Art Journaling and Lettering

Art journaling is a wonderful way to practice your favorite mixed-media art techniques and express your visions! Discover journaling tips for beginners, learn advice for making a travel journal, and find inspiration for aspects such as color, composition, and content. You’ll never run out of art journal ideas when you let Cloth Paper Scissors guide you.

If you love to doodle, hand lettering offers plenty of opportunities for showing off your style.

Lettering Lessons 2018: Creative Geometric Hand Lettering

Debi Adams guides you back to basic lines and shapes in Lettering Lessons: Creative Geometric Lettering. If you think that basic means boring, you’re all wrong. Debi presents a plethora of hand lettering ideas for transforming simple shapes into unique and artful letters. You will not be disappointed. Debi shows so many creative ways to build…

New Kit Alert: Unlock Your Art Journaling Potential

Big news, artists—we have a new kit that includes a just-released book you’re going to absolutely love, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. The Creative Art Journaling Kit  includes a copy of Jeanne Oliver’s book The Painted Art Journal, plus a large Dylusions Creative Journal, and a DVD of Top 10 Art…

Create Heraldry-Inspired Hand Lettering

Laura Lavender’s Lettering Lesson, Heraldry-Inspired Lettering (Volume 21), will send you back in time for inspiration. Learn about supporters, banners, and decorative elements with regal roots, and build a custom design. Add new styles to your hand-lettering repertoire that will give a historic feel to your art. Then, create an inspiring piece that incorporates your…

Art Journal Technique: New Ways to Use Old Work

Discover exciting and creative ways to explore art journaling in the new book The Painted Art Journal by Jeanne Oliver. In this excerpt, Jeanne shows how to incorporate finished artwork into a fresh art journal spread. Jeanne is also our Artist of the Month for August—check out her exclusive kit below! Oftentimes we come into our…

Make DIY Lettering Pens!

Hand lettering is an adventure with any writing tools: Finding which ones work best, learning how to use them, and finding the ones you like working with is just the beginning. But once you have that down, it’s time to spread your wings, and what better way than to make your own hand-lettering tools. In…

The Magic of a Mixed-Media Map

I have a thing for maps. I collect them, draw them, study them, and, on occasion, actually use them. So when Suzanne McNeill’s new Art Lesson landed, I couldn’t read it fast enough—it’s all about using a mixed-media map to tell a story. She includes so many techniques and ideas for creating, using, and featuring…

How to Make a Color Journal

I started keeping a color journal a few years ago to record favorite colors and palettes. Little did I know how profoundly it would influence and inform my artwork, and change the way I perceive color and the world around me. No matter what type of mixed-media art you love, color is a powerful key…

Bring Your Travel Journal Pages to Life

In Suzanne McNeill’s Art Lesson, Sketchbook Stories, she shares more creative techniques for capturing travel adventures in sketchbooks and journals. Accordion inserts, windows, day-by-day planner pages, see-through tunnel pages, and much more bring her adventures to life. So many great ways to document your travels, I couldn’t resist trying out a few of her techniques…

Jane Davenport’s Tips for Creating Art On the Go

Want to try creating art in a public place, but feeling a bit nervous about it? Have no fear—just follow Jane Davenport’s expert advice from the July/August 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. She has helpful tips and tricks to help you prepare for your outing, pick a destination, find a muse, and so much…