Year in Review… Techniques

Jan 3, 2012

One of the new techniques I tried and LOVED was playing with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s stencils she designed for The Crafter’s Workshop. When I sat down at her make-n-take table at CHA summer I was a bit worried as I don’t do messy very well. I never have liked being messy for as long as I can remember and I can remember back to being around 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. So the thought of getting ink, mist, paint, modeling paste and glazes all over my hands kinda freaked me out. But I took the leap to the dark side as Julie said and I have to admit I LOVED it!

Here is the proof I did get messy… not as messy as Julie gets but messy is messy whether it’s only your fingers or your entire hand.


Photo Courtesy of Ronda Palazzari


This is the tag I created at Julie’s table… mist, glazes, inks, modeling paste, paint and loads of other things she had on the table. I had never made such a mess and had so much fun ever.


When I got home I kept playing and created artist trading cards with the Damask and Rain stencils, a mini canvas using the Damask and had fun making a larger canvas using the Summer stencil.


So as you can see these projects were way far from vintage and way out of my comfort zone. But it was fun to push myself creatively and learn some new techniques. Do you have any new techniques you want to try this year? I highly suggest getting messy with stencils. It’s fun!

Hugs!

Related Posts:


@ 6:00 am

Related Posts

Share This

  • nancy thompson

    So beautiful Lisa! I think I will try it too.

  • Maggie Castillo

    I know Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is an artist, but I don’t like her style. I look hate getting all that stuff on my fingers and hands. I’m glad you are more open minded than I am, but I just can’t go to that dark side. Sorry.
    P.S. I am looking forward to getting your new book. The anticipation is killing me.
    Happy New Year!

css.php