Delicately Stitched Envelopes Just in Time for Easter and Mother’s Day

April 18th, 2014

 

Free Article Stitched Envelopes “Over the years, I have collected many and various pieces of vintage papers, tickets, labels, sewing patterns, etc. The muted, soft colors and textures are so pleasing, and I enjoy the history and the stories these little pieces of very worn and torn paper can tell.”

~Mixed-media artist Viv Sliwka; Click here to read the full article.

There is no better way of being transported to the past than with what is fast becoming a relic of what used to be the most common form of communication: the handwritten letter. Holding onto an old envelope with the yellowing of time showing on its edges, its postmark stamp a tell-tale sign of its age, and the stains of all its travels proudly worn upon its surface – it’s very easy to see why Viv Sliwka has decided to use these very particular objects as a canvas for her creativity.

 

Free Article Stitched Envelopes

In this free article download, Viv does a wonderful job of maintaining the integrity of the original envelopes while also introducing her own artistic style. Armed with carefully selected ephemera, subtle touches of fabric, and screen print drawings of her own artwork or photographs, she creates stunning collages that resonate with springtime colors and blooms. Once she’s happy that she’s captured the overall sentiments she was trying to convey, she applies the focal point of her style: sewing machine or hand-stitched details.

Click here to download the free article, “Stitched Envelopes,” by Viv Sliwka that originally appeared in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations Volume 5.  You’ll also find more mixed-media creations by this talented artist, learn about her creative process, and pick up some creative techniques that you may want to apply to a Mother’s Day card or heartfelt letter.

 

Recreate Your Own Stitched Envelopes for Easter or Mother’s Day

Perfect for spring: We think this is the ideal time to attempt and apply some of Viv’s ideas and techniques. Why not try making your own Mother’s Day or last-minute Easter card and embellishing the envelope in an unforgettable way?

 

Also featu1SOM-HOL11-Somerset-Holidays-Celebrations-2011-Volume-5-600x600red in this issue are more than 100 holiday ideas for gift and décor items, such as a spooky Halloween magnet calendar, a very patriotic Uncle Sam hat centerpiece, and ideas for adding spring colors to wood letters. Join artists Catherine Matthews-Scanlon, Becky Shander, Vanessa Valencia, Angela Harris, and many more in this issue of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations.

 

 

 

 

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What are your ideas and techniques for creating memorable correspondence? Do you already create stitched envelopes or have we tempted you to try? Let us know in the comment section below!




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Ten Ways to Create with Kraft-Colored Products + Giveaway

April 15th, 2014

Kraft Essentials

 

There’s something warm and inviting about kraft-colored products. Maybe it’s the soft shades of brown or the subtle texture of the porous material. It’s like an echo from the past, before paper products underwent multiple chemical treatments to get that just-right sheen of glossy business-letterhead perfection. And maybe it’s the uncomplicated ruggedness of these products which helps to spark the sort of inspiration that is born in the wiser but simpler parts of our mind.

With such a beautiful coloration and sturdiness to these materials, kraft-colored crafting supplies are great for all sorts of projects. Here at Somerset Place, we’re hoping to jumpstart your creativity by sharing ten inventive ways to use kraft-colored products:

 

1. Alter a Kraft-Colored Journal

Je Taime Journal ProjectGive your new diary a down-to-earth feel with the rich tan coloration of a moleskine kraft journal. With a variety of sizes and a choice between a darker or lighter cover, you can give your thoughts the perfect canvas for paint, collage, stamps, embellishments, and more.

2. Package Special Homemade Goods

Birds and Blooms Kraft Colored Treat BagsDifficult for making an airtight seal and often covered in ink and chemicals, normal wrapping paper is not well suited for packaging edible goods. However, kraft-colored treat bags make it easy to securely enclose treats and are available in multiple sizes with interesting patterns like playful polka dots and bold stripes. Some kraft-colored bags come without a design, which means you can alter them for special occasions, themed parties, or anything else you can come up with. If you’re packaging baked goods, you can even share your recipe by printing it directly on kraft-colored bags.

