All posts by Jeannine Stein

Inktober: A Community Gallery

October is also Inktober, a month-long event where artists challenge themselves to create an ink drawing a day for 31 days and share their work using the hashtag #Inktober. We asked members of our Cloth Paper Scissors community to show us what they were working on, and we received some amazing artwork! First up is…

Digital Magazine Collections and Zombies

To go digital or not to go digital—that’s the question readers of Cloth Paper Scissors at some point ask themselves. I know that most of you hang onto the print edition of the magazine, and I’m the same way. Even before I became part of the Cloth Paper Scissors family, I kept every single back…

Studio Saturday: Encaustic Art and the Best Day Ever

My first impression of encaustic art was that it was incredibly beautiful, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to start working with wax. Was it really that amazing? The short answer is an emphatic yes, as my colleague and I discovered on a recent field trip to the studio of artist Nancy Tobey, who showed…

New Seth Apter Kit in the House!

Have you ever admired another artist’s work and felt so lucky when they shared their techniques? That’s how I feel every time Seth Apter releases a video—it’s like he’s letting us into his secret technique vault. Good news: We have a brand new exclusive Mixed Media Techniques with Seth Apter kit that includes two new…

Become a Confident Artist with Lettering & Art Lessons

Don’t you love getting lost in a mixed-media project, so much that you lose track of time in that zone of happiness? That’s what happens when you dive into our Art Lessons and Lettering Lessons, monthly downloads that offer a deep exploration into a mixed-media technique or hand lettering style. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced…

Studio Saturday: Selling at Art and Craft Fairs

I’m going to skip the I-can’t-believe-it’s-October-already exasperation and go straight to the reality that the holidays are almost here. If you’re thinking about selling at art and craft fairs, yay! Selling your artwork can be extremely rewarding, and I’ve learned a ton from setting up shop at holiday markets. Today I’d love to share some…

The Inktober Challenge is Here!

We’re into the first few days of the Inktober drawing challenge—have you joined yet? This month artists are challenging themselves to create an ink drawing each day, and we’re excited to see what people are creating. Art challenges are a great way to build up a daily creative habit and improve your skills, and this…

10 Ways to Use Your Sewing Machine for Mixed-Media Stitch

Soon after I got married, I purchased a high-quality sewing machine—a splurge at the time. I was getting by on a so-so hand-me-down, and I really, really wanted a good machine. Nothing fancy, but one that would be with me for years if I took good care of it. Little did that machine know what…

Studio Saturday: Art Challenges

Studio Saturday is taking a short break this week. Please enjoy this post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine Taking part in art challenges is a big trend —really big—and there are so many fun and interesting ones to take part in. A great challenge starts tomorrow:…

Art Journaling Live: What You Need Now!

My art journal is my refuge, my safe zone, and my playground. But I can easily get into a rut, using the same colors, techniques, and tools. When I need to shake things up, I turn to my art journaling heroes, who never fail to fill my head with fun new ideas that are just…