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.

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…

Your New Obsession: Quilt Art Journal Pages

True confession: I love handmade quilts, but I’m terrible at making them. Likely that’s one reason I was drawn to Cait Sherwood’s stunning quilt-inspired art journal pages, featured in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Talk about having your cake and eating it too—this very cool mixed-media technique combines painting, drawing, and creating quilt…

10 Great Tips for Beginning Hand Lettering

Lettering is such a huge trend in mixed-media art, and artists continue to flock to an array of techniques and projects. Maybe you’re curious. Maybe you’ve tried hand lettering but didn’t like the results, or were frustrated by poor instruction. Good thing we caught up with you, because we have something that’s perfect for beginning…

Where You Gonna Go? Stashbusters!

Looking for new ideas and techniques to use up some of your mixed-media supplies (and buy more)? Our Stashbusters Sale has you covered! However you like to learn, you’re sure to find what you need. Looking to spread my wings a bit and try something new and exciting, I decided to take another look at…

Who Wants to Start an Art Journal?

I’d like to give a special shout out today to all the fantastic art journal newbies out there. This blog post is for everyone of course, but especially for those of you who have hesitated opening up an art journal and just starting. Today we’re going to create an art journal spread, and you are…

Hand Letter a Favorite Recipe

In the April Lettering Lesson, Laura Lavender shares her technique for creating a hand-lettered and illustrated recipe. She creates her one-of-a-kind recipe using a fountain pen, drawing pencils, watercolor paints, and a variety of lettering styles. To begin, choose a recipe that evokes lots of ideas for illustrations. Zucchini bread is a family favorite, so…

Playful Hand Lettering with Joanne Sharpe

Since I wrote my first book, The Art of Whimsical Lettering, readers and hand letterers have been looking for complete alphabet samplers. What better way to showcase 55 lettering styles than to combine them in one book! My new book, Artful Alphabets: 55 Inspiring Hand Lettering Techniques and Ideas, offers fun, creative possibilities for making words…

Create Collage Letters with this Hand-Lettering Technique

Cloth Paper Scissors’ Lettering Lessons feature a variety of lettering techniques, using all kinds of pens, markers, paints, and more. The new Lettering Lesson from Mandy Russell has you delving into your paper stash for this special hand-lettering technique. Lettering is one of my favorite things to do, so here I go again. This technique takes hand…

4 Hand-Lettering Ideas from Top Artists

Hand lettering is one of my very favorite things to do, and I know I am not alone in that. I am always looking for new ideas and new materials and techniques to enhance what I already know and do. This Ultimate Lettering Collection has everything you need from some of our favorite artists. Joanne…