Stamp Carving with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in NYC

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of carving stamps for patterning with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in her Manhattan home.  All I have to say is….”Wow!”  What a blast!  Of course I had to prepare for class by creating another shirt, and I wanted to make it even better than the one that I made for Create in New Jersey last year.


I used stencils to create the brick wall and the city scape.  I free-handed the lettering and it was all applied with Golden paint and the Golden fabric medium.

In class, I learned a lot about stamp carving and how to create stamps to make beautiful patterns when stamped together.

NYC-Julie-Class-Stamp NYC-Julie-Class-Demo NYC-Julie-Class

We had a wonderful group of ladies in my class.


And check out this wonderful view of New York City from Julie’s apartment terrace.


That evening, a few of us, including my brave husband, went to Don Antonio for dinner. We all had different variations of true Italian pizza and it was delicious.


I later used some of my stamped tags from class in my art journal, as well as the adorable name tag stickers that Julie made for each of us with her Brother Scan N Cut.


If you are interested in reading all about the class on Julie’s blog, you can check it out here:

Julie’s Blog Post at Balzer Designs

Have you ever tried to design and carve stamps for patterning?  I would love to hear about it 🙂

Thanks for visiting the blog!


2 thoughts on “Stamp Carving with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in NYC

  1. Velda says:

    Really like the stamp…..another avenue to explore! Over and over I have to thank you for the inspirations! I am having a blast working in my art journal, experimenting and learning as I go.

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