All posts by Jeannine Stein

5 Fabric Scrap Projects to Shrink Your Stash

I’ve confessed before about my overflowing paper stash, but I haven’t been as candid about my fabric hoarding. Let’s just say that collection is quite healthy, too, with a scrap pile that’s getting out of control. Determined to whittle it down, I came up with a few quick fabric scrap projects that have made a…

Who’s Up for an Art Supply Challenge?

I had one of those days recently when I walked into my studio and thought, I need to shake things up with an art supply challenge. The same materials were showing up in my artwork again and again, and I was neglecting some that I was too tired/busy/lazy to haul out and work with. No…

Your New Obsession: Quilt Art Journal Pages

True confession: I love handmade quilts, but I’m terrible at making them. Likely that’s one reason I was drawn to Cait Sherwood’s stunning quilt-inspired art journal pages, featured in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Talk about having your cake and eating it too—this very cool mixed-media technique combines painting, drawing, and creating quilt…

8 Great Mixed-Media Summer Projects

Now that the warm weather is here I’ve drawn up a list of mixed-media summer projects that I can’t wait to get started on. Throughout winter and early spring all I could think about was being outside and using the environment as inspiration, or for raw materials. I’d love to share some ideas with you,…

Achieve Your Bookbinding Goals with this Kit!

Every few weeks or so I get an itch to make a handmade book, and this time my efforts are being fueled by something really special: our new Bookbinding Collection that you can’t get anywhere else. Book lovers, take note: This exclusive set includes videos, a Lineco Bookbinding Tool Kit, and a downloadable eBook, Making Books…

Sewing Paper is Your New Favorite Technique

Any excuse I can find for adding stitching to a mixed-media project, you know I’m all over it. When I saw Danielle Donaldson’s method of sewing paper to create Inspiration Blocks, I was really all over it. Her technique, featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, is such an eye-opener that…

These Incredible Art Studios Will Inspire You!

How’s your art studio or creative workspace looking these days? Does it need a little sprucing up? I have just the inspiration: exploring other art spaces. There’s nothing like taking a virtual tour of really cool artists’ studios to get you thinking about how to improve yours—maybe get some new vintage storage pieces, reconfigure your…

Who Wants to Start an Art Journal?

I’d like to give a special shout out today to all the fantastic art journal newbies out there. This blog post is for everyone of course, but especially for those of you who have hesitated opening up an art journal and just starting. Today we’re going to create an art journal spread, and you are…

How to Make a Whimsical Collaged Bird

Some mixed-media projects just make you feel happy. On the cover of the May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, you’ll see an inset photo of a wonderful collaged bird, created by UK artist and author Clare Youngs. Being a fan of her work for a long time, I was over the moon when she agreed…

3 Mixed-Media Art Videos (and What I Learned From Them!)

What’s your favorite way to learn a new mixed-media art technique? I love taking classes, but lately my schedule has been so nutty that signing up for a workshop seems like an impossible luxury. I’m so glad there’s such a great array of art videos, which have some distinct advantages over in-person classes: I can…