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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Today I thought I'd share three segments from Make It Artsy which all feature some aspect of journaling! First up, Bullet Journaling (yes, I still keep a Bullet Journal): Next, Cat Kerr demonstrates how to make a clear journal cover:... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Balzer Designs
I agree!
Toggle Commented yesterday on 4 New Shirbori Shirts at Balzer Designs
Me too! You can sew them and cut them and make things with them!
Toggle Commented yesterday on 4 New Shirbori Shirts at Balzer Designs
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My brother, who doesn't generally like anything crafty, saw a faux shibori t-shirt I made for Make It Artsy a few weeks ago and asked for one of his own. I was delighted to say, "Of course!" He gave me... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
No.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on A PanPastel Portrait Monoprint at Balzer Designs
It doesnt seem to rub off. You could seal it if you were worried.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on PanPastels on the Gelatin Plate at Balzer Designs
I just used scissors. But I assume you could also use a box cutter or something like that? Julie Fei-Fan Balzer www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/balzerdesigns
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on PanPastels on the Gelatin Plate at Balzer Designs
There are a lot of differences. The portrait looks different as a print. I pulled three prints as opposed to having one drawing. Theres no need to fix the prints. Etc.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on A PanPastel Portrait Monoprint at Balzer Designs
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I'm seriously addicted to PanPastels on my gelatin plate. I can't stop (and I don't really want to). Yesterday I broke out my 8x10 plate and decided to try creating a portrait that I could monoprint. It actually worked out... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Birgit Koopsen is hosting a month-long gelatin-printing party on her instagram. Several days ago I watched a video she shared on using PanPastels on the Gelli Plate. I immediately went tearing through my studio to grab the supplies I needed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
Yes, of course.
You can purchase the Disney machine from your local Brother Dealer.
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I'm super excited to share that Brother has released an extremely limited Disney ScanNCut DX! This machine is the DX you've come to know and love (AutoBlade, whisper quiet, 3mm cutting, etc.) with some awesome Disney extras! I take you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I've been working on designing my Baby Shower invitations! A fun task for any mom-to-be and most definitely for an artist! I decided that I wanted to carve a stamp for the invitations. And so, I drew out a sketch,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 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 Sep 6, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! Remember that epic dresser re-do I did last year? A lot of people thought that the floral pattern was stenciled. But, it was not. I hand painted every inch of that dresser, including the edges of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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I'm currently enjoying a little R&R at a spa in the Berkshires. This photo is one I took yesterday when I went for a long walk in the woods. As part of the program here, there are lectures in all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Today's tutorial video is an oldie but a goodie. I often get asked about the mysterious "Stamp Buddy" included with many of the Art Foamies stamps. What is it? Packaging? Why on earth do I need it? Watch the video... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 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 Aug 30, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Hello, friends! Here's a little bit about life right now: What are you wearing? When I'm not wearing a dress, my uniform is: maternity jeans, tank top, cute coat or top over it, and sandals: Most of my maternity clothes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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This month, the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild's lottery block is an interesting one: The block is an Improv Block in Kona White, Kona Black, and one accent print or solid fabric used lightly (not more than 20% of the block).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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I figured that it might be time for a home renovation update! Here is a video walk through I put together: I filmed this video a week ago. So much more has already gone on at the house and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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This is patterned fabric with different colors in it.
I pieced different colored fabric together.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2019 on Modern Baby Quilt at Balzer Designs
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The two quilts I shared this week both contain one of my favorite classic quilting patterns: flying geese. Flying geese are super easy to make, especially using the classic no-waste technique of four geese at a time. Consult this chart... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Balzer Designs