Every fall I am always excited for the cooler weather, chances to layer coats and indulge in a cup of hot cocoa. I am even more excited about the September Stampington publications! There is nothing like a good fall issue to curl up with near the fireplace and a cup of tea in hand as you wind down or start your day. The effervescent photography and gossip-worthy articles will engulf you in their beauty. Get ready to be inspired this autumn season by the amazing craftsmanship flowing from the pages.
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If you haven’t already, jump on the digital bandwagon with the autumn 2013 issue of Somerset Digital Studio. This beautiful, full-color publication showcases the best digitally created artwork from talented artists. Each issue contains fascinating and informative feature articles, a breathtaking gallery of reader-submitted digital artwork, a digital dictionary, a photo-editing software comparison chart, and wonderfully written and informative articles by leading digital artists like Traci Bautista, Anahata Katkin, and Jaya Suberg. These will not only teach you the best applications and programs used by professionals, but also teach you the tricks they use on their own artwork.
Fall into the sparkling array of artisan wearable art pieces found in the newest installment of Belle Armoire Jewelry! With a Designer Collection by Nora Rochel and a set of “Artfully Adjustable” necklaces from Staci Louise Smith that you can wear several ways, there is page after page of fashionable inspiration. Who doesn’t love jewelry? Add a handmade touch to your own collection for the perfect birthday or Halloween goody bag stuffer, and make sure you catch the lessons by Kelly Kuhlman on how to forge wire around handmade and vintage books.
The autumn issue of Where Women Cook is filled with delicious foods, beautiful photography and truly touching stories. With everyone from writers to teachers to restaurateurs, the women in this inspiring issue share their advice for good cooking and importance of quality living. Patti Peck tells her story of the numerous peaks and valleys in her restaurant career and dishes on her latest success with Beachwood Café in Hollywood Land. Other feature articles include Susan Curtis and Nicole Ammerman of The Sante Fe School of Cooking; Ba Culbert of Seattle, Washington’s Tilikum Place; Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine; and Catherine McCord of the Weelicious blog.
Welcome to the Autumn 2013 issue of Prims! A wonderful issue packed with both spooky and fanciful Halloween-inspired artwork, along with whimsical, Christmas-themed creations. Each handcrafted piece not only captures a nostalgic and folk-art feel, but are also deliciously ragged, tattered, and lovable. This issue if filled with beautiful fall colors and dolls that are dressed in the best fall and winter holiday garb. Our newest issue also features a set of vintage-style pull toys by Joanna Bolton and perfectly tattered pumpkins by Mandy Fischer.
The autumn issue of Somerset Apprentice presents work by top mixed-media artists Dina Wakley, Kate Crane, Priscilla Jones, Nancy Lefko, Donna Salazar, and more. This full-color 144-page publication provides a basic and thorough understanding of techniques with easy-to-understand instructions and close-up photos. If you’re like me, you sometimes need help to recreate these beautiful mixed-media pieces. Our From the Pros section offers essential tips and tricks from successful artists like Marah Johnson, Lisa Bowlin, Lindsay Ostrom, Julie Nutting and others with a peek into their creative processes.
Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and more – there’s always a reason to be festive with Somerset Holidays & Celebrations. If you’re looking to add a little handmade sparkle to your holiday season, look no further. Discover the beauty and the excitement of handcrafted holidays with pages packed with stunning artwork and great ideas – you will be set for the entire year! This gorgeous and sentimental publication is sure to become a part of your holiday traditions and will be your go to guide for amazing handmade gifts and décor.
You asked for it, and we’re giving our readers another look at The Freckled Army in the September/October edition of Somerset Studio. This is going to be one exciting Halloween season! Be sure to check out the sinister results of our Haunted Challenge, an Artist Profile on La Dolce Vita’s Caterina Giglio, an informative look at making Gelli Prints, and a breathtaking encaustic collection by Connie Freedman. Also, The Birth of Ophelia by Auralea Krieger welcomes you into this new issue. In addition to some of the best features we’ve had, Jen Osborn talks about her art journaling process, and Becky Shander shares beautiful artwork inspired by the seaside – the perfect cap to a creative summer.
The holidays are coming up faster than you think – learn affordable ways to surprise your family and friends with delightful ideas from inside this issue! From ghostly ghouls to happy harvests and sweet snowmen, Take Ten has you covered this season. We’ve added, for the first time, nearly 40 quick-and-easy holiday-themed cards to our repertoire, and this issue features one of our most popular design patterns ever — the flag template. Also spotlighted in this editon are a collection of cards featuring retro pin-up girls, sets of thank you cards that will surely impress the recipient, a card set that puts the “sweet” in home sweet home, and a white pen highlight technique that you won’t be able to resist.
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*$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following September (Autumn ’13) issues: Belle Armoire Jewelry, Holidays and Celebrations, Prims, Somerset Apprentice, Somerset Digital Studio, Somerset Studio, Take Ten and Where Women Cook. Discount code can be used only one time per customer and expires 09/30/13. Contest is open to U.S. and international residents and ends 09/30/13 at 11:59pm.
Posted: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 @ 9:40 am
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