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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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I'm not 100% sure that it's totally art-related, but I had to share these photos from the Australian Reptile Park because it was such a unique experience. Above, that's not a dog. It's a dingo. According to most of the... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago 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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted 3 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 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Last week when I shared Riv's paper flower bouquet made from the pages of Jane Austen novels... ...several commenters asked for a tutorial on how to create these flowers with the stems. Well, I listened. And so here's the video... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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The folks at Graphic Stock asked me to put together a video sharing how their images might be used for crafting. GraphicStock has over 300,000 royalty-free images that can be used for all kinds of craft and art projects. In... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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As part of the bachelorette party where we made that paper flower bouquet (and yes, I have a tutorial on making the flowers coming your way later this week), we took a Jane Austen tour of Gore Place. Gore Place... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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So many people have asked me about the painted sleeves that are peeking out in my recent videos. I kept posting a link to the original version of this post, but I figured perhaps a repost with a clearer title... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Recently I attended Brother's Annual Dealer Conference called B2B. It's several days of education and information for all of the Brother dealers. The dealers get to see the new products and learn how to use them. There's a big fancy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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My friend Riv is getting married in October. Her whole wedding has a literary theme, with a special emphasis on Jane Austen. This past weekend I hosted a bachelorette weekend for her. We spent much of the weekend crafting a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Art is absolutely everywhere. You just have to look for it! I thought I'd share some recent photos from San Francisco with that thought in mind. First up, a literal art exhibit. These beautiful bowls and pots were on display... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Balzer Designs
I believe Ive fixed the problem. Give it another try. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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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 Aug 11, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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When my Mom suggested going to the San Francisco Exploratorium my Brother and I were very skeptical. It didn't sound like something three grown-ups would go and do, but she really wanted to see the Strandbeests, so off we went!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Some exciting news! ScanNCut is hiring! If you've got a background in marketing, I encourage you to apply for the job of Product Marketing Manager. I think Brother is a great company and I really enjoy the work I do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I'm super excited to share that I'm going to be teaching at CRAFT in Austin, TX September 16-18, 2016! I'm teaching two classes that are meant to go together to create a three-day art workshop. However you can take the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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In the bargain area of Target I found a cardboard reindeer head that you punch out and assemble. It came in four parts: Anything blank like that cries out to be painted, right?! So, Suzanne (my assistant) and I set... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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When I was experimenting with yesterday's technique of "stencil bumping," I decided that there had to be a quicker way to do it when working with stencils. So, I pulled out my gelatin plate (you can use a Gelli Plate,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I've got a quick video tutorial for you today! A while ago I learned of a technique called "stencil bumping." There was a nice blog post about it, using one of my stencils, on the Crafter's Workshop blog in 2015.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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While in San Francisco, we went to the Contemporary Jewish Museum to see Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition. I have seen a few Kubrick movies: The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dr. Strangelove. The exhibit definitely made me want to see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Balzer Designs
The ones that ship from ArtFoamies.com ship from the U.S.
If Im making one or two single colored prints, I use a brayer and palette. If Im making a ton of prints or want multi-colored prints I use a Stamp Buddy.
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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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Balzer Designs