Messages from the editor   (download a set of French antique postcards free with a small donation)

Creativity on paper holds no boundaries, one category merges into another.

tag art  these luggage labels are still flying around the Globe
tag art for arts sake create your own art
pop artist tags your favourite band or singer expressed on a tag
collage: instantly creative, always individual
collage creations: by Nancy Hunt-Bartek
art journals: What do you do with your old books
altered book cam slower than the average webcam, these pages are updated monthly
paper doll gallery: experimental fun, join this growing gallery
uk paperarts: this section shows  work from some of this group's members
artestamps: faux postage gallery, links to tutorials and sites.
serendipity  quick, easy and fun way to make cards

assemblage:the art of creating from your found objects
Assemblages by Helga Strauss
Torsos by Helga Strauss
Shrines, decorated box, panel and altoid tins by Helga Strauss

Featured artists whose work always inspires
Helga Strauss
Autobiography of this prolific artist
Favourite Artists Tags
Altered Playing Cards
Annette Priest  Acey Deucy Cards
Nancy Allen  exotic visions of Egypt and Africa
Michelle Cordoza altered books
Cathleen Perkins  Inspiration Decks
Alain Valet. An Innocent Art  This Belgium artist combines computer and traditional methods in his quest for the original Kristin Ashton  The Paris Collages. Fin de Siecle, Moulin Rouge, Gay Paris are the favorite subjects for this outstandingly talented artist 

Art Continuum experience Helgas' journal get some ideas on what to trade at this excitingt event
PaperMoon  touches down in Las Vegas
Capolan exchange  mail art inspired by Nick Bantock
Circus of Enchantment an exciting array of art for submission to the Studio Zine
Clayworks  Geri Newfry describes a variety of techniques using polymer clay
Tapa designs of the South Pacific discover their ancient, stunning abstract patterns and papermaking
Tuscany Artworks a rich tapestry of colours and textures you'll just want to touch
American All Star Popup Book by Sylvia Kleindinst, a true labour of love for you to enjoy
Found Objects inspired by the 'boxes'of Joseph Cornell, Suzanne Simanaitis hosts this interesting exchange
Collector's Book Catherine Withrow created this cool retro collectors book
Art Journals of Susan Cohen a regular contributor to The Studio Zine, Susan shares her private art pages
Its a Gift  we hope to gather a page of gifts for your inspiration, Marie Skrotzki  shares  her collaged mini journal
Pick up some new ideas
Wondaful Bonaweb makes textural bookcovers and backgrounds
Altered Paper Surfaces Dying and ironing with metallic paint sticks
Altered Paper surfaces Creating textures, transform into a piece of rusty tin or copper verdigris
Decorated paper pins have fun creating some pins from odds and ends
Altered book Workshop Helga shares some radicle ideas and experiments
Altered book Workshop 2 more ideas from Helga
Online workshop links   a click away from some new techniques

swap zone

Postings of some great swaps
Hands and Eyes: Helga Strauss' Sept swap
The French tag swap:Helga Strauss' Oct swap if you liked the last swap, you'll adore this one
Female form tag swap Helgas' Nov swap name has been changed but still only in the best possible taste
Renaissance swap a truly artistic and creative effort for this months (Dec)theme
Zodiac swap hosted by Suzanne Simanaitis
Japanese swap make a cuppa while this page downloads and enjoy a taste of the Orient, so much to see.Feb
Keepsake Treasureantique artifacts for your delight and inspiration May
The Fortune Teller  her mystical visions will gradually float across your magic mirror July
A Flutter of Fate Patti Sandham's work for the Fortune Teller needs its own page
The Natural Tag Collectionewcomers were invited to create tags using only  natural materials July
Americana all abilities &all types of  art forms -digital, tags, cards,  collages &clay express July's theme
On Gilded Pond  dreamy Summer days inspired by Somerset Studio's Pond theme.... mid Aug
Dia de la Muerte  This Mexican fiendish fiesta like Halloween, unearths a riot of spectres Oct
Marsha Siddoway's shrines for dia de la muerte overspill with a wild abandonment of originality Oct
Ancestral Art  a look back in time with some artists who have varying creative views on their ancestors Oct
Ancestral Pyramids  Shauna Palmer's mystical pyramid boxes are opened up Oct
Grunge an open invitation to get messy; photografic, typografic and your actual messy paints and ink
Lady of the Lake    mysterious myths of a medieval lady. Nov
Mail Art Book we've got a bundle of arty envelopes and an ephemera heaven to show you  Dec

art exchange Join in swaps that are happening now and in the future on this site and others

digital stuff
Use your computer as another art medium
Digital Camera: what it can do for you and altered images with Paint Shop Pro
Digital Photo Gallery: Tarragona old town 24 digital photos takes a min to download, but worth it
Digital Developments: from novice to creative artist follow Catherines progress through her work and emails
Digital Journal:
experiments with Photo Impact 6-ongoing

polymerclay stuff
Play with Clay  beware this can become addictive, we share what we've learnt playing with Polymer Clay with you. Dec

art-e-mall  online art supplies, no need to leave home, art shops to get those hard to find materials.
u.k. art-e-mall online stores, addresses and telephone nos.for all over UK. stamping supplies
art-e-links lots of  interesting places to surf
artists unmounted  links to orginal stamp designers
artists wanted several new publications invite submissions of your artwork
guestbook let us know what you think of  this site, also has a search engine
contributions  If you would like to submit any of your lovely artworks to this Zine-e-mail it here
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