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The Best Holiday Artist Gifts

Wondering what to get for the mixed-media artists on your holiday gift list? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve got great ideas for your friends and loved ones, so read on for artist gifts from Interweave that every creative type will love: art journalers, painters, collage, enthusiasts, flower fantatics—we’re covering all bases! And don’t…

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…

Painted Paper: A Creative Gift Wrap Idea

Looking for a creative way to wrap a special gift this holiday season? Cover it in something unique, like this patterned hand-printed paper created by artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. And be sure to save your scraps; Elizabeth shares a bonus holiday card tutorial! This article originally appeared in our November/December 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.…

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.…

Making Art From a Place of Love

We’ve had a number of mixed-media artists pen fantastic essays about inspiration and creativity in our Cloth Paper Scissors magazine column Releasing the Creative Spirit. In this latest installment (also featured in our November/December 2017 issue), artist Carrie Schmitt shares how she embraces her creative spirit to create art from a place of love. Enjoy! Releasing the…

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…

Get Festive with Kinetic Art Gift Tags

‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving, and these festive kinetic art gift tags are perfect to tie on to larger packages or give as standalone presents. Designed by artist Dena Ann Adams and featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, the tags are easy to make using scratchboard and an assortment…

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…

Studio Spotlight: Jen Cushman

Editor’s Note: Studio Saturday is taking a short break and will return next week. Please enjoy this glimpse inside Jen Cushman’s art studio! This Studio Spotlight is also featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Every artist who sets up a studio should take a page from Jen Cushman’s playbook. This mixed-media artist who…