Let Nature Be Your Calming Breath: A Handmade Journal by Lynne Moncrieff + Your Chance to Win a $130 Gift Set of Stamps!

September 21st, 2018

Please join us in welcoming guest artist Lynne Moncrieff to Somerset Place! Today, she’s sharing a peek inside her handmade journal process to spark some new inspiration, including a quick video to give you a closer look!

Eco dying/tea staining, naturally has me leaning towards creating nature-themed projects with the stained items. It is such a satisfactory process, especially when utilizing found/re-cycled papers; although other favorites to dye/stain include rice paper, unperforated teabag paper, and large, self-fill teabags.

The dyed/stained items can be incorporated into a wealth of projects — a particular favorite of mine is books/booklets. The book I created for this post is simply constructed from an A3 sheet of handmade, sugar cane paper which was dyed/stained. A very humble structure which, with the addition of flaps and folds to tuck mini booklets inside or stitched paper pockets where a tag can nestle, makes a simply constructed book into an art adventure, with an abundance of areas ripe for journaled thoughts or possibly sketches relating to nature.

Deeply inspired by nature with my Lynne’s Wildflowers stamps, alongside stamped Affirmations influenced by my thoughts on nature, this is a book to slip into its pouch, with a favorite pencil or charcoal stick. As musings are jotted into the book, enjoy some quiet time and let nature be your calming breath.

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Please join us in welcoming guest artist Lynne Moncrieff to Somerset Place! Today, she’s sharing a peek inside her handmade journal process to spark some new inspiration, including a quick video to give you a closer look! Eco dying/tea staining, naturally has me leaning towards creating nature-themed projects with the stained items. It is such […]

Glimpse Inside New September Issues + Your Chance to Win one!

September 7th, 2018

The September Autumn Issues have arrived! These six issues are brimming with inspiration and are sure to excite you for all the fall trends in mixed-media art, jewelry, festivities, and more. There is something for everyone beneath each cover.

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The September Autumn Issues have arrived! These six issues are brimming with inspiration and are sure to excite you for all the fall trends in mixed-media art, jewelry, festivities, and more. There is something for everyone beneath each cover.

Romancing the Vial: 13 Artful Test Tube Projects

August 17th, 2018

 

We’ve assembled 13 artful projects that highlight working with test tubes; gather inspiration and a fresh take on what is possible with these versatile, little vials! Featured here is everything from salt soak vials and gifts to decor and garden kits.  Have you ever used test tubes for a unique project? Send your creative projects and ideas that include test tubes to marketing@stampington.com for a chance to get your ideas featured in an upcoming post!

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  We’ve assembled 13 artful projects that highlight working with test tubes; gather inspiration and a fresh take on what is possible with these versatile, little vials! Featured here is everything from salt soak vials and gifts to decor and garden kits.  Have you ever used test tubes for a unique project? Send your creative projects […]

A Tour Through the Premier Issue of In Her Studio

August 3rd, 2018

 

In Her Studio is a brand new publication that takes readers on a tour through the creative spaces and lives of female artists and makers. You’ll see spaces in every size, and get useful tips and tricks from every featured woman. In Her Studio shines a spotlight on creatives of all types, from doll makers to painters, from full-time professionals to those who create purely for pleasure. And you’ll get to hear their stories.

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  In Her Studio is a brand new publication that takes readers on a tour through the creative spaces and lives of female artists and makers. You’ll see spaces in every size, and get useful tips and tricks from every featured woman. In Her Studio shines a spotlight on creatives of all types, from doll makers […]

Kintsukuroi-Style Art Journaling Project by Guest Artist Carolyn Dube

July 10th, 2018

Please join us in welcoming guest artist Carolyn Dube to Somerset Place! Today, she’s sharing a peek inside her artistic journaling process to spark some new inspiration, including a quick video to give you a closer look!

What can you do when you have an art journal page that just feels blah?  Honor that! How? By ripping it up. Rip it to pieces. Yes, really rip it. And then put it back together, kintsukuroi style.

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Please join us in welcoming guest artist Carolyn Dube to Somerset Place! Today, she’s sharing a peek inside her artistic journaling process to spark some new inspiration, including a quick video to give you a closer look! What can you do when you have an art journal page that just feels blah?  Honor that! How? […]