All posts by Jeannine Stein

How to Make Zendoodle Fabric Beads with Kristal Wick

Do you wish you could do more with your Zendoodles? Kristal Wick has a great idea—make them into fabric beads! Kristal is our guest blogger today, and she shares her top five tips for creating beautiful Zendoodle fabric beads. Kristal also has a fantastic downloadable course available from Interweave: Fabulous Zendoodle Fabric Beads, where you’ll…

Get Inspiration for Handmade Gifts

One of the reasons we here at Cloth Paper Scissors love the holidays so much is that our creativity goes on overdrive as we make handmade gifts for friends and family, create mixed-media cards, and decorate with unique ornaments and trimmings. When we’re looking for inspiration, we turn to the same resources you do: special…

Make These Polymer Clay Ornaments!

‘Tis the season for all things holiday, including decorations. If you love unique ornaments, especially ones that are personalized, I have such a great project for you! I just finished making painted polymer clay ornaments that are featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, and they’re so fantastic—luminous and textured and gorgeous.…

Get Great Advice for Selling Handmade Items

The holidays are prime time for selling handmade items at art and craft fairs, pop-up venues, and trunk shows. If you have plans to sell at a show, or are even thinking about it, you need to do one thing before you even start thinking about your display: Get advice from Carolyn Edlund. Carolyn is…

Art Journaling Tools That Work

Art journaling inspiration is everywhere. But what if inspiration alone isn’t getting you from idea to the page? That’s where great art journaling tools come in, and we happen to have just the book that will turn your seed of an idea into a full-fledged, artful art journaling page that you’ll love: Amplified Art by Kass…

Keeping An Inspiration Sketchbook

We’re thrilled to let you know that Annie O’Brien Gonzales has a new book out: The Joy of Acrylic Painting: Expressive Painting Techniques for Beginners. This book is packed with information and inspiration, including the essentials of expressive painting, the materials you need to get started, tips and techniques for adding mixed media, and tons of…

A Colorful Art Journal Background Technique

A funny thing happened on my way to creating an art journal background—I lost my fear of the blank page. I have mixed-media artist Nathalie Kalbach to thank for that; she has such phenomenal ideas for adding color, texture, and pattern to paper and canvas in her set of four Acrylic Painting Workshop videos that…

Tutorial: Paper Clay Holiday Tags

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this previously published blog post from our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine I used to think paper clay was something that only 8-year-olds played with because “real” clay required serious supplies, like glazes and a kiln. Guilty as charged. What turned my head around was…

5 Cloth Paper Scissors Issues You Need Right Now

I’m often asked if I have a favorite issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, and I always reply honestly that it’s impossible to choose—each one features such distinctive, captivating mixed-media artwork and projects that I couldn’t possibly say which is my favorite. However…if you happen to be missing a few issues from your mixed-media magazine library…

Tutorial: Mixed-Media Recipe Journal

Food and cooking have inspired artists for centuries, so it’s only fitting that we brought art and food together in the pages of Cloth Paper Scissors! For the November/December 2017 issue we asked four artists to translate their favorite original recipes into mixed media, and also include the stories behind them. We were treated to…