Nathalie Kalbach’s Jump Start #6


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Let’s see which technique I have for you today


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.

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  1. Easy Peasy!! Great color combo, makes me think of spring!

  2. Kewl!

  3. 17turtles says:

    so simple, but so cool!!!

  4. so easy and so much texture! thanks!

  5. thanks for sharing but I’m still too scared to dive in…I bought the supplies and they sit here, begging to be used…

  6. Great technique, I will definitely try this.

  7. I love that technique. So simple and easy and the finished result looks like it took a ton of work! The texture with the brayer is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Another great technique. Thank you Nat!

  9. Nathalie thank you for sharing this nice technique.

  10. Fun technique!

  11. Simple, but fun and quick. Like it a lot.

  12. Really enjoyed the brayer mixing technique – for colour and texture.

  13. Johanne L. says:

    Great technique. Thanks for making those videos.

  14. I love bacground techniques. This is a simple fun one. thx

  15. Gerd Andersson says:

    You are awesome! Love your lessons! Thank you so much for this CJS project!

  16. You are a wealth of knowledge! I love this technique and can’t wait to get using it! Love those lines (bumps) of texture! Thanks for sharing and all that you do!!!

  17. Great technique!. Seems fun!.

  18. Isabel LopezDel RinconTroussel says:

    Somehow I never get the same result as you… but I’ll keep trying (maybe I don’t put enough paint? or maybe it’s the paint thickness???). Thanks for sharing though!

  19. Judy Morgan says:

    Simple and effective. I see it will take a little practicing with the particular acrylic paint you are using and the spreading of the colors on the surface – looks like fun!

  20. Kimmy Jaster says:

    Love this technique! Thank you!

  21. easy peasy but who would have thought. thanks for the good back ground idea.

  22. I started looking at the videos today and signed up on the 17th. SOOO sorry I missed the first 16 days! I love the idea of doing a journal just with these ideas we are getting! Already looking forward to 2014!

  23. This is perfect it its simplicity and effectiveness. Can’t wait to try it.

  24. I truly love how quick and simple this is. And you are right, lovin’ the texture the brayer leaves!

  25. Maria del Carmen says:

    Very easy! Thanks Nat!

  26. <3!

  27. I ♥ these quickies 😀 off to buy me a brayer now for sure! Thank you for showing us how!
    xxDebbie / Little Dot Of Creativity

  28. Really cool background…one I must try!! Thanks so much for all the tutorials on these awesome techniques!!!

  29. Thanks for the reminder that I can use my brayer for something other than just smoothing things out!

  30. Hi Nathalie!! I can’t stop smiling!!! I’ve never tried this techniques but it looks so simple and easy and funny, that I can’t believe to my eyes! Great results, I’ll use it in a lot of projects!! Thank you!!!!!!

  31. helen markee says:

    NAt, Thanks again. I am loving my first jumpstart

  32. That is so effective, even though it was hard to hear you, I can see what to do

  33. Love the end result! I do have to learn control and not overdo. Just like you instructed. Definitely adding this to my bag of tricks for quick and easy backgrounds! Thanks, Nat!

  34. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful simple idea for creating an awesome background 🙂

  35. Love it. And makes me feel like I want to use my gelli plate today!

  36. Wow!!!! What a stunning, quick and easy, and oh so effective technique. Love it!!! Thanks Nat!!!!! 🙂

  37. I am having a great time with Jump start! Everything is so doable! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Getting a great background could not be easier.
    This jumpstart series is jam packed with ideas.

  39. That is cute and so easy to do!
    Thanks for sharing!

  40. Pam in New Jersey says:

    Nat, thanks for the brayer tip. I am going to practice this now in my art journal. I learn so much from you. Thank you for all your sharing and teaching.

  41. Good beginning technique for me to start using my brayer. Thank you! 🙂

  42. Janelle Rourke says:

    This is great – I love it – so many fun things to try. Thank you so much!

  43. Such a cool easy way to make a background. I don’t have that kind of acrylic paint. I see a shopping day coming up! Thank you….now go wash your brayer….

  44. Thanks for this great techniques, it is very nice!

  45. Tonya Love says:

    omg! I love how easy that is! Thanks

  46. wow simple background I can do that….lol it amazes me how simple backgrounds texture can be….I need to dig my stuff out and play

  47. Great idea and I love using the heavy body paint because the texture is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  48. Stacy Caddy says:

    Thanks again Nat!!!!

  49. That is great texture!! Such a great starting point for a page.

  50. Simple and lovely! great texture. TFS!

  51. LOVE this technique. You have so much to share!!! THANKS!

  52. you are so generous sharing your ideas
    thanks for that – i love those colours and love the effect – it is so different to adding colours one at a time and painting them on

  53. Thank you for all the great techniques!! I always over-smoosh with my brayer – it really helped to watch exactly how much you did.

