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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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I love making handmade cards. In fact, any time I don't give someone in my family a handmade card, they yell at me. A handmade card is a lovely way to show how much you care about the recipient. Today... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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This weekend, I was looking through photos and I realized that I had forgotten to share photos from the Urban Sketch Weekend back in April! It was a great weekend filled with super talented women. Each and every one of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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I'm super excited to share a new product featuring my designs: Artists Series Shrink Film for Grafix! Here's a video introduction that covers the basics: Each sheet of white shrink film has a design pre-printed on it in black and... Continue reading
Posted 2 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 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm still processing my two weeks at The Crow Barn in Ohio. As I percolate, I've come up with a few lessons I thought you might find useful because they apply to all kinds of classes and learning. ONE: Let... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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As I mentioned yesterday, I'm doing The 100 Day Project. The conceit behind the project is simple: one action every day for 100 days. My action is #100daysofArtTweets. I'm posting original art content to twitter every day for 100 days.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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As I mentioned before, I'm doing The 100 Day Project. The conceit behind the project is simple: one action every day for 100 days. My action is #100daysofArtTweets. I'm posting original art content to twitter every day for 100 days.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Balzer Designs
I literally just bought a used copy of it!
I love raw edge. I have made several raw edge quilts. Thanks for the tip!
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As promised, here is the day-by-day accounting of week two at The Crow Barn: Sunday, May 27, 2018 Presentation Day! The presentations were fascinating. I had ideas about each of the women in class after last week, but after seeing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 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 Jun 8, 2018 at Balzer Designs
Look for sewing on HSN in July! Ill update when I know exact dates!
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2018 on Sewing Training in NJ at Balzer Designs
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Welcome to Part Two of my Columbus Museum of Art visit! On this visit, I was introduced to and fell in love with the work of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. I will take a moment to once again recommend the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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You know that I can't pass up an art museum! So, on Saturday -- our day off -- I headed to the Columbus Museum of Art with my friends Joe & Joe, who are Columbus locals. Here's a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Last weekend at The Crow Barn (the weekend between the two weeks of class), we each had to do a short presentation of our work for Nancy Crow and our fellow classmates. You were given the option of bringing your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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I'm back from The Crow Barn! Each night after class, I wrote down a few thoughts about the day. So, here is my day-by-day recap of the first week: Sunday, May 20, 2018 Set-up from 4-6pm. I set up my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Let's keep looking at those new stencil designs! Number Scramble... ...is probably the most popular stencil from this release. And I can see why! It makes an awesome graphic background as in this piece by arteverydaystudio: Or in this example... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Balzer Designs
Im sorry, I dont know the answer to that question.
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You may recall that I did a livestream when my new stencil designs came out (You can still watch the recording). Today I want to share some more tips and ideas on using these stencils. Tangled Vine... ...looks great when... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Balzer Designs
I did have one!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2018 on Around Here: May 2018 at Balzer Designs
I sent you the info you requested.
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Hello, friends! Here's a little bit about life right now: What are you listening to? Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts! As you know, I'm at the Crow Barn for two weeks and all day long we work in silence. So, I've got... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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You guys! I'm super excited to share that I'm teaching a brand new class in July! THE ALTERED BOOK WEEKEND When: Saturday & Sunday, JULY 28 & 29 Where: At a private home (not mine) in the Boston, MA area,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 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 May 25, 2018 at Balzer Designs