
    ava g

  78. hiya there Nat!! I totally love online workshops!! I find they are essential as we live in a remote part of Australia, it really opens the whole world up to me and teaches me so many new techniques which I would never be exposed to here. Totally luv them….thx for this opportunity!!! X

  79. Terrific techniques! Thank you.
    I want to try it in my art work!

  80. Loving CJS! Thank you so much. Really cool technique. I’m seeing this as the background for a creative writing page. As for online workshops, I’ve never taken one, but if they’re like CJS, I’ll have to change that.

  81. I love love love online workshops!

  82. I’m taking my first online workshop this year and I love it so far! I’m doing LifeBook 2013!

  83. I am loving your month of tutorials- I have to give this technique a go- the effect is AWESOME! I like online workshops very much! We have no local stores, so have to travel a ways from home for classes, so I generally cannot take a class unless it is on-line. I have taken some awesome classes- my next one in fact, is your Pan Pastel class- and I am very excited for it!

  84. Dawn Hetrick says:

    I would Love to win a spot in your class! Thank you!

  85. Love online workshops…gives us a chance to bridge geographical barriers (Germany to US), plus allows for great flexibility….I can participate anytime…so when the opportunity arises within our family’s busy schedule for me to grab some creative time I can easily do it. Thanks Nat for all your wonderful teaching plus the coordination of CJS!

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