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When you create “free standing collage” you can audition backgrounds. Swipe through to see some options I tried. It’s amazing how the same piece of collage can look so different depending on the background. Which one is your fave? Light Blue? Red & Orange? Blue & Purple? Or me after having eaten a red popsicle? 😬😂
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This is a sample from the mixed media collage class I’m teaching on Sunday @theinkpadnyc — there are still a few seats left, so if you’re in the NYC area, come join us! It’s guaranteed to be a good time!
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#mixedmediacollage #whatjulietaught #collageart #collageartist #facecollage #collageface #cutandpaste #delipaper #colorfulart #whatjulietaught #whatjuliemade #inkpadnyc #artclass #newyorkcity #mask #facemask

Putting the finishing touches on this baby! A few coats of wax and then all I have to do is add knobs and it’s done! 💪🎉
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#upcycle #upcycling #paintedfurniture #furnitureredo #furniturewax #whatjuliemade #wip #artlife #artlifestyle #artist #painter#boneinlay #painting #botanical #flowers #paintedflowers #floral #abmcrafty #abmbeforeafter

Have you heard of #inktober? It’s a month-long challenge that was started by illustrator and cartoonist Jake Parker. In essentials, you are encouraged to create an ink drawing each day in October. I’ve participated in the #inktober challenge twice before – both times focusing on lettering.
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This year I was thinking of a new spin on the challenge. It’s called "Print Inktober." I’ll be using printing ink and stamping ink rather than drawing ink, but my goal is to create a stamped print every day of October. I want to get my stamps out of storage and into play!
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I’ll be posting under the hashtag #printinktober and if you’d like to play along, you are welcome to as well!
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GUIDELINES:
— Create and post one print each day in October.
— Use the hashtag #printinktober when you post.
— Any stamp can be used – foam, silicone, rubber, hand carved, lino, whatever you want!
— Any ink can be used – screenprinting ink, marker ink, stamping ink, printing ink, etc.
— You can use the official #inktober prompts, if you'd like. Or not.
— Have fun and don’t worry if you miss a day (or more). The point of the challenge is to get those stamps out of storage and into use!!
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What do you think? Ready to start printing?!
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#print #printmaking #printmakersunite #printmaker #stamp #stamping #rubberstamps #rubberstamp #foamstamp #foamstamps #abmcrafty #siliconestamps #handcarved #handcarvedstamp #lino #linocarving #balzervideo #whatjuliemade

It’s pouring outside. Seems like the perfect excuse to not run errands and instead stay inside and play with paint & color. 🙌 #likeineededanexcuse
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#whatjuliemade #whatjulietaught (This is for a new online class.) #monochromatic #pattern #painting #artlife #dailyart #warmcolors #ilovecolors #dscolor #dscolors #abmcolor #abmcolorful #abmcrafty #craftygirl #contemporaryartist #red #orange #hotcolors

Do you remember this blue triangle I posted a video of creating last week? Well, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and so I went to town with my white Sharpie. 🙌 I find doodling totally addictive. Every time I do a little, I want to do more!! Swipe through the photos to catch all the details! 👀
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#whatjuliemade #artjournal #artjournaleveryday #artjournaling #whitepen #whitesharpie #doodling #doodles #mandala #doodlingisaddictive #sketchbook #blackandwhite #doodleoftheday #imadethat #craft #art #drawing #drawingoftheday #whiteink #blackpages

I finally completed this hand cut spread in my art journal! It took me a few days, working in spurts and sections. I find hand cutting tiring on my fingers, wrist, and shoulder, but I also find it meditative. If you swipe through these photos, I’ve included a video of part of the cutting process and lots of detail photos. Enjoy!
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Every now and then I get the itch to cut into my art journal pages. Hand cutting is a slow process, but I find it meditative. And the results are always 🙌!
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#whatjuliemade #artjournal #artjournaleveryday #artjournaling #handcut #handcutting #papercutting #ilovepaper #exacto #craftknife #leaves #beautifulleaves #boomerangapp #art #craft #crafty #imadethat #iliketomakethings #gardeninspired

There's something about crisp white ink that makes me swoon. I've looked for a good stamping ink for a while, but haven't found one that is (a) truly opaque and (b) dries on top of acrylic paint. So, I've been using printing ink instead and it looks great! Takes a little while longer to dry, but I think it's worth it.
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#whatjuliemade #artjournal #artjournaling #artjournaleveryday #mixedmedia #botanicalprint #stamping #carvestampplay #art #craft #printer #crafty #speedballart #speedballink #whiteink #delipaper #crafting #makersgonnamake #creativeart #crafters

