Mixing it Up With Nathalie Kalbach by Stampendous


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This week sharing the new foam stamp sets from Nathalie Kalbach 's n*Studio for Stampendous has been some awesome mixed up fun! If you've missed any of the posts from our team and Nathalie's team, head back to the Stampendous Impressions blog post from day one for all the details and links! After this week you'll definitely want to add these images to your "MUST HAVE" list (not your wish list)! Want a chance to win a prize package of them? Here's the info...

We are mixing it up for three commenters during the hop. Each prize package includes all three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam, Cling Rubber and Stencil Stamp sets. But WAIT! This is open to everyone!
Comment on each blog post at Stampendous and that of each designer’s post on the hop this week. We’ll announce winners on Monday May 2nd.



Here's what I'm sharing today...



Featuring the new Bird Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber, and Stencil set, I broke out a long canvas to work on (7 X 14 inch), and covered it in a mix of DecoArt Fluid Payne's Gray and Titanium White. And let it dry. Remember the lime green paint leftover from yesterday's project? Obviously it saw some use here with the leaf background stencil that comes in the set.



I used both the foam bird and the cling rubber bird, and stamped them using the Payne's Gray paint, which I'd applied to the stamps with a section of round sponge. The rubber image was a two layer process...stamping the back side of the foam stamp (which is totally smooth for a background shape) in white paint, letting it dry, and stamping in the gray paint over the top with the rubber stamp.


Portions of the foam stamp bird were highlighted with a bit of white paint, along with white dots on the bright green leaves.


I was happy with the contrast and pop of color on my canvas, but wanted a bit more texture. So, I mixed a bit of the gray paint in with a large dab of Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste. I spread this through portions of the Dreamweaver Graduated Dot stencil randomly over sections of the canvas. I love the look of the tone on tone texture that only adds to the design and detracts from nothing. To finish off this piece, I adhered twigs as if the birds were perched on branches, using Quick Grip from Beacon Adhesives in small dots under the portions of the twigs that touch the canvas. It works perfectly!


This project was simple and so much fun, that I know I'll be doing more like this, and some with the other sets designed by Nathalie. Like how about a long frame going horizontal with the Cityscape set? Hmmm. Check out who else is posting today if you haven't already!











Comments

Pam B said…
So pretty & I love the added texture!
ohhhh - I am in love!!! I love the color combination with the green and the grey and the branch on top of the canvas- and the texture and how you used the bird stamp. Amazing- love love love it. Thank you for sharing!!!
Sarah P. said…
The mixed media is great. Love the idea.
Jean said…
Love all the layers and details!
Sabrina said…
Fabulous canvas!!!
Mary Holshouser said…
this is fantastic.
The different ways of using the stamps and the foam stamps
are interesting. Can't wait to try them.
Love the "twigs" for the birds to stand on.
Wonderful canvas.
thanks for sharing
Illinois
Greta said…
Love your project--so perfect for Spring!
Ina Good said…
like the texture and tutorial thankyou with that artful songbird yum!
I absolutely love how the birds are muted colors. The pop of green on the background really makes the BIRD pop off the page allowing it to shine center stage!!! Amazing job! TFS!
Miriam Prantner said…
Love that bright green and also the highlights you added on the bird, so effective!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Love the painted image and the layers!
(Las Vegas)
Karen Petitt said…
I love this! What a fabulous canvas you created, the layers of paint, the layout and the stamps are just fabulous! Thank you for sharing your art and for the blog hop too Karen
Susies Cue said…
I've never tried a foam stamp before,that would be fun to try. Love,live,love the bright green . Wow!
Love your birds. Great project
Love that you added some nature into your art work! And I love the birdie stamp the best.
Amanda Rhodes said…
I love the colors and the texture!
Late Blooming said…
really like the added texture.
NicoleN said…
Simply beautiful piece!
From Connecticut
Kate B said…
This is amazing! I love the colors and texture you added!
Jackie P Neal said…
What a wonderful piece- very clever!
Karla Yungwirth said…
Beautiful! I love how your bird just pops off the page and the pretty, green leaves!
Hetty said…
Such a delecate way these birds have been made! I love it.
TracyM #6773 said…
BEAUTIFUL canvas Pam!!!
LOVE the colours and textures, LOVE how the birds perch perfectly on the branches too, a fabulous design => THANK YOU for sharing!!!
Tracy from Australia
Carolina Kathy said…
Awesome canvas! Love how you used different textures. The result was beautiful! Thx for sharing!
Carolina Kathy said…
Loved your canvas! Very unique in using different textures along with great colors!
Thx for sharing!

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