Category Archives: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

White Space -The Sequel

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White Space -The Sequel

So, another practice in white space in one of my Dylusions Art Journal.

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Again, I started by laying down some gesso- then did some circle stencils with fluorescent paints- the positive and negative side of the stencil. Then used gesso to layer some Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Funky Tag stencil.

Some more gesso smeared around followed by some stamping with Michelle Ward’s shutter stamps- some green gold Golden acrylic paint-and magenta Ultrech acrylic on the inside and outside corners. I did some random pseudo writing with my uni-ball- some dots of Liquid Pearls and finally blobs of black india ink spread around with a straw.  A few other miscellaneous stamping and voila!

I have prolly left a step or two out-but you get the idea I hope.

Here are a few other photos including some close-ups.

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Thanks for playing!

More Assorted Pages

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All of these pages are done in my Dyan Reavely art journal( which is awesome!).

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Assorted Journal Pages

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So today I find myself with quite a backlog of work that hasn’t been blogged, so instead of doing a post for every piece, I figured I would just post some pics on two or three posts instead. I hope you enjoy them!

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Stencil Embossing

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While working in my Dylusions Art Journal, I had an epiphany. At least it was for me. I mean, there’s a better than average chance that someone way better than me has already thought of this, but I was really psyched when I thought of it. So, what’ s this earth shattering idea? Embossing with a stencil! So easy. Just lay your stencil down( in this case I usedJulie Fei-Fan Balzer’s  heart stencils and a broken diamond stencil). I used a Versamark pad, but you could use an embossing pen as well to color it in. I  then applied white and satin pearl embossing powders and voila!

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Then I decided to do a resist with the big heart ,so I applied some gelatos and gave it a wipe with a baby wipe. On the second page I tried distress inks but I didn’t care for it, so I settled on ink sprays (October Afternoon) dried it then gave it a wipe. When I was done with that, I did some close sprays to get a drip effect. I don’t know how done I am with these pages, but I really wanted to share my idea with you while it was still plainly visible on the pages.

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I hope you have learned something new. Now go play with your stencils and let me know if you have some creative ways to use them!

Carved Stamps

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In my WOYWW post, I mentioned some carved stamps my son made for me-and some of you were interested to get a closer look at them.

I wish I could give you a step by step tutorial, but really Julie-Fei-Fan Balzer has already done that so much better than I could, but I will put some photos of them here so you can see them up close. The train stamp is one my son made for himself (he is an avid train watcher, and to my horror, has actually jumped onto moving trains and ridden them to the next town over!) Here is a link to that blog post if you’re interested.

I told him I just wanted a couple of chevron stamps-one in positive and one in negative-here are the finished stamps.

 What will I do without him when he goes back to school next week?