  54. deborahl591 says:

    You’ve answered one of my questions of life … HOW …. do they do that. Now I’m going to give it a shot. Thanks Nat.

  55. Love this technique. Tried it directly on a page that was laying around here and it turned out pretty well. Thank you for the inspiration.

  56. Super way to work that paint girlie!!!! Love the brayer texture!!! Loving CJS!!!!

  57. Fabulous background technique & so simple! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

  58. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Enjoying all your videos, I don’t want the CJS to finish!

  60. I think this is my favourite of all the techniques you have presented, Natalie! 🙂

  61. Wow that is really easy – and I love my brayer but honestly have never given it a thought as a tool to paint. Thanks for sharing!

  62. So simple ad the effect of the brayer texture is so amazing!! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  63. Simple and effective technique. I hadn’t considered using the brayer for paints. Thank you.

  64. zarischka says:

    That is SO clever! I looove it! 😀

  65. Such a simple technique with such an interesting outcome. Love the texture! Thank you, again!

  66. Thanks for sharing this simpel, but nice technique. I will give it a try.
    Liefs, Melanie

  67. Dee Hamoen says:

    I really like this simple technique. I have done it with a credit card, but must get a brayer, as it gives so much more texture….and I am all about texture!

  68. Great technique and I love the texture. Those are three of my favorite colors. Yum. I could see doing this for a canvas art picture that I want to do for my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

  69. Great technique, so easy & fun, T4S : )

  70. mlcain0202 says:

    Thanks for sharing Natalie. This technique would be great for some card backgrounds.

  71. It looks great & the texture is fab. I always overdo it when I try this, will ase up on the brayering from now on. 🙂

  72. das ist toll— ich danke Dir herzlich ! werd ich ganz bald ausprobieren!

  73. An other opportuniy to create something with a simple and cool technique! Thank you so much for sharing!

  74. Quick, but looks fabbo….just my type of technique …thanks sooooo much 4 sharing!!!!!

  75. This looks like so much fun-really looking forward to playing with this technique!

  76. Carol Kirby says:

    What a great technique and it looks so simple. I’m definatley going to try this tonight. Also just want to let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying the Creative Jumpt Start, there are so many great techniques to try. Thank you.

  77. Thanks Nathalie! My problem is choosin which colors to use that go well with each other. I’ll start by using the colors you chose and see how it goes for me. Thanks for such a simple, yet great technique!!

    Carmen L

  78. Lovely background technique.

  79. fluffyash says:

    seems easy even for me and I love those bright colors all together. so pretty. thanks Nat.

  80. Nat,
    The colors you chose and the end result , well quite frankly it’s lovely. Thank you so much.
    Blessings Carole

  81. Great look and so fast. Thank you for sharing and Creative Jump Start!

  82. Heather Hudson says:

    Like the texture and unique result every time! Thank you.

  83. Shirley W says:

    the technque looks fast and fun i will have to try it thanks.

  84. I, too, like the texture – and how easy this was.

  85. Thank you Nat, simple, quick and VERY pretty 🙂

  86. Love the texture too! Good point not to overwork the colours. Thank you Natalie.

  87. I love this technique because it’s so simple yet packs quite a punch. Thank you!

  88. Love this technique…fun to watch you create a beautiful background that started with drops of paint!!! Thanks so much for providing this creative series!!!

  89. conlin664 says:

    That was awesome. I love the texture!

  90. I can actually now see myself using white cardstock and creating my own backgrounds – thanks so very much for sharing!

  91. What a simple technique! I love the end result. That background is so pretty! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  92. Looks quick and easy but also gives a very effective background. Digging out my acrylic paints to try this technique!

  93. Tracy Strahle says:

    how quick and easy! Thanks Nat for the awesome technique I will be sure to try.

  94. I like this idea a lot! Simple yet stunning!

  95. Cheryl Sue says:

    i’ve never worked with heavy body acrylics….i so want them now! thanks for the easy but gorgeous technique

  96. thank you Nathalie- I have used the technique with the credit card many times -but not with a brayer. Of course I’m going to try it!

  97. Nurse Ratchet says:

    Fabulous refresher….you should all try to attend one of Nat’s workshops in person…Nat is sooo much fun and incredibly inspiring……and you get really inky and painty! Tx LGL!!

  98. Candy Brintnall says:

    Nat I LOVE your style! Thanks for sharing with us!

  99. Denise Werkheiser says:

    Thanks, Nat, for sharing this simple/fun background technique!

  100. ScrappinEweRobyn (Robyn) says:

    What a fantastic background effect!!! Can’t wait to give it a try!!!

