I Am Enough Art Journal Page

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I played a bit around in my art journal and I love especially how the left page turned out . Sometimes it is good to just play because accidentally you might find a fun new way for a background – like I did 🙂

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I also got a new color combo crush…you better get used to it- hehehe- I might use it again 😉

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Have a creative day today 🙂

Nat

Closed Doors …or Word Emesis

My art journal is not only my technique-play book, it is also my way to express feelings and often an outlet for emotions. I think art is an amazing therapist- LOL- so much cheaper actually when a real one 😉 This page was done after I was REALLY upset a couple of weeks ago – LOL- doesn’t happen to often- but hey…can happen 😉

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Lot’s of Liquitex Spray Paint over Stencils on here and then I played with the Liquitex Paint Markers-I love how you can paint with them over magazine pages, use them for writing or sketching and to blend areas in.

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I wanted a grungy look here ….I guess I archived it. Actually I want this page as a wall of my studio- that would be cool- LOL.

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If you art journal would you agree that it helps you deal with emotional stress better?

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have a beautiful day

nat

Heimathafen or…Hamburg*End(si)e Exhibition Canvas

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Another canvas for my exhibition in August here in Hamburg. This one is actually 16″ by 24″ big (40cm x 60cm) . I figured out that for canvases in that big size I need an easel but I guess for the time being here in Hamburg I might not invest in one or maybe I should…mmmh…mhhh – LOL…never shy of an excuse to go to the art supply store 😉 .

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It is a collage with acrylic paints, acrylic inks and acrylic markers . It was a slow process on this canvas …It moved several times in the apartment so I could just look at it because I wasn’t too happy in the beginning and needed to figure out what it was. It was the ship on the right that made me crazy…something was badly off, but now it is done. I really like the colors- and I know they are not very usual for me .

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I am sure you got it figured out, this is the Hamburg harbor – a bit part of our city, and the title is home port. Now working on the next canvas which is even bigger…let’s see how this goes- LOL

Have a wonderful day

Hugs

Nat

Artfusion 2013 Recap or…Going Dutch is fun!

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Birgit and I had so much fun with our Artfusion Mixed Media Weekend in Utrecht, The Netherlands this last weekend!

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We had students from The Netherlands, Finland, England, Israel and Spain in our classes – 33 girls – all super sweet and mega talented and with lot’s of fun. Lot’s of smiles this whole weekend! Even when the wind hit back and splashed paint into faces 😉

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Loved seeing all of them taking their own twist on the projects- like here in my Season Canvas Class – they did such beautiful canvases!

 

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And it was awesome seeing my stencils being used by my students – Loved that so much- can’t even tell- LOL

 

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We had a very artsy location and a good time during the classes, during lunch, dinner and at the saturday evening crop.

 

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Here is a couple of us girls- some are missing on the picture – I had a blast with you all – I hope so much I will see you some day again …maybe…maybe… at…mmh who knows 😉 (sorry Minna  – I had to steal this and the next photo from you 🙂 )

Thank you all for coming from far and close by to our event and make it truly awesome!!! You rocked !!! It was amazing to see so many of you again and to make new friends. As we had talked with a group – it is an unbelievable inspiring hobby that brings people from all countries together.

 

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And here is finally a picture of sweet Birgit and me- we totally forgot to have one taken  . I miss her already. Thank you Birgit for all your non-stop work to make our event happen! You are the best!

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Wishing you a wonderful day and huge hugs…from truly happy but exhausted Nat 🙂

Whatevers #12 or Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Are you ready for the 12th Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about…check it out here.

Click here to see what Cat made out of this photo and which story she tells

Click here to see what Vicki made out of this photo and which story she tells

This is supposed to be our last Whatever photo…but mmhh – well….maybe we have news for you in the next days 😉

I love this photo – I will definitely use it again- it totally cracks me up! I had only a couple of art media with me when I was traveling- which was kind of fun to create with limited supplies and limited time too.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Finally a day without husbands- all these household chores were just so boring all three of them had been looking for a fun day together. If they’d only knew how to get the boat going…gosh – why couldn’t they make it work without men?

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Their names: Margariete, Mary and Myrtle

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I used Ranger Distress Paints, Distress Inks, a white Sharpie Poster Marker and a Liquitex Professional Paint Marker as well as a new bought item I have to play more with: Liquid Pencil by Pam Carriker. The Fabric Tape is actually by a German Brand – I am not really sure which one it was though -I need to find out – LOL- I love it and need more 😉 You can also see some negative prints of my new What’s The Point Stencil.

And here is the photo of this month’s Whatever for you:

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Here is how it works if you want to play along:

  • Vicki, Cat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you – just right-click on it to safe it to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story– it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artwork you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us andshow us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate post in the comment section .
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page

Nat

Standup Bass or…New Stencil with Stencil Girl Products

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New Stencil in the house and it is a 6×6 Standup Bass Stencil 🙂

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One of my favorite things in our household is my husband’s standup bass- I just love that thing  – and I thought it would be a great stencil using it for everything related to music, or lyrics you quote , or layouts with bands, theater, concerts…etc 🙂

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I used the stencil positive and negative at the same spot – meaning I sprayed over the stencil , then flipped it over at another spot to get the access paint onto the page and then took another color and sprayed over it again .

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Love the dimension and the layers you build up with this method. Other than that I used Derwent Arbars, Dylusions and Liquitex Spraypaints with the background. The stamps you see are stamps I found at a store around the corner I am so in Love with them.

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I hope you like my new stencil. It comes in two different sizes 6×6 and 4×4 inches.

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Here is what I used for this art journal page

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Have a beautiful and creative day !

huge hugs

Nat

Typewriter or…New Stencil with Stencil Girl Products

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Time to show you my new 6×6 Typewriter Stencil 🙂
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Typewriter …just love them..especially vintage ones. When I was in highschool I owned a huge office typewriter from the 40s. I wanted to be a writer or study journalism when I was a teenager and so my uncle and aunt gave me this typewriter and I hacked on it (you won’t believe how loud this thing was!) and started several books…they usually contained about 5 pages until I thought I would move on and write a different story- LOL. Anyway I knew I wanted to design a typewriter stencil since especially with art journals, vintage photos etc. I saw how it would be so much fun to use it.

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I used Wendi Vecchi’s Black Embossing Paste over the stencil which is 6×6 inches – love the fluffy consistency the paste has and once it was dried I dabbed some Liquitex Markers over. The black of the paste makes the colors really pop off ad add even more dimension to the typewriter. Love it.

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I used the heavy body acrylic paints for the background because I do love the texture I can create with it.

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Hope you like it 🙂

Have a beautiful day
Nat