Free Article Download: Crafting with Chanel

May 5th, 2015

Crafting with Chanel Free Article Download perfume canvases



Some shapes are iconic. You would recognize them a mile away —The Red Cross,  Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Pixar. A simple extendable office lamp or bottles with red lettering are immediately identified because they are a part of our everyday lives.

The Chanel perfume bottle is one of those icons. It stands for elegance, simplicity, and grace.  In the 1920s, Chanel wanted the design to be simple and a sharp contrast to the elaborate bottles of other popular perfumes. The bottle has been the same since 1924.

It is this bottle that Becky Shander experimented with for her mixed-media canvases. The canvases finished appearance is shabby chic, soft, and understated. Becky Shander shares her secrets for creating these perfume bottles in this article from Somerset Studio Summer 2012. A template provided the basic shape of the bottles, and the texture was accomplished with watercolor paper, wax paper, and rows of stitches. Get the full tutorial by clicking on the page below for your free article download. Read the rest of this entry »



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Some shapes are iconic. You would recognize them a mile away —The Red Cross,  Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Pixar. A simple extendable office lamp or bottles with red lettering are immediately identified because they are a part of our everyday lives. The Chanel perfume bottle is one of those icons. It stands for elegance, simplicity, […]

Glimpse Inside May Issues and You Could Win a Free Magazine!

April 30th, 2015
glimpse inside May Issues discount code Receive $5 off select May titles ($14.99 and above). Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0515 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only once per customer).

Willow and Sage

Willow and Sage Glimpse Inside May



Come and celebrate a full year of Willow and Sage with us! With over 25 different recipes, gorgeous packaging ideas for handcrafted bath and body products, and beautiful Somerset-style photography, we’re certain that you’ll find all the inspiration you need to take up this unique craft. In this issue, we’re offering herbal tips on getting a good night’s sleep and lovely, aromatic concoctions for soaking your sore muscles, plus learn how to create a spa in a jar — just in time for Mother’s Day. We’re also showcasing creative ways to turn your tea stash into soap scrubs, sweet tub teas that even children can make, and even more innovative ways to use essential oils.
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Receive $5 off select May titles ($14.99 and above). Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0515 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only once per customer). Willow and Sage Come and celebrate a full year of Willow and Sage with us! With over 25 different recipes, gorgeous packaging ideas for handcrafted bath and body products, and […]

75+ Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with Exclusive Savings Inside!

April 29th, 2015

Mother's Day Gift-Giving Guide

Remember when your mom helped you with a history project until three in the morning? Or when she let you ride your bike by yourself, but then followed in her car for two miles to make sure you didn’t get run over? Remember how many PB& J sandwiches she made you? She’s been there through it all. She’s taken care of you and raised you and made you feel special — now it’s your turn to return the favor. Read the rest of this entry »



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Remember when your mom helped you with a history project until three in the morning? Or when she let you ride your bike by yourself, but then followed in her car for two miles to make sure you didn’t get run over? Remember how many PB& J sandwiches she made you? She’s been there through […]

The Editors Reveal a Few of their Favorite Spring Issue Features

April 24th, 2015

by Cynthia Levens

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What comes to mind when you think of spring? As editors at Stampington & Company, we think of all the new incoming artwork to publish in our magazines. Spring is often associated with liveliness, energy, and warmth, which is reflected in the quality of artwork we receive around this time of year. Excitement ensues as we open boxes and boxes of fun artisan items. We wanted to pick just a few of our favorite finds from our spring publications to spotlight and share with you. These works of art stood out and really resonated with us; read on to find out why.

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by Cynthia Levens   What comes to mind when you think of spring? As editors at Stampington & Company, we think of all the new incoming artwork to publish in our magazines. Spring is often associated with liveliness, energy, and warmth, which is reflected in the quality of artwork we receive around this time of […]

Protect Your Lips for Summer: DIY Lip Balm Recipes

April 21st, 2015

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Do-It-Yourself describes me perfectly. If there’s a way to make it myself — I will. I’ve tried my hand at everything from shower scrubs to laundry detergent, crocheted my own dish scrubbies and even mixed my own dry shampoo. It may be faster to just go to the store, but I’m always in favor of the route that lets me control exactly what goes into my finished project – especially if it’s going to end up on my lips or skin. Making it at home allows you to customize anything to suit your tastes, and that means that your end product is chemical-free or contains your absolute favorite scent. For those people with allergies or sensitivities, they can adapt any recipe to to your specific needs. And don’t forget to take into account the cost.  When I discovered that I could make my own lip balm, instead of spending  $4+ per tube, I was totally on board.

In honor of Willow and Sage’s 1-year anniversary in May,  Somerset Place wanted to offer some ideas for homemade bath and body products to add to your collection. Read the rest of this entry »



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  Do-It-Yourself describes me perfectly. If there’s a way to make it myself — I will. I’ve tried my hand at everything from shower scrubs to laundry detergent, crocheted my own dish scrubbies and even mixed my own dry shampoo. It may be faster to just go to the store, but I’m always in favor […]