All posts by Jeannine Stein

Art books for the holidays

Art Books for the Holidays: Can’t-Miss Gifts

There may be no better gift for an artist than art books that feature the latest and greatest techniques. Since artists thrive on getting inspired by new ideas, a book lets the recipient know that you don’t just believe in their talent, you also support their creative pursuits—and that says a lot. Trust me. With that in…

Holiday Sweepstakes: Grafix

Today is day ten of the Cloth Paper Scissors Holiday Sweepstakes! I hope you’ve been signing up to win some amazing prizes—the sweepstakes goes through November 23rd, and you can sign up on our sweepstakes page. Today, November 20th,  the prize is an incredible bundle from Grafix, called Grafix Essentials, and includes Shrink Film, Computer Grafix…

Holiday Sweepstakes: Therm O Web

Today is day five of the Cloth Paper Scissors Holiday Sweepstakes, and we’re giving away some incredible prizes! Sign up today through through November 23rd for a chance to win books, art supplies, gift certificates to your favorite companies, and more. On the Cloth Paper Scissors blog we’re also featuring quick projects that feature some of…

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Studio Saturdays: Studio Storage

My workspace cycles through neat and messy phases pretty quickly, which means I’m always in need of studio storage. Mixed-media artists tend to be heavy on stuff, and that stuff needs a place to live, otherwise things tend to be in a constant state of chaos. Artful chaos, but chaos nonetheless. So today I’m going…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 3

Hi, and welcome back to our three-part Studio Saturdays Create Along series! We’re making a travel art journal by Dea Fischer’s book featured in the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. In this third and final post we’ll create the book pages, punch holes in the pages and the cover for the binding, and…

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Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Collage

Collage is one of the mainstays of mixed-media art, but creating a cohesive, interesting piece can be daunting. Where to start? What supplies to use? How to find inspiration? Let these 10 tips for collage, all from artists featured Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and North Light Books, guide you and help make the process easy and enjoyable.…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 2

Welcome back to our first Cloth Paper Scissors Create Along! So glad you’ve joined me for Part Two of our three-part series, in which we’re making a travel journal inspired by Dea Fischer’s project in the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. This post covers how to make and decorate the cover, which is made…

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Acrylic Painting

Mixed-media artists love using acrylic paint in their projects, whether for an art journal page, collage, monoprint, stamping, or a mixed-media painting. Acrylics are a staple supply because they’re easy to work with, come in an array of colors and types, and can be mixed with a variety of mediums, such as texture paste, gesso, and…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 1

Welcome to our first Studio Saturday Create Along! I’m so happy you joined me for this series of three posts dedicated to making a fold-up travel journal. Follow along the step-by-step instructions and techniques for the next few weeks, and at the end you’ll have a unique handmade journal that you can start working in right…

Studio Saturdays: Paper Art

I love making art with paper for one simple reason: Incredible things can come from a plain sheet of copy paper, and that shows the true potential and power of the art, the artist, and the material. If you haven’t seen what’s being done with paper these days, take a spin through Pinterest or Instagram…