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 201 - Text/Typography/Handwriting
Let’s talk typography. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer doodles an art journal page. Metalsmith Mary Hettmansperger uses old letter stamps to create journals, covers and other art. Artist Rae Missigman uses words and mixed media to create a layered canvas panel. Jane Dunnewold shares an artsy idea.
It’s time to party. Artist Cat Kerr mixes things up with a pendant made in layers. Tool expert Joe Rotella melts glass in a microwave oven to create contemporary jewelry and accessories. Candie Cooper cranks out a one-of-a-kind artsy gift box with a treasure inside. Artist Jane Dunnewold has an art tip.
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.
Make your art sparkle. Artist Jen Cushman wraps wire and stamps words to create a metallic flower. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer crafts a variety of projects with decorative foils. Artist and teacher Cat Kerr molds shining eyes to use in lots of different projects. Learn a new tip from Jane Dunnewold.
Add something new to your creative routine. Tool expert Joe Rotella uses today’s latest cutting technology to create glitter applique. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer makes collages with acrylic skins and films. Studio artist Cynthia Thornton paints fashions and faces to create a charming fabric doll. Jane Dunnewold share another art tip.
Add artistic flair to your home. Jewelry-maker Candie Cooper makes beaded vases and luminaries. Mixed media artist Cat Kerr shows a new technique for using resin to create textured sheets. Artist Rae Missigman makes a small canvas to add an artful touch to any room. Back with another art tip is Jane Dunnewold.
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.
Keep track of time in an artistic way. Metal artist Mary Hettmansperger crafts clock parts into a necklace. For his favorite time piece, his phone, tool expert Joe Rotella makes a decorative stand. Mixed media artist Rae Missigman captures moments in time in an artful clipboard journal. Artist Jane Dunnewold has more arful ideas to share.
Folk art is the essence of a culture. Painter and maker Mystele Kirkeeng paints abstract folk art faces and figures. Tool expert Joe Rotella uses baker’s twine to weave new art on a tin tile. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer draws repeating shapes to create a meditative mandala. Jane Dunnewold shares another artistic perspective.
Wear your art and express your maker’s spirit wherever you go. Embellishment artist Candie Cooper makes bag charms with leather and beads. Resin artist Susan Lenart Kazmer casts found objects to wear as jewelry or embellishments. Fine artist Andrew Thornton turns a book into a necklace. Back with more art tips is Jane Dunnewold.
Inspire a young maker with kid-friendly art projects. Folk artist Mystele Kirkeeng paints a portrait of a cup inspired by various designs. Studio artist Cynthia Thornton paints and assembles articulated paper dolls. Jewelry expert Candie Cooper tops things off with a beautiful beaded crown. Jane Dunnewold shares another art tip.
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.
Today, art becomes fashion. Mixed media artist Rae Missigman makes a wearable art journal for her artful ideas. Today’s hottest jewelry trend is crafted into a bangle bracelet by Jen Cushman. Artist Candie Cooper affirms her art statement by embellishing boots. Jane Dunnewold has another idea about the maker’s movement.