New art journal series using Gorjuss girl stamps

New art journal series using Gorjuss girls

Hi everyone, today is the start of a new art journal series. I just recently bought a few more of the Santoro Gorjuss Girl Mini stamps and was trying to figure out what I want to do with them. At the end, there are 60 of them… so I decided to create a small art journal made out of left over paper and some of the sample paper packs that I got during a sale at my art supply store. 30 pages, all 4×6 and kept together with some ring binders. I don’t really have a plan besides filling this …

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Imagine the possibilities with Visible Image

Imagine the possibilities with Visible Image

Hi everyone and welcome to a new blog post for Visible Image. This time I’m sharing a bright and grungy little canvas with you. I used the ink splats stamp for the background and the Imagine, Dream, Inspire for my focal point. Everything in between is some messy fun with smearing around Dylusions paints 😉 You can follow my steps by watching my quick video tutorial here: Super easy, don’t you think? It’s definitely a lot of fun to create those smaller canvases and they are perfect for a little decoration, for example in your bookshelf. Thanks for stopping by! …

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Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Hi everyone, I had a lot of fun playing with the new Distress Oxide colors and the ranger Gel Plates. I experimented with the Oxides and how they act for mono printing. In addition, I finally played with the new Baked Texture embossing powders from Emerald Creek and Seth Apter again to create some yummy texture on my tags. You can see all the details in my video, how the ink behaves, how gorgeous the Baked Textures are and most of all, how much fun everyone can have with just playing around 😉 I hope you enjoyed my little experiment …

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Vacation Mode with n*studio

Vacation mode with Nathalie Kalbach

Last month’s n*studio topic “Vacation Mode” got me thinking. It’s been a while since I have been on a vacation and there is none in sight either. So, I decided for myself that if you can’t go on vacation, shopping is the next best thing. And trust me, I am good at that 😉 I was at one of the big box stores the other day and couldn’t pass the paint and paper aisles without grabbing a few items. To make sure that they don’t end up in a drawer unused, I incorporated them in my new art journal page. …

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She wears her smile as a disguise – art journal page with Visible Image

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

Woohoo, I received a new package from Visible Image and just had to play with some of the new to me stamps. One of them was the she wears her smile as a disguise sentiment that just resonated with me. Those types of sayings allow me to get my creative thoughts flowing in a totally different way and usually I’m really surprised with the end result. Same here. That art journal page turned out very differently than I originally thought and I think it fits to that sentiment very well. First off, I created the background. This is actually a …

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Introducing my first online mixed media class: Eat, Sleep, Create

StampNation Eat Sleep Create

I’m incredibly excited to share my first online mixed media class with you: Eat, Sleep, Create. As you know I love working in my art journal and using similar techniques for card making as well. In this class you’ll learn quite a few great techniques and it doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned art journaler or if you have never opened one but always wanted to try. I take you through every step and explain everything in an easy to follow way. At the end you’ll have an arsenal of techniques for getting the first layer onto the page, adding …

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What is Earl Lube Paste? Test a new medium with me.

What is Earl Lube Paste? Test a new medium with me.

My favorite art supply store had it’s semi-annual art supply sale last weekend and of course I was there. Besides more paints (can you ever have enough?!) I also grabbed a bottle of Earl Lube Paste. It was not the first time I saw it in the store, but this time I recognized the samples next to it. They said that it can be used as a clear gesso, for decoupage and acrylic pouring. Could that be true? After I talked to the owner a little I thought I just have to try it – and here we are. I …

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Creating bright ATCs with Distress Oxides and Visible Image

Creating bright ATCs with Distress Oxides and Visible Image

Hello and welcome to a new post for Visible Image. I was in the mood for something bright, something very bright 😉 Because I haven’t used my Distress Oxide in a while, I decided to create a few bright ATCs using them. I started with a 3 1/2 x 9 inch piece of water color paper and smeared the Oxides directly onto the paper. Then I spritzed water on top, let the inks move and mix and heat set it. Next up, I used the smooshing technique where I put the ink directly onto my craft mat, spritzed some water …

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This must be the place – A project for Nathalie Kalbach

This must be the place Nathalie Kalbach

Even small pieces of art can tell a big story. I love working on tags and playing with the smaller real estate. This one was the perfect size to create some dimension without it looking too busy. Do you want to hear the story of this tag? Then read till the end 😉 I started with a mono printed background. I used a 5×7 Gel Press and added several colors of PaperArtsy paint on top. The second layer uses the same technique, but in a slightly different way. This time I used one of the Petite Gel Press plates and …

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Why mono printing with the Gel Press is so addicting

Why mono printing with the Gel Press is so addicting

Hi there! Last week I uploaded a video with a few cards that I created using the Gel Press. I got a lot of comments on that one (yeah, mostly because it’s part of a blog hop 😉 ), but a few people said that they have never seen that technique. So I thought I create a video with nothing but mono prints. Here is my video. While you can watch me creating all these prints, I’m telling you a little about the Gel Press. Yes, I had a lot of fun that day! My floor was full of Gel …

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