Artful Adventures in Mixed Media

Nathalie Kalbach with her new book

We’re really excited to announce that our friend and stamp artist, Nathalie Kalbach, has just released her first book. Artful Adventures in Mixed Media is a gorgeous romp through Nathalie’s experiences creating mixed media art, keeping a journal, and meeting and teaching with some of the hottest names in mixed media today. (of course, Nathalie is a hot name, too, and those people are lucky to be working with her!). You’ll love it!! Plus it contains lots of her art made with her Stampendous Stamps!

She’s giving away a couple copies of her book on her blog, so don’t miss this opportunity! Click this LINK

And join her for her Facebook Live Event on Thursday to enter to win a copy. Click the image below.

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From Small Beginnings with the Creative Squad

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Another month has gone by and the Creative Squad has provided fantastic weekly inspiration on Nathalie’s Studio Blog. You can stop by each week’s post by hopping over to them from the gallery below and find out which of Nathalie’s terrific products they used for their creative expressions.

Nathalie’s line of stamps and stencils work fabulously for so many different styles, seasons and projects it is no wonder that we enjoy the Squad’s projects with renewed inspiration every month! Here is a gallery of Nathalie’s Stampendous products over on our website but you can also shop at Nathalie’s store while you’re over on her blog for this months posts.

Nathalie challenged the team this month to think about starting new things and how they experience its beginnings. Enjoy and be inspired!

   
Sep 6 – Tina Walker Sep 13 – Cheiron Brandon
   
Sep 20 – Marsha Valk Sept 27 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of November for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

The Best Techniques from Andy Skinner

Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner
Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner

It’s Friday and our relaxed week of mixed media is almost over, but we have one more bit of goodies to share. The terrific mixed media artist and designer, Andy Skinner, is the spotlight of our post today and there is a chance to see him create with his trademark techniques using his line of stamps and stencils with DecoArt Media products. It’s amazing what you can do with this product combination when you have a few techniques up your sleeve.

His style is a solid industrial style with even shabby chic mixed in on a few projects. No matter the style it’s in the techniques you use with your supplies and we have a way for you to see Andy in demo them in action, but only for a short time.

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Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner

Even though we are in the States we followed along Hochanda TV, a UK Television home shopping channel, during Andy Skinner’s shows on Tuesday here and Wednesday here, here, here and here. These links won’t be available for long so stop by soon to see all the techniques that continue to make Andy’s mixed media pieces amazing, awesome, and SO cool!

 

All these fantastic projects were made with Andy Skinner stamps which are daring and iconic, just perfect for any mixed media or stamping project. You can see Andy using them our videos from our booth during CHA the last few years. Stop by our Youtube Channel anytime to see them!

 

Grab your Andy Skinner stamps, stencils and paint for your next project and share them with us! We would love to see what you make on our Stampendous! Fan Page plus you can share them with Andy as well on Andy Skinner and Friends Facebook Group.

Say Yes To New Adventures!

It’s the end of the month and a great time to revisit the Creative Squad projects Nathalie’s Studio Blog.  This group of talented designers created fun art journaling pages using Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs. For convenience, we’ve listed Nathalie’s Stampendous products here but you can also stop by Nathalie’s store for her products, too.

The Creative Squad was given the challenge to create something that celebrates the spirit of adventure and it was fun to see where their creative spirit took them for each project. We’ve grabbed the links to all of the “Say Yes! to New Adventures” posts so you can browse with ease. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Aug 2 – Gwen Lafleur Aug 9 – Cheiron Brandon
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Aug 16 – Marsha Valk August 30 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of September for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

A Letter to Your Future Self

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Every month the Creative Squad on Nathalie’s Studio Blog take a challenge and create the most amazing journal pages and projects with Nathalie’s stamps and stencil designs.

For July each designer created with the prompt, “Letter to my Future Self” and they came up with some pretty powerful pieces. So wonderful we’ve gathered up the links here so you can grab a cuppa and enjoy the mixed media goodness.

   
July 5 – Gwen Lafleur July 12 – Cheiron Brandon
   
July 19 – Marsha Valk July 26 – Michelle Rydell

Stop by Nathalie’s blog in the month of August for more great inspiration from the Creative Squad.

 

Urban Scribble with Lindsay Weirich from The Frugal Crafter

 

Lindsay Weirich spent a quick minute to put together a masculine card over the weekend using Nathalie’s Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set.

 

Lindsay incorporated all the tools in this set and it created quite a awesome masculine style scene card. There are just so many possibilities in one set, we know there will be endless creativity with Urban Scribbles.

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Nathalie Kalbach Hop Winners

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We absolutely had a great time with Nathalie Kalbach and her n*Studio Creative Squad, so much wonderful art pieces and techniques to add to our inspiration bin.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments throughout the hop, we have a wonderful group of fans that make our hops so much fun! Are we ready for a winner announcement!

