Oh I do love stencils!  Check out Julie’s latest release.  I’m going to order some of them for the shop but want you to weigh in on your favorites….reply to this blog post and will draw random name to receive one of these stencils absolutely free when they come in!

Speaking of Julie…we have booked her for Sunday, January 5, 2014….(save the date) and want you to weigh in on which class she will offer.

1. Faces

  • If  you’ve ever been intimidated by drawing faces, come and play during this face workshop! We’ll create pleasing faces, quirky faces, funny faces, collage faces, and sketchy faces. I ll break everything down into step-by-step bites that are easy to digest. This is not a fine art class striving for realism.

2. Stamped & Stenciled Journal w/ Pockets

  • In this class I will show you how to make your own gorgeous “papers with personality” using stamps and stencils. I will also share how to make your own totally fabulous handmade tape. We will use that tape to bind a hand-bound-no-sew-pocket-filled journal! That’s right! You can make this gorgeous book with absolutely no sewing! There are six front facing pockets that hold long cards for journaling and one side facing memorabilia pocket in the front cover. And this book even opens up to allow for a row of photos or memorabilia to be pasted onto the backs of the pocket pages.

3. Altered Book

  • Make an all day art date!  We will spend the day exploring how to transform an ordinary old book into a fabulous piece of art.  Come and learn techniques for layering, collaging, painting, patterning, and cutting.  Whether you’re a mixed media artist, a scrapbooker, a stamper, a beginner, or an expert, these are techniques that you will take home and use.

If you haven’t seen Julie’s work jump right over to her blog…and be sure to follow her…she provides DAILY inspiration!!  She is a superstar blogger and artist I look up to.  Thinking of devoting one Tuesday night a month to “Inspired by…Julie Fei-Fan Balzer”  Interested??

Ok, comment away..and one of the comments regarding favorite stencils will win one!!  Drawing will be done when the stencils arrive in the shop and I’ll post the winner here!


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  1. For classes, I would be most interested in #2 or #3 but would take #1 as well if that is the one being offered. I think you could teach us how to draw faces just as well and would rather learn about her other areas of expertise.

    I don’t want the art journal class to end and hope you will offer part 2…

    Toni Williamson

  2. Excellent Toni. I am offering part #2 as a monthly “Journal 365 – Inspired by Pam Carriker” workshop…we will find something else to fill in those Tuesday mornings…I don’t want it to end either!!

  3. Oh! I love her. Very excited to take class with her. Definitely options 2 or 3 for me (or both). 🙂

  4. Fun!!! I love the Echoes, scallop flowers and fleur de Lis daisy in that order and the city scapes is very cool!

    The altered book class would be my pick!

    Thanks for all you to inspire us want to be artists!!!!




  5. Whoa! Double excitement!!! For the stencils, I love the Tiny Circles, Cityscape, Aztec, Diamonds, Echos and Flower Quarter (although, they are all great!). For the classes, it’s a tie for my first choice between Stamped & Stenciled Journal w/ Pockets and the Altered Book classes. The Faces would be super fun too. Basically, when Julie comes, I’ll be there regardless of the class!!!

  6. the Balzer Design stencils look gorgeous…I love flower ones and particularly like the doilies! thanks for popping me into your draw for a chance to win one! Chrissie

  7. Tough choices! Stencils: Tiny Circles, Life months, Aztec, Cityscape. Class: Altered Book or Journal.
    I love her work!!

  8. okay, I misread the directions. I thought we were voting for favorite class. here is my comment of favorite stenciles: Circle regiment, Flower Quarter, Tiny Circles and Swatter are my favs. though I do also like life months. tough to choose!

  9. I like tiny circles and cityscape 🙂 for classes I think the journal would be my choice. p.s. better late than never Beth

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