All posts by Natalie Nettles

Leoma Lovegrove’s Traveling Art Studio

We’ve been talking a lot lately about artful adventures and creating art-on-the-go. In fact, it’s the theme of our July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, on newsstands now. But what if you want to take the idea of art-on-the-go a step further. Say, with a traveling art studio? Artist Leoma Lovegrove did just that. Leoma’s main art…

Technique Tuesdays: Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Annie O’Brien Gonzales

If you’ve been following our magazine this year, you’ve likely seen the inspiring new Expressive Painting column from mixed-media artist and professional painter Annie O’Brien Gonzales. So far this year, she’s shared innovative ideas for creating expressive photo-inspired collages, acrylic paintings, and more. In this tutorial from our May/June 2017 issue, Annie walks you step-by-step through creating an oil and…

Technique Tuesdays: Shibori Flag with Graham Keegan

Wondering what mixed-media masterpiece you should create today? Enter today’s Technique Tuesdays post to the rescue! In this article from our July/August 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, learn easy shibori and hand-dyeing techniques from textile artist Graham Keegan as he shows you how to create a stunning flag using indigo dye. Come on, let’s get…

Technique Tuesdays: Expressive Painting with Annie O’Brien Gonzales

Welcome back to Technique Tuesdays! This week we’re sharing a lesson in expressive painting from mixed-media artist and professional painter Annie O’Brien Gonzales. Originally featured in our March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, this tutorial will show you how to create a gorgeous floral painting using acrylic paint. Expressive acrylic painting allows for endless mixed-media techniques, but Annie recommends trying out a…

Technique Tuesdays: Daily Art Challenge with Robyn McClendon

How do you challenge yourself to create more art and improve your craft? Having a consistent daily habit of creativity is certainly helpful, and a growing number of mixed-media artists are participating in daily art challenges to help inspire and grow their artistic skills. In this article from our November/December 2016 issue of Cloth Paper…

Technique Tuesdays: Izink Pigment Inks with Steven Bland

Have you seen the new Izink pigment inks by Aladine? They are acrylic-based pigment inks that can be used on almost any surface. And, in the Jumpstart feature for our March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Steven Bland put ’em to the test! Check out Steven’s techniques below and get inspired to use Izinks…

Technique Tuesdays: Paper Lanterns with Helen Hiebert

Looking for a fun new project? Try your hand at making paper lanterns! In this tutorial from our March/April ’17 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Helen Hiebert walks you step-by-step through the process of making beautiful Japanese-inspired paper lanterns. By finessing the collaged paper, you can turn this project into a true piece of…