 

3. Make Gorgeous Handcrafted Cards

Just Because Kraft Colored CardCreate unique embellishments on this ready-to-alter material that will give all your handcrafted cards a special and original touch. Kraft-colored paper is well known for being a very sturdy material, so whether you’re making a festive collage or an elegant invitation – it’s a great canvas for pen, paint, and other mixed-media applications. If you need some ideas, check out our free Card Making Projects like this one shown at left, which also features kraft-colored envelopes.

 

 

4. Start a Recipe Book or a Recipe Box

Kraft Colored Recipe BookAssemble your recipe collection all in one place, and give it a distinct vintage feel by writing your ingredients and instructions on kraft-colored filler paper. If you use a worn journal cover from Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology Collection (shown at left), you can add more paper, tags, and page pockets as you go. To create a distinct recipe box, you can alter or use a unique container as is, and write down your recipes on kraft-colored index cards. Regardless of the project you choose, the end result can be passed down from generation to generation.

 

 

5. Alter and Embellish Gift Tags

Kraft Colored Grubby TagsBig or small, a kraft-colored surface is a lovely canvas to work on. With a set of kraft-colored tags you can alter or decorate them however you see fit. With a little glitter, paint, and cream-colored lace these tags can take on a shabby chic appearance. Alternatively, you can go very simple with just a well-placed stamp and some fancy free-hand lettering for a more minimalist look. Whatever you decide, your altered tags will be completely personal and one-of-a-kind.

 

 

6. Custom Gift Wrap

Kraft Colored Gift WrapA Natural Kraft Wrapping Paper Roll gives you the flexibility to personalize your own gift wrap. Add your own custom pattern, write a thoughtful quote, or create a completely one-of-a-kind design by painting, drawing, or stamping directly onto your packages. Some manufactured wrapping paper creases and wrinkles easily; this isn’t the case with this paper. What I like about the kraft paper roll is that it’s very forgiving, even for someone like me, who isn’t the greatest at wrapping presents.

 

 

7. Kraft-Colored Accent Pieces

Kraft Colored Bingo TagsKraft-colored embellishments come in all shapes and sizes, which make them great for nearly any type of project. A simple or elaborate kraft embellishment is a creative way to add depth or a primitive look, and while you can buy these accents, you also have the option of making your own. Have pieces of kraft-colored paper left over? Your scraps don’t need to be destined for the trash. Cut them into shapes, or add color, pieces of tissue, and stamps, and use these bits to decorate your cards, scrapbooks, and journal pages.

 

 

8. Use Kraft-Colored Paper as a Canvas

Natrual Kraft Wrapping Paper RollThe stark contrast of black charcoal drawn across the warm surface of a kraft-colored page is sure to make a lasting impression. Alternatively, add paint, chalk, or oil pastels to make something unexpected and unique. With Kraft Wrapping Paper Rolls you can create a canvas that is as big or small as your creativity demands.

 

 

 

9. Parchment Paper Bouquets

Kraft Colored Parchment BouquetOne of the most wonderful little pleasures in life is giving or reciving flowers. There’s nothing quite as thoughtful as a handpicked bunch of fresh flowers, and with kraft-colored parchment sheets, you can give the bouquet a wholesome and rustic look. Our Shoppe Manager, Vanessa Spencer shows us how easy it is to pull off a clean and unprocessed look with with her Parchment Paper Bouquet Project. You only need five supplies to recreate this idea: parchment paper, a stamp, ink, scrapper’s floss, and lavender bundle.

 

 

10. Ruffled Gift Bags

Ruffled Kraft Colored Gift BagsThe pleasure of giving or receiving a gift starts long before the present is opened. Making an artful display of the gift bag itself prolongs the delight of the receiver while also stirring their enthusiasm. Just a few sheets of raw Natural Kraft Tissue Paper can bring a gift to life by offering a rustic and unprocessed feel.

 

 

 

Comment for a Chance to Win!

