Archive for September, 2012

Poetic Portraits with Guest Artist Pam Carriker, Part 2: Lead By Example Painting Tutorial

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Welcome to Part 2 of mixed-media artist Pam Carriker’s Poetic Portraits series. Today she will be showcasing a whimsical step-by-step painting tutorial using one of her most popular hand carved stamps, Viola, from her new Poetic Portraits stamp line. Materials Canvas of choice Colored ink pad Water-soluble pencil (I recommend the Stabilo brand) Acrylic paint […]

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Welcome to Part 2 of mixed-media artist Pam Carriker’s Poetic Portraits series. Today she will be showcasing a whimsical step-by-step painting tutorial using one of her most popular hand carved stamps, Viola, from her new Poetic Portraits stamp line. Materials Canvas of choice Colored ink pad Water-soluble pencil (I recommend the Stabilo brand) Acrylic paint […]

Poetic Portraits with Guest Artist Pam Carriker, Part 1: Jumpstart Your Art Journaling

Monday, September 24th, 2012

We’re thrilled to welcome Pam Carriker back to Somerset Place with a two-part painting series. Today she will be showcasing vibrant journaling pages created from the stamp plates of her new handcarved Poetic Portraits stamp line. Sometimes it’s fun to start a page in your journal by using one focal image (such as a stamp) […]

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We’re thrilled to welcome Pam Carriker back to Somerset Place with a two-part painting series. Today she will be showcasing vibrant journaling pages created from the stamp plates of her new handcarved Poetic Portraits stamp line. Sometimes it’s fun to start a page in your journal by using one focal image (such as a stamp) […]

Call for Artwork: Send Us Your DIY Bottle Bargains!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Artwork and photo by Lucy Ancheta I attended a swap meet recently and was set on scoping out the best home décor bargains. Tall glass bottles, short glass bottles, mason jars, tinted glassware – anything that was semi-transparent and super functional I wanted to line up on my kitchen windowsill in a pretty little row. […]

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Artwork and photo by Lucy Ancheta I attended a swap meet recently and was set on scoping out the best home décor bargains. Tall glass bottles, short glass bottles, mason jars, tinted glassware – anything that was semi-transparent and super functional I wanted to line up on my kitchen windowsill in a pretty little row. […]

It’s Pinning Time! Chalk It Up Pinterest Contest

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Personalization is the secret ingredient to a recipe for a unique and heartfelt gift. We are excited to share a product that allows you to change up your personal sentiments to whatever strikes your fancy at the time. Chalkboard paints, papers, and labels are such fun tools to use if you want to give new […]

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Personalization is the secret ingredient to a recipe for a unique and heartfelt gift. We are excited to share a product that allows you to change up your personal sentiments to whatever strikes your fancy at the time. Chalkboard paints, papers, and labels are such fun tools to use if you want to give new […]

Digital Designs Showcase + a Somerset Digital Studio Giveaway

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Artwork by Beth Santos-Gugol Give those pens and pencils a rest and have your computer mouse and tablet at the ready. To continue our adventure into the world of digital designs, I would like to direct your attention to a wonderful showcase of digital masterpieces that combine our love of textures, rub-ons, and paints with […]

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Artwork by Beth Santos-Gugol Give those pens and pencils a rest and have your computer mouse and tablet at the ready. To continue our adventure into the world of digital designs, I would like to direct your attention to a wonderful showcase of digital masterpieces that combine our love of textures, rub-ons, and paints with […]

Bonjour! Message in a Bottle DIY + a Giveaway!

Monday, September 10th, 2012

When you were still knee-high, did you ever wonder how on earth a message could make its way across the oceans and around the world, nested in a fragile glass bottle and secured only with a piece of cork? Our Shoppe Manager, Vanessa, shows us how we can revisit the imagination of our childhood by […]

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When you were still knee-high, did you ever wonder how on earth a message could make its way across the oceans and around the world, nested in a fragile glass bottle and secured only with a piece of cork? Our Shoppe Manager, Vanessa, shows us how we can revisit the imagination of our childhood by […]

Garden Grunge Accordion Book Tutorial with Guest Artist Dina Wakley

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

We are thrilled to welcome mixed-media artist and designer Dina Wakley to Somerset Place, where she shares an innovative layering tutorial to help you create unique stamped backgrounds. This little garden book uses stamps from my new line, Garden Grunge. I’ll show you how to use the stamps in background layers, middle layers, and top […]

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We are thrilled to welcome mixed-media artist and designer Dina Wakley to Somerset Place, where she shares an innovative layering tutorial to help you create unique stamped backgrounds. This little garden book uses stamps from my new line, Garden Grunge. I’ll show you how to use the stamps in background layers, middle layers, and top […]

Glimpse Inside New September Issues (+ a Giveaway!)

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Rise to the head of the class with this new set of September issues that will soon be on your required reading list!  From digital alterations to glittery snowfall effects, the techniques featured in this round of magazines garner top marks from our staff. If these preview spreads have you scribbling down ideas in every […]

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Rise to the head of the class with this new set of September issues that will soon be on your required reading list!  From digital alterations to glittery snowfall effects, the techniques featured in this round of magazines garner top marks from our staff. If these preview spreads have you scribbling down ideas in every […]