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Make It Artsy

Make It Artsy

MAKE IT ARTSY is a brand new show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist! This new series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that is sweeping the country. It's more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make "things". From mixed media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood; today's most creative "makers" join host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style. Not just a crafter, not just an artist - become a maker! with MAKE IT ARTSY!

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Great art is built on a good foundation. Rebekah Meier cuts, paints and assembles layers of felt. Mystele Kirkeeng uses paints and pastels to craft a folk art house. Mary Hettmansperger fabricates jewelry and art objects from copper. Jane Dunnewold discusses content.

Surround yourself with art in every part of your home. Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a frame that highlights our favorite things. Jodi Ohl, creates a series called happy shacks. Ardith Goodwin demonstrates a house drawing using tar paper for roofing. Last, Candie Cooper makes a mobile perfect for any room.

Part of the process of finding the artsy lifestyle is to appreciate art just for the process! Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with making a cover for her journal. Then, artist Betty Busby demonstrates a pouring technique. Joe Rotella creates a card that has the perfect sentiment for many occasions.

Add an artsy flair to ordinary objects. Urban artist Seth Apter wraps everyday objects with wire, fibers and beads. Julie Fei Fan Balzer personalizes wooden nesting dolls. Author Laurie Mika fashions clay with stamps, charms and beads to make mini-shrines. In the tip, maker Roxanne Coble adds dimension and texture to journals.

Before you build, make a plan or blueprint. Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates a scheduling journal with lots of color and style. Lynn Suprock sculpts tiny books to use as journals and jewelry. Joe Rotella builds a planner from an ordinary calendar. Jane Dunnewold talks about personal alignment.

Nourish your mind with a good book. Artist and writer Andrew Thornton sculpts a beautiful book cover. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates a whole book out of a single piece of paper. Tool expert Joe Rotella binds books inspired by ancient techniques from the Far East. Jane Dunnewold shares another artsy idea.

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