CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS Denise Spillane, Ajae McCain and Patricia Upshaw!!!

I’m thrilled to have been asked to write a couple of articles for a brand new publication all about my favorite subject matter! I’m eagerly awaiting my hard copy of this magazine, but already downloaded it because I couldn’t wait! Also stay tuned for some cool extras that will be coming along with this issue! Be sure to read all the way through this post to find out about a special GIVEAWAY that I’m offering!!!



From the Editorial Director: “I am thrilled to let you know about our newest special publication: FACES: Creating Mixed-Media Portraits is for all of you who love drawing faces—or who want to learn how. This issue is loaded with projects on drawing and painting portraits, plus creating portraits in collage, stitch, and even assemblage! Download the digital copy today: bit.ly/FacesDigital, and pre-order the print issue, due out August 18th: Check back soon for some fun related giveaways!” ~ Jeannine Stein




Discover a wealth of information and instruction for creating mixed-media faces!
From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine comes the premiere special issue magazine dedicated to mixed-media portrait art: Faces.

Inside this issue, you’ll find:

15 projects for artists of all skill levels
Techniques and tips for making features pop
Instruction for drawing expressive characters
And much more!

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Some of my artwork from this issue.

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You can get all of the stencils used at Stencil Girl Products

I also have some new DVD’s that go along really well with the types of techniques I share in the magazine. You can find out more about them by clicking on the images below.


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And to celebrate I’ll be giving away three of my new DVD’s to three of the commenters on this post!!! So be sure to leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing. I’ll be drawing names next Monday, August 15th

139 responses

  1. i would never have even considered trying to draw a face – just not something I could do. Now after watching you and understanding the features i have tried to draw some faces. still so challenging but I have tried something new out of my element and I am enjoying tbe challenge. Thank you.

  2. I would love to see your DVDs! I have purchased all of your books, and it would be wonderful to see the process as I am better at learning visually.
    Thank you for all that you give to us!

  3. Wow! I am thinking about doing portraits of my great-nieces but I feel the proportions differ from adults. Is that correct?

  4. Congratulations! I’ve purchased and downloaded the digital version because I couldn’t wait for the hard copy.

  5. Wow! That magazine looks great! And I’m sure those DVDs are top notch like your other products. Would love to win them. Thanks for the chance!

  6. I keep hearing about your work, saw this link on Facebook, and now I see how cool your art is. Would love to explore what you’re exploring!

  7. Another awesome resource, can not wait to soak it all up! & thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize package!

  8. Having such fun using your book, Pam – it’s well-written and user-friendly. Would LOVE to add one of your DVDs to my learning process.

  9. Congratulations Pam! Your work is mesmerising , would love to win your DVD. The world of faces is fascinating but I need all the help I can get ! Sue C x

  10. Congratulations. I got your new book last December and love it. It is fantastic and has taken my understanding of the planes of a face etc to a new level – they actually look real now not whimsical. I also love your colour combinations and would love to win a DVD and learn more.

  11. Thank you for continuing to inspire us with your creativity. Am looking forward to reading your article in FACES.

  12. I really enjoy your informative and encouraging books and dvds. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ceeativity with us.

  13. Faces fascinate me! I really want to learn to draw and have Pams book. I do not have patience (am working on that) so I need all the help I can to improve!

  14. Congratulations! Love your book! Would love to ein the dvd!!I am going to order Face! Thank you for share your art, talent and being an inspiration!

  15. Pam! Congratulations on all the good things happening for you. I have learned from your videos and I love my speed books and drawing book of yours. Thank you for the chance to win! Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  16. How exciting faces are my passion too I never stray far from them so why fight it ,I have your book and love it and thanks for a chance to win a CD that would be great…

  17. Pam, I have been following you from the start and loving every minute of it! I did the download for Faces and it’s wonderful!!!! I hope to learn a lot from it.

  18. Oh Pam, how wonderful for you! You know what they say, “Good things happen to good people.” I always smile when I see that I have mail from you! I know it’s going to upbeat and full of good news and helpful information 🙂 I’ve watched your demonstrations countless times and never stop being amazed at what a little shadow here and a line there can do to completely change the look and how this communicates feelings from your drawings.

    Until your next email…all the best to you 🙂

  19. Thanks for always willing to share your talent and encourage others to just try! I’d love to win one of these DVDs. Thanks for offering these!