Kraft Colored Filler PaperNow that you’ve heard from us – we want to hear from you! Tell us how you would use these versatile kraft-colored products by commenting below. Five lucky winners will get to choose from 150 sheets of Kraft Paper or a set of 100 Kraft Index Cards, so make sure to leave your thoughts below!

* Contest is open to U.S. Residents only and ends on 4/30/14 at 11:59pm. Winners will be selected at random and will be contacted via email.

 




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  There’s something warm and inviting about kraft-colored products. Maybe it’s the soft shades of brown or the subtle texture of the porous material. It’s like an echo from the past, before paper products underwent multiple chemical treatments to get that just-right sheen of glossy business-letterhead perfection. And maybe it’s the uncomplicated ruggedness of these […]

Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art Journal Project

April 10th, 2014

Slow and Breathe
It’s easy to chug along, gain speed, and forget to press on the breaks in the business of everyday life. Today, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer reveals a simple project to help you take time to slow down, breathe, and appreciate the present moment in this creative, art journal project.

Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art Journal Project Tutorial

  1. Start by altering the background of the Faber Castell Mini Mixed-Media Journal with Faber Castell Gelato colors of your choice.
  2. To achieve a watercolor effect, simply rub the sticks onto the pages, and use a damp paper towel to blend the colors. Feel free to experiment to achieve desired results.
  3. Once the pages are dry, embellish with some torn pieces of paper. (For this particular project, Vanessa used cards from the Project Life Core Kit Jade Edition).
  4. Then use the 2 inch stencils with a grey Montana acrylic paint marker to stencil the large letters on. Once the paint has dried, finish the word in scripted handwriting. Use the paint marker to make small dots and blots on the edges of the papers.
  5. Vanessa also dabbed some very light teal acrylic paint on the edges at random. You can add pictures and more to your mini art journal pages, or leave them as they are. The final product? An artful journal to remind you of the importance of rest and relaxation.

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Materials Used:

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint - Classic Teal (2 oz) Faber Castell Gelatos - 34 Pack Montana Acrylic Paint Marker 2mm Set of 12 - Fine B  Faber Castell Mini Mixed-Media Journal Set – 4.5 x 5.5  American Crafts Project Life Core Kit Jade Edition  Reusable Stencil Board Lettering Set - 2 inch

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Free Ephemera Download: Ladies Lavished in Color

April 7th, 2014

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From patterned scarves to textured skirts, these lovely ladies are adorned in color and ready to grace the pages of your next paper crafting or digital project. Use on the front of a card to tell a friend “hello” or add to a digital collage for feminine flair – the possibilities are endless when you create with this free vintage ephemera.

Click here to view these images at full size and to download yours today. To incorporate more vintage ephemera and digitally altered pieces into your artwork, visit e-Crafting.com!

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Glimpse Inside: Freshly Picked April Issues + Giveaway

April 3rd, 2014

Spring has finally sprung, and we’re celebrating it inside the bright and vibrant pages of our April issues. If your creativity has been hibernating, let the inspirational projects, photographs, and stories featured in this month’s new publications wake it right back up. And I, for one, am doubly excited for the very first volume of Digital Inspiration – an extraordinary new book-azine which showcases stunning digitally altered artwork on newly formatted pages.Discount

Are you a loyal blog subscriber or is this your first time joining us? Regardless, we would like to offer you an exclusive promo code to receive $5 off any of our April issues. Just make sure you copy and paste the discount code BLOG0414 when prompted at the checkout. (Discount code can be used only one time per customer.)

Art Journaling

Art Journaling Spring 2014Are you looking for interesting ways to put pen, chalk, paint, and even fabric onto your pages? Gather up your thoughts, and delve into the creative journaling techniques inside this must-have issue! Explore the unique vintage ephemera journal of Patty Radish and Kristin Van Valkenburgh’s mixed-media cardboard book. Travel to Italy and Scotland on the pages of Jenny Walker’s watercolor journal, and revel in an inspiring Artist Portfolio on Julie Fei Fan Balzer, who is recognized for her well-known Art Journal Every Day workshop.

