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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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This past weekend I went to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. I don't do roller coasters because I don't like throwing up and crying -- both of which would happen if I rode one. Because I don't ride... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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There is no Art Journal Every Day post or linky list this week. Don't worry, I'll be back with more art journaling fun next week. :) Join me at The Ink Pad here in NYC for a weekend of classes:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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One of the first things that made me fall in love with stamp carving was this technique for creating multi-colored prints. (You can find the whole technique in great detail in my book, Carve Stamp Play.) Having recently carved up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Many months ago when I was teaching at Scrapbook Centrale I fell in love with the wall of Art Foamies she had for sale. Beautiful designs! I bought lots and brought them home in my suitcase. Sadly they languished in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Susan at Irreversibly Moi. Watch the video below (it's about 40 minutes of me blathering away about art and art journaling): If you leave a comment on the Irreversibly Moi interview post,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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If you're like me, you order so many business cards that you think there's no way you'll actually ever run out. Well, it finally happened. I actually ran out and needed to buy some more. So, I sat down at... Continue reading
Posted 6 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 Jul 24, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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The other night I decided to gather my most hated shape of garbage rubber: I know it's hard to tell scale from this photo, but these are tiny skinny bits. They're not large enough to really cut into shapes other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Looking for some awesome art inspiration? It's time for another round of recent favorites from instagram: source I want to make one of these. It's so cool. I wonder if it's hard to do? source I always love white-on-white scrapbook... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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In 2012 I attended #BlogHer12 - a blogging conference for female bloggers - and wrote all about it here. This past weekend I attended #BlogHer15. In some ways it was a very different conference than it was three years ago.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Remember when I posted that video about the Sakura Solid Markers several months ago? Recently, someone posted the following comment on that video on YouTube: Often used as a Graffiti marker, you can split the marker in half and put... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 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 Jul 17, 2015 at Balzer Designs
This is an old Hambly transparency. Any of the thicker tranparencies will do great!
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As you know, I have a tendency to pull canvases off their frames. This leaves me with some empty frames. I have stretched new canvas over a few of them, but I had this little one and it was calling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I got an e-mail comment that I wanted to share here: Hi Julie, Thanks for all the information about molas. You should learn how these people live and that they are poor as church mice. Dealers come and buy them cheaply and then they make a big profit on these kind gentle people. Some of them live on floating islands made of reeds. There work is so beautiful. Read more about the people. Sincerely, Phyllis
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on Mola Obsessed at Balzer Designs
Thanks for the link!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on Mola Obsessed at Balzer Designs
So beautiful, Sofia! I love them!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on Mola Obsessed at Balzer Designs
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The other day I posted a doodle to my Facebook page and someone commented that it reminded her of molas. I had to google the term because I had never heard of it. From Wikipedia: The mola forms part of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I'm here with another "Exploring Art Supplies" video! Join me for my first look at the Groove Tool by Art-C. Here are the tags from the video: I used the Repeating Pods and Believe Script stencils. Have you tried out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, carving stamps is so addictive. Once I start it's hard for me to stop. I'm a stamp carving binger and I cannot lie!! I have a lot of "garbage" rubber leftover from Carve December and so I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I was lucky enough to spend an extra long weekend with my family at my Dad's house on the Cape. (For you non-Massachusetts-ians, that's Cape Cod.) There was lobster (of course)... ...and yes, my stepbrother managed to eat that entire... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Balzer Designs
Here's a post I wrote all about pens: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2013/10/art-journal-every-day-pen-talk.html I no longer use felt tip pens in my journal because they don't work for me. I always look for ballpoint or metal nib based pens. My favorite pen is no longer sold in the U.S. I have a small stockpile, but I've been eyeing this one: http://amzn.to/1TqbK9D and this one: http://amzn.to/1TqbO9y to order and try out soon!
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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 Jul 10, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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So, I went to my local art supply store for a wooden dowel. I came home with more than a wooden dowel. Are you surprised? I wasn't. :) I bought two tubes of a new-to-me brand of acrylic paints: Amsterdam... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Come with me on a journey into how my brain works. I had this scrap of rubber: I carved a quick pattern stamp out of it: Then I tried printing it tip-to-tip: That empty rectangle gave me an idea! I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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