Unpacking my teaching bag and finding treasures! Lots of demo samples to add to my happy stash of collage papers! (I don’t think I’ll ever make it through that stash, but I’m going to have fun trying!!) 💪
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PS: If you want to take an in-person class with me, I’m teaching art and collage classes in NYC @theinkpadnyc September 22&23, a two-day #ScanNCut class in the Boston area in October, and a three-day mixed media collage class (with @natkalbach) in the UK in November! Join me!!
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#mixedmediacollage #gelliprint #gelatinprint #gelliarts #imagetransfer #gelpress #gelpressjunkie #monoprint #monoprinting #acrylicpaint #whatjuliemade #whatjulietaught #artlife #artist #fineart #printmaking #crafty

Is it too early to start planning for #carvedecember?! 🤔 Because that’s how I spent my time on the airplane today. I normally don’t plan a thing and just fly by the seat of my pants. BUT, one of my ongoing resolutions for 2018 (and the rest of my life) is to be more organized and get ahead of things instead of always playing catch up. I’m not sure if I’m capable of following a plan...😬 But at the very least, I sketched out some ideas and they’re there if I need them. 💪
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#planningahead #whatjuliemade #stampcarving #carvestampplay #doodling #sakurapigmamicron #pigmamicron #sketchbook #bulletjournal #bulletjournallove #bujo #airplaneart

I’ve never been good at staying in the lines. But painter’s tape does make it easier! 🙌😜
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Full video and supply list up on YouTube and my blog. 👍
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#artjournaleveryday #artjournal #artjournaling #painting #painterstape #making #geometric #contemporaryart #workingartist #floraldesign #illustration #drawingflowers #teal #triangle #whatjuliemade

I’m all about making the most of my creative time. 💪 Now that I travel so much, I have even less time than usual to get into the studio and play. To maximize the precious time that I do have, I have been creating “kits” for myself. In the picture you can see my mixed media collage kits. When I have a pocket of time, I simply grab a kit and start to play. I find I’m more creative when I set limits for myself. How about you?
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#mixedmediart #junque #artleftovers #whatjuliemade #printedpaper #paperporn #paperpacks #craftygirl #shescrafty #artlife #art #printmaker #stamped #stamping #monoprints #abmcolor #abmcrafty #dscolor

I had a ton of fun teaching my “Reduction Painting” class at @whimsodoodle in St. Pete.
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After teaching a class, I’m always exhausted but inspired. I love my students. They come to class and try things wildly outside their comfort zones. They take risks. They give each other encouragement. They work hard. They fill me up with a renewed passion for making art!!
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One more class in this weekend of fun and I’m really looking forward to it!
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PS: Two of the pieces I’m sharing in this post are my demo pieces. Can you guess which ones? 🤔
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#whatjulietaught #whatjuliemade #floral #wip #artjournal #artjournaling #artjournaleveryday #learningisfun #painting #paintingtechniques #acrylicpainting

This was the lettering demo piece I created in class yesterday. As I told my students: Only you are sitting there staring at it and obsessing over all the “mistakes” and “problems” and things you wish you did differently. 🤦‍♀️ Everyone else is just admiring what they see. 🙌😍 Listen, I get it. I see a million problems with this piece right now. In fact, the first time I wrote this instagram caption, I apologized for them. And then I decided that I needed to take my own advice and get out of my head. So, I deleted it and I’m writing this caption instead. 💪 Each piece you create is an opportunity to learn. I’m taking away lessons for the future — things I don’t like AND things I do like. After all, if I can’t find the beauty in my own work, how will anyone else?!
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#whatjuliemade #whatjulietaught #lettering #handlettered #goodtype #flowerdesign #floral #quote #comeasstrangersleaveasfamily #dailyquote #quotestoliveby #whimsodoodleclasses #whimsodoodle #sakuraofamerica

A wiggly bit of pattern play in my art journal. 🙌 Lately I'm very attracted to everything imperfect -- lines that aren't straight, points that don't match, color that seems to bleed from its "container," patches of color mixed poorly. 😻 What's your current art obsession?! #obsessed
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Practice makes perfect. So they say. 🤔 I'm not sure if I'll ever reach perfect, but I'm having fun practicing! 😁
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These are the brand new CAC (Creative Art Colors) watercolors from @sakuraofamerica. This pocket set features metallic, pearlescent, and fluorescent watercolors! If you're interested, I have a video review on my YouTube channel!
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Woke up at 4:30am and couldn’t fall back asleep. After tossing and turning for an hour or so, I decided to take the “found time” as art time! 💪 This is the result. #girlswhowearglasses
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