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Learn How to Make and Use Stencils with Our Stencil Art eBook

Everywhere you look, artists are making stencils, painting with stencils, using stencils in their art journals and more. If you’ve been wondering what all the excitement is about or want ideas for how to make stencils and how to use them, you’ll love our new eBook, Stencil Art Making: 3 Free Stenciling Tutorials + How…

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Stencil Art Making: 3 Free Stenciling Tutorials + How to Make Stencils

Download Now Everywhere you look, artists are making stencils, painting with stencils, using stencils in their art journals and more. If you’ve been wondering what all the excitement is about or want ideas for how to make stencils and how to use them, you’ll love our new eBook, Stencil Art Making: 3 Free Stenciling Tutorials…

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The Changing Faces of Mixed Media & Collage

In a couple of weeks, it will be 10 years since I was hired to be a midwife to a new magazine with a cool name: Cloth Paper Scissors. As an editor and a writer for the magazine, and then as the editor of Cloth Paper Scissors Today, I have seen seedling art careers grow…

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Monoprinting Techniques: The More the Merrier

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously said, “Less is more.” Well, he might know about chairs and buildings, but Mies van der Rohe was no mixed-media artist. In my art book, more is almost always more. Particularly when it comes to layers and monoprinting techniques. By layering monoprints using different techniques, you can achieve…

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How to Stretch a Canvas for Your Mixed-Media Art

I'm always on the hunt for sales on pre-stretched and primed canvases. I like square canvases with a 1-1/2"-wide sides, and they're hard to come by at my local art supply stores. Unless I buy them online, I'm at the mercy of what's available. It's easy to stretch your own canvas for your mixed-media and…

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Use Image Transfer Techniques to Bring Portraits to Life

Recently a commenter on this blog asked, “What do you do with your art journal pages? Are they just art for the sake of making art?” This is Sharon Hendry’s original sketch and watercolor portrait. Those are excellent questions, and today I’m going to offer a suggestion for the first one. A lot of artists…

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Are You Ready to Take Your Art Business Online?

Because I blog, host online seminars, and spend a lot of time on social media, people I encounter during live social interactions often ask me for advice regarding their art business. Should I be on Facebook? Do I have to do Twitter? Blogs-are they in or are they out? What about online teaching? Newsletters? In…

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Celebrate National Craft Month – Enter to Win Prizes

I always look forward to March: It's National Craft Month and my birthday. And who among us doesn't wish for art and craft supplies as gifts? National Craft Month is the perfect time to give and receive new craft tools, materials, and organization supplies to use in your craft room or art studio. I'm always…