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Each winner will receive a prize package that includes ALL three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Stamp and Stencil Sets.

 

Louise Healy’s Friday Post

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Stampendous Thursday Post

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Michell Rydell’s Friday Post

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 Congratulations winners! Please send an email with the subject line “Nat Kalbach Hop Winner” with your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com

Nathalie Kalbach New Stamps Blog Hop Finale

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This week has been fantastic, full of creative designs from cards to wall decor, and it’s hard to say this is our last day of the hop although it is the big finale. We’ve been waiting all week to get here and see more great projects from our team and the Creative Squad.

Creative Squad Member Marsha Valk
Creative Squad Member Marsha Valk

If you missed any of our posts this week, I would encourage you, do browse through them over the weekend and gather up all the ideas, tips and techniques to use on your own projects. Plus for those who comment on the posts here and on the designer’s blogs they are eligible for one of the three prize packages offered. Each commenter is randomly chosen and will be announced early next week.

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THREE prize packages that include ALL three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Stamp and Stencil Sets will be given to three randomly selected commenter. Be sure to stop and comment on our blog that of the blogs on the hop list and tell us where you are from in your comment. This is open everyone domestic and international! Deadline to comment is Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (Monday, May 2nd 6:59 AM UTC).

Creative Squad Member Michele Rydell
Creative Squad Member Michele Rydell

Enjoy our big finale hop and we are especially excited to have Nathalie Kalbach and the Creative Squad hopping along with us today!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Michelle Rydell

Marsha Valk

Gwen Lafleur

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

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Stampendous posts earlier this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We are playing on Facebook this week with Passionate Paper Creations and Friends group! It’s easy to join and there will be prizes!

PLUS, next week we are back to hopping with a fabulous new company, Whisker Graphics! See you back on Monday!!

Nathalie Kalbach Stencils on a Dreamweaver Thursday

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Now that we are in full stride on our hop with Nathalie and Friends, it is time to bring in our Dreamweaver Thursday focus with stencils and since we are hopping with product sets that include stencils we are in double stencil mania.

Each of the three Foam and Cling Rubber Stamp sets by Nathalie Kalbach include a quality plastic stencil that add depth and dimension to a project. Let’s have a close up look at each stencil from these projects.

The stencil included in the Bird set is more like our templates as it has removable pieces used for masks. The intricate designs of the stencils in the Elephant and Urban Scribbles have great textural depth for layering. Each stencil design add complementary details to the stamps as well which gives us room to bring out Dreamweaver Stencils to fill in the gaps.

Here is a fun example of bringing our Dreamweaver Stencils into mixed media with a journal page by Nathalie Kalbach.

Nathalie Kalbach Journal
Nathalie Kalbach Journal

A tip using your metal stencils with sticky mediums is to always keep the stencil flat on a surface while peeling away the paper substrate, that way the metal stencil is not damaged or warped and ready for the next project.

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A little blog hop reminder, there are THREE prize packages available to commenters for this hop that include ALL three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Stamp and Stencil Sets. Be sure to stop and comment on our blog that of the blogs on the hop list and tell us where you are from in your comment. This is open everyone domestic and international! Deadline to comment is Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (Monday, May 2nd 6:59 AM UTC).

Before we get to our hop list, take a peek at the gorgeous dimension the stencil from Urban Scribbles makes in this project close up by Gwen Lafleur.

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Creative Squad Member Gwen Lafleur

That’s it for our fabulous stencil focus today and now it’s time to hop on over to these participating designers, plus drop by Nathalie’s blog and see what she’s posted today!

Pam Bray

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

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Wednesday Hop with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends

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Welcome back to the third day of our hop. If you missed the the last two days you can jump back to Monday and Tuesday to start at the beginning. We can see some excitement in these great sets from the comments left through our hop so far and we can see why with all the fantastic, colorful and imagination put in the designer’s artwork!

Creative Squad Member Cheiron Brandon
Creative Squad Member Cheiron Brandon

You will see new projects from Nathalie’s Creative Squad on Friday, but we couldn’t wait to see their talent until then so we’ve nested some of their previous artwork into our daily posts. If you click on the photo’s caption you can see a full artist explanation of how they worked with the featured stamp set.

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There are THREE prize packages available to commenters for this hop that include ALL three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam Stamp, Cling Stamp and Stencil Sets.

Comment on our blog posts and that of the designers blogs on the hop as well and be sure tell us where you are from in your comment. This is open to everyone domestic and international! Deadline to comment is Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (Monday, May 2nd 6:59 AM UTC).

In Nathalie Kalbach's Journal
In Nathalie Kalbach’s Journal

Here are designers participating in the hop, plus drop by Nathalie’s blog and see what she’s posted today!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Tenia Nelson

Pam Hornschu

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