Published Wedding Canvas

This canvas was a birthday present for a close friend. It was also published in the Paperhaus Magazine – Summer Issue – where I was, amongst others, featured as a Mixed Media Artist.

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I wanted to add only some small color spots and let the texture speak out.

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Love the look of this – I hope my friend does too but it looked like it 😉

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It seems like I like doing canvases like this for weddings 😉 – See here is one I did for my husband’s and my wedding a year ago. That is as romantic as you get me in my work- LOL.

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Here is what I used for this canvas:

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Have a beautiful day

Nat

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Atmen, Atmen – Jeden Tag Atmen or…new canvas

Breathing, Breathing, Everyday Breathing would be kind of the translation 😉

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It is a bigger Canvas – 50 cm x 60 cm – 20 inches by 24 inches. I had lots of fun incorporating a street art paste up which is in my neighborhood forever – love the guy and the saying. Also love the texture on it- which is hard to photograph on such big scale- so here are some close-ups.

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it is pretty dimensional

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Initially I did this for my Hamburgendsie Exhibition but I am not really sure if I want to include it. I have to let this sit a while and maybe go back to it to decide.

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Meanwhile I keep on breathing- LOL

Have a wonderful 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

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

PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop

Welcome to the PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop!I am thrilled to be part of the new PaperHaus Issue as a featured Mixed Media Artist. Here is a sneak of one of my projects called “I Got Glasses” I created for the issue.

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PaperHaus is celebrating the release of the Summer Issue of PaperHaus Magazine ! There is SO much inspiration, techniques, projects, and exclusive artist interviews inside! Not only that but it’s an issue filled with amazing Mixed Media projects from people from all over the world! Below is the link to the summer issue, simply click on the cover to go there .

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And there is some more inspiration too! hop on over to the blogs listed below for more creative sparks, RAKs and giveaways. The PaperHaus  Summer Delight event is all about fun summer days filled with scrapbooking and crafting! Every day on the PaperHaus Blog (www.thepaperhaus.com) there will be amazing inspiration and tutorials so be sure to stop on by everyday in June!

thanks for your visit and have a wonderful and creative day 🙂

Huge hugs

Nat

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Remember or…Excited for the roads to be traveled

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Played a bit around in my art journal using my new Oldtimer Stencil and Liquitex Acrylic Inks. I  collaged a bit on the background and tried some new stamps I found in a junk yard kinda store in the neighbor hood and then sprayed with Liquitex Spray inks over the oldtimer stencil and then rubbed over the Acrylic Inks-

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Love how intense the colors got and how the spray painted areas got so much dimension.

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Hope you have some time for creating today!

Huge hugs

nat

A rare sight …or Farbtupfer

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At the Baltic Sea event I taught a Scrapbooking – Layout class. I only had 1 1/2 hours for this and that made it a challenge for me- LOL. I usually do not teach workshops that short- especially since mixed media related workshops need way more time and…I do usually not teach Layout classes. But hey…sometimes it is fun to do something different- and I was told the students liked it 🙂 It was also a good way to start the workshop event since most of my students NEVER did anything Mixed-Media related…so I started slow and then had them bath in paint full force by sunday- LOL.

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So …here is the layout…I had three samples- so the students could see how choosing different ways of colors effect the layout differently.

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We used Ranger Dylusions and Distress Paints in many different ways incorporating different techniques for different effects.

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And now…what does Farbtupfer mean? mmmh – interesting enough I cannot find a real word for this in English – It means spots of color or specks of color – which wouldn’t make a good title for a workshop in English- LOL.

I tell you, sometimes the challenge for me is finding a name for workshops that would work in both languages and it is not always possible 😉

have a colorful day 🙂

Nat