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Make It Artsy

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Embrace imperfection as you make art. Metalwork artist Mary Hettmansperger playfully collages with fabric and mediums to create wall art. Author and artist Jane Dunnewold takes the basic square into new directions. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer uses a masking technique to create layers of watercolor effects. Jane Dunnewold shares her artistic perspective.

Each and every day can be a celebration when we add art to our lifestyle. We begin with decorated glasses with Alexandra Stapleton using simple vinyl designs. Then, create interchangeable blocks with Julie Fei Fan Balzer for decor or gifts. We finish with Lynn Lilly and a secret garden themed party.

Trends tend to recycle. Bell bottoms of the 70's become the wide leg pants of today, the same thing happens in design; styles resurface with a slightly new look. We're always trying to reinvent our favorite looks and reuse or recycle old items. Cheryl Sleboda is first as she hacks an old hoodie to create a costume. Then Candie Cooper takes old pieces and revamps them for new looks. Finally, Joe Rotella revitalizes heat transfer techniques to make a modern tote bag.

Pump up your personal style statement. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer draws and cuts custom screens for silkscreen printing. Painter Mystele Kirkeeng uses supplies at hand to paint a charming folk art house. Studio artist Andrew Thornton gives fabric a work out and creates and artful book. Jane Dunnewold joins Julie with another artsy idea.

The artful lifestyle includes creating a new look in the cosplay and gaming arena often centered on characters. Joe Rotella creates a fanciful top hat for his steam punk persona. Lynne Suprock adds a little magic with a gazing ball at home in your yard. Last Joe makes a gauntlet out of a space age material.

Add that perfect finishing touch. Joe Rotella molds and casts a one-of-a-kind gaming set. Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor. Candie Cooper finishes off a leather cuff with colorful embroidery and Mary Hettmansperger smooth-finishes metal edges.

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