All posts by Jeannine Stein

Make the Ultimate Nature Art Project

Summer may be officially over, but where I am the warm weather is lingering. Hikes, walks, beach trips—these are all fodder and inspiration for my artwork, so I’m making the most of every minute spent outside while the balminess lasts. Recently I decided to see how many ways I could incorporate nature art into one…

Explore Mixed-Media Stitch with Our New Kit!

You know how excited I get when we have something really special for you—today we have something extra special for mixed-media stitch and fabric lovers. The Fabric + Paper + Stitch Collection is here, and it’s super limited, and completely amazing. It includes our new eBook, Fabric + Paper + Stitch, and an exclusive collection…

Kitchen Table Printing: Get Creative with Monoprints!

My fondness for using recycled materials in art knows no bounds. So when we were planning the Fall 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, one article had to be included: kitchen table printing using juice boxes, from artist Roseane Viegas. Circumstances led Roseane to develop this technique, which is so brilliant that I had to…

Mixed-Media Magazine Collections that Spark Creativity

You’re probably familiar with our great digital and CD magazine collections of Cloth Paper Scissors, but do you also know about our collections of magazine special issues? If there’s a niche of mixed-media art you love, we likely have a collection that will fuel your interests. Paper lovers, I’m looking in your direction. In fact,…

Experiments with Cyanotype Prints

I can finally cross an item off of my summer bucket list: experimenting with cyanotype prints. It didn’t take long for me to fall head over heels in love with this process, and now my head is spinning with all kinds of ideas. This is what gets us out of bed in the morning, isn’t…

Free August Downloads: Cyanotype Images

We’ve got something to help you beat the end-of-summer doldrums—free downloads! This month we have something really fun and different to work with: cyanotype images. These beautiful indigo blue images are created with a special photo process that uses sunlight to develop pictures, and the results are unique. Lucky for you, we’ve taken all the…

New Kit Alert: Unlock Your Art Journaling Potential

Big news, artists—we have a new kit that includes a just-released book you’re going to absolutely love, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. The Creative Art Journaling Kit  includes a copy of Jeanne Oliver’s book The Painted Art Journal, plus a large Dylusions Creative Journal, and a DVD of Top 10 Art…

4 Ways to Use Words in Art

Using words in art is a powerful way to creatively communicate, push boundaries, and add meaning to a piece. No wonder words show up everywhere in mixed-media art, filling art journal pages, being imbedded in clay, incorporated in collage, and even stitched as textile art. You don’t have to be an expert letterer to include…

Boost Your Wardrobe with Recycled Jewelry

Mixed-media art and recycling, upcycling, and repurposing were made for each other. The Fall 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine features a fantastic recycled jewelry project from Debbie Blair that incorporates altered game pieces and rubber washers, plus tons of great jewelry techniques. Debbie’s piece inspired me to dig through my stash and channel…

Paper Dresses to Die For

Like many girls, I grew up with vague fantasies of being a clothing designer. With Barbie as my muse, I sewed some pretty fierce couture creations. At least that’s what I thought at the time. Fast-forward to now, and I’m channeling my love of fashion into mixed-media found paper dresses that are even more fun…