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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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February is over and so is #28Patterns. I really enjoyed myself while also feeling like I was pushing and growing and trying new things. I made a chatty video about my 28 Patterns. In the video (it's about 20 minutes... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Balzer Designs
I buy my ink through Amazon. I've replaced the ink on the XP860 once since receiving it several months ago. And only two of the colors -- black and one more which I can't remember.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Epson Photo Printers at Balzer Designs
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I use an Epson PictureMate to print almost all of my photos for Project Life. And when my first PictureMate died (after about 5 years of seriously hard use), I loved it so much that I bought another one! While... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Can I get a woo hoo? They're finally available for purchase - yay! Every week for the next few months I'll be highlighting various stencils and sharing why I designed them and ways to use them. I'd love to put... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I have been wanting to try out some gouache. If you're unfamiliar with gouache, here's the definition from wikipedia: Gouache paint is similar to watercolor but modified to make it opaque. A binding agent, usually gum arabic, is present, just... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I taught my 3-hour "Stamp Carving 101" class for the Brown Club of New York a few weeks ago. It was a nice mixture of Brown alumni and die-hard art ladies. As always, stamp carving is much easier than people... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Balzer Designs
I respectfully disagree. Lion Dance and Dragon Dance are two different things. There is a large lion head visible in the foreground of the video, but the main activity in the dance is a Dragon Dance. A Lion Dance is generally done with two people in a Lion costume. A Dragon Dance is done with a Dragon puppet and a team of 7-15 dancers.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2015 on Happy Chinese New Year! at Balzer Designs
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Today is Chinese New Year! Yay! I made some decorations to celebrate. (Also because my brother is hosting a Chinese New Year's Party and he asked me to make some decorations. He noted that for my hard work, I'd be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I am loving working on #28Patterns -- my month-long project where I'm creating a pattern each and every day of February. I want to share what I've done. There are so many ways to make patterns -- drawing, painting (acrylic,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Recently, I've been attending some Open Sketch sessions at the Art Students League. Open Sketch is an hour-and-a-half in a room with a nude model. They have two short-pose rooms and one long-pose room. In the long-pose room there's a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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In January I taught my two-day workshop, Magazine Magic! We had a ton of fun ripping apart magazines and turning them into all sorts of things! The bad news is that once you know all the amazing things you can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Valentine's Day is almost upon us. I like getting candy as much as the next guy, but I don't always love the chocolates that come in those heart shaped boxes. So...why not make your own to fill with your favorite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I love the enthusiasm about yesterday's post! I'm so glad that you are making cards exploding with love! However, I must confess that I nearly fell off my chair when my normally-not-a-maker Mom texted me this: Wow! She said she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, a super easy card to make and give! It explodes with love! Watch the video for the how-to: This is a technique I learned a hundred years ago on Two Peas in a Bucket... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I was delighted to be asked to participate in the Ranger Designer Challenge by my sweet friend, Dina Wakley. We were sent a box of her goodies and asked to decorate a canvas panel. Here's what I made (heavily influenced... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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So...I'm about a month late on my CHA report. I have a good excuse. In the month of January I flew on NINE airplane trips -- four of them into California. I'm a bit road weary as you can imagine.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Oh my God, you guys! The response to #28Patterns has been absolutely amazing and staggering! I'm absolutely tickled to have so many super talented people playing along! Check out some of the amazing-ness from just the first three days! anndreyerdesigns:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Hi, I'm Giovanna Zara from Italy. It’s so exciting to be here on Julie’s blog. I hope you like my project with fabric. I found a way to upcycle the old whit-ish cotton sheet to a supersmooth, flexible fabric for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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This is the final painting in my trio of Polke-inspired canvases. This canvas came together in pieces and parts over about a month. I started it at home, worked on it in class, and then finished it at home. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Balzer Designs