For a shiny New Year, soak up new projects, new techniques, and make a fresh creative start with the innovative ideas inside these stunning January reads!
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The Winter ’13 issue of Art Journaling has something for everyone! If you’re interested in creating pages that beg to be touched, Kelly-Ann Halbert’s use of three-dimensional elements will definitely inspire you. Roc Nicholas shares how to transform gorgeous spreads into a handmade journal that really pops. For artists who struggle with the blank white page, Mary Freeman shows how to create vivid backgrounds with everything from paint to paper to rubber stamps. Last but definitely not least, this issue’s Artist Portfolio will delight every artist, featuring the beautiful journals and artistic journey of Mary Ann Moss.
Kick off the New Year with 2013′s most popular and innovative techniques. Our newest Somerset Studio shows you how to create texture in your artwork, and perform breathtaking photo transfers on wood. Along with a stunning Artist Profile on superstar Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, we reveal the imaginative results of our Aqua Challenge and share amazing mixed-media art that you can wear. You won’t want to miss unforgettable tips and inspiration from today’s hottest artists – like how to create a haven for your art journals – in this dazzling issue.
Where Women Create BUSINESS is an invaluable guide for every professional – from those just starting out to experienced business women. Through advice columns and in-depth feature articles, Where Women Create BUSINESS offers a multitude of knowledge and inspiration to women with a passion for success. The premiere issue is bursting with expert artisans and entrepreneurs whose extraordinary businesses speak for themselves, including Anna Griffin, Amy Butler, Kelly Rae Roberts, Vicki Brask, Holly Becker, and many more!
The first-ever winter issue of Jewelry Affaire is a wonderland of easy-to-make designs. Sometimes the best findings make the best jewelry. Library card catalogues, dice, and shotgun shells are just a few found objects that make the jewelry in this issue so unique – there’s nothing else like it. For a winter that is opulent and productive, pick up this new issue and begin 2013 by creating jewelry you’ll love to wear and share.
Don’t miss the exciting artwork within The Stampers’ Sampler like guest artist Margriet van Schaik’s elegant yet edgy cards. You’ll also find the gorgeous results from our Bottle Template Challenge and Tiny Hearts Challenge that are sure to set your own heart aflutter. The Fabric Fixation challenge results are in as well, and we know they will ignite your creativity with this technique that is one of the hottest trends in rubber stamping right now! Find articles that showcase exciting inking techniques, fresh, new ways to use a neon color palette, and amazing hand-carved stamps in this issue you won’t want to miss.
Make a New Year’s resolution to get artfully organized, and stick to it with the inspired ideas inside Somerset Life – like how to dress up your kitchen with simple tattered dish towels, make decorative shabby chic book bundles, and turn a vintage typewriter into a must-have photo display. Filled with creative living ideas and tips for transforming everyday moments into unforgettable ones, this issue will inspire even the most novice crafter with its contemporary and romantic photographs and insightful, uplifting articles like “A Story of Two Art Friends.”
Explore a winter wonderland of fashions inside the most chic issue of Belle Armoire to date! Inside this new edition, you will find the exquisite Designer Collection of Judy R. Clark and three of our most popular challenge results: eco-chic purses; wedding wear; and sentimental symbols. Straight from New York Fashion Week, designer Katherine Soucie shows off her most recent collection, and we inspire you to create couture clothing from pantyhose. Last, but not least, love to layer this winter with a spotlight on neck cowls and scarves.
Filled with beautiful and traditional handcrafted art, the Winter 2013 issue of Prims features a set of vintage-style dogs by Wendy Meagher, Queen Anne-inspired candy containers by Rachael Kinnison, Karen Brady Hammontree’s classic teddy bears with a French twist, and sweet paper clay dolls by Julie Haymaker Thompson. You will also find artwork by Paula Walton, Robin Seeber, Barb Moore, and Jennifer Lanne, along with many others.
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*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following January (Winter ’13) issues only: Art Journaling, Belle Armoire, Jewelry Affaire, Prims, Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, The Stampers’ Sampler, and Where Women Create BUSINESS. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 1/31/13.
Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:38 am
Categories: Art Dolls and Softies, Art Journaling, Artful Living, Glimpse Inside And Sneak Peeks, Jewelry Making, Mixed-Media Art, Stamping, Textile Arts.
Tags: Art Journaling, Belle Armoire, Freebies, Jewelry Affaire, Magazine, Prims, Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, The Stampers' Sampler.
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