Our gorgeous crop of April issues will have you rifling through your fabric collection, heading to the nearest flea market, and taking the plunge into the colorful world of art journaling! We are excited to bring you the inside scoop on these ever-inspiring issues and offer an exclusive FREE SHIPPING promotion just for our blog readers.
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The artists featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Art Journaling know that there’s nothing wrong with getting your hands a little messy in splatter paint, metallic inks, and stenciled drawings. Fill your uniquely created handwritten, upcycled, and digitally altered journals with memories, wishes, and thoughts. Challenge yourself and learn how to create textured pages from pretty floral napkins, use paint chips as a monochromatic background, and document memorable events with an “anything goes” style!
These pages of Jewelry Affaire will be your key to unlocking a whole new world of jewelry making. Have you tried knotting silk or refashioning silverware to create elegant bangles that make a striking statement? Learn how to add crocheted elements to elegant necklaces, drill holes in metal findings, and mix cogs and wire to create a timeless work of wearable art. Be sure to check out the feminine flower necklaces from Erin Bolluck, whose wispy layering technique will make you twirl with delight!
Bring your memories to life with stenciled letters, chipboard albums, and doodled backgrounds in this bright and sunny installment of Somerset Memories. These inspiring reader submissions will be your guide as you experiment with new layering, painting, and photo-enhancing techniques. Sew right onto your scrapbook layouts, add digital elements to your projects, and dabble with chicken wire to create textured backgrounds! Each issue comes with eight specially designed artist papers for you to enjoy using in your mixed-media creations.
The art of stamping reaches new heights in our new quarterly issue of The Stampers’ Sampler! Raise a glass to an innovative use for coffee coasters, take thread to paper and create bright canvas art, and put a vintage spin on manila tags. Take in that “whiff” of creativity and submit your best project to us using our brand-new template! Enjoy the inspiration that is packed into “A Closer Look,” a brand-new section that showcases detailed photographs of artists’ techniques.
The mini pies, strawberry tutus, glittering glass jars and pink frosted cakes take center stage in the inspirational celebrations featured in our second installation of Mingle! From a handmade ocean wedding to a vintage-inspired craft party, these personalized do-it-yourself events make exquisite desserts and jewel-toned décor the stars of the show. With meticulously curated gatherings that combine readers’ passions for photography, decorating, and event planning, this issue is sure to delight and inspire!
The Spring 2012 issue of Somerset Life shares the joy of infusing mixed-media artwork into all aspects of your life. With a bit of ink and a swatch of ribbon, create personalized packaging solutions and adorn a collage keepsake portfolio! Embrace your inner bookworm with a fabric bookmark project and craft a wearable booklet necklace to keep your favorite quotations close to your heart. Looking for Mother’s Day gift-giving ideas? From packaging essentials to handmade card templates, we’ve got you covered with endless project ideas!
Flirty ruffles and darling rosettes adorn the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of Haute Handbags. Fabric in plum and mustard hues and lovely lace linens are sewn together to create cottage clutches and luxurious totes. Packing a picnic in Paris, feeling a little “knotty,” or just want to sew the perfect book bag for your newest read? Each article includes detailed instructions, sewing tips, and beautiful color photos to help you create the perfect handbag to tote your belongings in style.
*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following April 2012 issues only: Art Journaling, Haute Handbags, Jewelry Affaire, Mingle, Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, and The Stampers’ Sampler. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 4/30/12.
Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 @ 9:07 am
Categories: Community, Sneak Peek.
Tags: April Issues, Art Journaling, Haute Handbags, Jewelry Affaire, Magazine, Mingle, Sneak Peek, Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, The Stampers' Sampler.
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