Indulgences

Indulgences Personalized Journals You’ll be itching to make your own journal after seeing the exquisite designs in Jason Thompson’s Making Journals By Hand. The book features 20 creative projects to get you journaling including ideas for artists’ sketchbooks, recipe journals and garden journals. Other sections of the book are technique-oriented and cover everything from wax resist to emulsion lifts. Each project includes step-by-step photos and instructions as well as fascinating glimpses into other artists’ journals. It’s published by Quarry Books and sells for $21.99. For more information, contact: Rockport Publishers, 33 Commercial St., Gloucester MA 01930. Tel: 978/282-9590. Creative Recycling Turn your junk mail into beautiful handmade stationery, cards and paper ornaments with Arnold Grummer’s complete paper making kit. The Papermill comes with all the supplies you’ll need to form, press and dry paper. You’ll get a guidebook, papermaking screen, cover screen, sponge, press bar and more. The kit is designed to make paper 5?x8? inches in size and includes instructions for embedding flowers and paint with pulp. It sells for $44.95. For more information, contact: Greg Markim Inc., P.O. Box 13245, Milwaukee WI 53213. Tel: 800/453-1485. Web site: www.arnoldgrummer.com. Pastel Primer Tap into your artistic potential with this set of soft pastels from Sennelier. It features 40 half sticks, which allow you to try out a wide range of colors without spending a fortune. The pastels are lightfast, water-soluble, highly concentrated and thick for durability. The set shown here sells for $59.95. A set of 20 half sticks is also available for $34.95. For more information, contact: Savoir-Faire, P.O. Box 2021, Sausalito CA 94966. Tel: 800/332-4660. Web site: www.savoir-faire.com. European Charm Pamper the artist inside you with one of these luxurious Italian leather sketchbooks. Each is hand bound and designed to last long enough to be passed down for generations. Inside you’ll find paper with a laid chain line pattern that’s compatible with virtually any drawing, sketching or writing medium. Available in four different sizes, the library-quality hardback books run from $12.99 (3?x8?)-$39.99 (8?x11?); the antique soft leather books sell for $10.99-$29.99. All books are available in either medium or dark brown. For more information, contact: Jerry’s Artarama Inc., P.O. Box 58638, Raleigh NC 27658. Tel: 800/U-ARTIST. E-mail: uartist@aol.com. Web site: www.jerryscatalog.com. Different Strokes With 144 vibrant colors to choose from, Prismacolor double-ended art markers are the perfect vehicle for expressing all your creative moods. Each marker features a broad and fine nib to allow you to create four different line widths. Other features include consistent flow, smooth blending, and juicy ink laydown and coverage. Individual markers sell for $3.18. Sets are also available. For more information, contact: Sanford, 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood IL 60104. Tel: 800/323-0749. Web site: www.sanfordcorp.com.

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