  20. I have one of your books and have been practicing and I have some of your stencils from Stencil Girl as well. Your techniques are wonderful and helpful and your art is gorgeous. Thank you for offering the chance at your DVDs – someone will be doing a happy dance!

  21. Congratulations! I love your work. In fact, my favorite (face) that I created was from a class of yours I took online. I’ve continued learning from both of your books.

  22. Can’t wait for the printed copy…I’m so excited to be able to download the mag until it comes…I just love your process Pam…I’m one of your avid fans!

  23. Pam thank you for your generosity with your time and sharing with those of us who are new to this field. I would be so honored to receive a DVD.

  24. I’ve been working with your book Mixed Media Portraits, and the magazine and videos look like a great adjunct! Thanks for the generous give-away!

  25. What a wonderful collection of information, styles and techniques for creating beautiful “Faces.” Would be a great addition to my resources. Thank you for this generous offer.

  26. I eagerly look forward to any and all art journaling and portrait drawing work you produce. Thank you for sharing with all of us through your books and tutorial articles and videos.

  27. I love to draw faces — so really looking forward to this new magazine. Would love to be the winner of these DVD’s as they would really be a help in my creative education.

  28. Love, love, love this! Can’ wait to see the magazine. Thanks so much for the give-away! I have a lot to learn and would be delighted to win the DVDs!

  29. Thanks for lettting us know about this cool publication. I would love the oppotunity to win a dvd of your instructions. xoxo

  30. me me me PLEASE…………….so much to learn and what an awesome book to learn from! you are one of the very best and i would treasure this addition to my library of learning. thank you so much for the chance. wishing and hoping big time. XOXO

  31. Congratulations! You must be thrilled with the inclusion of your work in Faces. Every venue that provides artists an opportunity to learn from you is a blessing. I am very grateful for Strathmore’s free online classes and my introduction of your faces and techniques. To say nothing of learning from you in several live workshops in Phoenix and Irvine, the past few years. You are an inspiration to me.

  32. Love that you and the mag are going to focus on faces. I own your book, and use it all the time. Am going to do gouache and ink project next week. Would love to have my name drawn, and will definitely be buying. Will check out DVDs as well.

  33. Book- ordered! I love that I’ve been dabbling in making faces with you since 2012 and you still come up with so many new approaches! The DVDs are great and I can’t wait to get started doing more exploring. I’m drawing more do I’ll have some new images to work with. Thanks for this opportunity to win a DVDs!

  34. Love these videos!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on your book too. Your work is so da Vinci-esque, I just love it! I’ve always thought if I were ever to get a tattoo it would be a da Vinci drawing, I love them so much. (You don’t do tats, do you???)

  35. Wow, how exciting to be featured in a brand new magazine! I would love to win a copy of the magazine and be thrilled to win your CD! Thank you for the opportunity! I plan to get the magazine either way!

  36. Love you’re art works. Thanks so much for a awesome chance too win this wonderful treasure of knowledge hugs.

  37. Pam – all I can say is I love your work and wish I able to take some, if not, all of your classes. I have one of your DVDs you did awhile back and I loved it. BTW – I am ordering FACES!

  38. i am enjoying one of your vies already, ‘Reusing & Reinventing’. I would so love the other two. Love love your art.

  39. Oh my goodness! I don’t know whether to wait for the hard copy or download now! This looks like an amazing issue! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us Pam.

  40. This looks like a wonderful publication and I’d love to win the DVD! Thank you for offering such a great chance to win something that looks very creative!

  41. I really NEED this book and the videos. I prefer Pam Carriker in person but DVDs are the next best thing. I always learn so much and am able to improve my faces. Love this book.

  42. Didn’t realize it was downloadable! I’m headed to go do that right away. I’m in need of some hammock time, this will help me daydream and stir up creative thoughts. Thanks for the op to win a dvd to boot!

  43. i had forgotten about that mag.. i’d better go and snag that digital version ( to hold me over till i get the hard copy ) and that last companion guide ( coz of that interweave mixup ) that i forgot to go back to get. i have the downloads but would love the dvd’s too. hope you’re working on yet another book, LOL, I LOVE your books.

  44. Whoo Hoo! Very excited about your DVD’s. You were my first on-line teacher over at Strathmore and then at Artful Gathering for Portraits! Your teaching style is right on. Hope-hope-hoping to win a DVD as these look awesome. Thank you for all of the creative concepts you provide us. Cheers-Darlene

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