Bring your most creative ideas to life with this remarkable selection of brand-new August issues from Stampington & Company. These titles showcase the best in contemporary mixed-media art, from wearable menswear-inspired altered art to a curation of blog-worthy stories told through emotional words and images. You’ll get whisked away to studio spaces of intelligent, creative women and take a tour of the American Greetings headquarters! If these preview spreads have you oohing and ahhing (like we did when we first laid eyes on these beauties), take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING discount that we are offering exclusively to our blog readers.
Use Promo Code: BLOG0812*
Geared towards women who take pride in the creative details that adorn their studios, Where Women Create delights and inspires artistic types all over the world. This issue showcases the multitude of ways you can hang jewelry pieces, organize frequently used tools, and display works-in-progress. Bold chevron patterns adorn an umbrella outside the studio of the Riley Blake Designs studio, and mint green furniture serves as focal points in illustrator Amy Colburn’s creative retreat. Go behind-the-scenes of the American Greetings Ohio-based headquarters, and see how this creative team nurtures its employees in a relaxed and artistic environment.
Come home to a shabby-chic retreat or a vibrant, colorful getaway with this issue of Somerset Home. We’ll show you how to bring Pinterest to life with pretty pinboards adorned with muslin and lace, and how to customize accessory hangers to display handmade bows, barrettes, and headbands. Sharon Cochran gives us a heaping serving of coffee couture with her burlap handbags and pillows, and Jennifer Swift uses coffee bags to create unique dining décor. From innovative washi wall journaling to everyday storage solutions for the messy (I mean, “artistically organized”) crafter, the projects nested in this issue will quickly make your house a creative home.
From posed engagement photo shoots to candid family snapshots, moments in time are frozen and wistfully remembered via brilliantly designed blogs across the internet. This issue of Artful Blogging features personal stories from talented artists including Samantha Kira Harding, Jennifer Blair, and Elizabeth Morrow, among others. Mixed-media artist Anna-Maria Wolniak displays her passion for color, type, and cherished moments through her beautifully composed scrapbook layouts showcased on her blog. Through pristine photography and captivating accounts of personal struggles and triumphs, this extraordinary issue will prompt you to explore the artistic blogging community.
After falling in love with the striking green hues on the cover of this month’s GreenCraft Magazine, venture inside to see the repurposed wonders that our readers have submitted. The key to your heart might just be found in a typewriter; artist Jill Kerns extracts vintage type keys to refashion into jewelry accents. Turn coffee carriers into planters, zippers into pillows, and table linens into a vintage-inspired dress. Menswear gets a wearable re-do into women’s clothing, complete with pleats and a floral accent. This magazine will appeal to crafters of all ages and skill levels with a flair for innovative thought and a passion for upcycled art.
This issue of Altered Couture is filled with flirty fashions to get you in gear for fall. Personal anecdotes and a full list of tools and materials accompany these nifty, thrifty wearable art projects. From biker chick jackets to tiered lace skirts, the project variety is sure to appeal to all crafty fashionistas. We’ve fallen in love with mixed-media artist Pat Berryhill’s sheer, breezy top that cinches in the back and makes our hearts flutter. Whether you’re looking for a menswear transformation tutorial that’s “all business,” or just want to glam up your old rags, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an altered couture aficionado in no time.
The autumn issue of Art Doll Quarterly features meticulously made figures crafted with love, care, and unusual materials. Join Sharon Woodward as she uses her background in illustration, graphic design, and ceramic sculpting to create a unique line of shelf-sitter dolls. See how Rex Sanford creates a dandelion-inspired doll with sparkling rhinestones and glazed tiles. Karly Perez’s article, “Silently Whispered Tales of Happiness & Woe,” explores the difference between dolls created for play, and dolls created for companionship. Embrace the impending bewitching season with this issue, filled with frightening yet adorable faces like The Field Herb Witch, Wicked Winifred, and Wednesday Adams.
Want to win one of these issues? Click on any spread, check out the table of contents, and let us know which feature you’re looking forward to reading! One person will be selected at random to receive their choice of magazine. Winner will be chosen and announced August 13th.
*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following August 2012 issues only: Altered Couture, Art Doll Quarterly, Artful Blogging, GreenCraft Magazine, Somerset Home, and Where Women Create. Discount code does not apply to items purchased from The Shoppe at Somerset and expires 8/31/12. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 8/12/12 at 11:59pm.
Update: Congratulations, Maria Matter, you are our winner! We will be in contact with you in regards to your prize.
Posted: Monday, August 6th, 2012 @ 9:13 am
Categories: Art Dolls and Softies, Artful Living, Contests and Giveaways, Glimpse Inside And Sneak Peeks, Textile Arts.
Tags: Magazine, Sneak Peek.
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