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11 Spooky Mixed-Media Halloween Ideas

Looking for fun mixed-media Halloween projects to create? You’ve come to the right place! When we asked readers to make fall holiday-themed works of mixed-media art for a “Skeletons in Your Closet” challenge to feature in our September/October 2009 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, we didn’t know what to expect. Crispy leaves and plump pumpkins?…

September/October 2017 Issue | Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

We discovered that encaustic was something our readers were very interested in, so we have dedicated the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine to encaustic, with plenty of articles and art to educate and inspire. From Editorial Director Jeannine Stein, in the September/October 2017 issue:  A little over a year ago we conducted an online reader survey to find…

Using Stencils with Encaustics

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Announcing the Cloth Paper Scissors Make it Shine reader challenge finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists for our Make it Shine reader challenge. Thank you to all who participated in the challenge, and congratulations to the finalists: Lisa Hoel • Eagle, ID Susan Auburn • Richmond, VA Elizabeth Mayberry • Middletown, CT Margaret Baker • Hillsboro, WV Keddy Ann Outlaw • Houston, TX Finalists,…

Rae Missigman's Paint, Stencil, Stitch Kit

Mark Making with Printing Plates

Rae Missigman has a new kit, and it’s perfect for all your mixed-media creations! Rae Missigman’s Paint, Stencil, Stitch Kit includes her four new videos, four Art Lessons, plus her Boxy Blooms Stamp Set and three of her stencils from StencilGirl Products! Here’s Rae to tell you about a fun technique for printing and creating…

Art by Terri Branstrom

Mixed-Media Weaving Reader Challenge Finalists

Announcing the finalists for our Mixed-Media Weaving reader challenge. Congratulations to the following artists: Terri Branstrom • Munith, MI Susan Auburn • Richmond, VA Aisling Hassett • County Tipperary, Ireland Marcia McCormack • Lake Forest, CA Linda Wagner • Lakewood, WA Michel A. Puckett • Columbus, OH Amanda Kuykendall • Spartanburg, SC Diane C. Evans…

Make Waves with Leather and Metal By Melissa Cable

Technique Tuesday: Make Waves with this Leather and Metal Bracelet

Leather has been popping up in mixed-media jewelry everywhere, from wrap bracelets to custom jewelry. This leather bracelet was inspired by a particular product, a stretch jewelry cord called Fashion Stretch from Beadsmith®. Combine this wondrous chord with supple leather and voila, a wave effect you will absolutely love. This technique might not be one…

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A NEW PURPOSE FOR STUDIO SCRAPS

Collage Stories: Inspired by Vintage Catalog Cards by Jane LaFazio Years ago, when I was working as a teaching artist in a nearby elementary school, the library was clearing out books. Rather than grabbing the books, I took all the book registration cards. I love the consistent size and vintage look, and I knew I…

Book plus Art

BOOK + ART by Dorothy Simpson Krause: A Glimpse Inside

Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists’ Books by Dorothy Simpson Krause is a fantastic introduction to book art, a blend of design, function, and communication that offers artists a unique way to express themselves. Learn how to make books by hand, discover the best tools and materials, and get ideas for compelling content. No matter what…

Jump Start by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Jumpstart: Design Stamp Wear

For the “Jumpstart” column in January/February 2017 Cloth Paper Scissors, we asked Julie Fei-Fan Balzer to show us how to create wearable artwork using foam stamps. Here’s Julie: DESIGN, STAMP, WEAR by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer I take great pleasure in making art that I can wear. Perhaps it’s the show-off inside of me, but I love…