  101. lisa glowatsk says:

    What a fast but cool technique Thank you!

  102. love the colors

  103. I really like the texture that the brayer left for a cool background! I can’t wait to try this technique!

  104. I have a brayer, but haven’t used it in this way. Off to my craft room to play.

  105. Betty Dallas says:

    Just want to say thanks for sharing all of these techniques. I’m in creative overload and loving every second of it!

  106. Thank you, Nathalie!

  107. lacyquilter says:

    Fabulous technique.

  108. Cool! Love the subtle texture you get with this technique. I’ll definitely be using this one.

  109. Liz Thayne says:

    Super easy but love the texture. Thanks for this Nat.

  110. Thanks Nathalie for sharing this technique, love the texture and the colors! Enjoying JumpStart so much!!

  111. OMG! How quick and fun!!! Going to try this for sure!! I am so loving all of these techniques!~~

  112. Wendy Gilbertson says:

    Gorgeous, simple technique!

  113. Quick and colorful, perfect! Thank you.

  114. Thank you for sharing such a simple but bold & colorful technique!

  115. AmyMarie Riley says:

    LOVE this easy, quick technique!!

  116. Oh, fun!

  117. Cathy in Canada says:

    Wow that is an easy and fast technique! Except for the drying time. I love your choices of colours.

  118. This JumpStart is so much fun, – thank’s a lot! This technique is so easy peasy, – I will try it!

  119. Nathalie – just wanted to drop in and say how much i am LOVING the creative jumpstarts. I am getting so many ideas from you and the other artists. Thanks so much for organising it.

  120. very cool!

  121. When I try to do this kind of technique, I always end up OVER mixing…I don’t know when to stop! Thank you for demonstrating how effective it is to move the paint around, leave some of the colors unmixed, and even leave some white space. A great technique for background papers!

  122. Really liked this. It’s something I could try to do, and will give it my best shot. I’ve learnt about a brayer! Yay!

  123. Thank you, Natalie! ))) So many ideas! Cool! )))

  124. Heather P. says:

    Another great technique! I love all the texture you achieved with only 3 paints and a brayer.

  125. Judith Noble says:

    Thanks! I also love the brayer texture

  126. Thank you for this simple but O so great technique.

  127. S Mellows says:

    Love that. I can’t believe I never thought of that when I have had those materials at arm’s reach forever! Thank you again!

  128. thank you!! love this idea! always looking for easy ways to cover that scary blank page! Have a great day! Elise

  129. Christine Szekeres says:

    A wonderful, simple technique! I love it!

  130. Melissa Wright says:

    You are right, simple, but full of potential!!

  131. diane morris says:

    thanks so much for the new idea! will definitely try this right away!

  132. I’m leaving work early, and I will be trying this on my huge canvas as soon as I get home!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  133. I really like the texture that left on your page. Will have to get out my paints and give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  134. Like you said very quick, but very effective. Love the technique. My brayer looks a bit like that too – maybe I am doing something right! Thanks for sharing.

  135. Love this technique! I like to do this over collages and then leave the background papers showing through a little too. Thanks for the video.

  136. Love this technique too!! I can 👂 you just fine on your videos.

  137. I’m thinking of all the color combinations I can use. Thank you.

  138. Cindy from Holland says:

    That looks wonderful ! I use an old creditcard a lot, but this looks different. Wanna try some time.

  139. Simple technique spectacular result!

  140. Simple but very effective technique. Thanks Nathalie!

  141. love the brayer…..thanks for this

  142. Marie-Anne Raeman says:

    Thank you for this cool and quick technique!

  143. I love texture and this technique looks like so much fun!
    THanks Nathalie for sharing!!

  144. That’s cool. thank you.. I never did get the hang of brayer-ing.

  145. just testing, nice video

  146. I love your technique! anything using a brayer seems to always look beautiful and so simple. thanks Nathalie – I will be using this method today!

  147. so simple and so leved:)

  148. Well, I gave my brayer away years ago and will just have to get another one to play with my grandchildren….Looks like a lot of fun…

  149. As interesting as ever. Loving the videos!!!

  150. This is the first technique you have learned me,so I use it a lot
    It’s quick and I love the result. Thank you

  151. Simple technique that looks great, Nat! I really like the texture you got doing this!

  152. Easy and simple – and such a great result – love it 😉

  153. Dianne King says:

    Love all the texture. I’ve just started experimenting with acrylic paints and can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for the great video Nathalie.

  154. Ooooh fun! Thanks for sharing.

  155. Really cool!! 🙂

  156. Love those colors together 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this Nat !

  157. I heard you loud and clear, Nat. You have a lower-pitched voice that may be giving a few some trouble. Perhaps they are using low-quality computer speakers or need to get their hearing checked. No problem understanding the technique, with or without the volume, as your demonstrations are very straight-forward. Thanks again.

