Monday, October 18, 2010

Welcome Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

We are thrilled to announce that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is our Guest Education Team member this month! She is an amazing artist and has one of the most inspirational blogs out there. And...a little bird told me that she is one of the finalists in the Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan Search in the Mixed-Media Stitch category. Congratulations!  Well deserved!

We are so honored that she agreed to hang out with us!

My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I am a mixed-media artist living 
in the middle of New York City.  I tend to focus on integrating my 
every day life into everything I create. I love art that looks 
handmade - lots of tearing and inking and handwriting and hand 
cutting. I believe that mistakes are opportunities and hold fast to 
the notion that enjoyment of the process is just as important as the 
finished product!  I like to think outside of the box -- experimenting 
with paper, paint, and fabric -- always trying to find a way to push 
my supplies further and see all the possibilities. 
My hour-long instructional DVD from Cloth Paper Scissors Workshops was 
released at the end of July 2010, I host the "Artist-to-Artist" 
segment of Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS), I have a paper line with 
French Company Sultane, and I have been published in multiple books 
and magazines.  I also teach live internet classes for Prima every 
other Monday (  I blog daily with projects, 
tutorials, and crafty inspiration: 
Thank you to Shimmerz for giving me the opportunity to play with their 
awesome colorants!
In Julie's video, she will demonstrate how she made the background tags on this fab layout. 


Thank you again Julie! Pin It


Lesley Langdon said...

This is an AMAZING video!!!! Thanks so much Julie - I will be trying this - you have inspired me!

Heidi Kelley said...

That is really incredible, Julie! Love it!!!

Gio said...

Love this technique!! Thank you Julie!

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow, Julie! You're TALENTED!!!!

Rbarakat said...

Love your projects!!!TFS! So fun!

milkcan said...

Thanks for the invite to guest! And thanks for your nice comments, ladies!

Stac said...

Thanks so much for being such a wonderful guest Julie! Your tags are incredible and you offered so many great techniques. Thanks for making Shimmerz shine even more!