Art Journal Tutorial by Guest Artist Mary Wangerin

Thursday, 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, […]

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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, […]

Guest Artist Vanessa Valencia: 6 Handy Ways to Rediscover Your Creativity

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Please join me in welcoming creative artist, doodler, doll maker, and painter, Vanessa Valencia, to Somerset Place. Vanessa has been published in Stampington’s Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, and Artful Blogging to just name a few. Today she unveils 6 easy steps to recover your creative power before it has a chance to slip away: Creativity and […]

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Please join me in welcoming creative artist, doodler, doll maker, and painter, Vanessa Valencia, to Somerset Place. Vanessa has been published in Stampington’s Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, and Artful Blogging to just name a few. Today she unveils 6 easy steps to recover your creative power before it has a chance to slip away: Creativity and […]

Top 13 Blog Posts of 2013 + Giveaway

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

As the end of 2013 draws near, we want to take a moment to revisit our top 13 most popular blog posts. From new project ideas and trendy craft techniques to special guest artists and bloggers, discover reading content you’ll absolutely adore!   Top 13 Blog Posts of 2013:  1.  Spring Fling: A Double Dose of Lavender 2.  Artist […]

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As the end of 2013 draws near, we want to take a moment to revisit our top 13 most popular blog posts. From new project ideas and trendy craft techniques to special guest artists and bloggers, discover reading content you’ll absolutely adore!   Top 13 Blog Posts of 2013:  1.  Spring Fling: A Double Dose of Lavender 2.  Artist […]

Free Article Download: Voice of Your Soul

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

“In my experience, the most important and hardest step in creating art is to sit at the table and begin. If you show up at your table every day, inspiration will always join you. Don’t wait. Begin now.” – Karen Grunberg Discover new techniques to inspire your art journaling aspirations with this free article download […]

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“In my experience, the most important and hardest step in creating art is to sit at the table and begin. If you show up at your table every day, inspiration will always join you. Don’t wait. Begin now.” – Karen Grunberg Discover new techniques to inspire your art journaling aspirations with this free article download […]

Debi Beard Guest Artist: Facebook Takeover + Win the New HandCrafted

Monday, October 21st, 2013

To celebrate her quirky style and the debut of her feature article in the new HandCrafted magazine, we’re inviting design star and recycle queen Debi Beard to take over our Facebook page for two one-hour sessions for a live Q&A! Mark your calendars for a chance to get inspirational ideas in real time Wednesday, October 23rd at 9a.m. PST […]

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To celebrate her quirky style and the debut of her feature article in the new HandCrafted magazine, we’re inviting design star and recycle queen Debi Beard to take over our Facebook page for two one-hour sessions for a live Q&A! Mark your calendars for a chance to get inspirational ideas in real time Wednesday, October 23rd at 9a.m. PST […]

Valentine Delights by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson

Monday, January 21st, 2013

  Pristine white bags just beckon to be altered with a splash of color and baker’s twine. In no time at all Guest Artist Kristen Robinson shows us how to create these tempting treat bags and the sweetest “Love Note” tags with only a handful of products. We think they’re the perfect indulgences to share […]

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  Pristine white bags just beckon to be altered with a splash of color and baker’s twine. In no time at all Guest Artist Kristen Robinson shows us how to create these tempting treat bags and the sweetest “Love Note” tags with only a handful of products. We think they’re the perfect indulgences to share […]

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 […]

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 […]

Art Journaling Video with Guest Artist Donna Downey

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

We are excited to showcase the work of mixed-media artist and journaler Donna Downey. Today she gives us a glimpse into her creative life and shares a beautiful art journaling video tutorial. Welcome, Donna! How have you combined your background in teaching with your passion for art? I think that when you are passionate about […]

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We are excited to showcase the work of mixed-media artist and journaler Donna Downey. Today she gives us a glimpse into her creative life and shares a beautiful art journaling video tutorial. Welcome, Donna! How have you combined your background in teaching with your passion for art? I think that when you are passionate about […]

Layers of Colour by Guest Artist Kate Crane

Monday, July 16th, 2012

We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Kate Crane to Somerset Place today as she shares a painting technique for creating vibrant layered backgrounds. Two things I love about mixed-media art are colour and layers; I can’t get enough of either! When working in my art journal I often build up busy backgrounds adding layer […]

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We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Kate Crane to Somerset Place today as she shares a painting technique for creating vibrant layered backgrounds. Two things I love about mixed-media art are colour and layers; I can’t get enough of either! When working in my art journal I often build up busy backgrounds adding layer […]