Become Your Dream – Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Spraypaint, Stencils and Masks



Become your Dream – it’s up to you!

For this art journal spread used layered stencil- like my crackle stencil and the Cityscape Stencil by my friend Julie – on top of each other and used Liquitex spray paints. I really love how the background pops out with those darker colors sprayed on top.



I sprayed on top again with a lighter color using my Circuit Stencil and also did some marks using markers (they are called markers for a reason, aren’t they? snigger)



I love the results when you use acrylic spray paints- I am so happy about the weather getting better now so I can use them more.


Have a beautiful day



Social Media … or Grumpledump Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal



It’s the century of Social Media! We are all so freaking happy and authentic – oh yeah!



Don’t get me wrong- I love Social Media as you can tell- but sometimes…sigh .



I used some popping Liquitex Acrylic Paints on the Creative Palette and did some mono printing using the templated included in my Wired Stampset. This was a warm up page in my art journal which looked pretty much stupid weird unfinished- but when I sprayed the teal color over it – everything somehow looked fab and the colors popped even more.

That is why I love an art journal – it can be whatever you want it to be. It can be your art mournal, grumpledump book,  encouraging book, experimenting journal, journal journal…or all of it…which is pretty much what mine is  - this page is a grumpledump page ;)


have a wonderful non grumpledump day ;)



Artvergnugen at The Ink Pad in NYC – Dates & Themes for May and June are up!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Workshops


The new dates for Artvergnugen at The Ink Pad in New York City are up for May and June (April is already sold out- there is a waiting list) :

  • PanPastels! – May 9th
  • Wax & Oilbars! - June 27th

It starts the moment you sit down, an experience that is distinctly Art Journaling. A quick exhilaration, a sense of control, the art media’s surprising responsiveness as if they were simply an extension of you.

There is a word for this creative experience: Artvergnugen ! Artvergnugen is what makes your journal a piece of art.

Join Nathalie once a month and play each time with a different art medium or supply. Learn techniques, tips and tricks to take your art journaling further and turn it into Artvergnugen.

You will have to bring basic supplies – list on The Ink Pad Website – while Nathalie will bring the art medium/supply of the month for you to share. Sign up for as many of the sessions you want but be quick – space is limited.

Have an amazing day






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