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Artist Profile: Sabine Pick

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Creating Contrasting Lettering with Kari McKnight Holbrook

Mixed-media artist Kari McKnight Holbrook is a lettering maven.  Not only will you be inspired by the beautiful lettered art in her November Lettering Lesson, you’ll learn a whole lot, too. This lesson will show you how to combine contrasting styles of lettering, and get you started playing with letters in lots of different ways.…

Announcing the Finalists for Our Paper-Cut Art Reader Challenge

Editor’s Note: Studio Saturday is taking a short break and will return next week. Please enjoy this post, announcing the finalists for our Cloth Paper Scissors Paper-Cut Art Reader Challenge! Inspired by Samantha Quinn’s paper-cut frame in our July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, we invited readers to create their own paper-cut art. We received…

Create a Hand-Lettered Sign for Fall

In the Cloth Paper Scissors October Lettering Lesson Jen Wagner, author of Happy Hand Lettering, shares how she created a hand-lettered sign for fall, using a chalk pen. I love playing with hand lettering, so I couldn’t let this opportunity to try something new pass me by. Bonus: Jen provides a 12-page Lettering Guide in…

10 Tips for Working with Encaustic

If you thought encaustic was too difficult, or maybe too time consuming, it’s time to take another look. The September/October 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors has all the information and inspiration you need to get started working with encaustic—and to keep you creating. In this issue you’ll discover that you can make encaustic art,…

Watercolor and More with Gina Lee Kim

Editor’s Note: This is going to be a fun week on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog. Why? Because it’s Gina Lee Kim Week! Gina is a talented watercolorist and mixed-media artist, and we have several things in store for you featuring her work. Today, we’re kicking off with a few of her techniques for watercolor…

Word of the Year Reader Challenge

Announcing the Finalists of our Cloth Paper Scissors Word of the Year reader challenge. Congratulations to the following artists: Kathy Fritz • Saint Charles, MO Elizabeth Mayberry • Middletown, CT Cheryl Spieth-Gardiner • Leo, IN Emily DeLano • Aloha, OR Lois Levy • Little Neck, NY Please send your Word of the Year artwork to…

Tattoo Lettering with Alexandra Snowdon

Whether you’re adding lettering to a piece of art or writing a name on an envelope or gift tag, it’s always fun to play around with the lettering to give it some pizazz. Alexandra Snowdon has played with several kinds of lettering in her three Cloth Paper Scissors Lettering Lessons, and in the August lesson…

Using Cold Wax in Mixed-Media Art

Crystal Neubauer’s August Art Lesson, Cold Wax Play, inspired me to try working with cold wax. Like encaustic medium, cold wax is made up of beeswax and resin, but unlike encaustic it also has solvent as part of the mix, giving it a paste-like consistency. It was time to play. I chose 300-lb. watercolor paper…