Letterpress with Balzer Bits

Hi!  Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here! It’s super easy to create letterpress (i.e. a debossed colored image) with any of my Balzer Bits!  Watch the video for the how-to:

Here’s the sample from the video:

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I used the same technique to create the focal images for these cards:

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The sentiment was created with one of my hand carved stamps.

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To create the pattern on the house, I stamped an image onto the House Bit and sprayed it with water just before I put it through the die cut machine!

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I hope you’ll give this technique a try!  Be sure to visit my blog for more tips, tricks, and tutorials!

TCW 545: Many Faces Stencil

I hope that you will love my “Many Faces” stencil as much as I do!

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This versatile stencil features five faces of varying sizes and styles.  If you have both the 6×6 and 12×12 versions, then you have TEN different faces!  I designed this stencil to leave you as much creative room as possible, while still providing plenty of guidance!

This is a very-typically-Julie-face, made with this stencil:

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And yet, here are six more faces (made with the same stencil) in a wide variety of styles!

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I hope you’ll give the “Many Faces” stencil a try.  No matter what your style, it’s sure to help you create the kinds of faces you’d like to!

I hope you’ll visit my blog for lots of artsy tips, tricks, and projects!

xxxooo, Julie

Use Stencils with Anything!

Hi!  It’s Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here!  I thought I’d remind you that stencils can be used with almost any art medium!

Spray Ink:

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Molding Paste:

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Colored Pens:

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Copic Airbrush:

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Patterned Paper (trace and cut):

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Acrylic Paint:

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Distress Ink:

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Stencils open up all of your art mediums and make it easy for you to be successful with them!

What’s your favorite medium to use with your stencils?

P.S. Seven of my new stencil designs are featured in the photos above!  :)

New Balzer Designs Stencils are Coming!

Hey there!  Julie here.  I have been sneaking some peeks of my new stencils on instagram (I’m BalzerDesigns) and I thought I’d share them here too:

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I’ve got eighteen new designs debuting at CHA-Winter (6 of them appear in these three instagrams).  Can you spot them all?

Thanks for letting me share!