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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ocean/Sunset ATC Swap part 2

I was so thrilled when my swap package arrived!  My favorite color envelope, and filled with beautiful ATCs!  I wanted to get a great photo of each one because they are just so lovely.  Mother nature has been not so nice with us lately and the lighting was odd in some of the photos.  These photos are done without flash in the midday light.  Thanks once again to the wonderful Lenna Andrew for hosting this swap! You can find information about her swaps here. Happy arting!

Marion Bockelmann
Sarah Boblit
Leah Povloski
Cynthia Zdanzukas
Barbara Johnson (better pic below!)
Barbara Warrick-Fischer
Paula Boyd Farrington
Lisa Malle

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sunset/Ocean ATC Swap

I'm participating in an ATC swap hosted by Lenna Andrews. The swap constraint is that all work must be with a sunset or ocean scheme. I originally picked sunset, which is representative of my usual palette. But I decided to make the ATCs two sided, and I did the ocean on the other side. I'm thrilled with the way they all came out! The paper is Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper , Golden Fluid Acrylic Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint , washi tape, and stencils by Julie Fei Fan Blazer/The Crafters Workshop. The quotes are originally Project Life cards printed in Avery Clear Shipping Labels and can be found here.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

6x6 with Julie FeiFan Balzer

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to get a spot in one of the two classes that Julie presented at the Ink Pad in NYC.  I love that fact that I live semi-close enough to take classes with the Ink Pad at Westbeth Community Center.  It's such a cool space, and I love seeing the familiar crew of artists who take these classes.  It's always very inspiring and it forces me to make time to create art!

Find out more about classes at the Ink Pad here
Here's the link to Julie's amazing blog
Most of the stencils/stamps used in the class are from Julie, you can find the stencils here and the stamps here 
Julia & Julie

Prepping the backgrounds-limited palette

Layer 1-some contrast/some not

love this color combo

finished product

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