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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Have I mentioned that stamp carving is dangerously addictive?! I came home from Scrapbook Centrale and unpacked my bag. To be clear, I unpacked my class bag. My suitcase has been ravaged for parts and pieces, but it's still sitting... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Balzer Designs
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Stamp carving is a very niche interest within the wide world of art and craft. As a result, I don't often get to teach my stamp carving classes, which makes me a little sad. Of course, when I do get... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
If it's in ScanNCut Canvas, yes. See my offset video here: https://youtu.be/s6hw2iIASKc
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on ScanNCut Technique Videos at Balzer Designs
There is no "best." I use a lot of different stencil films. No need to run the design through more than once. If blade depth and pressure are set correctly, it should easily cut through any stencil material.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on ScanNCut Technique Videos at Balzer Designs
Do you have a lot of files stored in the machine? That effects the scanning power because it's all running off of the same amount of memory. Is the line around the girl heavy or light? It needs to be heavy for the ScanNCut to see it.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on ScanNCut Technique Videos at Balzer Designs
That video already exists: https://youtu.be/qNZkfrRQm88
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on ScanNCut Technique Videos at Balzer Designs
Every month I create "technique" or reference videos for Brother. I hate having to wade through a lot of chatter when I'm simply looking for the answer to a how-to question. Therefore, I create the kind of reference videos I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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This past weekend I traveled up to Montreal, Canada to teach 3 classes at Scrapbook Centrale. I'll be sharing photos from all three classes over the next week or so. First up, "Painted Paper Collage." I always have a good... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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One of the things I often share with students is how to create your own tools. I recently showed my students in Montreal how to cut a tag into a paint wedge tool. One of my students then showed me... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 Apr 20, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Every now and then I think it's a good idea to play hooky. As they say, all work and no play makes Julie a dull girl. The weather was so nice on Wednesday that I decided to go out and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 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 Apr 17, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I'm continuing to put together projects for Scrapbook Soup. I carved up two new interlocking stamp sets (chevron and triangle) and paired them with an old favorite set (circles). If you can't tell from the photo, interlocking stamps are stamps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I carry a notebook in my purse. It's useful for drawing, writing down notes, or simply keeping myself entertained. I like to decorate my notebooks -- why not carry some art with you? Usually I simply doodle or paint on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Wednesday, which is the longest one, is about 3.75" long and a little more than 1/2" wide.
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As you know I host a TV show on PBS called, "Scrapbook Soup." As the name suggests, the core of the show is scrapbooking, but we do a lot of off-the-page projects too -- home decor, greeting cards, even some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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At the end of March I taught a one-day version of my "Make Your Own Junque Journal" class at The Ink Pad here in NYC. It was my first time trying to teach this class in one-day. I made some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 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 Apr 10, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I've gotten a lot of questions lately about how to leave a comment on my blog. In this quick tutorial I show you how to leave a comment if you subscribe to the blog via e-mail and how to leave... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Back in 2011 I attempted sun printing for the first time. I wrote all about it here. It remains one of my favorite easy and magical experiences. Simply put, you paint your fabric, slap down some stencils, come back an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Several months ago I posted a tutorial video for creating an Explosion Card. In that video, I mentioned that I had broken the tip of my bone folder and asked you to ignore how it looked. Nan Robkin left the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Balzer Designs
Yes - they smell a bit like oil paints.
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My Mom recently mentioned that the jewelry roll she uses for her jewelry when she travels was dying. She asked if I could make her a new one. I took a peek at the one she had and I drew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Balzer Designs
I want to see pictures of what youre making!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on ScanNCut Rhinestone Kit at Balzer Designs