I feel so luck to have gotten Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for this Friday’s tutorial. If you haven’t heard of Julie, go check out her blog/website (click on her name above). I love the boldness of color of her art pieces but her doodling blows me away!!!
I’ve taken this from bio from Julie’s blog.
Hello! My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I am a mixed-media artist living in New York City.
I tend to focus integrating my every day life into everything I do. I love art that looks handmade - lots of tearing and inking and handwriting and hand cutting. I'm also a technique and tool junkie, always trying to find a way to push my supplies further and see all the possibilities.
I'm a general craft-a-holic. I've dabbled in everything from polymer clay to cross stitch to paper making. But the great crafty loves of mine are scrapbooking, art quilts and jewelry. And I like to combine all three of my favorite methods of expression into mixed media creations!”
Julie wanted to share the following tutorial with you. While it was originally written for the holidays, it could certainly be used for anytime of the year!!!
One of the things about the holidays is that there's lots of cooking and baking going on. At our house that means paper bags.
You can see that I added one of the leaves from this tutorial to finish off the packaging.
I'm the girl who can't stay away from paint, so here's a quick way to use a little bit of acrylic paint for some holiday cheer!
Mist over them using your favorite spray ink. I used a combination of Adirondack Color Wash and home made Glimmer Mist.
I love Julie’s tutorial, don’t you? I’m inspired to go out and make some wrapping paper!!!