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Use Acrylic Paint Skins to Make Abstract Flowers

What do you do with leftover acrylic paint skins? If your answer is “toss them,” get ready, because this post is about to change that! In the September/October 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Staci Swider shared a superb idea for transforming leftover dried acrylic paint skins into vibrant abstract flower collages. Follow Staci’s…

5 Astonishing Art Techniques from Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is our Artist of the Month for September, and we’re so happy to spotlight this artist and her unique art techniques. Rae brings so much vibrancy and excitement to mixed-media art, and her work has inspired countless artists—and me! As we celebrate Rae this month, we rounded up some of her most eye-opening…

Raid the Toy Box for this Recycled Jewelry Project

You’ll have to look closely to spot the upcycled components in this fun piece. I combined common jewelry components with a few non-traditional items, such as rubber washers, checkers, and nail polish for a clever spin on this recycled jewelry project. Materials Hole punch pliers, 2mm Checkers game pieces, 2 Acrylic paint (I used DecoArt®…

Art Lessons 2018: Story Scrolls with Libby Williamson

Art Lessons 2018: Story Scrolls with Libby Williamson

Using a variety of materials and techniques in a project can be a challenge, but when they meld together beautifully, you can’t help but be on top of the world. In the August Art Lesson from Cloth Paper Scissors, Libby Williamson brings together several techniques that work so well, you’ll come back to them again and…

Printmaking in 3-D: Make Mini Mixed-Media Houses

Artist Lisa Kessler was experiencing a bout of creative block when a friend offered her some scrap lumber. She immediately envisioned the scraps as little house shapes and imagined using carving block sketches to decorate the surface of the wood! Follow Lisa’s tutorial from the May/June 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors to try out…

mixed media art prompts by Rae Missigman

5 Art Prompts for Staying Inspired from Rae Missigman

As artists, we tend to stick to what we know. We gravitate to what feels natural, and we take comfort in the familiar. But what about the practice of trying new things? What about the exploration and the experimentation? What about the growing and stretching that gets us thinking creatively? It’s easy to become stagnant…

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…