Make It Artsy

Make It Artsy

This series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that is sweeping the country. It's more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make things.

All Past Episodes

Capturing Now

29:00 | #612 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer starts out with a watercolor card displayed in a divided page. Create a clear book with Cat Kerr. Erin Gerlach makes a fishbowl terrarium.

Time Pieces

29:00 | #611 | TV-G

Joe Rotella and a perfect pendulum clock to keep track of time. Seth Apter shares time saving techniques.

The Times of My Life

29:00 | #610 | TV-G

Alexandra Stapleton creates a memory book featuring some of her favorite moments in time. Lynn Lilly remembers a favorite family vacation with a memory jar.

Back in Time

29:00 | #608 | TV-G

Seth Apter returns with his technique for subtracting instead of adding paint. Karenliiz Henderson rescues some vinyl records to create a keepsake.

Everything Old Is New Again

28:01 | #607 | TV-G

Candie Cooper takes old pieces and revamps them for new looks. Joe Rotella makes a modern tote bag.

How to Make Things Look Aged

28:01 | #606 | TV-G

Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer demonstrates a technique for giving stenciling an aged look.

It's All in the Timing

28:01 | #605 | TV-G

Dina Wakley has a paint technique using rubbing alcohol. Joe Rotella makes a wine cork shadow box.

Time Saving

28:01 | #604 | TV-G

Alexandra Stapleton creates time saving gifts. Cosplay expert Cheryl Sleboda makes winged feet.

Time Honored Techniques

28:01 | #603 | TV-G

Dina Wakley hand stitches over stamping. An art deco inspired foil embossed project is created.

Time Travels

28:01 | #602 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates a landscape viewed through antique glass. Michael deMeng has a Day of the Dead inspired project, and Cat Kerr creates crown reminiscent of medieval times.

Time to Stop

28:01 | #601 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer shows you don't have to fill in the whole page when you're stenciling. Seth Apter shares a faux encaustic technique.

Take It Outside

28:00 | #513 | TV-G

A marbling technique is showcased and an all over technique known as dirty pour is demonstrated.

Spice of Life

28:01 | #512 | TV-G

Three ways to add bling with stencils are demonstrated and a little bling is added to a jean jacket.


28:01 | #511 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer shows how to make a pillow and Lynn Lilly creates a family memory book.


28:01 | #510 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a simple clay dish to hold art supplies. Kae Pea creates an art table.

Making for Stress Free Living

28:01 | #509 | TV-G

Candie Cooper demonstrates a pouring technique where you never really know the outcome.

Artistic Endeavors

28:01 | #508 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a cover for her journal. Betty Busby demonstrates a pouring technique.

Tooling Around

28:01 | #507 | TV-G

Joe Rotella, our tool expert, shows how to use micro tools to make a home dec crate for every room.

Fantasy Living

28:00 | #506 | TV-G

Joe Rotella creates a fanciful top hat for his steampunk persona. Lynne Suprock makes a gazing ball.

The Space Around Us

28:01 | #505 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer wears her art as translucent jewelry. Artist Kae Pea makes a moonlight panel.

Every Day Celebrations

28:01 | #504 | TV-G

Decorated glasses are made using simple vinyl designs. Interchangeable blocks are created for decor.

Outdoor Living

28:01 | #503 | TV-G

A stenciled tray is created and mosaic stepping stones are made in different patterns and designs.

Around the House

28:01 | #502 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a frame that highlights our favorite things. Candie Cooper makes a mobile.

Daily Activities

28:01 | #501 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a daily calendar and Tori Weyers discusses a daily sketchbook practice.

Up Close and Personal

28:01 | #413 | TV-G

Tori Weyers provides a lesson on composition and bringing together all of the elements of your art. Cheryl Boglioli makes a 3D sculpture of a meerkat.


28:01 | #412 | TV-G

Joe Rotella uses found objects like wood and license plates to make a modern birdhouse.


28:01 | #411 | TV-G

Dina Wakley has the keys for abstract paintings so they are more than just a colorful background.

Cut it Out

28:01 | #410 | TV-G

Mary Hettmansperger has an Alexander Calder inspired piece with a canvas cut out with found objects.

Texture and Dimension

28:01 | #409 | TV-G

Cheryl Boglioli introduces a new medium: wax. It will change the surface of your art.

Artistic License

28:01 | #408 | TV-G

Artistic license give us the permission to do just about anything we want with our projects.

Be Objective

28:01 | #407 | TV-G

Michael deMeng creates weathered objects using clay, molds, and salt! A neckpiece is showcased.

In the Eyes of an Artist

28:01 | #406 | TV-G

Mary Cassatt is an American painter and printmaker known for her portrayal of women and children.

Shapes and Symbols

28:01 | #405 | TV-G

Syndee Holt incorporates shapes into an art form using clay to make switch plate covers.

All About Brushes

28:01 | #404 | TV-G

Learn lettering styles using brush pens. Art inspired by Van Gogh's brush strokes is showcased.


28:01 | #403 | TV-G

Wearables and paldrons are created for cosplay and cookie tins are cut up to make earrings.

It's All Art!

28:01 | #402 | TV-G

An Andy Warhol inspired design using photo editing software using one of his iconic effects is created. Then Joe Rotella explores automata - or a wooden mechanical tool for a unique artistic approach.


