Nathalie Studio Creative Squad post – all shapes and sizes

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I’m super excited about this month’s theme All Shapes and Sizes. I love shapes and it’s so much fun to incorporate them in my art journal. If I would have to pick a favorite shape, it’s definitely circles. I constantly draw circles and add bubbles to my projects.

That’s why I decided to emphasize them even more for this theme. I started by picking some random mono prints. I have a huge stack of them and thought that they are perfect for adding random marks and then cutting them into shapes. In addition, I selected a few Art Foamies foam stamps and Dina Wakley paints. I made sure that the paints fit to the mono print background, so I didn’t end up with harsh contrasts or muddy colors.

On the first page, I stamped using the positive and negative Mini Manhattan foam stamp.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

Next up, I used the Buenos Aires Border foam stamp and stamped one pattern next to another. Here, I didn’t add one color to the entire stamp, but tried to create an ombre effect with a lighter and a darker blue. I stamped the pattern several times lined up next to each other.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

For the third page, I picked a contrasting color and I decided to change the shape of stamp as well. Here I used the Central Avenue stamp. I liked it so much that I added a few more circles, stamped with the Central Avenue stamp, to the first and second page as well.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

Now I had to cut out some shapes. Even though I love circles I’m not good in free hand drawing them, so I used a little help, a paper cup, and randomly drew a couple of them onto the first two pages.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

I wanted to mix and match parts of the circles, so I cut some of them in halves and the rest in quarters. Before doing anything with the circle pieces, I prepared the background of my art journal page. It was as simple as using some tissue paper with a magazine print on it (it’s actually French fries paper from a restaurant) and adhering it with gel medium onto the page. I made sure that it looks really messy, with wrinkles and torn edges. I then “puzzled” individual, non-matching circle pieces back together and adhered them onto my art journal page.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

Next, I cut out a few squares from the contrasting mono print piece and made those pieces even smaller by changing the shape into triangles later on. I randomly adhered these triangles around the border of my art journal page.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

To add a few finishing touches, I outlined all the circles and triangles with my water color pencil and blended it out with a water brush. It still felt like something was missing, so I picked the row of numbers from the My Home is My Castle stamp set and stamped it all over the page with grey ink – in some areas just parts of it and in some areas the entire row.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

At the very end, I added some scribbly journaling to it.
All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

I hope you enjoyed this theme as much as I did. Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out Nathalie’s blog every Tuesday for more inspiration from the Creative Squad.

All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

All Shapes and Sizes with Nathalie Kalbach

Supplies Used

My Home is My Castle Cling Rubber Stamp Set
My Home is My Castle Cling Rubber Stamp Set
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NK | RM
Buenos Aires Border Foam Stamp
Buenos Aires Border Foam Stamp
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NK | AF
Mini Manhattan Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set
Mini Manhattan Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set
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NK | AF
Central Avenue Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set
Central Avenue Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set
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NK | AF
Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can
Archival Ink Pad – Watering Can
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SB
Dina Wakley Media - Acrylic Paint - Evergreen
Dina Wakley Media – Acrylic Paint – Evergreen
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Blitsy | SB
Dina Wakley Media - Acrylic Paint - Peacock
Dina Wakley Media – Acrylic Paint – Peacock
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Blitsy | SB
Dina Wakley Media - Acrylic Paint - Blushing
Dina Wakley Media – Acrylic Paint – Blushing
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Blitsy | SB
Dina Wakley Media - Acrylic Paint - Lime
Dina Wakley Media – Acrylic Paint – Lime
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Blitsy | SB
Dina Wakley Media - Acrylic Paint - Turquoise
Dina Wakley Media – Acrylic Paint – Turquoise
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Blitsy | SB
Dina Wakley Media - Gel Medium
Dina Wakley Media – Gel Medium
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Blitsy | SB

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