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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Hi Jon, I dont sell ScanNCuts. If you have questions about whether it will work for you, you should contact a seller and ask for a demo.
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This is one of those projects that started one way and then morphed into something else entirely. I wanted to draft a pattern for an easy summer dress to wear. After I made the pattern, I decided to sew it out of muslin before I actually moved on to "real" fabric. As it turned out, I didn't have any muslin, but I did have some Kona PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric. In the absence of muslin, I decided to use it. Once I put the "muslin" version of the dress together, it wasn't quite right and yet I found I... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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Masks are quickly becoming a part of our everyday life. There are a lot of people out there making and wearing masks as art/fashion. Check it out: source From a 2018 Alexander Wang fashion show: source source source source This is an artist who is creating a face mask every single day she's quarantined: source source From a 2014 runway show in China: source This etsy seller has tons of ornate handmade masks for sale: source source source I don't know about y0u, but I feel like I might have to level up on my face mask game. Time to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
Priscilla: There is a CanvasWorkspace download for Mac. I use a Mac computer and use it. Breathe and relax and download the correct version for you computer.
I wrote a blog post about end papers a few years ago: https://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2018/03/some-amazing-endpapers.html
I wrote a blog post about end papers a few years ago: https://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2018/03/some-amazing-endpapers.html
I was never a Stampin Up demonstrator, but Im very glad to be keeping you company during this pandemic!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Ice Dyeing at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal. No need to finish anything or even like it. It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day! If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day. If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
Ill be doing a free facebook live next week all about the Disney ScanNCut!
Thats awesome to hear!
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I did some more ice dyeing this week! But this time I didn't do any fancy folding or tying, I simply scrunched up the fabric. Check out my scrunch results: I did the t-shirts in two batches and each time I put a piece of fabric underneath the rack to "catch" the excess dye. These are the pieces of fabric that I scrunched up under the t-shirts: There are some really lovely details in there. But I'm not sure if I like the scrunch quite as much as the folding and tying...but it could also be because I tried to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Just before the baby was born, I put together some improv circles. They grew and grew into quite a fearsomely large quilt top. For scale, each quarter circle section is 8.5x8.5. At some point I add some black and white sashing. And then this design sat on my design wall for five months because I was so intimidated by the notion of quilting a quilt that large. I posted a photo of some of the blocks on instagram and someone suggested quilt-as-you-go. Fun fact: I started a quilt-as-you-go project back in 2007, and blogged about it, but I'm pretty sure... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
I'm finding it pretty easy to keep up with this 100 Day Challenge. I think there are a few reasons for it: I'm not traveling. I'm home every day. So that makes it sooooo much easier to make art every single day. Even with a baby. I looooove gelatin printing. Doing anything you love makes for an easier journey. Gelatin printing is both finite and expansive. On the one hand, the process is pretty finite. You put stuff on the plate. You print. On the other hand, there's all sorts of stuff you can put on the plate. All kinds... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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I've rediscovered colored pencils. It might be because of all the Zoom calls and webinars. I've discovered that colored pencils are a nice quiet way to make art while listening to the conversation. I don't know about you, but I listen a lot better when my hands are doing something. Doodling and coloring somehow frees up space in my brain. Odd, isn't it? As you know if you've followed this blog for a while, I like to work on my art journal pages in stages over time. This page was one I started during a Member Livestream. Here's a screenshot... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Balzer Designs
Nancy - There is a new one on June 22 with 4 spots left.
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As my mother says at the beginning of the podcast, "I didn't think it would last." But we made it to episode 100. Woo hoo! It took us 8 years, but here we are. On today's podcast, entitled "Looking Back. Looking Forward," we chat about earlier episodes, the future of podcasts, paying for content, and lots more. I hope you'll give it a listen! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. On the off chance that you've never listened to a podcast or don't get why anybody would want to, here are some... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Balzer Designs
Awesome! I just signed up for your online class. Im looking forward to it!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2020 on Ice Dyeing at Balzer Designs
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I experimented with some ice dyeing over the weekend and I looove the results. In fact, I can't stop. Every day I take something that sat overnight and wash it out and then I start a new dye project. I think I'm addicted.... The process is simple: 1. Wash your fabric (or t-shirt or apron or table runner or whatever). This is to get rid of any sizing or other chemicals. You do want to use something made from 100% cotton or the dye won't stick. 2. Soak your fabric in a Soda Ash and water mixture for 20 minutes.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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Thanks for the enthusiastic response to my live online classes. The ScanNCut DX Super Basic Beginner sold out pretty quickly, so I added a new section on June 5. Hope to see you there! ---- I think it's fair to say that I'm leaf obsessed. Or at least obsessed with this one leaf mask. I didn't use it every single day...but pretty darn close. Check it out (These images are embedded from instagram. If you can't see them, click HERE.): I even made my Mom a gelatin printed card for Mother's Day and I made a process video about it... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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I don't think I'll be getting on an airplane anytime soon. And so I've figured out a way to bring my live ScanNCut classes to you! I'm teaching Live Online Classes for ScanNCut DX and ScanNCut 2 owners via Zoom. You can see the full listing HERE. Classes are strictly limited to 10 students. Here's a screenshot of the current offerings: As you can see, I'm offering a Super Basic Beginner class to get you up to speed, How to Cut Fabric, Scanning 101, and a project class, sharing how to make a super cute rainbow mobile with sparkly raindrops:... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal. No need to finish anything or even like it. It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day! If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day. If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Balzer Designs
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On today's podcast we're talking to Carolyn Dube about Art Sparks, the fact that there's no one right answer, her former life experimenting with pizza dough, being the ugly butterfly, and so much more! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. On the off chance that you've never listened to a podcast or don't get why anybody would want to, here are some facts: (1) Podcasts are convenient. It's a recording that is available to you whenever and wherever you'd like to listen. You can pause, stop, start, fast forward, and rewind. Stream... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at Balzer Designs
Its not part of their permanent collection. I dont know if its touring.
Did you update your firmware. Even if its new, it still needs to have the firmware updated. Did you contact Brother Customer Support?
Toggle Commented May 6, 2020 on ScanNCut DX Mat Loading Issue at Balzer Designs