All posts by Natalie Nettles

Tutorial: Make a Paper-Cut Menu Tent

Planning a party or special gathering? Take your table decor up a notch with a paper-cut menu tent that’s both practical and fashionable. In the step-by-step tutorial below, artist Paige E. Martin shows you how to add extra dimension to a menu tent with easy paper cutouts and collaged papers. Whether you’re creating for a birthday…

How to Create a Mixed-Media Landscape

Doodling. Coloring. Pattern-making. Fabric. We’re about to show you how to combine all of these elements to create one incredible mixed-media landscape! This project from artists Peri-Laine Nilan and Valerie McRae first appeared in our fall 2016 issue of Zen Doodle Workshop magazine. Their piece showcases the vibrant colors of fall in a beautiful autumn…

Create an Easy Twig Sculpture

It’s a beautiful fall day — the air is crisp, the leaves are turning vibrant colors, and you’re taking a stroll though the park. It’s nice and wonderful, but there’s nothing to see here mixed media-wise, right? Wrong. Pick up a few sticks and branches … we’re going to show you how to turn them…

Day of the Dead Necklace Tutorial

Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a day that celebrates deceased friends and family members through prayers, remembrances, and shrines decorated in their honor. Our September/October 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine featured a number of projects inspired by the festive holiday, including this textured metal sugar skull necklace designed by artist…

How to Make Paper Cloth Flowers Like a Pro

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s prime time to infuse some autumn-themed projects into your mixed-media art. If you’re not sure where to begin, look no further than fall’s beautiful blooms for inspiration. In this tutorial from our September/October 2015 issue, artist Diana Trout shows you how to use muslin and…

A Travel Journal Adventure with Gina Lee Kim

It’s Gina Lee Kim week here on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog, and the fun continues today with a travel journal adventure! The travel journals Gina creates are nothing short of spectacular, featuring mixed-media layered pages with transparencies, watercolor, collage, and more. Follow this tutorial from our July/August 2017 issue to try out Gina’s journaling techniques. A Travel Journal…

Make the Perfect ‘Game of Thrones’ Accessory

Still reeling from Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale? Wondering how you’re going to wait for the season 8 premiere? Well, my mixed-media friends, I have the perfect project for you. These dragon egg beads designed by Rachel Stewart were first featured in our September/October 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors — and they’re perfect for any…

Get Creative with Double Tack Mounting Film

Looking for a unique way to add texture to your artwork? Try double-sided adhesive. In our “A Look At” column in our May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Darlene Olivia McElroy demonstrates the effects you can get using Grafix® Double Tack® Mounting Film with foiling, microbeads and more. Check out Darlene’s techniques below and get inspired. A…

How to Create Printed Leaves with Wen Redmond

What do you get when you use basic skeleton leaves as the base for digital prints? As it turns out, some pretty cool printed leaves that you can use to create amazing mixed-media art! In this step-by-step technique tutorial from our May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Wen Redmond shows how to print an image…

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…