It feels and it looks nice. The paper is a good quality paper and the magazine has been set out beautifully, interspersed with the articles and tutorials are snippets of poems and pictures of things red. There is a page of photographs of different red flowers. In this preview edition the advertising pages are blank but I see there are plenty of spaces for advertising although not so much that it overwhelms the content as in some magazines.
There are 8 tutorials at a range of levels including these fab projects...
Red berries tutorial by Oksana Volkova
Oksana's work is new to me and I love these berries - so realistic - can't wait to try it!!
|Baroque Necklace Tutorial by Anja Overdijk|
Anja is another artist I did not already know and I greatly enjoyed browsing through her flickr photos.
A Red shades Skinner blend necklace tutorial by Cecilia Botton - Mabcrea. I can't find a photo of this project but I like it, it is reasonably simple but very effective. I have been a fan of her work for sometime having discovered her beautiful creations on flickr
There is a tutorial on producing patterned clay sheets using alcohol inks and stencils from Jan Geisen, another new artist to me. It is an interesting project and she has included some different variations of finished jewellery pieces to get your creative juices well and truly flowing!
There are 2 tutorials from the fabulous Fabi . I have been following her blog for a while now (with the help of Google translate!) and if you haven't seen it already you should definitely check it out!
So the big question - is it worth it? It is expensive but it is a good quality magazine with good content. It only comes out 4 times a year so it's not a monthly expense. I will certainly be subscribing!
Thank you ladies for publishing a quality polymer clay dedicated magazine!