Art Foamies

I'm so pleased to share that I have designed some new Art Foamies foam stamps! You can watch the video for more: There is a discount code you can use to get 25% of my designs: JULIESWEEK. Valid through Thursday, 11/4/2021. If you've never used Art Foamies before, here's the 411: Big bold beautiful designs made from high quality foam. The details in the designs are amazing (check out the little tiny details on the stamp I'm holding in the photo). Art Foamies foam stamps are easy to use, easy to clean (or not to clean in my case). They're... Read more →

Happy Monday! I wanted to share the three demo projects I did during Friday night's #PrintInktober class. The topic was printing on fabric (you can watch the replay now in the online classroom). We covered 4 different fabric mediums for printing and used all kinds of stamps -- hand carved, commercial rubber stamps, silicone stamps, and foam stamps (handmade and commercial). We printed on light fabric, dark fabric, and a t-shirt. Take a peek: Printing on fabric is one of my favorite things to do. It has a lot of impact and printed t-shirts, aprons, and tote bags make fabulous... Read more →

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for a long time and I finally sat down and filmed the tutorial for you. Yay! These are pouches made from laminating sheets. The stamping goes on the inside of the laminating pouch so that it doesn't chip or rub off. This is a super fun and easy project. You can watch the short (4 min) video for the full tutorial: LINKS: laminating sheets laminator Art Foamies A Year of Gelatin Printing Plastic Snap kit Here are some supply substitutions that you might find useful: No laminator: I think... Read more →

As I mentioned last week, I recently issued a personal challenge to myself to create 30 mixed media collages based on "the grid" design. Here are eight of them: Do you have a favorite? I am amazed how one simple design idea can take so many disparate forms. It's rather exciting, isn't it? I think I could probably create piles and piles of artwork over many years using this one simple design! If you'd like to learn more about how to use "the grid" design, sign up for my live online class on August 14. Thanks for stopping by! Read more →

Today's tutorial video is an oldie but a goodie. I often get asked about the mysterious "Stamp Buddy" included with many of the Art Foamies stamps. What is it? Packaging? Why on earth do I need it? Watch the video for all the answers: You can purchase Art Foamies direct from their website. Big Numbers Floral Polka Dot Make Art Leaf Vine Eyes: Triangle Lashes Me-O-My Pair of Eyes Spot On Happy Edge Ring Fling Ring Fling Large Love Candy Mind Track Writers Block Triangle Staircase Water Lilly Holiday Tree Ring Tic Tac Flowery Tree Gone Dotty Tripsy Triangle Ring... Read more →

Happy Thursday! When I was teaching in NYC, Faigie asked me if she could do a guest post on my blog and I said, "Of course!" I am always happy to showcase talented people's ideas -- especially when they're showing off some of the products I've designed! I hope you enjoy this tutorial from Faigie! Hi, my name is Faigie Kobre and I’m really excited to be guest posting on Julie's blog. I became a mixed media addict a number of years ago and one of my main sources of information on mixed media has been Julie. It was so... Read more →

I put together a quick video about my "5 Dots" set of Art Foamies foam stamps. It's packed with ideas on how to use these stamps together and separately! Here are some of the samples from the video: Layering stamps: Using the stamps as monoprinting plates: Layering the stamps with stencils: Using the back and front of the stamp: "One" stamp with two very different looks: And here are all the stamped papers: I love Art Foamies for their big size, ease of use, and ability to print with acrylic paint. Hope you learned a trick or two! Thanks for... Read more →

Today I've got a fun and quick way to make a big batch of Valentine's Day cards! Watch the video for the how to: And here are individual photos of the cards I made: Supplies Used: Gelatin Plate White Cardstock Art Foamies Rubber Brayer Acrylic Paint Scissors Artists Tape I hope you'll give this technique a try! Thanks for stopping by! Read more →

I recently attended Creativation -- the annual trade show for the craft industry. It used to be called CHA (craft and hobby association) and now it's called Creativation. And the organization, which also used to be called CHA, is now called AFCI. Learn all about it on the podcast: If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is a recording that is available to you whenever you'd like to listen. If you'd like to download it to your iTunes library, click here.... Read more →

Suzanne (Julie's assistant) here again to share another tutorial with you fine folks. The internet is full of all sorts of paper flower tutorials and projects. Julie recently shared a fabulous one using her ScanNCut to make Rolled Paper Flowers. But today I'm sharing one that features everyday art materials; cardstock, paint, ArtFoamies, TCW Stencils, and a string of led lights. First I layered pastel colored hues of ArtFoamies and stencils randomly on a few sheets of cardstock. Not overlooking that you will see both sides of the paper, so flip the pages as they dry. Cut a spiral out... Read more →