  158. Nancy Riggs says:

    Love this technique.

  159. I love the texture of this and the colors of this technique thanks Natalie

  160. Debby Podgorski says:

    Love that technique. Will have to play around with that. Thank you for sharing.

  161. Sold!!! Going out to buy me a brayer tomorrow!!! Thanks Natalie, it was awesome. My creative cogs are turning!

  162. Claire Standish says:

    Thanks for sharing! Loved the technique and the colors!

  163. It’s so great to be reminded that not every technique is complex! I can always make time for this one!

  164. Holly McMannes says:

    Thank you for sharing. Love the colors and technique.

  165. Barbara Ferguson says:

    SIMPLE!! Love the idea and have a little time this morning to do some “mixing”!!

  166. What a great effect and so simple-I couldn’t hear you but the demo was so straightforward and clear..will definitely play around with this idea for backgrounds! Thanks!

  167. Christina says:

    Great Technique!

  168. kara rogers says:

    Ooohhhhhh…..I have used my brayer before but I think I brayered (is that even a word? oh well) too much…that made a very nice effect when you did it. Thanks!

  169. Indeed a simpel but very effective technique! I think i like this technique with the brayer even more than with a credit card, because of the strukture.
    Thanks Nathalie for this nwew video and of all the work you put in this project. You and the other artist are given me so much inspiration, and yet, we are only halfway! I am curious about the second half of the month.
    This first month has given me each week at least two techniques i have been working on. So thanks again!

  170. sandy sims says:

    Good technique. I am thinking about trying it on one of my kitchen walls. Thanks.

  171. Pam Palmarini says:

    Great standard… Use it frequently… : ) … Brayered paper works well for paper to cover books and binders, because this technique adds plasticity and weight, which is good for a durable cover… : )

  172. Judy Meeker says:

    Seems super easy, yet very effective way to produce a background. Can’t wait to try. Thanks

  173. Absolutely love this wonderful yet simple technique! thx

  174. I don’t use my brayer enough. Lovely colors. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  175. I couldn’t hear you but love this easy technique! Thanks so much 🙂

  176. thanks for sharing, love acrylic paints.

  177. Laurie Hunt says:

    Thanks again Natalie!

  178. Way cool and super easy with great results!

  179. Evelyn R. says:

    Thanks Nathalie. That’s a great way to get colors blended and a good starting point for a project.

  180. Danke. Eine einfache, aber effektvolle Technik.

  181. Love your colour choice and a nice easy technique to try. Can easily see this on a scrapbook page background.

  182. Woohoo…even I can do that!! Awesome technique!!

  183. Love this series but was glad to see a comment about your volume as all of your videos are very hard to hear. Everyone else in this series I can hear except you!I might suggest you record at a higher volume! People can turn down the volume but once out system is at the highest level that is it we cannot go higher! I have run into this problem with a couple of other instructors who said well then I feel like I am shouting but it really is annoying not to be able to hear.

  184. What a good simple technique!

  185. karen swiech says:

    Nice to be reminded of simple, effective treatments…but I wanted to see what rolling off the brayer onto a fresh sheet of paper would have yielded!

  186. So simple yet so effective. Thank you.

  187. I love that, so simple but gives amazing results!

  188. Very cool, but I could not hear you, seeing was just fine though. Thanks

  189. Dee in NH says:

    That is awesome! I need to play with my poor neglected brayer!

  190. Thanks, must give this a go!

  191. Love the effect you get with the brayer.

  192. Lovely Nathalie, I already knew the creditcard technique but I’ve never tried this one before. Thanks so much

  193. Very fun, thnaks for sharing!

  194. Very cool! I just re found my brayer too 🙂 Will have a go tonight!
    Thanks again NAT

  195. Lisa crofts says:

    Love it.

  196. Clever!

  197. Good directions and demo. I think I’ve always brayered with too much force. Thanks.

  198. Thanks !

  199. Dale Rose says:

    This technique is so easy and quick that I know I will be using it often. Thanks!

  200. scrappinvt says:

    Love the simplicity of that technique!!! Thanks

  201. love this nice and fast too x

  202. what a great super quick technique thanks

  203. Beautiful texture and I loved your colors!

  204. Angela Campbell says:


  205. So simple and so charming!…will try it nowwwwwwww!

  206. So simple but just so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  207. That is brilliant and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  208. This is genius! So simple, yet it creates such great texture, dimension and color. Love it! Thank you!

  209. Love it Nathalie! I am learning so much and a lot of products I have are now going into use! Thanks for sharing and for Creative Jump Start!!! 😀

  210. Simple but amazing technique! Thank you Natalie 🙂

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