Digital Inspiration - Premiere Issue!

Digital Inspiration Volume 1This special book showcases the best of the best in photo manipulations and digitally altered artwork, in an expanded 224-page format. There is truly nothing else like it on the market with its breathtaking images, digital tutorials, and collection of works by groundbreaking artists Rhonna Farrer, Angi Sullins, Aimee Stewart, Traci Bautista, Hollie Haradon, Mario van Middendorf, Nicoletta Ranieri, and more. Expect the most innovative digital techniques in our premiere issue: using polyvore to create art, how to make digital stamps, mixing analog and digital, exploring filters in altered art, and transitioning from physical to digital art journals, just to name a few.

Haute Handbags

Haute handbags Spring 2014This issue of Haute Handbags covers an array of bags of all kinds, and it’s all about how you carry it. Whether it’s a purse, clutch, or hip bag, our artists bring new meaning to how to carry personal items in a creative way. Learn how Diane Utley-Aguilar repurposes whimsical fabric and lace into her bridal bag collection, and find Karen Pratt’s charming combination of vintage fabric and sewing. Additionally, felting is taken to another level by artists Mary Ann Haak and Elena Bondar.

Jewelry Affaire

Jewelry Affair Spring 2014As you flip through these pages, you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures that are pleasing to the eye. Take notes from Diane Cook as she shares her tastes for all things vintage and soldered. Chelsea Stevens teaches us how to take rocks and stones and turn them into gorgeous necklaces and earrings, while Jill Rowden, Lisa Hancock, and Diane Utley-Aguilar show us how to repurpose vintage finds. From whimsical baubles to artistically crafted gems, these beautifully adorned wearables are sure to satisfy your jewelry cravings!

Mingle

Mingle Spring 2014Find fresh ideas for celebrating spring inside the newest issue of Mingle. From a quirky summer save the date engagement party to a gentleman’s tea party for little boys, we’ve got a number of creative reasons to get together. Follow along with Tess Smith as she bids adieu to her “roaring 20s” with a Gatsby-themed party, take off into mid-air with an aerial baby shower complete with paper airplane decorations, and last but not least, glimpse inside the intimate orchard gathering of four close friends who set out to celebrate the peach harvest.

Somerset Life

Somerset Life Spring 2014From simple to sophisticated, Somerset Life is laden with creative ideas for infusing beauty into every facet of your life. The wire hanger gets a makeover, and you’ll also be able to explore an exquisite, handcrafted tipi crafted from doilies. Get artfully organized with an inspired way to store your tea collection, find clever ideas for one-of-a-kind gift baskets, and make your own gorgeous gift toppers – just in time for Mother’s Day.

Somerset Memories

Somerset Memories Spring 2014This issue is brimming with wonderful memory art that will stir your soul. From Kasia Krzymiñska’s lovely pages that highlight old family photographs to Maїssa Toulet’s simple and unique family trees to Galia Alena’s book created for her daughter’s coming-of-age, there truly is something for everyone. We also feature the talented Roben-Marie Smith’s fun and colorful Project Life pages for a mixed-media take on this new trend, and Seth Apter shows us his memory cards and the unique and artful way he stores and display photographs.

The Stampers’ Sampler - 20-Year Anniversary Issue!

The Stampers' Sampler Spring 2014Jump into spring with our annual Celebrations Issue! In this issue we commemorate those moments in life we want to cherish just a little longer, like college graduations, weddings, and new babies. You will also have a chance to sink into some exciting new techniques, such as a unique way to make handmade stamped books and how to incorporate ever-popular washi tape into your cards. We’re revisiting Stamping Deconstructed in this issue by breaking down a seemingly complicated project into manageable steps. And last, but never least, you’ll get a chance to get to know Lynne Moncrieff a little better, with a Guest Artist feature that we can’t wait to show you.

