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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Before it's too distant a memory, I thought I'd share some Valentine's Day cards that I made. I used several techniques that I've shared before. The fronts of the cards are wood inlay. You can see this technique in this... Continue reading
Posted 19 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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I have wanted to do "real" paper marbling forever! I've got loads of books on the topic and I've watched videos and thought about it, but I knew that I needed the gentle shove of an in-person class. I did... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Happy Valentine's Day! I'm here with my final Valentine's Day Table for Two tutorial. Watch the video for the how to: Here are some more photos of the project: Fun and easy! I hope you've enjoyed this series of tutorials.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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It's shockingly easy to make your own reusable placemats. The secret is lamination. But, more on that later. I used my ScanNCut to create a heart stamp and then I used a plastic fork to make it even better! Watch... 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 Feb 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Me and the Target $1 spot are like best friends. I grabbed these $1 tin buckets and got to doodling with Sakura PenTouch paint markers and a waterbased Sharpie. Watch the video for the process: And here are some more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I'm sharing a video tutorial on creating the fancy balloons and doily banners that help to create the fun atmosphere for the Valentine's Day Table for Two. It's a lot of bang for little buck. I purchased most of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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This year for Valentine's Day I'm staying home. On the one hand, I like going out and getting dressed up and all that jazz. On the other hand, I'm old and cantankerous and an evening at home sounds lovely. But,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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You've already seen this painting. I shared it two weeks ago. But did you know that you also saw it back in 2013? Say, what? Yep, back in 2013 I shared this finished painting: I expressed my ambivalent feelings about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 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 Feb 3, 2017 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 2, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I hope that you all enjoyed the month-long Blogiversary celebration! I know that I enjoyed the look back. I have some new classes to share with you. A new online class, as promised: It’s finally here! The online stamp carving... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I asked Michelle LaPoint Rydell to share a favorite post from the past. Here's what she said: I first discovered Julie's blog back in late 2007, when I was just getting involved in the world of mixed media. Her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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When Julie asked me to help celebrate her blogiversary, I was super excited. A chance to trawl through the archives and find a fun project to redo – sign me up for that! But let me tell you, settling on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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This is it. The last batch of sweet sweet testimonials and stories. I know I've said it before, and I'll say it again, but I'm so grateful for all these comments that let me know that you're out there and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Everyone loves a process video, right? I don't know what it is, but I get mesmerized just watching the paint fly and shapes emerge. It's magical. As you have noticed from the past month of sharing, the Balzer Designs archives... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm so delighted to be sharing Melanie Testa & Carol Soderlund's new book, Playful Fabric Printing. Melly and Carol asked some of their creative friends to participate in a "motif challenge." Essentially, we were asked to use techniques from the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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No doubt you know that I am a stamp carving addict. I love it! I've been trying to figure out when or how I learned how to carve stamps. And you know what, I absolutely cannot remember. I recall carving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I asked my assistant Suzanne to share her favorites from the archives. She put together a wonderful list of posts not to miss! Thank you, Suzanne! Over the past few months I've been collecting some of the posts from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I asked the super duper talented Gwen Lafleur (You should follow her on instagram. I do!) to choose a tutorial from my blog archives to put her own spin on. Check out what she did: I’ve been super inspired by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Can you believe that the month is almost over? January has been flying by and while a month seems like a long time, it has been really hard to narrow ten years of posting into less than 20 posts. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! Just a quick post to let you know that beyond this week's giveaway, you have an additional opportunity to win a ScanNCut. I will be livestreaming with Charity Wings (watch on their Facebook page or through their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 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 Jan 20, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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