balzerdesigns Boys. Girls. Football. Peking Turkey. A lot to be #thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!!! 6h

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balzerdesigns Check out that #sunset! I'm sitting in my living room just watching the sky change colors. #nyc #theviewfromhere 2d

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balzerdesigns I'm #scrapbooking tonight! Been a while and it feels good! #balzerbits #scanncut #whatjuliemade 3d

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balzerdesigns Went to see the #MatisseCutOuts exhibit at #MoMA again. Came home and immediately started painting paper and cutting it up! Feel like I'm on an exciting new #art journey! What a rush! #artisawesome 3d
  •   blockpartyintl You never know where you will find inspiration. 3d
  •   aliedwards So wish I could see it. 3d
  •   bfbgr You are so lucky! He is one of my favs!! 3d
  •   questionable7 I know he did a lot of the cut-outs in bed? I'm chronically ill and spend a lot of my arting time in bed...hmmm, maybe I should hop on the bandwagon?! 3d
  •   avidreadertwo My daughter just saw the exhibit and loved it!!! 2d
  •   jessicaleighbrogan I love this shot for some reason! 1d

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balzerdesigns Made myself a new apron tonight! Put my name in lights...er, rhinestones. #craftinginmypajamas #scanncut #putafaceonit #whatjuliemade 5d

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balzerdesigns Had an awesome #art day with @natkalbach. We went to #MoMA to see the #MatisseCutOuts exhibit (yes again, it's that good), ate a delicious meal that, of course, included dessert, made art together, and talked and talked and talked. Here is a collaborative piece we made. Definitely inspired by the Cut-Outs exhibit! #njartcollab #whatjuliemade #mixedmediacollage 6d

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balzerdesigns There's a rock star in all of us! (A little bit of late night #arting before bed.) Nighty night! 😴 #collage #whatjuliemade 7d

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balzerdesigns I hope you'll join me for #CarveDecember!

Each day in December I'm planning to carve a stamp and share it on instagram. #StampCarving is super fun & easy (and addictive)! If you'd like to play along, hashtag your stamps #CarveDecember. I can't wait for December to be here! Hope you'll play along!!! #whatjuliemade #carvestampplay
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balzerdesigns Playing with an old photo of my Aunt, Grandma, and Mom in my #artjournal. #artjournaleveryday #whatjuliemade #lettering 1w

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balzerdesigns Monkeying around in my #artjournal today. Telling stories. #artjournaleveryday #lettering #whatjuliemade 1w

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balzerdesigns A little bit of late night #arting. Playing with tints and shades of red. I'm getting bored with my current palette. Need to change it up. #colormixing 1w
  •   christytomlinson Me too!!! Been trying new things lately. Can't say I love everything I try. However it is nice to step outside of my box and push myself a little to create with something I am not so comfortable with. Love love love these hues!! 1w
  •   samieharding I totally had to change up my palette this year because I got sick of what I was making. Am much happier for it! It certainly makes grabbing paint and markers easy when arting! 1w
  •   artful257 Go the red!! 1w
  •   kimmierose22 This is why you @balzerdesigns, @christytomlinson & @samieharding are the talented inspirational individuals we look up to when we are faced with similar situations. There is so much to learn. Thanks for posting your brilliance. (((hugs))) 1w
  •   dietzart Out of your color palette my faves are Violet and Scarlet...my go to's this year. Red's Rule! Also, I discovered #Pebeo Dyna shimmery #paint recently, now I can't live without 'em. My fav, iridescent Violet Blue (looks like fuscia). Thanks for sharing, you're the BEST. Paint On! <3 1w

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balzerdesigns Attended a really interesting curatorial lecture tonight at #MoMA. We learned all about this beautiful #Klimt painting, including its long journey to MoMA after being stolen from its original owner by the Nazis and then illegally held by the Austrian government for years afterward. We also got to wander through the empty galleries and visit with some amazing art without any crowds. What an awesome night! #artisawesome 1w

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  •   mablemoe Ok, so if you draw something, scan in in, vectorize it, then send it to this machine, it will cut it out for you? 2w
  •   kicki22 Super cute. You've got to stop. I can't buy one more crafty tool. 2w
  •   thugshades Owls!!! Omg. Love 2w
  •   betty21401 @balzerdesigns , that owl is ridiculously cute. Hey, @lesliepapa, look at this ridiculously cute owl!! 2w
  •   balzerdesigns @mablemoe You just draw it and scan it directly into the machine using the built-in scanner and it will cut it out for you! 2w
  •   mablemoe @balzerdesigns I'm having a hard time processing that this exists...I've been so offended my those machines that cut out prefab art...I didn't know it could be MY art?! 2w
  •   balzerdesigns @mablemoe Exactly! Check out my YouTube to see it in action! 2w

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balzerdesigns Just got my hair did and apparently I'm very pleased with myself...er, I mean the haircut. Thanks, @rayguh for the great cut! 2w

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balzerdesigns These are the two plates I #etched for tonight's #drypoint experiments. #flowers #handdrawn 2w
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  •   jongley Is this for printing? What will you use for a printing press? 2w
  •   balzerdesigns @jongley a traditional die cut machine 2w
  •   jongley Hope it works out. I have an etching that I would like to use again. 2w

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balzerdesigns Got some of the new #Monoprint Plates from Grafix. Trying my hand at #drypoint without a printing press. Mixed results, but loving the process of experimenting! 2w

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balzerdesigns Kicking the old lady out!!!! Time for Mama to head home. It has been a great visit filled with art and theatre and walking and way too much food! #untilnexttime #shedoesnotlookamused 2w

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balzerdesigns Just made this funky leaf #foamstamp and immediately *had* to play with it in my #artjournal! When I #stamp with paint I tend to use foam stamps. How about you? Do you use rubber and/or clear stamps with paint? Or foam like me? #artjournaleveryday #scanncut #whatjuliemade 2w
  •   suegr3 Have always used rubber but bought some foam this will to play with. 2w
  •   blockpartyintl I use rubber. Bit I purchased fían to experiment with. 2w
  •   suegr3 Oops- meant this week! Love the Scan n Cut! On my wish list for sure! 2w
  •   sassy460 Thinking about getting a scan n cut so how thick is the foam you cut with it? Hubby wants to be able to cut foam to use when he ties fishing flies. 2w
  •   balzerdesigns @sassy460 up to 2mm thick, but the cuts can't be super detailed with foam. 2w
  •   sassy460 Aewsome! He doesnt need detail just simple shapesn gets tired of cutting them by hand some times. Thx for the info Julie! 2w
  •   eclecticat444 Nice! You have helped me "dare to doodle" and actually use my own doodles first my cards and layouts! I used to worry so much about perfection, now I don't and it's liberating! 1w
  •   ashleycalder_thingsthatshine I love the texture of stamping with foam. :) I like to use chalk ink. 4d

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