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Julie @BalzerDesigns
I'm a voracious creator.
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I've been diligent about keeping up with my daily InkTober lettering. Check out what I've been up to: I'm kind of excited because I can see my lettering improving over the days! It's proof, once again, that practicing something every... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm off to Houston today for Quilt Festival. It's open to the public, so if you're in the area, come and see me in the ScanNCut booth! If you're not in the Houston area, I'll be posting my adventures to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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As I mentioned recently, my sweet friend Birgit came to visit New York from the Netherlands. Knowing she was coming, I wanted to make her a little something I'm calling a Birga-Box. A totally fun gift that looks just like... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Karen is back with a tutorial on heat embossing through your stencils! This is one of my favorite things to do. Over time I have discovered that my beloved Ranger Heat It tool is not the best heat gun for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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The weather is getting cool and that means boots, baby! I love boots, but summer is just too hot for them. The colder weather is a welcome opportunity to break out my boot collection. (After all, they're the best way... Continue reading
Posted 5 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Hello everyone and a big thank you to Julie for letting me on her blog, especially as she's the one who got me into stamp carving. My technique for you today is one I call 'bleach blocking' but without the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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After teaching at Bizzy B this past weekend (photos to come soon), store owner Barb and I sat down to decorate some pumpkins for the store. I grabbed some Gelli Prints on Deli Paper I made while teaching class that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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How fun to be on a different blog today - thanks for inviting me, Julie! It's another great place to publicly acknowledge my obsession. My name is Win, and I'm a Gelli plate addict. Stencils, too and just about any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Hi friends! I’m Carmen Whitehead. First, I want to thank Julie for being such a gracious hostess and letting me share some creativity with you today. I’ve been a huge fan of hers and her stencils for a long time.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 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 Oct 17, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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This week I recorded an episode of the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast. As you can see from the photos, I make lots of funny faces when I'm talking and I gesticulate wildly. At one point during the voice-only recording, I raised... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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This past weekend I traveled up to beautiful Exeter, New Hampshire. I had a very special chauffeur and class assistant. I had a wonderful group of women in two day-long classes. Take a peek at the fun we had: As... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Hello and welcome! Thank you, Julie, for allowing me the opportunity to share with your readers. Its an honor to be featured here on your blog. Today I’d like to share my technique for creating gorgeous stenciled tissue paper prints... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I recently found out about a really cool project called InkTober. You can read more about it HERE. Essentially, it's a challenge to do an ink drawing every day in October. I decided to do a hand lettered quote each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I recently spent an afternoon playing tourist in NYC with my friends Birgit, Nathalie, and Jenn. We took the ferry past the Statue of Liberty. Check out my hyperlapse video of the experience: Loading Being a #tourist today in #NYC!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Balzer Designs
Before CHA Im teaching in San Jose, CA and after in Santa Ana, CA. See my classes page for all the details!!
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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 Oct 10, 2014 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 Oct 9, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Happy Wednesday! Today's guest post is from Ingrid Kristina V. I hope you enjoy it! Hello! A big thank you to Julie for inviting me to share some of my favourite stencilling techniques! I feel very honoured to be featured... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I had a sad dingy phone case... ...so I gave it new life with some paint! And, because, I suspect you might want to know: The phone case is a cheap fabric covered cover I bought at a street fair... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Hello! I'm about to head out on an October whirlwind of trips! Take a class with me in New Hampshire (October 10&11) or Toronto (October 17, 18 & 19 -- I think the 18th and 19th are close to sold... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 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 Oct 3, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Late one night I posted this photo... ...on instagram with the caption: Can't. Stop. Making. Tassels. Send. Help. (Or more embroidery floss....) #ilovemakingstuff I got it into my head to start making tassels and then I just couldn't stop! Eventually,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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First up, there were so many questions about the stencil film and other products that I used in Monday's tutorial, so I've added a product list to that post. Click on any of the items in the product list to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Balzer Designs