Projects - Series 100
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 extends to every part of life. 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. 
Episode 101 - Books

Joe Rotella cuts a niche in a book to create a planter.

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Mary Hettmansperger crafts metal book hinges.

Mou Saha makes vintage books into colorful art journals.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a tip for creating a mini book necklace.

Episode 102 - Assemblage

Seth Apter wraps everyday objects with wire, fibers and beads. 

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Julie Fei Fan Balzer personalizes wooden nesting dolls.

Laurie Mika fashions clay with stamps, charms and beads to make mini-shrines.
Roxanne Coble adds dimension and texture to journals.
Episode 103 - Layering

Roxanne Coble adds dimension and texture to journals.

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Rebekah Meier sews circles to make mandalas.

Joe Rotella, molds and casts accessories and embellishments.

Kathy Cano-Murillo has a tip for layering scraps to make a new surface.

Episode 104 - Stamping

Mou Saha draws and cuts custom stamps.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes wrapping paper from paper bags.

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Joe Rotella manufactures his own stamps from foam.

Mou Saha shares stamping techniques to create new looks.

Episode 105 - Nature

Janet Takahashi adds floral accents to plain lettering.

Mary Hettmansperger adds patinas to copper.

Jenn Mason captures nature's beauty in monostenciling.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a tip for printing designs with items from nature.

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Episode 106 - Color

Julie Fei Fan Balzer adds color to dark backgrounds. 

Kathy Cano-Murillo creates collaged bags.

Mou Saha transforms a coloring book page into a watercolor painting.

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Dina Wakley shares tips for creating unique journal pages.

Episode 107 - Industrial

Joe Rotella creates an artsy tray.

Jenn Mason designs contemporary earrings. 

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Joe Rotella uses a micro lathe to carve a keepsake pen.

Road trip to the Columbus Idea Foundry, a center for the growing Maker Movement.

Episode 108 - Paper
Roxanne Coble balances humor and emotional themes in abstract mini-canvases.

Janet Takahashi showcases calligraphy with decorative borders.

Joe Rotella uses design and cutting technology to create a mosaic box top.

 

Dina Wakley creates tags with paint and stamps.

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Episode 109 - Celebrations

Laurie Mika celebrates love with sculptured hearts.

Kathy Cano-Murillo honors Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with stained glass ornaments.

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Janet Takahashi has calligraphy ideas for DIY weddings.

Jenn Mason makes a mini-banner for any celebration.

Episode 110 - Transformation

Joe Rotella makes a simple lamp into a decorator accent. 

Roxanne Coble creates a mini-journal.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates cool jewelry from coloring book pages. 

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Laurie Mika has a tip on stenciling on clay.

Episode 111 - Home Decor
Dina Wakley makes a wall hanging with tissue stamping.

Joe Rotella uses computer design and cutting technology to create an apron.

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Janet Takahashi creates simple brush lettering.

Rebekah Meier has a tip for adding a splash of color to any home.

Episode 112 - Collage

Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a collage project using layers of stencils. 

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Seth Apter die cuts components for an industrial-looking collage. 

Rebekah Meier paints, stamps and sews a colorful cloth banner.

Jenn Mason has a tip for capturing images while you travel
Episode 113 - Paint Techniques

Rebekah Meier uses custom-cut stencils and paints to create a cool canvas. 

Dina Wakley uses thick and thin paint methods to make an artistic journal page.  

Julie Fei Fan Balzer works with additive and reductive mono-printing techniques.

Seth Apter shares innovative embossing ideas.

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