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Featured Artist!

Nostalgia

Written Lessons

by Ursula Wollenberg

Go back in time with Ursula as you create this unique and fun mixed-media piece using vintage ephemera, book and journal pages!

A Note From Our Publisher

by Dawn Knowles

Wow 8 years!  We are so proud to bring you our 48th issue. It has been an exciting year! I have been so blessed to work with the most awesome, dedicated team. It is a privilege to do something daily that gives such gratification and contentment!

We are honored to bring you the best from our outstanding contributing artists who graciously share their knowledge and talents with us. Our hope is that you find Interactive Artist Magazine to be your inspirational source for creative learning and educational enjoyment to help you on your artful journey. 

I’d like to thank my amazing family for all their loving support and encouragement along the way. I’d also like to “Thank You!” our subscribers for another year!!  We appreciate you so much! We look forward to providing you with a quality publication for years to come! Enjoy your new 2017 Anniversary Issue!

Daisies with Colorful Centers

Written Lessons

by Louise Jackson MDA

Enjoy a fun and unique learning experience as you paint with watercolor on Yupo paper. Paint along with Louise as she teaches you how to create cheerful daisies on a gorgeous bright background. She shows you step-by-step just how easy it is!

Happy Easter

Written Lessons

by Masayo Kunioka CDA

On an egg hunt together, these adorable bunnies are ready for the Easter festivities to begin! Bring charm to your Easter décor with this fun and easy holiday plate.

Pink Peony on Canvas

Written Lessons

by Mary Wiseman

Mary walks you through the acrylic painting steps of creating this lovely pink peony set in a dark leafy background. This gorgeous project is a perfect motivator to start thinking Spring!

Rogaland Rosemaling

Informative Articles

by Mary Ellerman CDA

Mary explores the Rogaland style of Rosemaling in this issue. She gives you an intriguing look at how this style originated and the importance placed on inclusion of flower motifs, the main component of Rogaland.

Carry On, Move Forward & Continue the Momentum!

Informative Articles

by Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Carol shares tips for harnessing your creative energy and moving forward while your motivation is at its best. Along with her inspiring words she also includes a charming coloring page for you to enjoy!

Grapes on Glassware (Best of Written Lessons)

Written Lessons

by Sandy McTier

In celebration of our anniversary issue, we are bringing back this awesome glass painting lesson by Sandy McTier! Painting on glass is so much fun! Sandy's easy-to-follow, step-by-step pictures and instructions will help you paint beautiful grapes on glass with ease.  

   

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We are looking for a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Our goal is to provide creative inspiration and ideas to all artists, both beginner and seasoned. If you have something special you'd like to share, we would love to hear from YOU! Check out the Artist Submissions to find out how you can be a Contributing Artist.

Copyright Notice

Written Lessons

All patterns, designs, artwork, instructions, photos and any other material presented on this website is either the sole property of the artist who created it or property of the Interactive Artist Magazine. You may paint the lessons for personal use but under NO circumstances reproduce for teaching classes. You MUST obtain written permission from the artist/designer if you wish to teach their designs. If it is discovered that copyright rules have been violated by any subscriber, the subscription will be terminated with no refund and charges may be pressed by the artist and/or publisher according to U.S. copyright laws.

©2016 All rights reserved on entire Interactive Artist Magazine contents. Reproduction of any and all contents within each IAM issue without the written permission of the Publisher is strictly prohibited. The instructions in this e-Zine are published in good faith and have been checked for accuracy; however, no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made nor are successful results guaranteed.  Should you have any questions about any article or instruction in this magazine, please direct them to the author(s) whose email address is listed under their lesson and under our Contributing Artists tab.

Featured Video Artist!

Postcards from the Sea

Written Lessons

by Judy Westegaard-Jenkins CDA

The colors of an antique postcard captured Judy's imagination the moment she saw it. Enjoy your special painting time with Judy as you create this simple yet serene seascape. From a white canvas to an antique finish, sail away on your own artistic journey!

Love Letters from Paris

Written Lessons

by Gisele Pope

Have an old table that needs some love? Gisele gives some great examples of what you can do to make something old new again! In this fantastic “Paris style” stenciling project, you’ll learn how to share the love by prepping, painting, stenciling, and finishing your own unique piece.

   

Bunny’s Palette

Written Lessons

by Elaina Appleby

Elaina takes you through the process of adhering colorful scrapbook paper to the background, adding texture, and then painting all the fun elements that make this Spring project so cute.

Clematis on Glass

Written Lessons

by Jillybean Fitzhenry

Follow along and learn with ease from Jillybean as she creates this elegant clematis design on glass. She explains how to paint each element of the design from taping off the area, applying the frosted background and painting with DecoArt Gloss Enamels.

Artist in the Spotlight

Informative Articles

by Linda Sharp CDA

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Linda Sharp CDA and get to know her better. You’ll enjoy reading about her experience as a floral and stroke work artist, how her artistic style has evolved, and some of the best advice she has personally taken to heart.

Fascinating Facts About Painting & Why YOU Should be Doing It!

Informative Articles

by Kristen Farrell 

Kristen Farrell of the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) shares exciting new research on participation in painting and reasons to join SDP for its International Conference & Expo in May.

Paint & Praises (Best of Informative Articles)

Informative Articles

by Bev Davis

Bev Davis shares a beautiful way to decorate your bible through bible journaling. Highlighting important verses and sections with art is a special way to make scripture time even more personal.

Stroke Study (Best of Video Lessons)

Written Lessons

by Donna Dewberry

Think spring as you learn and practice strokes with world renown artist, author Donna Dewberry in her very own "One Stroke" painting technique! Donna shares a wonderful stroke study using 13 of her favorite brushes. She shows you how she loads the brushes and combines strokes to create beautiful flowers, leaves and more.

In Every Issue

This Month's Contributing Artists
Quick and easy contact information for each of our Contributing Artists is just a click away! Be sure to visit each one and for many you will see class and seminar schedules, email addresses, gallery locations, their product lines, news and more.

Conventions and Trade Shows 2017
Find shows from around the country that offer instructional painting classes plus an exhibit hall with a wide range of products available for immediate purchase.

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