Where Women Create BUSINESS

Where Women Create BUSINESS Spring 2014Where Women Create BUSINESS is now quarterly, and our April 2014 issue is bursting with inspiring stories and words of wisdom. In this issue, Gina Riley shares her experience as founder and head designer of Rebel Designs Accessories, Inc. Cinda Boomershine reveals how she went from interior designer to television personality to creator and designer of Cinda B handbags. Owner of Century Farmhouse, Ann Marie Craig, takes us inside her shop where she sells handcrafted artisan soaps. Patti Hughes shares how her passion for handmade crafts led to her multimillion-dollar business, Natural Life.

Your Chance to Win One of Our April Issues!

We’re giving away one brand-new April title to one lucky winner! Simply follow these steps to enter for your chance to win:

1) Click on your favorite spread above.

2) Pin or “Like” that particular issue. 

3) If you pinned to Pinterest, share the link in the comments section below. If you “liked” on Facebook, tag us so we can see. 

4) If you don’t have Facebook or Pinterest, please comment below and tell us which issue you find most appealing and why.

 

*Winner is selected at random and will be contacted via email. *$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following 2014 April Issues: Art Journaling, Haute Handbags, Jewelry Affaire, Mingle, Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, The Stampers’ Sampler, Where Women Create Business, and Digital Inspiration. Discount code can be used only one time per customer and expires 04/30/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 04/30/14 at 11:59pm.

 


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Spring has finally sprung, and we’re celebrating it inside the bright and vibrant pages of our April issues. If your creativity has been hibernating, let the inspirational projects, photographs, and stories featured in this month’s new publications wake it right back up. And I, for one, am doubly excited for the very first volume of […]

Inside Digital Inspiration and an Exclusive Offer

March 31st, 2014

Digital Inspiration Volume 1

This is the beginning of our story …

A story that begins with the image and goes wherever your mind takes it, a different place for each and every person.  ~Jamie Heiden

Stampington & Company is proud to present a brand-new book-azine that will challenge you to push your creativity to the limits. Experience 224 pages of the best of the best photo manipulations and digitally altered artwork on larger than life paper. There is truly nothing else like Digital Inspiration on the market with its eye-catching images, digital tutorials, and collection of works by groundbreaking artists, as collected from past issues of Somerset Digital Studio.

What tales will unfold along the way?

Digital Inspiration Volume 1

Expect the most innovative digital techniques in our premiere issue:

• how to make digital stamp • mixing analog and digital • exploring filters in altered art • transitioning from physical to digital art journals • and many more

Featured Spread: Dawne Boynton Polis

 Exclusive Offer: $5 off Digital Inspiration

Enter coupon code*: BDI0414 at checkout

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Art Journal Tutorial by Guest Artist Mary Wangerin

March 27th, 2014

Somerset Place is thrilled to welcome guest artist Mary Wangerin, one of Stampington & Company’s very own published artists and author of the inspirational blog, The Turqouise Paintbrush: a guide to treasures + truths. Today, she stops by to share a colorful art journal tutorial with us. We hope you’ll find Mary Wangerin’s advice helpful, as you continue to fine-tune your own creative process. Just remember, “The page is finished when you believe it is.”

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There are SO many different ways to create your very own art journal. I’m here to tell you about one particular method that worked really well for me! This art journal has become my favorite place to spill out creative thoughts, new project ideas, scribble down lyrics to my favorite song, or paint something just for me. Beware: this method is highly addictive!

Mary Wangerin’s DIY Art Journal:

 

Materials Needed

  • Any book/journal/notepad of your choice
  • Gesso
  • Paintbrushes (I love a good assortment!)
  • Colored pencils
  • Magazine clippings
  • Watercolors
  • Crayons
  • Acrylic paint
  • Oil pastels
  • Feathers
  • Ribbon
  • Stencils
  • Whatever your heart desires

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Tutorial

1) Choose your journal.

You don’t need to go out and purchase anything special! If you’re anything like me … you probably have a million blank books lying around – any of them will do!

2) Prime your journal pages with gesso.

This will get them ready for the painted mixed-media goodness you’ll add later. If you don’t have endless hours to spend watching gesso dry, I recommend having something else to work on while you wait.

