Technique Tuesdays: Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Annie O’Brien Gonzales

If you’ve been following our magazine this year, you’ve likely seen the inspiring new Expressive Painting column from mixed-media artist and professional painter Annie O’Brien Gonzales. So far this year, she’s shared innovative ideas for creating expressive photo-inspired collages, acrylic paintings, and more. In this tutorial from our May/June 2017 issue, Annie walks you step-by-step through creating an oil and…

Technique Tuesdays: Gel-Plate Printing

Gel-plate printing has taken the mixed-media world by storm. Ready-made silicone plates make it incredibly easy to create monoprints with paint, stencils, stamps, and more. A little practice is all it takes to become a pro at printing on gel plates, which can also be made from scratch. Use the following techniques to add unique touches to your…

Trend Alert: Mixed-Media Home Decor

If your home and studio need a little sprucing up this spring, pick up the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and get inspired. I’m so excited about this issue, because it’s all about creating mixed-media home decor, using the techniques and skills you love to create beautiful items for your home. Think…

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Painters Who Obey The Urge | Expressive Painting

Annie O’Brien Gonzales realized her painting style wasn’t what she wanted it to be, and sought ways to make it more authentic. She found what she was looking for when she discovered the art of expressive painting.

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12 Guiding Principles for Your Art Journey | Mixed-Media Art Techniques

Recently I began using some of the mixed-media art techniques that I’ve learned to make miniature accordion books. My latest one included sewing shapes into the front and back covers, and wow, did I learn a lot from this experience! Each stitch taught me something new, but by the time I had tied off the…