Julie Fei-Fan Balzer + bits of paper = magic!

Amy’s note: All of Julie’s projects this month incorporate pieces from our Hot for Teacher kit – get a little piece of the action for yourself at our ArtFire shop!

Hi!  Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here and I’m so pleased to be guest designing for Gauche Alchemy this month!  For my second “lucky” project I made a scrapbook page about the man I’m so lucky to be married to!

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The circle around the photo is made up of lots of little bits of paper.  I took some of the yearbook pages and other fun ephemera from the kit and painted them with graphic designs and lots of glitter.

Before
Before
(You can see that I use my shower as a drying rack for wet papers!  It’s one of the few places that I know no one will step on them!)

Take a peek at all those little bits of colored paper up close:

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In the photo you can also see the stitching around the circle.  There’s no adhesive keeping these papers down.  It’s all stitching!

Paint is a fantastic way of altering vintage papers to suit your needs!

Thanks for letting me share!

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5 Responses

  1. Julie Julie Julie — amazing, once again! Love the gorgeous bits you created and put together. Fabulous!!

  2. Julie,
    Great idea to paint over miscellaneous papers! Love your round layout and all the stitching.
    Susan

  3. This is genius, Julie. 🙂

  4. way kewl julie

  5. […] March’s Guest designer,  Julie Fei Fan Balzer, started the party with this beautiful page: March's guest- Julie Balzer. "Looking Forward" using the Hot For Teacher Kit […]

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