3) Start adding color to your pages. (Here is where the real fun begins!)

I love using my hands, brayer, and paintbrushes for gorgeous, varied texture.

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4) Use stencils, cut + paste papers, add more paint, sew on some ribbon. Keep adding layers until the background is complete.

5) The page is finished once you believe it is!

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Mary Wangerin is a girl who loves cutting, pasting, getting her hands messy with colorful paint, and can’t live without coffee (a girl after my own heart!). Her inspirational work has also graced the pages of Artful Blogging. To view more of Mary Wangerin’s creations, please visit her blog: theturquoisepaintbrush.blogspot.com.


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Free Article Download: Teacup Succulents Project

March 24th, 2014

GreenCraft Tea Succulents

Using repurposed teacups, decorative polka-dot tape, and a few small succulents, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer creates this simple and inexpensive project. Rest them on a windowsill or place outside for an interesting décor piece that’s sure to revive and refresh an otherwise ordinary space.

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Click here to download this free article to learn how to recreate this teacup succulents project, originally featured in GreeenCraft Magazine Autumn 2012.

 

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Also in this issue: Learn how to bring new life to dull surfaces with chalkboard paint, make beautiful jewelry using only your spare change, and punch up your wardrobe with upcycled clothing hangers. You’ll also find inspired uses for old teacups, an assortment of projects made from soda cans, and much more. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to the countless ways artists find to repurpose materials into projects that are just as chic as they are green.

 

You may also be interested in: Somerset Home │ Home Décor Projects

 

Is there a creative professional you’re absolutely eager to learn from? Comment below, and we’ll do our best to spotlight the most requested artist as our next guest here [On the Blog].

 


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Mixed-Media Journal Projects

March 20th, 2014

mixed-media journal projects

We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece.

Mixed-Media Journal Projects:

  1. Soar Journal Project: created with Pam Carriker’s I Will Soar Cling Mount Stamps and one of my favorite blank canvases: a large, Kraft-colored Moleskine
  2. Personalize your journal by stenciling a monogram on a piece of vintage fabric that has been sewn onto its cover in this free journal project idea.
  3. Create pages that you can journal on AND that will hold all of your sentimental treasures and ephemera with the help of this Baggy Book journal project.
  4. Mixed-Media Birds Journal Project: highlights Dina Wakley’s new cling stamps and Roben-Marie’s fantastic line of Art Pops products
  5. Stamp “soar” on a canvas sheet, then adhere it to the cover of your art journal to inspire your free-flowing thoughts each and every time you open it.

Francoise Journal

Visit The Studio, to explore more than 140 mini books and journal projects, featuring innovative techniques and creative ways to alter covers and inner pages.

Pictured at left: Francoise Journal Page Project by Anna Dabrowska

 

 

Cast Your Vote by Commenting Below! What kind of free project would you like to see [On the Blog] in the month of May?

a) Jewelry making
b) Stamping
c) Organization and home décor
d) Something stitched

 


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Homemade Bath and Body Products: Inside the Premiere Issue of Willow and Sage

March 17th, 2014

 

Homemade Bath and Body Products

Willow and Sage is a brand-new publication filled with more than 35 unique recipes for homemade bath and body products. Readers can also find beautiful packaging ideas, paired alongside stunning, Somerset-style photography.

In the premiere issue, you’ll get:

  • a creative look inside a military family’s farm, where goats’ milk is molded into artisan soap
  • to discover how to make homemade mascara and foundation that are free of chemicals
  • to learn how to create beeswax paper for packaging your handmade goods, make teabags to steep in the bathtub, and craft quick and easy spa gifts to give to all your friends

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Receive free U.S. shipping and $2 off the cover price when you pre-order Volume 1.

Click here to reserve your copy, and peek inside the premiere issue! Special discount expires on March 25, 2014.

Willow & Sage: Homemade Bath and Body Products is Available May 1st

Artwork by Stephanie Rose, Louise Sanders, Anjanee Szczupak, and Erika Ferguson.
 

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