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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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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 yesterday at Balzer Designs
I listen to a lot of podcasts. In the past few years I've converted over from watching TV to listening to podcasts. They're great for listening to in the car, on a plane or a train, in the studio, in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm super excited about today's project. It's just so darn cute! Or is it the model that makes it so cute?! Either way, this is a fun and quick project. In the first part of the video I show you... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I was at my Mom's house last week and we watched a documentary that introduced me to a world I didn't know existed. Have you heard of "Creative Dog Grooming?" It is the art of creating art in a dog's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Just before the baby was born, I was hired by The Washington Post and The Lilly to journal about my first 30 days of motherhood. You can read my raw, real, and absolutely honest account of those first thirty days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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Today I've got two ScanNCut video tutorials for you! First up: HTV or Heat Transfer Vinyl is one of the most popular things to cut with your ScanNCut. Today I'm sharing 7 tips on cutting HTV with your ScanNCut DX.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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Today's guest post is from the talented Mystele! I have long adored Mystele's folk art-style paintings. And having met her in person, I can say that she is just as lovely a human being in person as she appears to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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Last January I wrote a long post about inspiration and how fashion designer Iris Van Herpen had inspired me to make several pieces of art. For example: When I was watching the Golden Globes Red Carpet on Sunday night, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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I dont feel comfortable sharing another artists technique -- especially since she makes her living by people taking her classes.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2020 on Two Day Class with Susan Lenz at Balzer Designs
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Just before I went into labor with the baby, I attended a two-day workshop with fiber artist, Susan Lenz. Class was wonderful and got me super excited about making things. Susan uses a combination of fast (burning and machine stitching)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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The paint has to be 100% dry and a clean hard sealed surface. Hope that helps!
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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 Jan 3, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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This has not been a crafty holiday season for me. However, I did manage to put together two very last minute Christmas cards. It was a Christmas Eve miracle! I followed an easy 1-2-3 card-making formula that you can use... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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Today's guest post is from Rae Missigman. Rae is a sweet and lovely human with a distinctly shabby chic style that I so admire. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE, THIS INNATE LOVE OF DETAILS. I am continually challenging myself to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Balzer Designs
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on Around Here: December 2019 at Balzer Designs
Thank you for all the tips!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2019 on Around Here: December 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Hello, friends! Here's a little bit about life right now: What are you wearing? My glasses and a baby. Besides wearing the baby and my glasses, I can be found in sweatpants or leggings and a sweater almost every single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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One of the New Years traditions that I've adopted is Ali Edwards' "One Little Word" challenge. The idea is that instead of a list of New Years Resolutions, you choose one little word to represent your goal(s) for the new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 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 Dec 27, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Today's guest post is from Karenliz Henderson. I first noticed Karenliz's work when she became a member of The Crafter's Workshop Design Team. I was so impressed by her beautiful work with stencils and I think you will be too!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! (We celebrate both in our household!) We are so delighted by the wonderful gift we received this year: He is a sweet little baby who loves lying on his side, stretching, tilting his head back,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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I've got another round of daily rotating repeat stamps to share with you. All of these stamps are about one inch or smaller and took me less than 30 minutes to design, carve, and print. Here are days 18-23: You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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I found a super cute and easy tutorial that I just *have* to share! It's from a blog called, "The Other Side of Neutral" and it's a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make these really cute dimensional snowflakes: Here's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 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 Dec 20, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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I wanted to share 22 seconds of an interview I did for the Creative Jumpstart Classroom: What is Creative Jumpstart? My friend Nathalie Kalbach made a video to answer that question: Along with my interview all about curiosity and creativity,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Balzer Designs