All posts by Jeannine Stein

Printable Ephemera Pockets and More for May!

I’m so excited about this month’s printable ephemera downloads, in a geeked-out, paper and ephemera fangirl way. We’ve taken some incredible vintage ephemera and photos and turned them into two pockets, a mini file folder, and a tag. A little cutting, folding, and gluing, and you have some great new embellishments to incorporate into your…

Quick Project: Stitched Postcards

Studio Saturdays is taking a short break. Please enjoy this previously published blog post! ~ Jeannine Adding stitching to your mixed-media art doesn’t require a sewing machine, a ton of supplies, or expert sewing skills. It doesn’t even require fabric. I used simple embroidery techniques to make stitched postcards, and I love the effect—every time…

Flea Market Report: The Best Finds from Brimfield

Spring marks the start of the flea market season in New England, and none is more spectacular than the Brimfield Antique Flea Market, an epic sale that goes on three times a year for six days and is one of the world’s largest antique fairs. As a mixed-media-artist-slash-hoarder, I feel it’s my duty to not…

A New Twist on Collage Backgrounds

When it comes to mixed-media art, I’m a wee bit obsessed with layers. Paint and texture layers, collage backgrounds, 3-D cut paper effects—they all make me happy. When I started reading the new Art Lesson Volume 16: Field Notes by Dena Ann Adams, I knew I had to explore Dena’s collage background technique that kicks…

The Intuitive Art Process of Cait Sherwood

Today I have a special treat for you: a little up close and personal time with mixed-media artist Cait Sherwood, who’s featured in the new May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I was instantly captivated by Cait’s work when I saw it on Instagram. Her style, aesthetic, palette, and techniques all spoke to me, and…

Tutorial: Make a Spring Collage

It’s finally spring in New England, and after an extremely long winter, seeing buds on the trees and the forsythia blooming seems like a miracle. I love celebrating the seasons and nature in my artwork, and this year I have even more incentive: the Roxanne Evans Stout Springtime Collage Collection. This exclusive bundle includes two…

10 Art Journaling Supplies You Need in Your Life

A common misconception about art journaling is that you need a ton of supplies to get started. You don’t—you can use whatever you have on hand. But trying new art journaling supplies is a reason for getting up in the morning, so I thought I’d tell you about a few special materials that will add…

An Artist Enamel Pin Just for Mixed Media

If you’d like to tell the world that you’re a proud mixed-media artist—without showing up everywhere with color-stained hands—now there’s a fun way to do that. We finally have our own artist enamel pin that proclaims to the world our love of paint, paper, markers, and everything else. Wear this Mixed-Media Art Lover Enamel Pin…

It’s an Art Journal Jam in our May/June Issue!

I can’t wait to tell you about our new May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, which features incredible art journal projects, plus a lot more. But before I get to those, I have a confession to make, and maybe you can relate. I was terrified to start my first art journal years ago.…

Travel Journaling: The 10 Best Tips

Hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner, which means it’s almost travel season, which means great opportunities for travel journaling. If you’re going to be on the road, we’ve got lots of ideas for creating great journal pages, easy ways to make your own journals, supply recommendations, and ideas for where to…