Nathalie Kalbach is a self-taught mixed media artist. She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.
Nathalie’s early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told her she had no talent. She worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.
She regained confidence in her creativity and has spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. She has worked in art journals and on canvases, incorporating collage and found objects. Nathalie’s projects have been published in several art, craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed media books. She taught at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows, and by 2011 she was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist.
Since Spring 2015 Nathalie is Mixed Media Workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In March 2016 she released four Acrylic Paint workshop DVD’s with ArtistNetwork TV (Colorful Foundations, Mediums Demystified, Raw Canvas Staining, and Creating Texture Canvases)
Nathalie’s artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products, RubberMoon, Stampendous and ArtFoamies. Her work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets sold at Michaels art and craft stores. From 2014-2015 she was a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex.
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Hello! Excited to be back at it again with a new project! Lately my art mood has been centered all around watercolor and I wanted to incorporate that into today's project with the beautiful Daniel Smith watercolors.
Ardith Goodwin is a fine artist and full time teacher at Ardithian Arts Studio in Mobile, Al. She travels the U.S. teaching adult painting workshops as well as online classes. You can view her work on her website or follow her on FB or IG to keep up with her latest paintings and classes!
Welcome! It´s Denisa here today. This time I´d like to share with you my great passion and that is art journaling. I usually start with a rough idea in my head and see how the project develops itself. Just following the natural flow. The same happened here. Just experimenting and playing with texture. Hope you´ll feel inspired and enjoy my creative process.
Cheryl has been active in the craft industry since right after dinosaurs ruled the earth. She is the author of "Metal Effects", the A to Z of METALworks (DVD & CD) and two Die Cut Art books.
As the owner of TENseconds Studio she conducts mixed media workshops all over the world. Her passion for arts include; calligraphy, PMC, working in metal, fabricating jewelry and showing others how to "metalize their worlds!" She loves to show people how to use her VerDay Paints and Patina which go on anything and everything. She has produced hundreds of videos on her website about metal embossing and VerDay Paints.
Her hobbies are collecting vintage printer’s type, yard art and old neon sign letters; which she stores in her studio. She has recently taken up wood turning and is able to combine her love of mixed media with wood. She lives in Texas with her husband, Ken and has two adult children. She has grandchildren but they have four legs and are extremely hairy. Her adult children do not understand that she wants the two-legged variety.
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I decided to make these supplies into an earring holder with a metal embossed surface using the flower stamp. This video ended up being longer than needed so I decided to up the speed and thus the chipmunk sound. You can mute everything or if you wish, go to YouTube and watch the entire video at the actual speed.
Using the Stazon Ink Pad stamp the image onto the silver side of the Copper Art Metal.
Using the pointed tip refining tool outline the design on the silver side.
Using the round tip large eraser, puff out the metal on the silver side which is on top of the dark grey mat
Paint the flowers with acrylic paint and let dry.
Using the pointed tip refiner make squiggling designs on the backgound of the copper side. This can be done on the acrylic mat. Apply acrylic paint and rub into the designs and then wipe off in one direction.
Adhere the adhesive and attach and cut around the edge of finished piece. Apply the Black Krink Marker around the entire edge of the piece.
Drill holes into the finished piece where needed
Take craft wire and use that as the hanger
Ten Seconds Studio Supplies Used:
Basic Set, Large Eraser Set, Wheel Set B, Finishing Set