Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach foam stamps

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Welcome to a new Creative Squad post. Last month’s topic over at the n*studio blog was “each day is a new adventure” and we were trying new techniques. For me that meant experimenting with spray paint. I got a few sample sizes during a shopping spree at a local art supply store and never had the courage to try it.

Thanks to this topic I finally did and I really like the result. But let’s start at the beginning. I used the Santa Fe stencil to create the first layer of the background and sprayed some yellow and pink paint all over it. Yes, these are definitely messy.
Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach

Usually I create one sided pages in my art journal, but there was so much paint left on the stencil that I turned it around and created a negative impression.

Then I started decorating the background even further. I used yellow and red Liquitex acrylic paints to stamp some more patterns around both pages. The Batik Pattern 1 was partially stamped at the edges of the page and the Chain Link stamp at the inside of the border.
Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach
Then I went a little nuts with the leftover paints. I added a few marks using the Cross Circle stamp and I blended the red and yellow around the edges of the page.

The pages needed a little more contrast, so I decided to paint something with a contrasting color. The Jade Impasto paint was perfect, so I thinned it down a little and stamped parts of the Batik Pattern 3 into the middle of one page. I have always seen a face in this stamp, so I tried to create one. Well, it turned out as an alien 🙂
Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach

In addition, I outlined a few of the patterns on both pages with the same Jade color. Still not finished, I stamped a few stars, the mailbox and added some handmade marks. Now I was happy and finished my page with a feeling of success.
Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach
Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach
Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little experiment 🙂

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