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Julie @BalzerDesigns
I'm a voracious creator.
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Nothing special. Regular paper.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm busy prepping for my June classes at The Ink Pad in NYC. Part of having a clear artistic voice is having a distinctive library of personal images. “Personal images” sounds rather fancy, but all it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
We can work with anything you bring. Adhesive backed makes it quicker, but they’re flimsier in the long run. I like to use thin foam for the stamp and thick foam for the base.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Foam Stamps for Mark Making at Balzer Designs
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Thank you, JoAnn!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sharing Student Work at Balzer Designs
You should be able to see it on my Facebook Page or in my instagram feed. :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Foam Stamps for Mark Making at Balzer Designs
I'm busy prepping for the classes I'm teaching at The Ink Pad in June. The Saturday class is called "Develop a Mark Making Vocabulary." As part of that class we are designing and creating our own set of foam stamps.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
I'm currently working on some new online classes. But in the meantime, I've been meaning to share a few comments and some of the beautiful work that my current online students have made. The thing that's great about online classes... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
Theres a link in the post. Im sure you could use the keys for toothpaste. But no reason to buy a bag of 25 if its for toothpaste...unless youve got a really big family. ;)
I have a lot of paint in metal tubes. The metal tubes can be a pain to work with sometimes. They get stiff and can be difficult to open. Recently I've discovered two tools that have made it so much... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
For today's Art in Bloom post, I want to talk about the "so what" factor. What is the "so what" factor? In essentials, it's the question: Why does this matter? Every time I write a blog post I hope that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
I've got more flowers and art to share with you today. My Mom and I went to Art in Bloom -- where I took all of these photos -- together and talked a lot about what we liked and didn't... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Balzer Designs
I dont know. I would contact Brother Customer Support and ask.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2019 on ScanNCut DX Mat Loading Issue at Balzer Designs
I'm currently in Cleveland, Ohio filming season 7 (!!!) of Make It Artsy. Make It Artsy is a super fun TV show packed with craft and art projects. You can watch it online, on your local PBS station, or buy... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Balzer Designs
More flowers + art today! Which ones work for you and which ones don't? Personally, I really responded to a lot of the vessels that the floral artists chose. It made me think about how much the container is a... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Balzer Designs
The Museum of Fine Arts, here in Boston, hosted their annual Art in Bloom weekend recently. I've been several times and it is always one of my favorite art events, even though I know less than nothing about flowers. Why... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Balzer Designs
The ScanNCut DX Mats and the mat loading issue have been discussed quite a bit. Last week Brother released an official statement about it: A Notice to Our Consumers Regarding the ScanNCut DX Mat Loading Issues 02 May 2019 At... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Balzer Designs
I dont remember.
Have you heard of Print Day in May? For over ten years Robynn Smith and the MPC Printmakers have devoted the first Saturday in May to fine art printmaking. What began locally in the greater Monterey Bay Area of California... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Balzer Designs
Here's a super quick and fun crafty idea for you. I made a paper flower with a wired stem: I wrapped it around a bottle of wine that we brought a friend's house. A fun and easy way to "wrap"... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Balzer Designs
Today I've got some really useful ScanNCut technique videos for you. First up, how to create stencils where the inside parts don't fall out. The secret is creating "bridges." Watch the video for more: The ScanNCut is a beast when... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Balzer Designs
Do you remember my post about the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild Color Challenge? You can read the rules here. In essentials, we did a fabric swap so that we each ended up with 6 fat quarters of fabric: 2 of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Balzer Designs
I didnt make the dress. Its from Morden Miss:
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2019 on Around Here: April 2019 at Balzer Designs
Make It Artsy is still on. It may have changed days/times in your area.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2019 on I Finished My Hat! at Balzer Designs