Cover artist Heather Green, owner of Silly Farm delights us with a brilliant front cover and spends time with Illusion sharing a few secrets about herself.
We are delighted to share an outstanding 20 step-by-steps in this issue; from Celtic butterfly princesses, unicorns, tribal and flames all with clear step-by-step instructions to help you create your own stunning versions.
Welcome back Margi Kanter who shares a seasonal design with a comical turkey and has exclusive tips for bringing art to life and shows how to create fun-loving cartoons of your own.
Meet Svetlana Keller from The Principality of Liechtenstein who showcases her beautiful face art and two step-by-steps that are perfect for boys and girls.
Continually coming up with new ideas and keeping designs fresh and original is a challenge for every artist but Becstar Anthony seems to make it look easy. Not only has Bec come up with another step-by-step, she also keeps us up-to-date with her new exciting projects she is launching.
Make-up fans will love how resident Charles Fox make-up artist; Gemma Horner shares secrets in achieving the ever-popular smokey eye look. She takes it to another level when she shares two further step-by-steps with extreme eye make-up and an Avant-garde look. Mark Reid is the master of blending and sharp lines and has broken down one of his complex designs into enough steps for us all to give it a go.
Regular contributor to Illusion Nick Wolfe explains the importance of layering and paints and incredible skull backbone with clear photography and step-by-steps.
There is also an exciting look at new products that have have hit the market plus seven pages of Illusion's readers designs in our galleries including for the first time, a henna gallery.