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These are the six demo collages I created in class yesterday. It was an epic weekend with a wonderful group of artists and my friend @natkalbach 👯‍♀️ Thank you to everyone who came to class, and to Helena, who purchased these demo pieces. 😘
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I’m coming away from the weekend with a renewed sense of excitement about my own art making. 💪 It’s a wonderful feeling.
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➡️ I’ve got online classes on many of the topics we covered in class: collage, design principles, color mixing, and more! Just because you missed the weekend (or live half way across the world) it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out! 💡Follow the link in my bio to the online classroom.
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#mixedmediacircus #whatjulietaught #whimsicalcollage #mixedmedia #mixedmediacollage #artfoamies #balzerdesigns #iostamps #tcwstencillove #tcwstencils #graffiti #cutandpaste #hotcolors #contemporaryart #collageartist #collageart #workinginaseries #bookpages #stamping #stenciling #artistlife #artworkshop #decoartmedia #sold

Great final day putting all the ideas together into a series at Mixed Media Circus. #neartworkshops #nataliekalbach #balzerdesigns #mixedmedia #collageart

Mixed Media Circus Whimsical Collage workshops #mixedmedia #colour #workshops #natkalbach #balzerdesigns

Collaging with intention today! Including a really fun collaborative warm up exercise. #neartworkshops #nataliekalbach #balzerdesigns #collage #collageart #pattern

Fantastic first day making collage papers at Mixed Media Circus with #neartworkshops #nataliekalbach and #balzerdesigns #collage #pattern #colour

Today we spent 6 hours of class time making papers, papers, papers!! My friend @natkalbach and I are teaching a 3-day workshop here in the UK. This is student work 🙌 from today when we covered:
- color mixing
- tint tone & shade
- mark making
- monoprinting
- stamping
- patterning
- stenciling
- layering
- and more!
It was a great day and I can’t wait for tomorrow! #whatjulietaught
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Remember, if you can’t make it to an in-person class, you can take an online class! 🎉
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#mixedmedia #makersgottamake #mixedmediacollage #abmcrafty #green #coolcolors #artfoamies #balzerdesigns #natkalbach #paintedpaper #stamping #stenciling #tcwstencillove #stencilgirl #ilovestencils #markmaking #bookpages #artclass

Hey! I've noticed a lot of new friends around here lately and so I wanted to take a moment to properly introduce myself to you. 👋 My name is Julie Fei-Fan (pronounced faye-fan) Balzer. I am an artist with a fairly non-traditional career. And, as you can probably guess from the photo, I definitely refuse to take myself too seriously and I love art filled with color!
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I am half-Chinese and half-White. I have lived most of my life in the USA, but I was born in England. My parents were there for two years and I happened to arrive close enough to the end of their stay that my first bed was a drawer (why buy a crib?)
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I spent 16 years in New York City pursuing my theatrical dreams (as a director and dramaturg) and fell into this art career by happy accident. I now live in the Boston area.
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I make my living through:
- Teaching: online and in-person
- Designing products: stencils for @tcwstencils and stamps for @art_foamies and @iostamps - all women owned companies, btw
- As a brand ambassador: check out @brothercraftsusa - the home of #scanncut
- Doing freelance art-related video/TV work. Check out my PBS show @makeitartsytv
- Selling my artwork.
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You can see lots of my daily adventures (art and otherwise) in my weekly vlog on my YouTube channel. My Mom and I host a podcast called "Adventures in Arting" -- find it on iTunes.
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I have been married and divorced. I am currently engaged to a man who makes me laugh every single day and goes to pottery class with me every Tuesday.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this and allowing me to be a part of your online life! I really appreciate it!
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#nicetomeetyou #aboutme #whoareyou #briefbio #allaboutme #introduction
#balzerdesigns #makeitartsytv #sillygirl

This might be the most delicious way I have ever promo-ed my business! And the best part is that I made these cookies myself. I used my ScanNCut to create a custom screen and I screenprinted on the cookies with royal icing. How cool is that?! 👏🏼
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#whatjuliemade #scanncut #scanncutdx #brothercrafted #cookiedecorating #screenprinting #screenprintedcookies #screenprintoncookies #mewantcookie #balzerdesigns #logocookies #printmaking #thermofax #screenprint #yum #eatingcookies #whatjulieate #cookies #fondant #cookieswithfondant #royalicing #silkscreen #decoratedcookies #icingcookie #cookiesofinstagram #printing

In love with the combination of @art_foamies and @paperartsy Fresco Finish paints 😍 👉Tutorial is on my blog👈
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#artfoamies #catkerr #redtinroof #artbymarlene #balzerdesigns #foamstamps #mixedmedia #woodcanvas #acrylicpaint #paperartsy

I’m trying to use #printinktober to find ways to use blocks I shoved away into storage because I didn’t like them. This big alphabet block is one of those locked away blocks. But I think it looks great here as a background. #problemsolved 💪
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I think that sometimes Instagram makes art making look super easy. People seem to churn out perfect work without any missteps. The key is to remember that what you see is the good stuff. Every artist has drawers and bins and piles full of stuff that didn’t quite work out. Or at least, I do. 🙋🏻‍♀️😬☺️
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#whatjuliemade #inktober #stamping #alphabet #printmaking #iostamps #balzerdesigns #handcarvedstamps #balzervideo #artvideo #printmaker #maskingtechnique #masking #lotus #print #printmakersofinstagram #art #craft #artist #stampmaker

Wd. Ayin blazer
➡️ Black
➡️ Pink
Bpn 77k (sdh termasuk ongkir)
Luar Bpn 65k (blm termasuk ongkir)
Matt : Balotelly
Ukuran : All size fit to L
Barang PO

#blazer #blazermurah #balzerdesigns #blazercewek #beliblazer #cariblazer #beliblazermurah #cariblazermurah #cariblazerbalikpapan #beliblazerbalikpapan

Well...this didn’t go at all how I planned. 🙇🏻‍♀️ I thought about scrapping it and doing something else today, but then I decided that this whole #printinktober thing is not about creating perfect finished art. It’s about experimenting. I was experimenting. I forgot to reverse the image for my template. Lesson learned.
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This bird block is one I carved ages ago. It has never worked for me because of the way I carved it. I think it should have been carved opposite — background mostly dark and elements mostly light. I thought I would take this opportunity to see if layering the print would help. Well...there’s always tomorrow. 💪
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#inktober #fail #craftfail #artfail #whatjuliemade #wip #experimentation #printing #printmaker #artfoamies #balzerdesigns #stampcarving #putabirdonit #blockprinting #blockprint #layeredprint

Not sure how I feel about this one. And that’s okay. Part of experimenting and taking risks is about missing the mark. If it’s great every single time, you’re probably not taking any risks. And risks and failure are the things that make us grow! 💪
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#printinktober #artfoamies #balzerdesigns #whatjuliemade #inktober #mixedmedia #stamping #balzervideo #foamstamps #patterndesign #stampingvideo

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