It is hard to pin down one definition of nature, so this show features all different variations. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with creating your own stencils to make cookies with a nature theme. Next, meet Mary Hettmansperger for a 3D wire sculpture featuring salvaged wire that has been naturally treated. Then, Joe Rotella continues his love of bees with a honey bee screen print with incredible detail.
This episode features some nature look-alikes or items that might appear at first glance to be from nature. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with faux cyanotypes - no sun required! Then, Cat Kerr creates a journal cover; look closely as nature peeks thru. Next, it's more windows but this time its faux stained glass from Karenliz Henderson. Finally, visit the lakes and streams in your sketchbook with Tori Weyers.
Weather affects our mood, and the only thing constant about it is change! Not only does it change by season but day to day and sometimes multiple times in one day. First, host Julie Fei Fan Balzer celebrates the weather with a bullet journal with a place to remember the weather. Then, create dimensional snowflakes with Gail Wild. Finally, Lynn Lilly shows how to make a weather family photo board to let everyone know just what to expect each day!
Plant life is a key element of the world around us and one we bring indoors too. This episode starts with host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and a short tutorial about shades of green, a featured color of plants. Then, Cat Kerr creates a unique art piece featuring a face that is highlighted by flowers. Next, Lynne Suprock creates a honey comb pot to hold your treasured plants. We finish with a sketchbook lesson with Tori Weyers and seeds and pods.
Preserve the elements of nature you find inspiring in mementos especially cards. You'll have them to look at and enjoy long after the event is over. First, host Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates a nature inspired card that you can create multiple times. Then, it's pop ups with Joe Rotella. He's known for his engineering of these fun cards and it features his favorite a bee! Finally, enjoy the symmetry of nature with stamps in a beautiful card with Alexandra Stapleton.
Get out your rose-colored glasses, or whatever props you need to take a fresh look at your art. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer starts the show with a faux shibori dyeing demonstration. Then, our tool guy, Joe Rotella creates unique frames using small strips of wood for a rustic or metallic look. Finally, Tori Weyers returns this season for more artistic inspiration. Every other week she has a lesson on a new way of looking at an aspect of art through your sketchbook. Today it's all about words. Explore interesting textures and shapes through writing and letters.
We never stop learning and adding a new technique is a great way to jump start your creativity. First, host Julie Fei Fan Balzer shows a new way to use gel medium and stencils together. Then, Emily Thompson shows how to use offset lines to create a wood sign. Finally, Melissa Muir takes premade discs and adds texture to create charms for mixed media use.
Get out of your artistic rut and look for new ideas to inspire you. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer shows a new style of pop up card. Then, Lynn Lilly has three fresh ways to personalize a gift. Finally, Tori Weyers has lesson two and experimenting with mediums. Alcohol based inks and acrylic, water-based inks - together can have some uncontrollable but beautiful effects.
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