28:01 | #401 | TV-G

Painting using a palette knife is featured. A graffiti inspired modern street art design is shown.

Tools of the Trade

28:01 | #306 | TV-G

Joe Rotella drills fine china to make a bird feeder. Cheryl Boglioli crafts a bisque face pendant.

Grand Opening - Proper Attire

28:01 | #313 | TV-G

Jen Cushman stamps an on-trend metal bracelet. Rae Missigman makes a purse from recycled products.

Under and Over

28:01 | #312 | TV-G

Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware from clay. Jane Dunnewold talks about setting goals.

Plumbing and Electrical - Below the Surface

28:01 | #311 | TV-G

Cheryl Boglioli adds a variety of materials to a crafted form to make a gallery-ready figurine.

Finishing Touches

28:00 | #310 | TV-G

Add that perfect finishing touch. Joe Rotella molds and casts a one-of-a-kind gaming set.


28:01 | #309 | TV-G

Julie McGuffee and Joe Rotella make a shiny party banner. Jane Dunnewold talks about collections.

Hard Hats Required

28:01 | #308 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer cuts, embosses, and paints metal to create home decor.

On the Surface

28:01 | #307 | TV-G

Cat Kerr creates a pendant with cool resin techniques and Mary Hettmansperger adds color to copper.

A Good Foundation

28:01 | #305 | TV-G

Rebekah Meier cuts, paints and assembles layers of felt. Jane Dunnewold discusses content.

Bricks Need Mortar - They Don't Stand Alone

28:01 | #304 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer sews and stamps fabric embellishments for book covers and more.

Nuts and Bolts

28:00 | #303 | TV-G

Candie Cooper weaves leather through washers to make a cool bracelet. Get more Ideas for alignment.

Building Blocks

28:01 | #302 | TV-G

Lynn Suprock uses a blender to turn recycled materials into paper. Ideas on alignment are shared.


28:01 | #301 | TV-G

A scheduling journal is created. Lynn Suprock sculpts tiny books to use as journals and jewelry.

Inspired By Fashion

28:00 | #213 | TV-G

Mixed media artist Rae Missigman makes a wearable art journal for her artful ideas.

Express Yourself/Personal Style

28:00 | #212 | TV-G

Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer draws and cuts custom screens for silkscreen printing.

Kid Friendly

28:00 | #211 | TV-G

Folk artist Mystele Kirkeeng paints a portrait of a cup inspired by various designs.

Wear Your Art

28:00 | #210 | TV-G

Embellishment artist Candie Cooper makes bag charms with leather and beads.

Folk Art

28:00 | #209 | TV-G

Painter and maker Mystele Kirkeeng paints abstract folk art faces and figures.


28:00 | #208 | TV-G

Mixed media artist Rae Missigman captures moments in time in an artful clipboard journal.


28:00 | #207 | TV-G

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.

Making A House A Home

28:00 | #206 | TV-G

Mixed media artist Cat Kerr shows a new technique for using resin to create textured sheets.

New to Me

28:00 | #205 | TV-G

Studio artist Cynthia Thornton paints fashions and faces to create a charming fabric doll.


28:00 | #204 | TV-G

Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer crafts a variety of projects with decorative foils. Learn a new tip from Jane Dunnewold.

Embrace Imperfection

28:00 | #203 | TV-G

Metalwork artist Mary Hettmansperger playfully collages with fabric and mediums to create wall art.

Party People

28:00 | #202 | TV-G

Tool expert Joe Rotella melts glass in a microwave oven to create contemporary jewelry and accessories.


28:01 | #201 | TV-G

Metalsmith Mary Hettmansperger uses old letter stamps to create journals, covers and other art.


28:00 | #108 | TV-G

Illustrator Roxanne Coble balances humor and emotional themes in abstract mini-canvases.

Paint Techniques

28:00 | #113 | TV-G

Collage artist Rebekah Meier uses custom-cut stencils, masking tape, and paints to create a cool canvas. Dina Wakley uses thick and thin paint methods to make an artistic journal page.


28:00 | #112 | TV-G

Urban artist Seth Apter die cuts components for an industrial-looking collage. Mixed media artist Rebekah Meier paints, stamps, and sews a colorful cloth banner.

Home Decor

28:00 | #111 | TV-G

Artist Dina Wakley makes a wall hanging with tissue stamping. Using watercolors, calligrapher Janet Takahashi creates simple brush lettering.


28:00 | #110 | TV-G

A simple lamp morphs into a decorator accent with tool expert Joe Rotella. A matchbook becomes a mini-journal in the hands of artist Roxanne Coble.


28:01 | #109 | TV-G

Clay artist Laurie Mika celebrates love by embedding all sorts of charms into sculptured hearts.


28:00 | #107 | TV-G

A road trip to the Columbus Idea Foundry, a center for the growing Maker Movement, is featured.


28:01 | #106 | TV-G

Color explodes from collaged bags from crafty chica Kathy Cano-Murillo.


28:00 | #105 | TV-G

Calligrapher Janet Takahashi adds floral accents to plain lettering.


28:00 | #104 | TV-G

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes cool wrapping paper from paper bags.


28:00 | #103 | TV-G

Mixed media maker Roxanne Coble alters postcards with blobs, patterns, and drips.


28:00 | #102 | TV-G

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


28:00 | #101 | TV-G

Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a tip for creating a charming little book necklace.

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